Just because you’re eating healthy, doesn’t mean you can’t sometimes enjoy a delicious dessert. After all, it’s not the sugar or the fat content in a dessert that makes it great.
When given a choice between a low-fat, sugar-free dessert and one that’s not, you can choose the former without sacrificing flavor. In fact, you’ll never miss your old favorites if you decide to explore all the amazing healthy desserts and weight loss treats out there.
Delicious Desserts for Weight Loss
These healthy dessert ideas offer you a guilt-free way to treat yourself throughout the day. You can enjoy them in the morning, after brunch, or after dinner, all with a clean conscience.
Sugar-Free, No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies
While Stevia may still raise glucose levels, these cookies pack fewer calories than any other chocolate cookies. This recipe makes 10 cookies.
- 1 cup of roasted cashews
- 1 cup of oats
- 4 ounces of dates, pitted
- ¾ cup of sugar-free Stevia chocolate, chipped
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Sea salt
Pulse the dates, cashews, oats, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. If the dough is dry, add a bit of water. Add the chocolate chips when the dough has the right consistency.
Next, roll the dough into approximately 10 small balls (tablespoon size) and lay the cookies in a dish on baking paper. Now simply put the cookies in the freezer until firm (about 15 minutes).
Before serving, sprinkle with flaky salt.
Sugar-Free Baked Apples
When it comes to weight loss desserts, sugar-free baked apples can be an inspired choice. Most of the sugar in apples is fructose, and fructose has only a small effect on blood sugar levels. This recipe makes 4 servings (you can store three servings in the fridge for later).
- 4 medium apples
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped
- ¼ cup of unsweetened cranberries
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon of chilled vegan butter
- 1 cup of water
- A bit of sea salt
Preheat the oven at 350°F and wash and core the apples. Mix together the cranberries, walnuts, oats, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, and vegan butter. When the filling is ready, spoon it into the apples.
Put the apples into a baking dish and pour the water into the pan. Bake for 60 minutes.
Greek Yogurt Forest Fruit Tart
Greek yogurt improves blood sugar control and may even promote weight loss for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes.
- 10-15 dates
- 1 cup of unsalted cashews
- 1 cup of Greek yogurt
- Assorted forest fruits, fresh or defrosted
Soak the dates in water for 15 minutes to soften them. Meanwhile, prepare your cake pan, lining it with parchment paper. Pulse the dates and cashews together into a thick, moist dough. When it’s ready, put it into the tart pan and cover it with the yogurt. Done!
Orange Banana Smoothie Pops
Smoothie pops are great weight loss treats because they rely on fruits for their taste and flavor. Bananas and oranges make added sugar quite unnecessary.
- 1 large cup of Greek yogurt
- Orange juice concentrate
- 2 large bananas
- 1 lime zest
- 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
Blend together all the ingredients until smooth. Pour into paper cups or small molds. Freeze for about 4 hours, until the pops become solid.
Rice Krispie Treats with Almond Butter
Almond butter is a tasty alternative to peanut butter, and this recipe puts it into the limelight. Warning: hard to say no to!
- ¾ cup of almond butter
- 1/3 cup of maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 cups of crispy brown rice cereal
- 1 dark chocolate bar
- Pinch of salt
Over low heat, mix together the almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil. Once everything’s smooth, add the rice cereal and stir carefully. Pour the contents of the pot into a pan lined with parchment paper and flatten the top.
Next, melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a saucepan over low heat. Then, pour it over the rice cereal and butter mix, and put the pan in the refrigerator.
After about 30 minutes, take it out and cut the treats into bars. You can top them with salt flakes.
Mind Your Portions
Remember that portion control remains important when enjoying these weight loss treats. The size of your plates and spoons influences how much you eat. The bigger these are, the more you are likely to eat.
Eaten in moderation, these low-fat, sugar-free dessert options are ideal for weight loss. Make the choice to eat healthy even when you are indulging in a treat. This is one of the best ways to work toward your weight loss goals.