A few dessert recipes your family can try after dinner time!
Anyone who’s checked out our website before is probably very aware that our healthy meal kits always have nutrition in mind. Today, we’re going to keep with that tradition but enter the realm of desserts instead. There are many healthier alternatives to traditional ice cream, pies, and chocolate treats available and we’ve compiled some of our favorites, along with links to these healthy dessert recipes!
Hazelnut & Pistachio Bark
If you’re a lover of chocolate and want an easy recipe, this hazelnut and pistachio bark treat is perfect. This simple recipe consists of only dark chocolate, flaky salt, and nuts. Feel free to experiment with different types of nuts and don’t forget that if you use darker chocolate, the sugar content of delicious treats will be lower.
Strawberry shortcake isn’t the healthiest item on this list, but it definitely deserves to be here. The fresh strawberries are delicious and nutritious, so that alone makes it healthier than many desserts. To cut the calories, try the recipe with less sugar or switch out the whipped cream with yogurt. Any variation will make this classic summer treat a wonderful addition for after your meal.
Strawberry-Almond Crumble Pie
This is another wonderful dessert that uses fresh strawberries as a primary ingredient. Strawberry-almond crumble pie requires a little more effort and more ingredients than some of the other items on this list, but the result is definitely worth it. Another great thing about this dessert is that the oat-based crumbles will provide you with more fiber than other types of pie crust toppings.
Poached Rhubarb with Yogurt
If you’re a fan of rhubarb, then this should be at the top of your dessert list. This poached rhubarb recipe calls for either whole-milk Greek or plain yogurt, along with a healthy dose of granola on the side. We’d suggest that you purchase fresh rhubarb whenever possible, but if it’s not in season, you can still enjoy this delicious treat by using frozen rhubarb from your local grocery store.
Raspberry Crumb Bars
Filled with rolled oats and fresh raspberries, these treats are simple to make and are perfect for fruit lovers out there. These raspberry crumb bars are also flexible because you can switch out the raspberries with blueberries or some other type of favorite berry. The recipe also calls for almonds and you can even switch those out for honey roasted almonds to get an extra flavorful kick.
Blueberry Basil Frozen Yogurt
You might notice the trend on this list when it comes to the inclusion of berries for a healthier dessert alternative. This blueberry basil frozen yogurt recipe is no exception. The mixture of fresh berries and garden-fresh herbs is great for adults and kids alike. This dessert can also be stored up to a week, which means your family can enjoy it for several afternoons or evenings.
Easy Zucchini Bread
Zucchini bread has been a healthy alternative for decades, so we’d be remiss not to include it. The fact that this recipe calls for only 3/4 cup of sugar for the entire loaf already makes it enticing, but many people gravitate toward it because it only takes 10 minutes to prepare and will be done baking in approximately one hour. Even if you’ve never tried zucchini bread before, this easy recipe is the perfect opportunity to give your taste buds something new.
Hearty Oat Cookies
Cookies are often at the top of nearly every dessert lover’s list, but they’re often overloaded with sugar and filled with chocolate and other high-calorie ingredients. These hearty oat cookies cut down on calories with the use of oats, nuts, and dried fruits. Whether hot out of the oven or stored for days, these crunchy delights are absolutely delicious. The specific recipe calls for walnuts, raisins, cranberries, and pepitas, but you can easily make alterations.
Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt
Millions of people eat ice cream every day, but everyone knows that even the healthiest ice cream is rarely good for you. A great alternative is this wonderful mango lassi frozen yogurt recipe. This delicious treat is a take on the Indian drink and is perfect for anyone searching for a refreshing summer treat. You can make this frozen yogurt in a very short period of time and it can be stored up to a full week.
Contact Chef Ami for More Healthy Dessert Recipes
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