29 Healthy Dessert Recipes


29 Healthy Dessert Recipes

From fruity desserts to low-calorie creations, these desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt!


24 Healthy Dessert Recipes

This list of 24 Healthy Dessert Recipes is the perfect way to keep your New Year's resolutions to get fit or eat right. These yummy, healthy desserts will allow you to enjoy guilt-free desserts later. Whether you love the fresh taste of healthy fruit desserts or are looking for healthier versions of your favorite sweet treats, like cookies, we have some great choices for you. Even recipes with jello can be light and refreshing ways to satisfy that sweet tooth without all of the calories.

You can even make desserts healthier with simple ingredient substitutions. We've all gone to a part or a potluck while on a diet and gotten to the dessert table only to be disappointed. Well you no longer need to choose between your sweet cravings and your waistline! Give one of these desserts a try, and you just might find that you have a new favorite dessert!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite guilt-free dessert is!

How to Make Desserts Healthier

Healthy dessert recipes are great, but sometimes you just can't find a healthy version of that one thing you've been craving. But really, there's no need to compromise! It's just as easy to take your favorite dessert recipe and make it healthier by making some simple but healthy substitutions to the ingredients.

For gluten-free bakers, substituting flour is the real challenge. Luckily, there are plenty of replacements, like almond flour and even black beans, so you can make delicious desserts that are free of gluten!

Many vegan bakers often find themselves in a similar predicament; living that plant-based lifestyle comes with its challenges, but you'll never have to give up dessert. Simply replacing regular milk with almond milk, eggs for pureed bananas, or even using a chia seed and water mixture to get the texture just right can help you enjoy your favorite baked goods completely guilt-free!

Healthy Fruit Dessert Recipes

Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad

The natural sweetness of fruit is the perfect substitute for traditional sugary dessert recipes. Some of these recipes are refreshingly simple, such as the Fresh Summer Fruit Salad. Other, like the Healthy Strawberry Rhubarb Bars, are more like traditional dessert bars.
Many of these fruit-filled desserts also have one not-so-secret ingredient in common: Jello. These fresh and tasty desserts are the perfect after-dinner treat. They aren't too heavy, but sure are tasty! Whether you pair it with strawberries or turn it into a fluff, Jello is a great way to take your dessert game to the next level.

Healthy Dessert Recipes Under 100 Calories

3-Ingredient No-Bake Toddler Cookies

Counting your calories? Never fear, these healthy dessert recipes under 100 calories are here. Usually, the secret to keeping your dessert recipes low-calorie is to have as few ingredients as possible. This makes counting them easier! But choosing your ingredients is important, too. A popular trend is to replace certain dairies and creams with Greek yogurt to cut back on calories.

Healthy Chocolate Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Even when you're on a diet or cutting back on sweets, some dessert lovers need their chocolate fix. These chocolate healthy desserts allow you to enjoy your favorite sweet without regretting it later.

Pro tip: replacing milk chocolate in your desserts with dark chocolate is a great, easy way to make your desserts a little bit healthier. The health benefits of dark chocolate are endless!

Bite Sized Healthy Dessert Recipes

2 Ingredient Lemon Bars

These treats are perfect for when you are craving a little something sweet, but don't want to indulge in a full dessert. These small treats are made with healthy ingredients or, like the Homemade Healthy Tagalongs, use natural ingredients in desserts that are normally quite bad for you.

Healthy (Raw) No Bake Dessert Recipes

Raw Vegan Banoffee Pie

Healthy Desserts come in all types and flavors. These no bake dessert recipes are simply divine. These recipes are just like their bake-able counterparts, but without the baking part! This will save you time and energy when you’re trying to satisfy your sweet tooth, plus they’re perfect for those of you who are trying out the new raw diet trend!

While some of these recipes don't necessarily follow the strict guidlines of the raw food diet, they are still delicious and require no baking at all.

Healthy Dessert Drink Recipes

Chipotle Grapefruit Margarita Recipe

There's nothing more refreshing than sipping on a sweet dessert drink on a hot summer's day. With these healthy dessert drink recipes, you don't need to worry about drinking all of your calories! From fruity creations to bright and sunny sippers with a boozy twist, these drinks are sure to put a smile on your face.

Fill in the blank: "My favorite healthy dessert is ________!"
Let us know in the comments below!

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I'm always down for healthy dessert recipes! I want to eat healthier, but I have such a sweet tooth.

My favorite healthy dessert is "ice cream" made out of blended frozen bananas! It is surprisingly creamy and delicious, and add ins like cocoa powder or peanut butter can take it up a notch.

My favorite healthy dessert is zucchini bread!

My favorite healthy dessert would be either apple or rhubarb crisp or blackberry cobbler.

My favorite healthy dessert is Cherry Cheesecake!

My favorite healthy dessert is tangerines.


My favorite healthy dessert is fruit Pavlova. I like to use very chilled evaporated milk to make the cream, instead of the more fatty and caloric whipping cream. I top the meringue base with this cream and add fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries.

fresh fruit combined with grain in some way- shortcake, cobbler, pizza, sprinkled with granola...

Mixed berries with sweet cream!

...fresh blackberries!

My favorite healthy dessert is fruit salad ! So sweet and tasty!

I love smoothies as a dessert in the summer!


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