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Satisfy a Sweet Tooth with These Dietitian Designed Desserts

These desserts are sure to satisfy a sweet tooth!

All of the recipes below were developed by dietitians.

Get ready to savor the sweet side of wellness, because our lineup of healthy desserts is set to redefine your dessert experience.

Let the delicious adventure begin!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Stuffed Cookies

This recipe has the flavors of a yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwich in cookie form!

Elise Harlow, Registered Dietitian and owner of The Flourished Table includes both traditional and gluten-free instructions.

What makes this a healthier cookie?

  • Peanut Butter is rich in a variety of nutrients including protein, vitamin E, and Iron. It also contains healthy fats that may reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Coconut Sugar is higher in minerals, vitamins C, and B vitamins, and antioxidants than regular cane sugar. However, it is still sugar and therefore will increase your blood sugar.
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PBJ Cookie
Peanut Butter & Jelly Stuffed Cookies
These gluten free peanut butter and jelly stuffed cookies are everything you love about a classic PB & J sandwich, but in cookie form!
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Raspberry & White Chocolate Blondies– sure to satisfy a sweet tooth!

A blondie is a dessert bar that resembles a brownie. It is different from a brownie in that it substitutes vanilla for cocoa.

This Blondie recipe was created by Registered Dietitian Kate Reeder from Table Nutrition. These delicious treats contain white chocolate chips and freeze-dried raspberries.

What makes this a healthier dessert?

The freeze-dried raspberries pack a nutritional punch!

Freeze-drying removes the water and keeps the nutrients, leaving behind a tart raspberry flavor that’s sure to satisfy a sweet tooth!

Raspberries are a concentrated source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. They are also one of the lowest-sugar fruits

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Blondies to satisfy a sweet tooth
Raspberry & White Chocolate Blondies
These soft, chewy, raspberry and white chocolate blondies are the perfect blend of sweet and tangy. Better yet, they are simple to make!
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Peanut Butter, Banana, & Dark Chocolate Truffles

This truffle recipe was created by Registered Dietitian Lindsey Pine at Tasty Balance Nutrition.

Lindsey’s recipe is simple with just 4 ingredients – bananas, peanut butter, dark chocolate, and a little oil to thin out the chocolate for dipping.

These make for a tasty freezer treat when a sugar craving hits!

What makes these truffles a healthier option?

  • Bananas contain fiber and are a good source of Potassium. The mineral Potassium lowers blood pressure and reduces your risk of heart disease.
  • Peanut Butter, as discussed above in the PBJ cookies, is rich in a variety of nutrients including protein, vitamin E, and iron. It also contains healthy fats that may reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Dark chocolate also benefits the heart. It is high in inflammation-fighting antioxidants. It is also linked to a lower risk of diabetes and cognitive decline.
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Peanut Butter, Banana, & Dark Choc Truffles to satisfy a sweet tooth
Peanut Butter, Banana, & Dark Chocolate Truffles
These frozen truffles' are super rich and chocolaty, but they are made with healthy ingredients!
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Triple Berry Nectarine Crisp to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

This healthier version of a fruit crisp is brought to you by Registered Dietitian Melissa Traub from Plant-Based Nutrition.

What makes this fruit crisp a healthier option?

  • Nectarines are rich in vitamin C & vitamin A, along with fiber and antioxidants. This summer fruit may improve immunity and promote longevity.
  • Berries contain fiber, vitamins & minerals, and fiber. They are rich in antioxidants that fight inflammation, decreasing your risk of chronic diseases.
  • Old-fashioned oats have several health benefits including lowering cholesterol, improving digestive health, and promoting a healthy weight.
  • Almond flour contains vitamin E & magnesium. It is lower in carbs than traditional flour and may lower “bad” cholesterol.
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Satisfy a Sweet Tooth with this Triple Berry Nectarine Crisp
Triple Berry Nectarine Crisp
This triple berry nectarine crisp is a sweet summer dessert. In addition to being vegan and gluten-free, it has less added sugar and fat than typical fruit crisp recipes.
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Satisfy a Sweet Tooth with Vegan Blondies

This recipe was created by Registered Dietitian Leanne Ray from Healthy (ish) Appetite.

These vegan blondies are 100% whole grain with less sugar than traditional blondies.

What makes this a healthier dessert?

  • Whole wheat flour is high in fiber and can help lower cholesterol.
  • Almond flour contains vitamin E & magnesium. It is lower in carbs than traditional flour and may lower “bad” cholesterol.
  • Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds and is a common ingredient in hummus. It contains healthy fats along with vitamins and minerals. Tahini also contains antioxidants that can decrease your risk of chronic disease. It keeps baked items moist and allergy-friendly.
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Vegan Blondies to satisfy a sweet tooth
Vegan Blondies
These vegan blondies are a plant-based twist on the classic dense and chewy dessert bars. Tahini makes a great substitute for butter and adds a wonderful complex flavor.
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Takeaways

Indulging in sweet treats doesn’t have to compromise your commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

This collection of desserts, thoughtfully designed by dietitians, proves that you can satisfy your sweet tooth while nourishing your body.

Embrace the joy of wholesome indulgence and treat yourself to one of these delicious desserts!

Are you interested in more healthy aging desserts? Check out “Collagen Cookies: Five Recipes You’ll Love“.

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