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10 Quick And Healthy Dessert Recipes For Busy People

10 Quick And Healthy Dessert Recipes For Busy People

Desserts can sometimes be time-consuming especially when you’ve had a busy day and spent most of your effort on making dinner. If you’re looking for healthy, quick dessert ideas that are really easy to whip up in next to no time, then try these 10 recipes that are sure to be a hit with everyone!

1. Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

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    If you own a slow cooker than you know what a god-send gift it is when it comes to convenience. This recipe is great – just pop the ingredients into the slow cooker and forget about it until it’s done and ready to eat! This is gluten free, delicious and can be served with a dollop of greek yogurt for some added protein.

    2. Carrot Cake Pancakes

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      If you love pancakes and carrot cake then you’re in luck because this recipe combines the two to make this great healthy and quick dessert option. They take 5-10 minutes to prepare and 5 minutes to make guaranteeing you a novel and satisfying end to your meal.

      3. Healthy Banana Pudding

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        I love this recipe because it uses what you probably already have in the fridge or fruit bowl and literally takes 5 minutes to construct! You can adapt this by using any fruit you like and makes such a great healthy and easy dessert in no time at all.

        4. Healthy 1 Minute Apple Cinnamon Muffin

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          A healthy cake that you can make in 1 minute? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well this recipe for an apple cinnamon muffin will tell you how to make just that! It’s paleo, vegan and gluten free so you can eat this and not feel guilty at all making it a healthy treat at the end of a long day.

          5. 5 Minute Healthy Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

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            If you fancy something cold and fruity then try this healthy strawberry frozen yogurt that you can make in 5 minutes. Of course you can use any fruit you like or mix it up. Either way, it’s a great dessert on its own or used to spruce up any other dessert you have.

            6. Double Chocolate Greek Yogurt Banana Bread

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              If you want to make something ahead of time then this is a great option. This chocolate version of banana bread made with greek yogurt will keep you going on dessert ideas for days. Serve it warm with low-fat ice cream or add nut butter for extra protein. You can make it with whole wheat flour or experiment with coconut flour to make it healthier.

              7. Frozen Yogurt Bark

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                This is a really amazing yet simple idea. Making bark out of yogurt and fruit is quick to make and all you need to do it pop it into the freezer and you’ve got a great and healthy dessert that everyone will enjoy. It can be used as a snack during the summer to cool you down too, so it doesn’t have to be confined to dessert!

                8. Caramel Apple Nachos

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                  A hit with everyone, this can be a quick and easy dessert or snack. Top with greek yogurt for a healthier option or mix it up with a different fruit – it’s really quick and convenient if you haven’t had time to think of something to make.

                  9. Sugar-Free Lemon Mug Cake

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                    I’m a big fan of mug cake as they’re so easy and quick to make. Finding healthy options is even better so this sugar-free lemon mug cake is the perfect dessert for busy people. It takes 4 minutes to make and uses coconut flour so you won’t feel the bloat after eating it.

                    10. Simple Mango Pudding with Chia Seeds

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                      With only 5 ingredients, this dessert can be whipped up in next to no time. It contains mango and chia seeds which are known for their high amount of omega-3. Use reduced-fat coconut milk to make this even healthier and you’ve got the perfect dessert you can serve to anyone.

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                      Face Adversity with a Smile

                      Face Adversity with a Smile

                      I told my friend Graham that I often cycle the two miles from my house to the town centre but unfortunately there is a big hill on the route. He replied, ‘You mean fortunately.’ He explained that I should be glad of the extra exercise that the hill provided.

                      My attitude to the hill has now changed. I used to grumble as I approached it but now I tell myself the following. This hill will exercise my heart and lungs. It will help me to lose weight and get fit. It will mean that I live longer. This hill is my friend. Finally as I wend my way up the incline I console myself with the thought of all those silly people who pay money to go to a gym and sit on stationery exercise bicycles when I can get the same value for free. I have a smug smile of satisfaction as I reach the top of the hill.

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                      Problems are there to be faced and overcome. We cannot achieve anything with an easy life. Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to gain a University degree. Her activism and writing proved inspirational. She wrote, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.”

                      One of the main determinants of success in life is our attitude towards adversity. From time to time we all face hardships, problems, accidents, afflictions and difficulties. Some are of our making but many confront us through no fault of our own. Whilst we cannot choose the adversity we can choose our attitude towards it.

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                      Douglas Bader was 21 when in 1931 he had both legs amputated following a flying accident. He was determined to fly again and went on to become one of the leading flying aces in the Battle of Britain with 22 aerial victories over the Germans. He was an inspiration to others during the war. He said, “Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense. Make up your mind, you’ll never use crutches or a stick, then have a go at everything. Go to school, join in all the games you can. Go anywhere you want to. But never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.”

                      How can you change your attitude towards the adversity that you face? Try these steps:

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                      1. Confront the problem. Do not avoid it.
                      2. Deliberately take a positive attitude and write down some benefits or advantages of the situation.
                      3. Visualise how you will feel when you overcome this obstacle.
                      4. Develop an action plan for how to tackle it.
                      5. Smile and get cracking.

                      The biographies of great people are littered with examples of how they took these kinds of steps to overcome the difficulties they faced. The common thread is that they did not become defeatist or depressed. They chose their attitude. They opted to be positive. They took on the challenge. They won.

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