It’s not your fault that you love dessert so much you can’t leave the dinner table without it. After all, you’ve probably looked forward to dessert after dinner all your life. But, if you’re trying to eat healthily, dessert can ruin an otherwise perfectly healthy and balanced meal.
So why not try healthy fruit desserts? The thing that attracts most people to dessert is its delicious sweetness, especially after the more bitter flavours of dinner. Except it’s the ingredients that give desserts their rich sweetness, including excess fats and added sugars, that make it bad for your waistline.
But fresh fruits, especially those in the desserts listed below, deliver almost as much of a sweet treat as regular dessert, but it’s accompanied by the fibre and nutrients that make it healthier.
Try These Fruit-Based Healthy Dessert Recipes
Not only are most of these desserts healthier, but many of them use fruits that you can grow or pick on your own during the summer.
- Light Strawberry Pie
Who doesn’t love strawberry pie, especially one that loves you back. It’s made with sugar-free pudding, reduced-fat whipped cream and gelatin. And, at just 159 calories a slice, this is a guilt-free taste treat.
- Raspberry, Banana & Cantaloupe Nice Cream
The nice part is that the ‘cream’ is really a mixture of the banana and cantaloupe that’s frozen for a remarkably realistic ice cream sensation. It comes in at 168 calories per serving.
- Simple Strawberry Lemon Cake
If you’re like us, you’ll love any recipe with the word ‘simple’ in it. And, with just 142 calories per slice, less than a teaspoon of sugar, over 6 grams of protein, and lemon juice and strawberries as the main ingredients, there are lots of other reasons to love this recipe.
- Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Maple Mascarpone
OMG! A healthy dessert made with peaches, maple syrup, mascarpone (Italian cream cheese), chopped pecans, cinnamon and vanilla! So many great tastes sensations; so few calories (150).
If you’re looking for more recommendations for healthy meals and even a diet plan made up of regular foods from a regular supermarket, call your nearest Herbal One location and speak to one of our nutrition consultants.
If you’ve tried to lose weight without success, check out our article ‘This is Why You’ve Never Been Able to Lose Weight.