When you think of sweet foods, you automatically think of the dangers of blood sugar. Ice cream, chocolate, cake—all of which you’ve long resisted.
Luckily, you don’t have to keep saying ‘NO’ to this decadent treat. You can make your sweet tooth happy with a healthy dessert that won’t cost you much.
Make room for these sweet treats that aren’t bad for you:
Instead of going for flavored milkshakes, take your pick fruit juice instead. To make a smooth smoothie, add a little soy milk or yogurt.
You might be thinking, “but smoothies and milkshakes are almost the same!” Smoothies are a healthier option because they are blended and contain fresh fruit flavored with chocolate or other flavors. On the other hand, milkshakes are made from milk and ice cream.
Here are some sweet and easy smoothie recipes to help you get started.
Cereal and milk
Cereal and milk are staple breakfast items served by families all over the world. There are many varieties of cereals such as corn, rice, oats, etc., but to make healthy cereals, use high fiber and whole grain flavors and season them with honey, nuts, or peeled fruit.
Here are some recipes for try it for your breakfast cereal.
Cold might not bother you, but frozen grapes are a healthy snack you can munch on when you need a healthy boost. It’s packed with antioxidants, nutrients, and Resveratrol (may help lower LDL cholesterol levels and healthier blood vessels).
So, freeze your grapes for a few hours and enjoy the munchies!
French toast and sweet potato pancakes
Waffles and pancakes may be two breakfast icons, but you can always add new flavors to your breakfast menu. Opt for French toast and whole grain sweet potato pancakes, and top them with fruit for a healthy twist.
Here’s a recipe for how to combine them these two breakfast makers.
Soy hot chocolate
Hot chocolate is loved all over the world. For those times when you’re cold and need to warm me up a bit, there’s hot chocolate. This favorite drink is now made healthy by adding skim or soy milk as a basic ingredient. Be careful not to overdose on the chocolate syrup either!
Here’s a quick recipe for this hot chocolate honey.
There are healthy frozen sweets, and there are also healthy baked sweets. When winter comes, it’s time to bake some apples, berries or pears in the oven and top them with a little cinnamon or honey. Remember to remove the pie crust for a savory treat.
Here’s a recipe on how to transform you baked fruit experience.
No sugar, no added elements—just a frozen, juicy treat that’s perfect for all seasons and activities. It’s as easy as ABC too! Just cut up a few pieces of fruit of your choice, add some lime juice, freeze and enjoy a treat.
The fruit tart is perfect for breakfast and an afternoon delicacy. Grab this delicious yet healthy fruit yogurt tart by eliminating refined sugar, butter or flour. It’s guilt-free, pleasing to the eye, and appealing to your sweet tooth!
Here’s an easy guide to making this dessert only 20 minutes
Craving chocolate chip cookies? Opt for oat cakes instead! Cookies have always been close to people’s hearts. With so many variants and flavors popping up, it’s no secret that healthy cookies are made for those who can’t have too much sugar. Season your oat cakes with some dried fruit and nuts for the perfect light treat.
It’s healthy honey oatmeal cookies recipe to try.
Here’s a healthy alternative to ice cream: a yogurt parfait! You can never go wrong by adding yogurt to your parfait.
For an easy treat, get 1 cup of yogurt (unflavored or vanilla) and choose any toppings you like (e.g. honey, crackers, fruit, nuts, and/or a bit of chocolate) that you can add to it.
A little sweetness is always a good thing. Just a glance can cheer you up and energize you for the rest of the day. Plus, every great food presentation is an opportunity to immortalize it and share it with the world before you feast on its delicious goodness (sometimes, desserts are prepared in ways that are embarrassing to pick up or eat). .
The next time you’re thinking about going on a guilt-free dessert trip, speak up Ralph Wunsch for some sweet ideas on food serving and photography.
Enjoy your dessert!