I don’t know how you feel, but desserts are one of my most favorite things to eat, and the more healthy desserts that are available to me, the better I feel. I feel better about eating them, and I feel better because they are providing some nutrition to my body, not just empty calories.
It can be hard to think of healthy desserts on your own, especially when your cravings tell you they want something unhealthy. To make it easier for you, I’m going to provide a few examples for you of some healthy desserts…
I like to call this one Honey Nut Goodness…
First, microwave 2 tablespoons of peanut butter of your choice, in a heat proof bowl for 20 seconds.
Let it cool slightly, then mix it with an equal amount, or less, of whipped topping.
Then crush 2 whole honey graham crackers (whole wheat if you can get them) and put them into a bowl, reserving about 1 teaspoon.
Top the crumbs with the peanut butter mixture, and then sprinkle with the remaining crumbs.
This is so yummy!
Ok, the next of the healthy desserts I call Sloppy Berry Angel…
First, take a slice of angel food cake. You may want to put it in a bowl as this can get messy.
Take a variety of berries, as many as you want, either fresh or frozen (thawed)…I like to use strawberries, blueberries and blackberries, put 1/2 of the berries aside.
Put the other 1/2 of the berries into a small sauce pan with just a little water, no more than 1/4 cup… heat on low to medium until the mixture comes to a boil, then stir and mash the fruit with the back of a spoon.
Cool slightly then pour over the angel food cake, and top with the remaining berries and a dollop of whipped cream if you like.
If you use your imagination, I know you can also come up with many different healthy desserts to enjoy.
If you need some ideas, healthy desserts can contain things like peanut butter, granola, fruit, jello, low sugar breakfast cereal, a drizzling of chocolate or caramel sauce, graham crackers, low fat yogurt, etc.
Think up some easy to make healthy desserts and add them to your menu. Your body will thank you.