Delicious and Healthy Desserts

Delicious and Healthy Desserts

When you think desserts, you don’t think healthy desserts. But now with more and more people who are health conscious, there are a lot of modifications to traditional desserts that don’t sacrifice taste–and that’s the good news.

There are myriads of recipes out there but which ones do you pick? Here we will give you a sneak peek at some healthy desserts that you can find several recipes on!

  • Pumpkin Spice Cookies made with coconut oil instead of shortening and gluten free flour is a hit and there are tons of recipes on those!
  • Cheesecake Cookies made with Gluten free yellow cake mix is another special treat that you can also use mascarpone cheese which is a lighter Italian dessert cheese than cream cheese.
  • Chocolate Crinkle Cookies that are both dairy and gluten free.
  • Almond Meringues with Splenda instead of sugar.
  • Almond Coconut truffles you can substitute coconut flour instead of regular flour and coconut oil instead of regular oil.
  • Gluten free gingerbread stars.
  • Carrot Cake balls with sesame seed toppings

What makes Desserts so fattening?

The word desserts is at once decadent and deceiving. Just because it wears the dessert label, doesn’t mean it is in any way devoid of flavor if you lighten the load. Today we have the best fats from the best sources that will lend the very same flavor or at least not interfere with the flavors that are inherent in the desserts.

The desserts you normally eat are made with either animal fats or plant fats that are saturated fats and hydrogenated fats. Some savory desserts are also made with rendering fat as well. So, this can be easily remedied as in the above recipes. Below is a list of fat substitutes that you should have in the pantry to make healthy desserts all year long.

  • Coconut oil
  • Hemp oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Carob Powder {cocoa powder substitute}
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Rice Flour
  • Gluten Free Flour
  • Light Brown Sugar
  • Molasses

These small adjustments will in fact make a huge difference in the calories and not the flavor. The key is to take out and replace the things you only need for the cooking and you won’t have to replace the main ingredients. Calories are often less from going for seconds than they are about going for better ingredients and this little guide will help you shave off a few hundred calories.

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