Over the quarantine period, many people, including celebrities, have tried to cut down on their food intake and started exercising more to keep themselves productive and healthy.
But sometimes, no matter how much you want to avoid eating your guilty pleasures like desserts, you still end up taking a bite or two of that donut in the fridge. You know that you can always lose the calories by working out with double the effort, but what if we tell you that there are desserts you can eat without having to feel guilty afterward?
Yes, you read that right! There are actually plenty of recipes for guilt-free desserts that you can make for yourself and indulge in without the guilt. My Pope lists some of these recipes so you could try them out for yourself. (Also, here’s a little reminder to consult with a registered nutritionist-dietician before you embark on a diet!)
Guilt-Free Desserts: Cheesecake
Cheesecake is one of those desserts that we can’t easily avoid because it’s really delicious. This can be hard even for those who are trying to lessen their sugar intake—but with this guilt-free cheesecake, you wouldn’t have to avoid cheesecake anymore!
- 1 reduced fat graham cracker pie crust (9 inch) homemade or store bought
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 8 oz low fat sour cream
- 12 oz low fat cream cheese
Check out the recipe here.
Guilt-Free Desserts: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s undeniable that chocolate chip cookies are a classic, timeless dessert. People of all ages love this flavor and sometimes, we just can’t get enough of it. But despite it tasting really good, that means a lot of sugar intake which wouldn’t be good for your health in the long run. But here’s a less sugary version you can try!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup light-brown sugar, packed
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Follow the recipe here.
Guilt-Free Desserts: Banana Ice Cream
The banana split is the favorite dessert of some because of the mix of flavors it has—strawberry, chocolate, banana, vanilla, to name some. But with its three scoops (or more!) of ice cream plus the syrup, it isn’t the healthiest option out there. However, there is a recipe for a healthier ‘banana split’ you can indulge in—just minus the two extra scoops of ice cream!
- 4 ripe bananas
- 3 tbsp coconut cream or full-fat coconut milk
- 1 serving of this chocolate sauce recipe
- chopped pistachios
The recipe can be found here.