Healthy Dessert Recipes

I must confess, reading about healthy dessert recipes is not nearly as much fun as searching for the "ultimate chocolate, ooey-gooey, nutty explosion" of a dessert, but at some time in your search for the ultimate dessert you may begin to realize you cannot always eat that way.

Joe Cross, who wrote Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, says, "We spend the first 40 years of our lives trying to kill ourselves, and the last 40 years trying to stay alive!"

When it comes to eating, the bullet proof days of our youth will someday come to an end. So then, what do we do?  Do all of life's previous enjoyments just come to an end. 

I think we go down a new path. So, let's get on with the healthier eating now.


My Search for Healthy Dessert Recipes

The search for recipes brought me to a lot of them claiming to be healthy, but were still loaded with fat and sugar.  Each time I wondered what they were referring to as healthy.

The time had come to start converting some old favorites to a healthier version and also look for more desserts where one of the main ingredients would be fruit or a healthy grain, and would also be less fat and less sugar.

It takes time to change over from eating really unhealthy foods, but given time (could be as short as a few weeks or a few months) your taste will change and chances are you will not want to go back to the old way.

Hope you enjoy making a few new recipes...maybe even some new ingredients you have not yet tried. The chocolate pudding with strawberry topping, which is one of my healthy dessert recipes and easy to make, was served at a dinner we had after one of our meetings, and no one had any idea the pudding was made with tofu. Maybe this recipe is a good place to start!


Healthy Chocolate Pudding with Strawberry Topping

Children Love Chocolate Pudding...

This simple and delicious chocolate pudding recipe is easy to make, and one that can be on hand for the end of a meal, or just to reach in the refrigerator for a snack.  Strawberries are especially delicious with chocolate.  Try some today.  Recipe...


Lemon Pudding with Peach Topping

Lemon desserts are so refreshing...

Can't eat chocolate... well here is another one of my healthy dessert recipes made with lemon pudding that will satisfy your taste buds. Don't worry about a lot of fat in the pudding, you can enjoy this dessert without feeling guilty. Children will love this too...the peaches compliment the lemon. Enjoy! Recipe...


Bread Pudding with Mango Sauce

Always a Favorite...

This bread pudding recipe is the one that takes the place of my old bread pudding recipe that contained lots of eggs and milk. The old recipe was memorably delicious. However, the time came to replace those ingredients with healthier ones, and this recipe is a satisfying replacement.  Hope you enjoy! recipe...


Peaches and Blueberries in Apple Syrup

Peaches and Blueberries with a new twist...

Can't get the kids to eat enough fruit?  This is one of the healthy dessert recipes that will win them over, and they do not need to know that it is healthy for them.  Beautifully served and deliciously sweet, it deserves a permanent place in anyone's diet. recipe...


High Fiber Cookies

Delicious and crunchy...

These high fiber cookies are made with coconut flour, whole grain oat flour, rolled oats, walnuts, chia seeds, and shredded coconut.  What a way to go...get your fiber with a delicious treat. Recipe...


Rum Raisins and Apples with Coconutmilk

Delicious and easy to make...

This is one of the easiest healthy dessert recipes to make, and is special enough for a holiday meal. The alcohol in the rum is cooked away, leaving just the extra flavor of the spicy rum. It is also low in fat and sugar, so you can enjoy it any time! recipe...


Apricot Pear Tart with Almond Crust

A French fruit tart without all the high calories...

This delicious healthy fruit tart has had the high caloried custard base replaced with an apricot paste to seal the crust from becoming soggy.  The crunchy almond crust is topped with apricot paste and poached pears.  It is truly delicious and you can enjoy it guilt free! recipe...

More About Healthy Eating Recipes...

Lunch - Here are some ideas to replace the burger and fries, pizza laden with cheese, and other fast food lunches that are making us fat and sick.

Salads - Start you salads with dark green leafy vegetables which protect your body from free radicals.

Soups - Having a supply of homemade soup in you refrigerator is a good way to replace unhealthy and expensive fast foods. Soups are great for lunch or dinner.

Vegetable Sides - Our easy vegetable recipes are made up of simple ingredients cooked just enough in order to bring out the best flavor of each vegetable.

Muffins - No need to go without some thing sweet and yummy. Our muffins are high in fiber, low in fat and sugar.

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