So, you finally started that diet you’ve been putting off. Good for you! But now comes the hard part when your sweet tooth comes calling. Diets can be hard, especially when you aren’t quite sure what sweet treats are good for you and which ones will negate all the health foods you’re taking in. Thankfully, there are a ton of desserts out there that aren’t only delicious, but are healthy, leaving your palette satisfied and your body healthier than ever. Below are five delicious recipes that your body will thank you for!
Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies
These little treats are a great way to satisfy the sweet tooth while staying healthy. Packed with carrots, cinnamon, and oats, you won’t believe you’re eating healthy. They also call for coconut oil if you don’t want to use butter, and maple syrup instead of honey, although honey can be quite good for you as well. Carrots, oats, and cinnamon are great for your health, packed with nutrients that help the body. Try out this yummy recipe whenever you’re feeling like breaking your diet.
Chocolate lovers can rejoice with this tasty recipe as it is not only delicious, but health conscious. Although chocolate candy can be quite unhealthy for you due to all the added sugar, many don’t know that regular chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is actually pretty good for your body as it contains antioxidants and reduces damage to cells. It can also prevent cancer and boost your mood. This recipe is especially good for you as it also uses almond butter, Greek yogurt, and cocoa powder. This recipe can satisfy your cravings without adding inches to your waistline!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
I know what you’re thinking, “Chocolate chip cookie dough? But how can that be healthy?” Well, with a few added adjustments to this classic recipe, you won’t have to feel guilty about dipping your fingers into the dough, nor will you have the worries of getting sick due to the raw eggs, as there are none in this recipe. It also calls for Stevia in the Raw, rather than granulated sugar, and whole wheat white flour. Try out this recipe
if you love the dough!
No-Bake Energy Bars
No-bake energy bars are the absolute best! Not only do they put a little pep in your step, but they’ll have your tastebuds thanking you up and down. They’re also super easy to bake which is an added bonus. Packed with nutrients that do amazing things for your body such as oats, peanut butter, flax seeds, chia seeds, and more, these little beauties will be you new favorite. They’ll also keep you feeling full and energized in between meals, making it easier on you to not break that new diet. Try out the recipe here.
Fresh Mango, Kiwi, and Raspberry Pops
These frozen treats are perfect for the summer heat! They do have a bit of added sugar, but you can easily leave it out if you like things a bit more tart, or use raw sugar instead. Mangos, kiwi, and raspberries are extremely good for your health. Mangos contain a ton of Beto carotene that boosts the immune system and promotes heart health. Kiwis are packed with antioxidants as well as fiber. Raspberries also contain a strong amount of antioxidants, but also fight against cancer, heart, and circulatory disease, while also having anti-inflammatory properties. These fun summer treats won’t only keep you healthy, but will keep you cooled off in the summer heat! Try the recipe here to get your fruit on.