When I began my healthy eating journey, I knew there would be some bumps in the road. I was used to eating a lot more junk than I should and I have a weakness for desserts, particularly chocolate desserts. This can be a major issue when you’re trying your best to watch calories and eat healthy.
There are ways around solving your chocolate dessert cravings without bingeing on your favorite high-calorie treats. I’m going to share three of my go-to healthy chocolate dessert ideas that are much healthier alternatives and will fix any sweet tooth.
I can’t remember how I stumbled upon this healthy chocolate dessert recipe, but it is one of my favorites when I’m craving something sweet. It has four ingredients and is super easy to make. You’ll need 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder (or carob powder), and 1 tsp of honey. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a pudding consistency. Keep in mind if you use carob powder, it will probably be sweet enough without adding the honey.
You can do a web search for this company. They specialize in delicious chocolate paleo desserts. If you are not familiar with the paleo way of eating, the diet avoids all bad carbs which are found in white flour, refined sugar, and all processed food. These treats are made from natural ingredients and work well if you’re on the go. They are especially nice if you don’t have the time to make your own healthier versions of desserts.
This is an ultra-premium nutritional supplement. It comes in two flavors: greenberry and chocolate. It’s easy to guess which one is my favorite. I use the chocolate flavor daily as a chocolate milkshake. The huge difference is, there is no refined sugar or sugar substitutes (such as sucralose or aspartame) contained in the product. It is low in calories and even contains antioxidants. Best of all, there are tons of recipes available for it. Everything from drinks to chocolate pie. It’s so versatile and so good for you.
If you have a major sweet tooth like I do, you can still satisfy it without ruining your diet. Search for healthy alternatives. You would be surprised at the cool recipes people come up with for beating their chocolate cravings. I also indulge in the real thing at least once a week. I don’t go overboard but enough to be satisfied.