Many people have a sweet tooth and dessert is a great finish to any meal. This doesn’t mean you need to pile on the calories. As caterers who are offering meal delivery services, we have learned that it’s easier than ever to make sweet desserts that aren’t filling and yet taste great. You can make them healthy at the same time.

Almond Butter Cake

Almond butter makes an ideal way to incorporate healthy nuts in your daily food intake. Turn flavorful almonds into a healthy cake. Cream sugar and butter with an egg. Add in almond butter or almond paste with a cup of almond flour. Bake the cake for about half an hour. When it comes out, frost it with more almond butter or sliced almonds with ginger.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

Ditch the cream and go for the low fat. Frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative. It also freezes very well. Take your favorite yogurt and liven it up with your choice of fillings. We like chopped fruit like red plums or pluots. Put them in the freezer with a popsicle stick and you’re good to go on warm fall days.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Dark chocolate is one of the healthier options when it comes to creating a dessert. It will bring you chocolate happiness without the need to bring in additional fat and more calories. Melt down squares of your favorite dark chocolate. We recommend experimenting with different types of dark chocolates. There’s lots of options on the market that let you go as dark as you want and add in the flavor. You’ll want to make sure the chocolate is the right smooth consistency. Dip in your washed strawberries and leave in the fridge until they’re hard on top of foil. You have a quick snack that you can also serve to guests when you want something a little fancier.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Squares

Peanut butter is surprisingly rich in nutrients. Organic grape jelly offers the ideal touch of sweetness. Pair the two together with butter, baking powder, raw sugar, a large egg and a touch of vanilla extract. Mix and bake together for forty-five minutes. Serve hot or cold.

Frozen Fruit

If you’re not into dairy or if you are a vegan, you can skip the yogurt and freeze the fruit directly. Place the fruit you like best on a parchment lined baking sheet. Keep in the freezer for about three hours until they get frozen solid. Freezing is a great way to preserve fruit on hot days and bring out all year long for a fast treat.

Cocoa Flavored Popcorn

Freshly popped popcorn is an ideal snack. It’s full of favor and ready in minutes. You can add your own special spin with some cocoa powder. After it pops, gently sprinkle the powder directly on top of the popcorn. Mix it up in the bag and serve hot. You’ll have something that’s a bit sweet and a bit salty.

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