5 Quick Healthy Low Sugar Deserts

By JULIE - 11:14:00 AM

fig and ricotta gallete 
If you follow my blog you probably know how I'm always on a quest for good desserts that are healthier, cause I'm not about to skip dessert!  I came across some great ideas from bon appetite that I wanted to share with you.  I narrowed down from their list to what I thought sounded the healthiest and tastiest.

Fig Gallete
I think the fig gallete looks good and so easy.  You just make the crust (they say to use store bought but I would just make a big batch (with 1/2 butter 1/2 coconut butter flavered "shortening") and freeze it.  Then you just spread ricotta cheese (get low sodium) over the crust and place sliced figs on top (you could use dried figs reconstituted in water if you can't find fresh, or use some other fruit like peaches).   How is this healthier you ask?  Well usually the crust is the worst part (nutritionally speaking) of a pie, with gallete you only have half the crust.  Also the filling doesn't have any added sugar, you could serve with a little honey drizzled on it if you do want a little extra sweetness.  I can't wait to make it.

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops
Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas
What kid or adult wouldn't love this?  You could make pops like pictured above by putting a stick into the banana before freezing and then placing it with the stick inside in the freezer until frozen.  Then temper the chocolate, and dip it into the chocolate and cover with any toppings you like (nuts, coconut, etc) until set.  Place in the freezer on a cookie sheet to set faster and to freeze separately, after that you can place in a pryex container or pvc free plastic bag (you can get some at any health food store).  If  you don't want to do pops you could cut the banana into bite size  pieces and dip them into the chocolate using tongs.

Pineapple Yogurt Popsicles
pineapple yogurt popsicles
 I love making Popsicles!  This is such a great idea.  Just mix purred pineapple (or mango, strawberries, etc.) with plain RBST free yogurt together and freeze in your mold.

Peach and Greek Yogurt Parfait
Grilled Peach Parfait

This is so easy!  Just layer grilled peaches and angel food cake with greek yogurt.  You could also replace the yogurt with organic vanilla pudding.  It wouldn't be quite as healthy but still not to bad.

Fruit Kababos 
Tropical Fruit Skewers with Vanilla Yogurt Dipping Sauce
This idea is easy peasy and you can't get healthier than fresh fruit and yogurt.   Just cut up your favorite fruit and place on a skewer, and serve with vanilla or any flavored yogurt you like!  I'm sure kids would love this and it would be wonderful for entertaining adults as well!  The different combinations you could do are endless.  You could do a grilled strawberry shortcake version (angel food cake and strawberries dipped in whipped cream) like Baby Center did, or just grill it like Chaos in the Kitchen did below with their Rum Soaked Grilled Fruit Skewers.
Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs
Another idea I had for fruit kabobs is apples and caramel.  I surprising didn't find much,you could  perhaps carmel apple bites are easier for dipping, but I would think  you could drizzle the sauce on the skewers.  I found a recipe that does just that on Indulge for apple caramel and brie skewers that looks devine!
Caramel Apple and Brie Skewers
Check out more of our healthy dessert recipes!

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