Everyone deserves a treat once in a while, especially on special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries. But that doesn’t mean you have to ruin your healthy diet completely. Instead, just stick to desserts that are healthy, or at least healthy-ish! That way, you can satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner without feeling too guilty about blowing your diet. Here are five fairly healthy special occasion desserts to make next time you’re celebrating.
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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
If you’re looking for healthy desserts for your birthday or the next holiday you’re hosting, try making Frozen Peanut Butter Pie. Okay, sure, it’s pie, but peanut butter is pretty good for you, and that’s largely what this special occasion dessert is made of. Granted, there’s also some sugar, cream cheese, and whipped topping —but it’s mostly peanut butter—and milk! How can you go wrong with that? The recipe itself is listed on Health, which has to mean something considering this site seems to be the go-to spot for desserts that are healthy. Go ahead and browse the Recipe section, and you’ll see what I mean!
Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
Another healthy dessert from Health is Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce. Wondering how cheesecake could be on a list of low-calorie desserts? Well, the secret seems to be in the reduced-calorie vanilla wafers in the crust, along with reduced-fat cream cheese and the addition of fresh strawberries. Sounds pretty healthy now, right? At least compared to the typical special occasion dessert you might see.
Warmed Berries with Honey and Fresh Cheese
Okay, so it’s not hard to believe that a fruit-based dessert could be a healthy treat. But Warmed Berries with Honey and Fresh Cheese isn’t just any fruity dessert. Due to some fancy touches like fromage blanc, basil leaves, and vanilla bean, this is a classy special occasion dessert that stands out from the rest. You have MyRecipes.com to thank for this little gem. What a great way to get some calcium and other nutrients into your diet while still satisfying your sweet tooth!
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Say what now? If you’ve never heard of Chocolate Pots de Crème, you’re in for a (low-calorie) treat! This is creamy custard made of milk, eggs, vanilla extract, sugar, chopped chocolate, and unsweetened cocoa. Most of those ingredients have some major health benefits, with milk and eggs making up an important part of any healthy diet. It looks like MyRecipes.com has done it again! Browse the site for more tasty, special occasion desserts you’ll love.
If you really love chocolate but allergies are a concern, check out this Allergy-Friendly Dessert: The Chocolatey Chocolate Cake
You can’t go wrong combining caffeine with your dessert, and that’s what you’ll get when you make the Cappuccino Trifle. Some of the main ingredients include egg whites, coffee beans, espresso powder, and strawberries. This means you can expect not only extra energy from this dessert, but also nutrients like vitamin C, fiber, and protein. All that from a delicious dessert from Health! Who would have thought?
Not only are these healthier special occasion desserts lower in fat and calories than traditional treats, but they also include calcium-rich ingredients. And you can add even more by sprinkling some FitFormula Calcium+Vitamin D on your favorite dessert on the list!
Prefer a freezing cold treat? Try making this Almond and Honey Dairy-Free Ice Cream
Other sources of healthier special occasion desserts:
20 Healthy (and Delicious!) Desserts
19 Healthier Dessert Recipes So Good You’ll Think They’re Bad
Healthy Brownies and Baked Goods