It’s okay to enjoy dessert now and then, but you’ll need to exercise restraint with many popular sweet treats to spare yourself a heavy dose of bad fats. On the other hand, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to use healthy fats to make desserts that taste absolutely decadent.
1. Get creative with dark chocolate
Having a small piece of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate is a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth. However, if you’re having fruit for dessert, make it more indulgent by topping it off with shavings of dark chocolate.
2. Add nuts
They make a wonderful addition to ice cream and many other desserts, especially when chopped and baked or toasted. Nuts pair especially well with baked fruits.
3. Splurge ocsasionally
You can have just about any dessert you like now and then, as long as you control portions. For instance, if you’re having ice cream, limit yourself to two small scoops the size of golf balls (which can count as one of your dairy servings for the day).
4. Turn your ingredients around
Rather than using fruit, nuts, or dark chocolate as a topping on ice cream or a baked sweet, try it the other way around. Make the healthy part of the dessert the main star, and then adorn it with a small scoop of ice cream or a tiny baked treat.