6 desserts that will not make you fat

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Not only does sugar taste good it is extremely addictive as well. However, it is unhealthy as an overdose of sugar can lead to serious issues including diabetes, which is extremely common all around the world.

However, many people stay away from sugar for other reasons as well, most importantly its role in weight gain.

Sugar makes you fat. Plain and simple. If you eat too much of sugar or sugary foods, it will cause you to gain weight, which can be difficult to lose.

So what should you do if you love sugar but you do not want to get out of shape? You turn to desserts that are delicious but not fattening. Yes, such a thing exists.

If your sweet tooth cravings get out of control and you’re looking for healthier alternatives, then look no further. We have six amazing dessert recipe for you:

 

  • Maple Cinnamon Applesauce

 

This is extremely healthy as all it uses is maple syrup as sweetener and takes only 20 mins. It can be eaten with pancakes and waffles to enhance the taste.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Granny Smith or pippin apples
  • Just a dash of sea salt
  • Ground cinnamon (1 tbsp.)
  • Red apples (3)
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp.)
  • Maple syrup (¼ cup)

 

Directions:

Peel and chop the apples into small chunks. Put cinnamon, lemon juice, maple syrup and apple chunks in a saucepan. Cover the saucepan and let the mixture simmer for about 12 minutes, so that the apples can soften and soak the mixture.

Uncover the saucepan and keep stirring the mixture to break apple chunks until they fully dissolve.

Take the saucepan off the stove and taste it, but be careful as it might be hot. You can add more lemon juice or maple syrup if it is not according to your taste.

You can serve it warm or chilled, however make sure that you let it sit at room temperature before you put it in the fridge.

Note: You can also use honey in place of maple syrup.

 

 

  • Paleo Strawberry Crumble

 

This uses natural sweetness from strawberries and almond flour, making it a healthy choice.

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries (4 cups)
  • Lemon juice (1 tbsp.)
  • Pure maple syrup (1 tbsp.)
  • Tapioca starch (2 tbsp.)
  • Pure vanilla extract (2 tbsp.)

The following ingredients are for the topping:

  • Almond flour (1 cup)
  • Kosher salt (½ tsp.)
  • Coconut oil or grapeseed oil (3 tbsp.)
  • Pure maple syrup (3 tbsp.)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix all the strawberries, maple syrup, tapioca starch, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a bowl and transfer the mixture it into an 8” x 8” baking pan.

Mix all the topping ingredients and spread the mixture evenly over the strawberry mixture.

Bake it for 30 mins until the topping is golden brown.

Take it out and let it sit for 10 mins. You can even freeze it for 20 mins before eating it.

 

 

  • Roasted Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Yogurt Parfaits

 

It is a delicious dish that is also very healthy. Plus, it contains a good amount of protein that can even help damaged muscles so do give this a try:

Ingredients for Strawberry Rhubarb sauce:

  • Strawberries (1 pound)
  • Rhubarb (1 pound), cut into wide slices, about ¼ inch each
  • Honey (⅓ cup)
  • Lemon juice (2 tbsp.)

Ingredients for Parfait:

  • Homemade honey almond granola (1 batch)
  • Plain Greek yogurt (32 ounces)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spread the rhubarb with honey and strawberry in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Bake it for 20 to 25 minutes, but make sure to keep tossing it halfway until the fruit is tender and juicy. However, keep an eye of the edges of the pan as the fruits and honey can burn easily.

Transfer the fruit and the juice to a bowl.

Put lemon juice over it and decorate it with the yogurt before serving it.

 

  • Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream

 

It is not only healthy but also the easiest dessert you’ll make. Plus, your dog gonna love it as well since they love banana chips.

Ingredients:

  • Ripe bananas (4 large)
  • Peanut butter (2 tbsp.)

Directions:

Peel the bananas, cut them into little slices and freeze them.

Take them out after a few hours and place the bananas in a powerful blender.

Blend them until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Add peanut butter and blend again.

If you want it to be more creamy, add 4 tablespoons of milk; and serve.

If you want a hard texture consider freezing it for an hour or two before consuming it.

 

 

  • Fresh Mango Ice Cream

 

This is not the most healthy item on the list, but it is still better than packaged ice creams you find on the market.

If you’re on a diet it is highly recommended that you don’t consume this. However, if you really crave for mango ice cream then practice portion control.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet mangoes (1 kg)
  • Skimmed milk (1 cup)
  • Crushed sugar (½ cup)
  • Milk powder (200 gms)
  • Low fat cream (200 ml)

 

Directions:

Peel the mangoes and puree them in a blender.

Add milk powder, skimmed milk, sugar and low-fat cream.

Blend the mixture for two minutes and pour it in a container.

Put it in a freezer and beat it with a fork after every hour at least four times.

Let it sit overnight in the freezer.

Serve and enjoy.

 

  • Chocolate Truffles

 

Each truffle contains 55 calories and is extremely delicious.

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate chips (½ cup)
  • Peanut butter (1 tbsp.)
  • Low fat Greek yogurt (¼ cup)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder (1/3 cup)

Directions:

Take a microwavable bowl and pour chocolate chips in it.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave.

Add peanut butter while the mixture is still hot, and stir it.

Add yogurt and mix it well.

Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.

Take one tablespoon of the mixture and make truffles.

Roll them in cocoa and put them in the freezer until done.

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