Healthy, clean eating is more important today than ever before. With so much information about the harmful ingredients in most of our foods, people are becoming more conscious about what they put in their bodies, especially when it comes to dessert. So, I’ve rounded up 12 healthy desserts under 100 calories to help you indulge in the cleanest way possible.
Many dessert foods today are packed with refined sugars and high in fat. Not only does this lead to unnecessary weight gain, it also has a hand in the deterioration of your body. Bad-for-you desserts can result in mood swings, a poor metabolism, and all kinds of illnesses.
When it comes to healthy desserts, simple is always best. The less ingredients, the less chance for artificial flavors. Using natural, whole ingredients ensures your treats are naturally sweetened and overall nutritious. Some of these treats may sound unhealthy and indulgent, but when you look at the fixings, you’ll see they’re completely filled with clean eating ingredients.
From healthy chocolate fudge zucchini brownies, to healthy oatmeal chocolate chip miracle cookies, peanut butter banana cups and more, these healthy desserts may seem like the biggest oxymoron, but they’re the best way to indulge, guilt free. Read on to check out 12 healthy desserts under 100 calories!
1. Healthy Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies (Chocolate Covered Katie)
If you didn’t think brownies could be healthy, think again! Made with zucchini, coconut flour, flaxmeal, applesauce, and more, this hearty dessert is indulgent, but healthy too! Plus, they’re only 83 calories per serving, meaning you can feel really good munching on one after dinner!
2. Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bars (The Big Man’s World)
Packed with protein, these delicious cookie dough bars don’t require any baking, plus they’re so simple to make with only three ingredients! There’s no flour, grains, butter or oil, which means they’re gluten free, dairy free, paleo, vegan and all natural! Simply the best of all worlds!
3. Healthy Chocolate Muffins (I Heart Naptime)
At just 95 calories each, these healthy chocolate muffins are an excellent alternative to any muffins you buy at the store. With ingredients like old fashioned oats, unsweetened cocoa, Greek yogurt, and unsweetened applesauce, you’ll get a healthy dose of chocolate that won’t hurt your waistline!
4. Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Miracle Cookies (Averie Cooks)
Simple, healthy, and quick to whip up, these cookies are truly satisfying. Made without any refined sugars or salts, they’re vegan, gluten-free and soy-free. It’s tough to find a cookie recipe that doesn’t use white or brown sugar, but this one takes the cake! They’re extra chewy and loaded with texture so you can savor every bite!
5. Oh So Berry Sorbet (Get Healthy U)
This sorbet is packed with antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries, strawberries and pomegranate. It contains sugar, but just make sure to use unrefined sugar to make it the healthiest it can be! It’s so fresh and will help cleanse your palette after a nice, big meal.
6. Apple Caramel Crunch Balls (Everyday Diabetic Recipes)
Not only are these crunch balls healthy and low cal, they’ll also provide you with a boost in energy, and are a great source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Small enough to pop in your mouth, they’re a delicious treat to enjoy post lunch or dinner.
7. Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (The Skinny Fork)
These cookies may sound like they’re indulgent and probably unhealthy, but there’s no oil flour, eggs or added sugar. They’re simple to make and filled with nutritious goodness like nutmeg, bananas, old fashioned oats, unsweetened shredded coconut and reduced fat peanut butter. The recipe itself looks delicious, so I’m sure the cookies taste even better!
8. Heathy Zucchini Banana Nut Bread (Chocolate Salad)
This zucchini banana nut bread looks absolutely divine, and at only 92 calories, how can you go wrong? With nutritious ingredients like cinnamon, flax seed, honey, and of course, zucchini and bananas, this is sure to become a new go-to in your household! Your family won’t even know how healthy it is, and you’ll all be reaping the benefits!
9. Healthy 4 Ingredient Banana Cake Cookies (The Big Man’s World)
With four healthy ingredients: Coconut flour, banana, cashew butter, and maple syrup (plus dairy-free chocolate chips if you’re up for it, but who isn’t?), these cookies should be a new go-to in your home! They’re naturally gluten free, grain free, paleo and vegan, so they’re an awesome substitute for the fatty, sugary cookies you’re used to!
10. Flourless Blueberry Banana Blender Muffins (Averie Cooks)
With no refined sugar, dairy, gluten, soy, or oil, these muffins are ideal when you’re craving a healthy treat. The banana, blueberries and honey offer natural sweetness, and the almond butter is a healthy alternative to peanut butter that’s often packed with sugar.
11. Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Cookies (Skinny Fitalicious)
Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants, and mixed with Greek yogurt, coconut sugar, gluten free oats, and more, you’re getting super healthy with these cookies! They’re gluten free and low calorie, so you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging. Plus, they look so pretty too!
12. Peanut Butter Banana Cups (Skinny Ms.)
These little babies may look indulgent, but they ‘re made with 100% clean eating ingredients. They’re rich, creamy and satisfying, made with dark chocolate, peanut butter, banana and coconut oil. Rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, they’re the healthy version of a Reese’s peanut butter cup! With so many more benefits. They’ll kick your sweet tooth in the healthiest way possible!
If you’re looking to indulge without the guilt, these 12 healthy desserts under 100 calories are just what you need! You can feel good about eating them, and your whole family will enjoy them too! And if you’re craving even more healthy dessert recipes, check out this book: 50 Desserts Under 100 Calories: Collection of 50 Mouthwatering Healthy Dessert Recipes Easily Made!
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