Considering my sweet tooth, it is somewhat surprising that I don’t feature more healthy dessert recipes on Clean Cuisine. While we do have a section of sweet treats, I would hardly classify Clean Cuisine as a healthful treats website destination. And yet, I actually do make a lot of desserts! They just aren’t always my own recipe.
That’s because the truth is, it takes a lot more work and effort to create good tasting healthy dessert recipes than it does to whip up a quinoa risotto or a black bean burger. And let’s face it, why bother even eating a dessert if it doesn’t taste downright amazing!
If you are in the mood for something sweet, rest assured you can find a gazillion and one desserts online. But finding truly healthy dessert recipes is another thing altogether. There are plenty of websites that claim to have healthful desserts, but when you get down to the nitty gritty of reading the ingredients in their recipes you’ll find the usual suspects such as refined flour, “low fat” cream cheese, “fat free” milk, sugar, butter, and so on. It is not particularly easy to find a website that offers decadent tasting healthy dessert recipes that also align with our definition of clean eating.
If you follow our clean eating guidelines and are familiar with the anti-inflammatory program we outline in our book, then you already know it’s a good idea to steer clear of things like refined sugar, dairy and enriched flour. But then, how do you make cookies? Or cake? What do you make when you are craving something sweet? Wouldn’t it be great to have a destination website where you knew the healthy dessert recipes were ones you could actually count on as being healthy?
From one dessert lover to another, let me let you in on a little secret….
Founded by Melissa King, My Whole Food Life is a trusted destination where you can find truly healthy dessert recipes made from unrefined, whole food ingredients. Although our stories are not the same, like me, Melissa has witness the healing power of food firsthand. And if you read her story, she admits that, like me, she once believed Boca Burgers, Skinny Cow and processed cereals like Kashi were “health foods”. The struggles Melissa has overcome with her family are tremendous and she is someone who truly “gets” the meaning of clean eating.
One of the things I really love about Melissa’s healthy dessert recipes is that she makes it a point to work in nutrition. Unlike so many websites that claim to have healthy treats, Melissa’s recipes reflect an understanding of the spirit of “whole foods”. In other words, she doesn’t just make Flourless Chocolate Brownie Bites that are free of refined sugar, dairy and refined flour, she actually makes it a point to include nutrient-dense ingredients. In this case, avocados. And in case you are wondering, yes, the brownie bites are to die for!
Here are just four more of my favorite healthy dessert recipes featured on My Whole Food Life (Note: The photos for these recipes are in the collage to the left.)
- Salted Caramel Fudge
- Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes
- Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
- Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream
Beyond sweet treats, My Whole Food Life has plenty of additional recipes too! You’ll find everything from veggie burgers, dips, breakfast bars, and plenty more.
Do YOU Have a Favorite Healthy Dessert Recipe?
If you have a favorite healthy dessert recipe I would love to hear about it! Please leave a comment below and let me know 😉
P.S. Melissa also has a cookbook featuring even more healthy dessert recipes! Check out her recipe for Chocolate Mousse and learn more about the book HERE.