Get excited! A round-up of my own personal favorite healthy(ier) dessert recipes, for your viewing and sampling pleasure. These are the ones I personally find the most satisfying and scrumptious, the treats I typically crave.
Hoping many others will find their next, new, much adored sweet treat on here 😀
And please, whomever does take the time to try a recipe, would love to hear feedback on how it came out!
Better yet, snap a photo of your creation and send it my way. I will post the best photos received!
(Click the name of the dish to get the recipe and start eating!)
Love cookie dough? Though majorly bummed about all the flour, calories, sugar, and dairy its chock full of? Have no fear, I’ve got ya covered. These bars are perfect to take as a healthy sweet treat to work or elsewhere. They take 5 minutes to throw together, are dairy free, sugar free, and grain/gluten free. Most importantly, they taste awesome. This is a dessert you can truly feel good about eating, no guilt included.
Oh man, are these things addicting. Lightly sweet, with a chewy texture, melt-in-your-mouth yumminess right here. These coconut macaroons can pass for Paleo, are grain/gluten free, dairy free, and free of refined sugar. They are easy to make. And they are damn good, so get excited 😀
Despite Christmas being over, I still think its “that time” of year. Meaning, for gingerbread. To me, this treat isn’t relegated merely to Christmas but is an aptly enjoyed whole winter treat 😀 However, traditional gingerbread is loaded with wheat, dairy and sugar. I found and adapted this healthier but just as delectable version for your tasting pleasure. Its super easy to whip together, its grain/gluten free, dairy free and quite low in sugar. How bout that. And its tastes sweet, lightly spiced and delish, just like the real deal.
This particular lifestyle has begun to receive a fair amount of hype over the last couple years, while just recently exploding into major trendiness. Both receiving lots of good as well as bad press. Is there any meat behind the supposedly life changing claims? What are the benefits along with the potential pitfalls? While not personally following a Paleo diet (though I do dabble), enough of my recipes fall under the umbrella of this particular lifestyle that make it fitting to post a short and sweet descriptor of what Paleo is and why it seems loads of people are jumping on the bandwagon.
Man oh man, do I love chocolate, frosting and cupcakes. The moist, cakey texture. The rich, sugary taste of frosting. The charming and oh so perfect small size making it nearly impossible to eat just one. Queue mouth watering. However, damn what a bummer how unhealthy they are. Loaded with sugar, dairy and grains.
On Pinterest one day, I stumbled across several Paleo cupcake recipes, which I automatically assumed were likely to taste terrible. However I decided to experiment with making a batch last night. WHOA. Like the astoundingly awesome, flavorful cauliflower pizza I made a couple weeks ago, these blew my mind.
An exciting lazy afternoon prospect isn’t it? A chocolate muffin to go with your steaming mug of coffee or tea. With only four ingredients needed, its likely you have them already on hand. These babies are grain-free, lactose-free, and sugar-free. They also take just five minutes to whip together.