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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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Desserts with Health Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Roasted Strawberry Cheesecake Sorbet|Craving Something Healthy

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Grilled Pineapple with Mascarpone Whipped Cream|Lemons for Lulu

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Chocolate Covered Grape Skewers|How Sweet Eats

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
German Fruit Tart|Teaspoon of Spice

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Pistachios and Balsamic Glaze|Garnish with Lemon

 

Desserts with (Health Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Chocolate Chickpea Cake|Alida’s Kitchen

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Roasted Plum and Almond Skillet Cake|Katie’s Kitchen Journal

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Zucchini Bundt Cake with Orange Glaze|Mom on Time Out

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
Chocolate Beet Cake with Avocado Frosting|The Pretty Bee

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
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

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
5 Minute Espresso Walnut Brownies|Minimalist Baker

 

Desserts with (Health) Benefits|Craving Something Healthy
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!

 

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