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February 28, 2018
Gone are the days of dessert being taboo for weight-watchers and health nuts. With these easy desserts, we can all enjoy the wonders of a sweet ending to a meal or a craving-satisfying snack in the middle of the day without having to worry about them ending up around our waist and straight to our thighs. The best part is you don’t need an oven to make them.
Choco Salted “Caramels”
Put away that candy thermometer. There’s no need for finicky sugar-melting here. Easy and at 60 GOOD calories per piece, this is a sure win.
1 ½ cups of sunflower seeds, dry roasted; unsalted
2 cups of pitted dates, about 16 to 18 pieces
¼ teaspoon of sea or kosher salt
¾ cup of bittersweet chocolate chips
A bit more salt to sprinkle
Dairy-Free Ice Cream Sandwich
Chill out with this undoubtedly healthier take on a usually cholesterol and sugar-heavy frozen treat. It just takes three easy-to-find ingredients!
2 ripe bananas, a bit over-ripe is good, too
2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
12 rectangles or 24 squares of graham crackers
Try to use organic and sugar-free peanut butter and graham crackers. There’s 92 calories per sandwich and they are all good for you!
Buffed Out Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Another ice cream alternative but this taken to the next level with what desserts often fall short, a good hit of protein.
4 bananas, sliced and frozen
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
1/8 teaspoon mint extract
2 tablespoons quality cocoa powder
2 scoops protein powder, chocolate flavored, if available
¼ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
A serving size is about a ¾ cup and has around 320 calories. Still a bit hefty calorie-wise but remember, there’s protein powder in this. Great for post-workout snacking!
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