Good news! There is room for dessert in a balanced eating plan. The secret? Don’t rely on added sugars. Wherever possible, sweeten your desserts with fruit, which also provides nutrients and fiber. These recipes are balanced so that most of your calories are not coming from sugar or saturated fat and are designed to provide some important nutrients as well.
Chocolate and raspberry are a winning combination in many dishes, and this sugar-free smoothie is no exception. Simple to make with few ingredients, this is a great option for enjoying a rich chocolate flavor in a responsible ways. (3 Guiding Stars)
If you love the flavor of lemon, give these easy balls a try. To boost the lemon flavor, add some of the zest to the dough to the blender and enjoy the puckery sweetness. (2 Guiding Stars)
Poached pears are not only delicious, they’re also quite lovely. Sparkling, jewel-like pomegranate seeds play against the creamy flesh of the pears for a visually and nutritionally delightful dessert. (2 Guiding Stars)
The best desserts are sometimes the least complicated, which is certainly true of this two-ingredient sorbet. Make this sortbet as the perfect palate cleanser for a richly-flavored meal. (2 Guiding Stars)
Pudding is a classic, kid-friendly dessert, but it’s traditionally made with a high amount of sugar and fat-heavy milk. This twist is easier than any traditional pudding and has a good balance of healthy fat, protein, and a small amount of calories from sugar. (2 Guiding Stars)
When you’re putting together gift boxes for the holidays, include these truffles in your sweets roundup. They’re dead simple to make and packed with fiber. (2 Guiding Stars)
Set a new normal for a much-beloved treat in your house by making these banana-sweetened and whole grain rich cookies. (1 Guiding Star)