Dessert Recipes

Healthier Dessert Recipes

Who doesn’t love dessert!  I have always enjoyed dessert and definitely have some of my favorite recipes.  Just because we have made our dessert recipes a little healthier we encourage you to review the nutritional information.

Desserts have gotten a bad rap because of the added sugar, refined flours and unhealthy fats. 

5 ways to make healthier desserts

There are a lot of ways you can make desserts healthier and not sacrifice much on the flavor. 

  1. Switch out your flour. Try using whole wheat or almost flour instead of using the over processed white flour.   
  2. Use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. 
  3.  Use natural sugars instead of refined white sugar (like maple syrup or honey).
  4.  Use Coconut Oil instead of butter.
  5.  Use applesauce instead of oil. 

Reduce sugar!

There are so many reasons you should try and limit sugar intake for yourself but also for your kids.  Super Healthy Kids has a great breakdown of the effects sugar can have on kids:

  • Reduces brain function
  • Leads to over-eating
  • Contributes to obesity
  • Ruins sensitivity to insulin and contributes to Type 2 diabetes
  • Promotes inflammation
  • Can lead to headaches.

Lastly, my boys have plenty of natural energy and trust me they do not need the added boost from eating sugar.  I know some people say that is not a thing, I challenge them to come take care of my boys pre-and post- sugar and then we can discuss! 


Dessert Recipes