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.