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Desserts with (Health) Benefits

Yes!  There really is such a thing as a healthy dessert – here’s proof!

It kinda makes me sad when people say “I was bad – I ate dessert”.  Dessert is GOOD.  Very good.  It makes your taste buds happy and it completes a meal.  I’m not saying you have to have it every meal, or every day, but if you can’t have some dessert every once in a while, well, that’s just wrong.

Here’s my take on dessert.  It’s just like everything you eat.  Make sure it’s balanced, and contains a few ingredients with health benefits – like fresh fruit, especially berries, or real dark chocolate, to get your antioxidants, or Greek yogurt, or a wholesome dairy ingredient to get some protein and calcium.  If the ingredients in your dessert are healthy enough to eat on their own and make you feel good, then they’re A-OK to get combined in some creative way and turned into a dessert. Right?  It’s what I call Desserts with Benefits, AKA, a Healthy Dessert, and these are some of my favorites for summer.


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Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Sorbet|Craving Something Healthy

 

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Grilled Pineapple with Mascarpone Whipped Cream|Lemons for Lulu

 

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Chocolate Covered Grape Skewers|How Sweet Eats

 

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German Fruit Tart|Teaspoon of Spice

 

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Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze|Garnish with Lemon

 

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Chocolate Chickpea Cake|Alida’s Kitchen

 

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Roasted Plum and Almond Skillet Cake|Katie’s Kitchen Journal

 

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Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze|Mom on Time Out

 

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Chocolate Beet Cake with Avocado Frosting|The Pretty Bee

 

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Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches|Craving Something Healthy

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy

Lemon Ricotta Strawberry Tart with Shortbread Crust|Savor the Best

 

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5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies|Minimalist Baker

 

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Salted Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites|Gimme Some Oven

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy

Creamy Avocado Grapefruit Honey Ice Cream|The Gouda Life

 

What do you eat when you’re craving a healthier dessert?

Eat well!

 

4 Responses to “Desserts with (Health) Benefits”

  1. I am totally with you dessert IS Good! And these all look especially so!

  2. Love the title of this post (not to mention all these mouthwatering photos!) Thanks for including my Fruit Tart 🙂

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