If I could eat dessert for every meal of the day, I’d do it. Scrap that, I’ve done it—for one day.
Unfortunately, to most people, desserts are seen as an “occasional” food and rightly so—the best (and tastiest) ones are often filled with butter, chocolate and well—everything dietitians and health professionals preach to keep at the top of the food pyramid.
As a healthy eater and recipe-developer, I personally love hiding veggies or adding extra goodness in many recipes—a simple trick which can easily turn a once “sinful” dessert into something which can be added to your weekly food prep.
Wait, WEEKLY food prep? You heard me.
Here are 10 Healthy and Sneaky Dessert Recipes that are irresistible to anyone—not just those who have a slight obsession with kale or zucchini.
1. Cacao Avocado Pudding via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
Who would ever have thought avocado and chocolate could be an actual combination? Not me. Now? You have me convinced! Try this delicious Cacao Avocado Pudding enriched with monounsaturated fats!
2. Homemade Chocolate and Peanut Butter Clif Bars via 1000 Lovely Things
FACT. I loved Cliff Bars, but their sketchy ingredient list and extra added sugar made this a “treat” snack. Luckily Juli has me covered with her homemade version with a sneaky protein boost from dried soy beans!
3. Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen
I used to always think making chocolate should be left to factories and Willy Wonka. After seeing this super simple recipe, I’d sacrifice a golden ticket for them.
4. Coconut Orange Blueberry French Toast via Cleaneatsfastfeets
Breakfast for dessert doesn’t need to be the leftover chocolate cake from your sister’s 21st birthday the night before. This fruity spin on the classic French Toast will make you feel like you’re in the Tropical Islands or the Bahamas—well, until you wipe the plate clean.
5. Raw Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake Bars via Fit Swiss Chick
A raw cheesecake with a combination of coconut and almonds and even a hidden zucchini in there! No refined sugar either—this is practically a superfood. Well, in my eyes.
6. Healthy Rice Crispy Treats via Running With Spoons
My childhood lunch box highlight was Rice Crispy Treats which would make an appearance as a treat. Feel good about eating this healthy version with just THREE ingredients!
7. Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
These Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars are DAIRY FREE and have cheese in their name—how does that work? Check out this delicious recipe full of wholesome ingredients; you’ll be tempted to pat a cow and let them keep the milk.
8. Flourless Double Chocolate Muffins via Running with Spoons
Sugar free, oil free and grain free does not sound like something delicious. Take a look at these double chocolate muffins. They are sugar free, oil free and grain free yet look moist and face plant worthy. Yes, that is a new term. Yes, it is warranted.
9. Sweet Potato Brownies via The Lean Green Bean
I used to always think you needed butter or oil in brownies to make them palatable. That, or three times the amount of chocolate. These brownies look moist, delicious and mouthwatering—you wouldn’t be able to tell it’s packed full of sweet potato! Dessert and a vegetable? I’m game for that.
10. Hidden Veggie Two Bite Brownies via The Healthy Maven
You’d never guess that in these two bite brownies there were TWO vegetables. Sweet potato AND spinach? You could probably eat the entire batch and have covered your 5 servings of vegetables a day.
They say looks can be deceiving. After looking at these recipes, I’d gladly be deceived.
Featured photo credit: Arman Liew at The Big Man’s World via thebigmansworld.com
Featured photo credit: Arman Liew at thebigmansworld.com via media.lifehack.org