Desserts Without the Guilt

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What’s the top question I get from my followers about my food blog? “How do you stay so slim when you make so many yummy desserts”? Well. It’s simple.

A. I bake it and take it (to the office).

B. I’m at the gym 4 times a week. I hate it but I go.

C. I have loads of willpower.

D. I do make some desserts that are healthy so I don’t pack on extra pounds.

Here are five of my favourite healthy sweet treats from my blog

Gluten & Dairy Free Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Let’s start with these blueberry breakfast bars. Pack them with your favourite berries and crunchy pumpkin seeds for a delicious and gluten free treat. They can also be made vegan if you use agave instead of honey. Just a warning: these are pretty addictive.

Get the recipe from Simply Beautiful Eating

Pavlovas with Kiwi and Pistachios

Meringues are one of the best low calorie indulgences to make for dessert. After all, it’s basically a bunch of egg whites whipped with sugar and if you divide up the amount of sugar in each it’s a sweet deal. These are light clouds of deliciousness topped with tart kiwi and crunchy pistachios.

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Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins

Here’s a healthy muffin that will take you from breakfast to snack to dessert. These 12 delicious muffins didn’t make it to the office because I simply couldn’t keep my hands off of them. They are packed with nutritious ingredients and the substitution of applesauce for oil makes them moist and lower in fat.

Get the recipe from Simply Beautiful Eating

Fruit Infused Ice Pops

It doesn’t get any easier than this. These refreshing ice pops are sweetened with fruit, honey and a bit of lime juice for a treat that’s light and not laden with calories.

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Fresh Berry Yogurtini’s

I like sundaes. A lot. But layers and layers of ice cream, sauce, fruits, nuts and of course the whipped cream and a cherry on top won’t do your waistline any favours. There are a ton of calories in a standard banana split but these yogurtinis are light on fat, sugar and are simply delicious. Layer it up in a cool looking martini glass with zero fat yogurt, berries and granola and you have yourself a beautiful healthy treat.

Get the recipe from Simply Beautiful Eating