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Indulgent Desserts That Are Surprisingly Nutritious

Delicious as it may be, dessert is typically no friend to your waistline. Those layers of luscious chocolate, decadent caramel, and rich fudgy flavors come with a price: They are chock-full of fat, calories, and unhealthy ingredients. There’s a good chance you are already aware of that fact, but the truth is, some days when a sugar craving attacks, it doesn’t matter that you know you’re about to eat something detrimental to your diet — you just want something sweet, and you want it now. Fortunately, there’s a way for you to silence your sweet tooth without consuming a days worth of calories in one sitting. Bake one of these 6 desserts, which taste unbelievably indulgent but are surprisingly healthy. Finally, you can enjoy a slice of cake and stick to your diet, too.

1. Mounds Bar Fudge

grated coconut, grater

grated coconut, grater Coconut | iStock.com

Drop that Mounds bar! It may cure your cravings, but at 240 calories, 13 grams of fat, and 10 grams of sugar, this is not a diet-friendly option. Instead, make One Green Planet’s Mounds bar fudge, a heavenly treat that is healthy, dairy-free, and vegan. Consisting of food-for-you ingredients such as shredded coconut, coconut flour, and almond milk, one piece contains 4.5 calories and 0.3 grams of fat. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that! The recipe makes 10 to 15 pieces.


  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut almond milk
  • ¼ cup mashed banana, pumpkin, or applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Sweetener to taste

Directions: Mix together unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut flour. Add in milk and stir until combined and uniform. Add in mashed banana, pumpkin, or applesauce, cocoa powder, and sweetener to taste and mix until incorporated. Spread it into a container and freeze until solid.

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