7 Skinny/Clean Desserts That Won't Derail Your Diet (Recipes)
I don't care if I'm on a diet or not. Just because I might choose to restrict myself to an assortment of leaves and other boring food items does not mean that my sweet tooth is going to magically ride off into the sunset without me.
If anything, it's going to taunt me, vengefully reminding me of all the sweet things I'm not supposed to be eating.
Fortunately, there are a ton of absolutely magical desserts out there that are healthy and/or low calorie enough that you can sneak them into the self-imposed suffering that is food restriction, and they will save you.
Let's live it up with these diet-friendly delights:
1. The Best Healthier Brownies
You might think that brownies are absolutely not clean-eating friendly, but you'll be surprised how tasty these are, considering that they are devoid of flour, refined white sugar, butter and eggs. Alternately, you can also give these black bean brownies a try.
2. Spicy Ginger Watermelon Pops
These popsicles are pretty much magic, considering that they have nothing but watermelon and ginger in them, plus a little bit of booze if you're in the mood to spike them. Ideally, you'll want to make these with pretty sweet watermelon, but if your melon is lacking or you just like it a bit less tart, you're welcome to add in your favorite sweetener.
3. Pumpkin Butter Cups
With almond butter, pumpkin puree and a bit of honey, this sweet treat is as good as it gets. If pumpkin isn't your thing, you can nix it in favor of extra nut butter like almond, hazelnut or peanut. You'll have a bit more calories this way, but the added dose of healthy fat and protein will keep you full for a good while.
4. Skinny Edible Monster Cookie Dough
This eggless, flourless delight only has 80 calories per serving, but the oats and peanut butter powder keep it nice and gooey while still providing a fair bit of nutrition. If you prefer your cookie dough inside of a cupcake, try this recipe instead.
5. Skinny Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes
Zucchini for dessert? Are you joking?? Surprisingly, the squash is a fabulous filler for tender whole wheat chocolate cupcakes, as it ensures that they stay nice and moist while not betraying any type of vegetable flavor. No one has to know ...
6. Skinny Cake Batter Blondies
If you use light butter, each serving of this colorful treat is only 159 calories -- not bad for a white chocolate blondie!
7. Skinny Cheesecake Brownies
You wouldn't think that cheesecake and brownies would somehow be low-cal, but with applesauce, egg whites and wheat flour, you don't need to feel guilty about eating this wildly delicious dessert.