I've created some healthier buckeyes in the past, with less sugar and dark chocolate instead of milk, but they're still pretty sugar-loaded. Today, instead of talking about sugary desserts, I want to talk to you about the importance of appreciating fruit as a dessert....... NOT! Don't you just hate it when people suggest fruit as a dessert? I'm sorry, but fruit just never cuts it for me, unless it's something like strawberries dipped in chocolate (great idea, by the way.)
|Pistachio and honey-stuffed dates . Let's say this together.....AMAZING!|
|This is plain greek yogurt with unsweetened cocoa powder mixed in. I then dipped a sugar-free fudge pop in it. SO TASTY!|
|There's nothing like some Tofu Chocolate Mousse to kick that chocolate craving!|
|Have you ever had an urge to just BAKE?! I get those urges sometimes, and I always make sure to make something that is at least somewhat healthy, since whatever I bake will likely be around for several days. One day I made these Pumpkin Oat Cookies,which turned out to be so good that Nick still requests them to this day.|
|Dessert Hummus. Beware, this is amazing.|
|I have an obsession with popsicles. Can you tell? I like sugar-free popsicles dipped in Greek yogurt and whipped cream. I also like making my own popsicles, like this one that is literally frozen mango juice!|
|This is something you can make and freeze (so you always have them!). They are Chocolate, Almond, and Dried Plum No-Bake Cookie Bites|
I'll end with one of my new favorites; large strawberries with light cool whip. Oh so good!
|Need some lighter dessert ideas? I think this cookbook is pretty great. It's not necessarily for quick dessert/snack ideas, but if you're throwing a party or going to a party, the lighter ideas in here are very tasty.|
Another option is to buy lower fat chocolate, which is made with fruit juice to replace the fat (what?!). Coming soon to a grocery store near you??
QUESTION: What's your favorite healthier indulgence?
Thanks for reading!
The Candid Rd