The best way to keep your healthy eating goals strong is to add foods to your diet, not to subtract them. While you might not be eating your traditional after-dinner cookie or ice cream, you can make some small substitutions to have a dessert that is nourishing to both your body and soul. Have your dessert and eat it too with these guilt-free desserts that are actually satisfying.
Almost Raw Vegan Cheesecake with Strawberries
Some vegan cheesecakes are made with fake cheese that is full of preservatives -- but not this recipe! Soak cashews to create a creamy, luscious vegan cheesecake layered with sliced strawberries and a healthy gluten-free crust.
Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Mousse
You likely already have the three ingredients you need for this vegan and gluten-free mousse in your pantry (white chocolate chips, peanut butter and non-dairy milk). After you make this recipe once, you might be dreaming about it for months to come.
Flourless Black Bean Fudge Brownies
Don't let the idea of black beans in your dessert turn you off from trying these flourless, fudge-y brownies. You'll never be able to tell the difference between these and a traditional brownie and these have the added benefit of healthy fiber, protein and fat from the black beans.
Four-Ingredient, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Cookies don't have to be loaded with butter and sugar to be delicious. You won't miss either ingredient with these simple and healthy peanut butter cookies made from just oat flour, peanut butter, maple syrup and non-dairy milk.
Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts
Next time your office wants to brings in doughnuts for everyone, whip up a batch of these healthier baked doughnuts to share instead. Baking these donuts instead of frying them and reducing the amount of sugar keeps you feeling guilt-free — even if you go back for seconds.
Homemade Cherry Ice
It's never too soon to start thinking about desserts that are perfect for summer. Swap out ice cream this year for this homemade cherry ice instead.
No-Bake Chocolate and Almond Tart
Sometimes you just want dessert without having to turn on the oven. This no-bake chocolate and almond tart is perfect for those days. Mix together coconut milk and cacao powder and freeze for four hours in a homemade or pre-made crust for a perfect dessert, no oven required.
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll Cookies
If a dessert contains a veggie then it has to be healthy, right? Sweet potato naturally sweetens these delicious sweet potato cinnamon roll cookies (which are also perfect for breakfast the next morning with a hot cup of coffee).
Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Magic Shell
You don't need an ice cream maker or even cow's milk to make your own homemade ice cream. This dairy-free peanut butter ice cream with chocolate magic shell calls for a can of coconut milk and as long as you're okay with stirring it a few times while it freezes, no investment in a pricey ice cream maker required.
No-Bake Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
Skip buying pre-packaged crispy cereal bars at the store and make your own version at home. These no-bake crispy chocolate peanut bars don't have a ton of added sugar and include a chocolate topping which obviously makes everything more delicious.
One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes with Naturally-Colored Coconut Sprinkles
You might think you can't have cupcakes when you're trying to eat healthy but think again. These one-bowl vanilla cupcakes with naturally-colored coconut sprinkles aren't just simple to make, they'll keep you on track with your diet too.
Coconut Breakfast Cookies with Cacao Nibs
Cookies for breakfast are a thing when they're made with healthy ingredients like oats, bananas and coconut. You can eat a few of these coconut breakfast cookies with cacao nibs for breakfast then save a couple for dessert after dinner too.
Gluten-Free and Vegan Coconut Macaroon Parfait
This recipe for a gluten-free and vegan coconut macaroon parfait is basically a mash-up of three different desserts, which means it's three times as delicious. It's allergy-friendly so it's a dessert everyone can enjoy.
Mini Tortillas with Ricotta Cheese and Grilled Peaches
Save room on your next dinner party menu for these mini tortillas with ricotta cheese and grilled peaches. They look and taste fancy but they're secretly healthy.
Three-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Matzos
Whip up a batch of these three-ingredient salted chocolate matzos this week when you're meal prepping for an easy and portion-controlled dessert. You can never go wrong with the sweet and salty combo of chocolate and salt.
Grilled Nectarines with Honey Whipped Cream and Mint
Grilling fruit brings out its natural sweetness and adds a smoky flavor to boot. Grill nectarines and top with honey, whipped cream and mint for a simple yet healthy dessert that is sure to impress.
Watermelon Lime Popsicles
Not only are these watermelon lime popsicles delicious and healthy, they're great to rehydrate with on a hot day. They're made with coconut water which is filled with potassium and electrolytes that will replenish you after a hard workout.