7 Days of Healthy Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, February 23, 2014

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Can eating dessert every day possibly be healthy? If you stick with a combination of fresh, whole-food ingredients and sensible portions, it’s okay to indulge in a post-dinner sweet each night of the week.

Day 1: Chocolate Hazelnut Drop Cookies
This surprisingly simple recipe is made with only five ingredients — and the cookies come in at just over 100 calories each.

Day 2: Yogurt and Fruit Dessert Cup
Made with yogurt, fresh fruit and crunchy granola, this parfait-style dessert won’t weigh you down.

Day 3: Chocolate-Dipped Clementines
Fresh fruit plus a hint of decadence — with virtually no prep time.

Day 4: Angel Food Cake with Mangoes
Angel food cake is made with egg whites so there’s virtually no fat or cholesterol. Fresh mango with lime makes a flavorful topper.

Day 5: Peanut Butter Split Smoothie
An oh-so-delicious (and healthier) take on a milkshake: Bananas and yogurt replace ice cream, while peanut butter supplies a hit of good fat.

Day 6: Mixed Berries with Limoncello (above)
A splash of lemon liqueur takes sweet berries to another level. Bonus: The dessert provides a potent dose of fiber along with vitamin C.

Day 7: Pear-Cranberry Strudel
Phyllo dough is the flaky, delicious secret to this better-for-you pastry.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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  1. Raquel says:

    I am always looking for healthy things to make for myself when I get those cravings! I can't wait to try all of these ideas! Anything peanut butter always gets me happy!! Great ideas! :)

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