Keeping your sweet tooth in check can be one of the main reasons why you succeed in losing weight with your diet. Those who try and cut out “treats” completely, can eventually end up binging badly for days and undo all the progress that they had made. It can be a bad cycle!
When you start to incorporate healthier, lower calorie desserts and sweetsinto your diet, they can cure your cravings, without piling on excess calories, fat and carbs that can destroy your healthy eating plan. It’s better to eat for long term weight loss, rather than restricting yourself of the foods you love.
We have collected 33 amazing healthy desserts and sweet treats that replace ingredients with healthier alternatives, drop the calories and use some creative cooking techniques to make some of your favourite recipes into lower calorie versions that you can fit into your diet perfectly! Enjoy!
33 Healthy Dessert & Sweet Treat Recipes That Will Fit Into Your Diet!
Chocolate Workout Brownies
“These secretly-good-for-you chocolate workout brownies are high in protein, gluten-free, oil-free, vegan, and they can even have NO added sugar.” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
Greek Yoghurt Chocolate Mousse
“A delicious, light and healthier Chocolate Mousse recipe made with greek yogurt. Great for kids, this makes a really simple but very tasty summer dessert!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Peanut Better And Jelly Frozen Yoghurt Bark
“A delicious new twist of my classic Frozen Yogurt Bark, this time with peanut butter and jelly. A really great summer snack that the kids will love!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Healthier Chocolate Chip Cookies
“A healthier version of my kids’ favourite snack; Chocolate Chip Cookies! Made with wholemeal flour, oats and reduced sugar.” Recipe: Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Healthy Chocolate Brownie Bites
“Packed with nutritious ingredients including prunes, dates, nuts and flaxseed, these delicious Raw Chocolate Brownie Bites make a great snack for kids and adults too!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Chocolate Orange Energy Bites
“Delicious, healthy, no bake Chocolate Orange Energy Bites. A super easy gluten free snack the whole family will love!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Chickpea & Nutella Cookies
“Gluten free cookies made from chickpeas (yes…chickpeas!), peanut butter and nutella. A great source of protein for picky eaters!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Healthy Oat & Blueberry Blender Muffins
“Delicious and super healthy, these gluten free Oat & Blueberry Blender Muffins are so easy to make and nutritious enough to have for breakfast!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Healthy Brownie Batter Dip
“Deep, dark, rich, chocolatey, and secretly healthy brownie batter dip.” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
Paleo Bars – That Taste Like Chocolate Brownies
“These fudgy chocolate paleo bars are a wholesome & filling snack that tastes like dessert!” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
“This ultra thick and creamy peanut butter banana smoothie recipe tastes like drinking a milkshake… and it’s good for you at the same time!” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Baked Oatmeal
“Rich, dark, peanut buttery, chocolate baked oatmeal, for a healthy breakfast that tastes like dessert!” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream
“Sinfully rich, indulgently dark, and secretly healthy chocolate ice cream!” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
No Bake Chocolate Pie
“This rich, creamy, and secretly healthy no bake chocolate pie will be THE hit of any party!” Recipe: ChocolateCoveredKatie.
Raw Vegan Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars
“If you’re a coconut fan, you’ll love these raw vegan chocolate covered coconut bars. If you’re not, you just might be converted. They are full of wholesome, plant-based ingredients, super healthy (for a dessert), and contain coconut in 4 different forms. This easy no bake vegan dessert recipe proves just how delicious healthy, allergy friendly sweets can be.” Recipe: TheLoopyWhisk.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
“This vegan cookie dough is the perfect treat for when you are craving the buttery deliciousness of chocolate chip cookie dough, but want to eat something reasonably healthy at the same time. It’s gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, as well as vegan and paleo – but most importantly: it’s super delicious.” Recipe: TheLoopyWhisk.
Healthy Salted Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sundae
“This healthy cookie dough ice cream sundae is everything you’d want a sundae to be, plus more. There’s the amazing vegan refined sugar free salted caramel sauce, the gluten free cookie dough, and the dairy free ice cream – which are all individually amazing, but together… they will blow your mind.” Recipe: TheLoopyWhisk.
Healthy Strawberry Popsicles
“These strawberry popsicles are the perfect summer treat – refreshing, aromatic, sweet, and healthy. The strawberries give them the bright colour, as well as an abundance of vitamins. This easy popsicle recipe is gluten, dairy and refined sugar free, and it’s bound to become a favourite this summer.” Recipe: TheLoopyWhisk.
Raw Vegan Chocolate Coffee Cheesecake Bites
“Crunchy crust meets creamy coffee and chocolate layers in these raw vegan chocolate coffee cheesecake bites. Aside from being dangerously delicious, they’re almost too pretty to eat and super simple to make, as well. Once you taste this raw vegan dessert without coconut oil (!) you’ll want to make it again and again. And again.” Recipe: TheLoopyWhisk.
Raw Vegan Raspberry Cheesecake
“This raw vegan cheesecake is the perfect summer dessert: creamy, refreshing and perfectly balanced due to the slight tartness of the raspberries. The lemon zest in the crunchy almond crust adds an extra pop of flavour, which will blow your mind.” Recipe: TheLoopyWhisk.
Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding
“This Chocolate Orange Chia Pudding can be whipped together in a pinch and is perfect for breakfast and dessert alike. | Paleo, Vegan, Low FODMAP” Recipe: ASaucyKitchen.
Frozen Gluten Free + Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie
“Creamy, dreamy Frozen Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Pie – Made with less than 10 all natural ingredients & easy to make! Grain Free + Vegan + Paleo Option” Recipe: ASaucyKitchen.
Raspberry Swirl Raw Cheesecake Cups
“Smooth & creamy Raspberry Swirl Raw Cheesecake Cups with a chocolatey nut & date crust | Paleo + Vegan” Recipe: ASaucyKitchen.
Best Fudgy Paleo Brownies (Nut Free)
“One bowl, super fudgy paleo brownies – made with only 7 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes or less! Gluten Free + Nut Free + Paleo” Recipe: ASaucyKitchen.
Chocolate Chunk Chickpea Flour Cookies
“Chocolate Chunk Chickpea Flour Cookies – soft, chewy and studded with large chocolatey chunks. Gluten free, grain free with dairy & refined sugar free options!” Recipe: ASaucyKitchen.
Healthier Homemade Snickers Bar
“No bake, healthier homemade snickers bars. Made with a coconut almond nougat, topped with a simple vegan caramel sauce and dipped in dark chocolate. Paleo + Vegan” Recipe: ASaucyKitchen.
The Best Healthier Brownie
“The best healthier brownies with no flour, no refined white sugar, no butter, and no eggs. These delicious and healthy brownies are easy to make and include an optional frosting recipe made using Greek yogurt!” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.
Chocolate Banana Frozen Yoghurt Bark
“A delicious and healthy snack made with just four simple ingredients. A great alternative to ice cream for kids and perfect for the summer!” Recipe: MyFussyEater.
Vegan Peanut Butter Mud Cake
“Fall in love with vegan baking with this indulgent Peanut Butter Mud Cake! Dairy free, gluten free and egg free, this mud cake is made with almond meal, creamy pure peanut butter and cacao.” Recipe: NourishEveryday.
Healthy Buckwheat Anzac Cookies
“This easy buckwheat ANZAC cookies recipe is gluten free, dairy free and nut free. A simple vegan cookie with that classic combo of oats and coconut!” Recipe: NourishEveryday.
Peanut Butter Oat Choc Chip Cookies
“Dairy free and gluten free peanut butter oat choc chip cookies made with natural peanut butter, rolled oats and studded with delicious dark choc chips.” Recipe: NourishEveryday.
Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
“These flourless peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy, gluten free, and dairy free!” Recipe: BuildYourBite.
Secretly Healthy 87 Calorie Brownies!
“Have you ever wished you could have a huge, luscious, rich, gooey, chocolatey brownie for under 100 calories? If you just screamed yes and began licking your computer screen then A. Stop, that’s disgusting. B. It may be time for you to chill out about the calorie counting, but if that’s what floats your boat then cool beans because… C. Today is your lucky day!” Recipe: YammiesNoshery.