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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 9, 2019

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                      Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                      Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                      Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                      1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                      Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                      This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                      In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                      The result: no more mental stress.

                      2. Unplug

                      Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                      How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                      It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                      Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                      3. Easy on the Caffeine

                      Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                      Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                      4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                      That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                      How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                      • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                      • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                      • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                      While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                      5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                      This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                      The result: mental stress will be gone!

                      So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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