I have a confession to make: I have a huge sweet tooth! When doughnuts are offered in the morning break room, I take one. If chocolate cake is extended at a birthday party, I’m the first to grab it (with ice cream, of course). As you can imagine, my impulse for delicious treats often gets in the way of my desire to make healthy lifestyle choices. That’s why I’d like to share with you a few healthy desserts under 200 calories that you can share with your entire family.
I can’t wait for you to try a few of these healthy dessert recipes. However, please keep in mind that this is dessert and should be treated as such. The recipes below should not mean that you eat two or three times as much. It just means it saves you some calories when you are craving a sweet treat.
Healthy Fudge Brownies
I love brownies…so finding a brownie recipe that was only 130 calories per serving was a dream come true! Even better…this recipe from Power Hungry only has 3 ingredients (almond butter, cocoa powder, and a banana). If you wish, feel free to punch up your brownies with chocolate chips, raspberries, etc. The recipe is here.
My little girl loves this recipe, but this delicious dessert is perfect for kids (and adults) of all ages. The ingredients are simple — cake mix and water. To begin, take 3 tablespoons of cake mix and put it in a small microwaveable bowl or cup. Mix 2 tablespoons of water and then microwave on high for 1 minute. 3, 2, 1, get it? After cooling off, add low-fat whipped cream or a topping of your choice. Find the official recipe here.
Cinnamon Bun Breakfast Doughnuts
Somebody pinch me. This healthy flourless cinnamon bun breakfast doughnut recipe by Arman Lieu of Big Man’s World sounds too good to be true. And yet it’s a baked (not fried) doughnut that tastes like a classic cinnamon bun. Also, this dish has no sugar, it’s high in fiber, and is full of protein. You might want to follow the link here and try this recipe as soon as possible.
Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
If you like bread pudding and the taste of pumpkin spice…do I have a dessert for you. It’s amazing to believe that each serving is only 155 calories. If you have some time and can create this dish in a slow cooker, it’s recommended. The recipe from Skinny Ms. is listed here.
Please don’t forget about the sugar-free jello and pudding recipes that you can buy from your neighborhood grocery store. This is a great way to indulge without feeling all of the bloated guilt later — and the directions are on the box and easy to make!
Did these recipes work for you? Is there a healthy dessert recipe that you recommend I should share? Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive more great tips like these straight to your inbox each Friday.