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5 Healthy Dessert Options That Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

There’s nothing better than something sweet after a nutritious meal, but when you’re trying to be health conscious, how do you satisfy that sweet craving? The good news is that there are a lot of healthier dessert options, which are no less delicious.

There are countless recipes online that will help you make healthier desserts, including a wide range of scrumptious cakes and puddings, including Taste magazine's recipe for a sugar-free fig and apple tart. Or Chocolate Covered Katie’s chocolate chip kale cookie recipe (I mean that even sounds healthy), and chickpea blondies from The Healthy Maven, but if you’re like me and you’re no good with recipes—or just have no desire to follow one—then are even easier, and undoubtedly quicker options, for an after dinner snack.

These include frozen bananas, which is exactly what it sounds like, a banana peeled and put into the freezer so that when it comes out it tastes like a banana-flavored ice cream. Frozen grapes are another great frozen sweet treat (I like the red ones best). There’s also dark chocolate, that when eaten in moderation is actually pretty good for you because it’s filled with antioxidants and has a high content of polyphenols and flavonoids.

Baked apple with cinnamon, oats and a sprinkling of brown sugar (just place it into the oven and let it get all soft and delicious), and chia pudding with coconut milk, yogurt and honey are other favorites. And while not as exotic as a frozen banana or a baked apple, a bowl of berries is another great dessert option: They’re tasty and sweet but also filled with vitamins and antioxidants, while still being very low in calories. Feel free to get a little creative with your berries by shaving some dark chocolate over them, or adding plain or greek yogurt and a sprinkling of musli.

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