When trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy diet, dessert is important. You don’t want to feel like you’re depriving yourself of all things sweet, as it will just increase the likelihood you overindulge later. But instead of the chocolate cake starring at you in Safeway, you can opt for healthy desserts that don’t ruin all the hard work you put in at the gym earlier. The following healthy desserts are all under 200 calories per serving.
Vanilla Frozen Yogurt with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
This is a healthy version of chocolate chip ice cream, and you still get the chocolate. Find a frozen yogurt that has minimal ingredients and don’t overload on the chocolate chips. This dessert works best with mini chocolate chips, too.
Banana with Peanut Butter and Coconut Flakes/or Mini Chocolate Chips
Peanut butter AND chocolate? Need I say more? My favorite way to enjoy this snack is to cut the banana long ways,add a peanut butter layer, then sprinkle my ingredient of choice on top. By cutting into with a fork to eat, it feels more like dessert!
For ice cream lovers out there, switching to sorbet can be a game changer. Unlike ice cream, which is cream based, sorbets are water based making them much healthier and they still taste great!
Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
This is considered the healthiest dessert one can have. This is due to the immense health benefits of both dark chocolate and almonds. But, be warned, over eating this healthy dessert is easy as a serving size is roughly 4-6 pieces.
Ezekiel Toast with Whipped Cream Cheese and Jam
Ezekiel bread is sprouted whole grain bread with less ingredients then the generic stuff. Opt for non-fat whipped cream cheese and a low ingredient jam.