Guilt-Free Alternatives for Your Favourite Desserts

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, but dreading that guilty feeling that comes with indulging in your favourite sugary treats? Rest assured, these are some healthier choices and ideas that you can either purchase, or easily cook and prepare yourself without compromising on taste!

With a few healthy switches in ingredients or simply replacing sugar all together, here are 7 guilt-free suggestions to replicate your favourite desserts without sabotaging your diet.

Chocolate Truffles

A common misconception is that chocolate should be completely cut out of your diet if you’re looking to achieve weight loss. In fact, dark chocolate can be a good fit in a healthy diet plan! Instead of using regular chocolate and heavy cream, use dark chocolate and greek yogurt instead. These chocolate truffles are not only creamy, but also require only a few common household ingredients.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Don’t be quick to dismiss avocados in your dessert, you can barely taste it in this! Silky and smooth, replace the usual egg whites and sugar with them for a healthier version of a chocolate mousse. Avocados are also cholesterol-free and full of fibre, regulating your appetite to prevent late-night snacking.

No-Bake Peanut Butter Bar

Swap out the fatty graham crackers and butter with oats and honey as the main stars in this easy alternative. Mix in ingredients high in antioxidants such as chia seeds or dried fruit if you want to convert this into a more filling snack you can reach for throughout the day.

2-ingredient Banana Cookies

Cookies for breakfast with just 2 ingredients? It’s totally possible by substituting flour and sugar with oats and bananas. Start off your day with a delicious cookie that doubles up as your morning cereal or oatmeal, perfect for enjoying with a glass of milk or coffee. In just 20 minutes, these cookies are easy enough to make when you wake up, or the night before.

Cherry Coconut Ice Cream

As the days get warmer, ice cream always hits the spot. Using coconut milk in place of fatty, full cream milk, and fresh cherries as a sweetener instead of syrup, this dessert is especially great for people with normal or high cholesterol levels, and is also vegan-friendly!

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Not just for hummus, chickpeas and our Organic Coconut Nectar make for a delectable edible cookie dough in place of the typical flour and brown sugar. As a cherry on top, chickpeas are also dubbed a “multitasking food for dieters”, keeping your cravings and sweet tooth in check.

Froyo Affogato

Switching out ice cream, the main calorie culprit in an affogato, to a delicious scoop of low-fat frozen yoghurt is a good icy substitute to add to your espresso. Made out of milk instead of cream, along with gut-friendly probiotics, your stomach and waistline will thank you later.

Clearly, desserts don’t have to be off-limits while achieving your health goals. Try these alternatives out if you’re craving these desserts! Have any other guilt-free ideas? Tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your favourite substitutes.