Fall desserts are delicious! However, healthier versions of these desserts are better for you and just as enjoyable, if not more, than those loaded with unhealthy fats, sugars and high amounts of calories. Below are recipes for delicious healthy desserts, enjoy!
myplate meals: 10 healthy fall-favorite desserts
This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween … Thanksgiving … Christmas — it seems as if the march through autumn is designed to deliver as many calories as possible. It’s no wonder that the most common New Year’s resolution is to lose weight!
There’s a way to enjoy the season without having to go on a starvation diet come January 1 — and without having to sacrifice your sweets. The answer: by choosing desserts that are low in calories, fat and sodium, you can feel indulgent without actually overdoing it.
And don’t worry … choosing healthier desserts doesn’t mean that you’ll be munching on a fruit cup while everyone else digs in to chocolate cake. We’ve got recipes for traditionally satisfying cold-weather treats such as sweet potato pie and chocolatey brownies that, through a few clever substitutions, maintain their delicious flavor while still being healthier for you.
Delicious cold-weather treats that are also healthy? Must be a holiday miracle!
Crushed Rice Krispies give these brownies just a hint of crunch, while the chopped pecans add even more wholesome bite. Using fat-free milk helps keep the calorie count and fat content down, but doesn’t affect the brownies’ fudgy flavor at all!
This beloved pie is a fun alternative to pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. Like pumpkin pie, the mild flavor of sweet potatoes is deliciously complimented by a spiceblend that enhances its flavor.
Another alternative to traditional pumpkin pie? This super easy (and better-for-you) no-bake pumpkin cheesecake. The light yet creamy texture really allows the sweet pumpkin taste to come to the fore.
Maple syrup is a traditional fall flavor, and these custards are a great way to savor its silky sweetness. This custard is a perfect finish to a dinner of roast chicken or a pot roast.
This simple yet elegant dessert tastes a good as it looks. Feel free to pick your favorite pear variety for this recipe, but make sure that the fruit is not too ripe to ensure the best results.
It’s hard to believe this outrageously delicious dessert is actually low in calories, fat and sodium. The secret is using whole-grain bread and wheat germ in lieu of processed white bread.
Why not serve this flavorful pudding at Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie? Bourbon gives the pudding a sweet, smoky flavor, and we love the crunch of the toasted oats on top.
Four ingredients mean these sweet little low-carb truffles are pretty easy to make. They’re perfect as a gift, or as part of a party dessert table.
Autumn is known for its bounty of delicious pears and apples. This dessert is a great way to enjoy your favorite fruits of the orchard. Feel free to mix and match the fruits according to your taste.
And speaking of orchard fruit … here apples combine with another fall fave, cranberries, for a crisp that’s not only sweet and filling but manages to sneak in four grams of heart-healthy fiber per serving!