Here at Goodtaste, we live by the motto that you should be able to have your cake and eat it, too! Whether you’re doing a major overhaul of your diet or looking to make a few small changes to better your health, you can still treat yourself to something sweet. From elegant red wine poached pears to a creamy dairy-free snack that tastes like ice cream, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 7 dessert recipes that are both good for you and straight up good.
This decadent mousse from Rainbow Plant Life has luscious layers of homemade Nutella and a light espresso-flavored cheesecake—you won’t even know it’s vegan! The homemade Nutella is worth the extra work and will be a new pantry staple you’ll always want to have on hand.
This treat from Marisa Moore is autumn in a jar and tastes like our favorite pumpkin pie. The vegan sweet potato pudding is scented with our favorite fall spices like nutmeg and cinnamon and can easily be assembled in advance.
Pears are poached in an aromatic bath of red wine and spices until they absorb all of the flavor and turn a deep crimson red. If you’re looking for a more health-conscious topping than whipped cream, try protein-packed Greek yogurt instead.
Almond butter and sweet dates hold these gooey vegan coconut bars from Food & Wine Magazine together. Each bite is sweet, a little savory, and free of any processed sugars.
We love these adorable little pre-portioned chocolate bark bites from the Tasty Yummies blog. Have fun with your toppings: toasted nuts, coconut, dried fruit, crystallized ginger, hemp or flax seeds – the options are endless.
Bon Appétit Magazine and Amy Chaplin came up with this genius chia seed “ice cream.” A homemade cashew cream makes the fiber-rich chia seeds extra decadent. Play around with the toppings – you can do toasted coconut as shown here or opt for your favorite fruits. Pro-tip: This is a great make-ahead healthy dessert to serve when you’re entertaining.
Roasting fruit intensifies its natural sugars, so all you need are two teaspoons of honey for this easy dessert from Eating Well. This version uses apples, frozen pitted cherries and grapes, but you could also try this with frozen berries. The result is sweet and tart and tastes like the filling of your favorite fruit pie. Serve with low-sugar ice cream or Greek yogurt.