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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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                      Last Updated on December 13, 2018

                      12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

                      12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

                      Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

                      A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

                      1. Eat Before Heading Out

                      First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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                      2. Select The Treats

                      Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

                      3. Avoid Skipping Meals

                      Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

                      4. Drink With Moderation

                      It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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                      5. Be Active

                      You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

                      6. Get Out Of The House

                      Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

                      7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

                      Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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                      8. Set Realistic Goals

                      You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

                      9. Enjoy Yourself

                      Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

                      10. Drink A Lot Of Water

                      This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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                      11. Eat Less And More Often

                      Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

                      12. Prioritize Your Workouts

                      Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

                      So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

                      Happy Holidays everyone!

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