Unfortunately, for dessert lovers, it’s a simple fact of life that desserts and weight control don’t go together. Beloved desserts like cheesecake, milkshakes and chocolate cake will not only cause you to pack on the pounds, they’re also high in fat and sugar and will not help you achieve an overall healthy lifestyle. Rather than restricting yourself from desserts, consider some healthy options, from succulent fruits to the popular gluten free chocolate cupcake recipe. Here are some of the most popular healthy dessert options.
This is an easy, healthy take on the banana split. Instead of packing the dessert with sugar, let the banana be the star of the dish. Slice up a banana or two, and drizzle it with your favorite chocolate syrup to get your sugar fix. Add a dollop of nonfat vanilla yogurt to complete the dish.
Angel Food Cake and Fruit
Angel food cake is a healthy way to satisfy your cake craving. Not only is it refreshingly light and sweet, it also has no grams of fat. You can enjoy a plain piece of the cake, or you can cover the cake with your favorite fruit toppings, such as peaches or strawberries.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcake
For those with Celiac’s disease, eating gluten-free deserts is a must. However, gluten-free has benefits for those without the disease because these foods can aid in losing weight. A gluten-free diet means staying away from foods made of wheat, barley, oats and rye, but it doesn’t necessarily mean cutting out desserts from your diet. A gluten-free cupcake is just as delicious as the traditional cupcake, but has rice and millet flour to keep it gluten-free.