Got a sweet tooth?  Desserts & your other favorite indulgences are ESSENTIAL to include in your healthy eating plan.  The more you restrict, the more you crave… so NOT a good way to set yourself up for success.  It is all about balance!  Building a livable, doable, and satisfying eating plan that you can commit to for the long-run is WAY MORE beneficial than following a strict diet for 1-2 months.  Here are some healthier dessert recipes to keep on the regular!

 

Chocolate “Nice” Cream

Add one frozen banana & 1 Tbsp of cocoa powder to a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth, scooping down the sides as needed.  To switch up the flavors of the “nice” cream, you can try adding other frozen fruits, vanilla extract, a little almond milk, peanut butter, or coconut.

Yogurt Parfait

In a bowl, layer 1 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 cup of chopped fruit (fresh, frozen or canned), ¼ cup of sugar-free granola or whole-grain cereal, 2 Tbsp of chopped nuts, 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut, & 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips. Add a spoon & enjoy it!

2-Minute Pumpkin Pie

In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together ½ cup of pureed pumpkin, ¼ cup of egg whites, & ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice.  Microwave for about 2 minutes & top with additional add-ins like toasted pecans, walnuts, Greek yogurt, ground cinnamon, and/or a dash of cool whip.

 

I love ending my days with a sweet treat.   I hope you try ending your day with some of these recipes soon!

 

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