Quick and Healthy Treats
I try to reserve really decadent treats for the weekends, so during the week when I have a sweet tooth I try and eat something with helathier ingredeints, or at least a single-serve portion instead of a whole tray of brownies. Here are some of my favorite quick desserts that are a bit healthier than your average treat and many of which can also be eaten for breakfast!
- Anne’s Savory Dish: No Bake Energy Bites
These are my go-to energy bites. I don’t refrigerate them beforehand, and can usually mold them fine. I will stick them in the fridge to store afterwards.
- Chocolate Covered Katie (CCK): 5-Minute Microwave Chocolate Truffles
These mug cakes are pretty amazing. Who doesn’t want a whole cake to themselves, and one that only takes 5 minutes to make?
- Power Cakes: Baked Stuffed Apple
I haven’t actually tried the baked version, but I do have this little ceramic apple baker that Sandra gave me. I can cook an apple in 5 minutes in the microwave. I core the apple, sprinkle cinnamon all over, bake for 5 minutes, then top with coconut cream or ice cream!
You can never go wrong with chocolate smoothies!
A good ratio of chia seeds to liquid is about 1:3, so as long as you know that, feel free to dress this dessert any way you like! Of course I put nut butter in mine, but you can add cocoa power, peanut flour, protein frosting (protein powder with milk), vanilla extract, maple syrup, etc. If you want to add nuts, make sure to add those at the end so they don’t turn out all soggy.
I love these cookies! I usually decrease the peanut butter and honey amounts by a few tablespoons and then add almond milk to make it nice and creamy. I also scoop the dough with a small ice cream scoop since it’s a little messy. Just remember that they come out of the oven exactly how you put them in, so shape them before you bake them!
- Banana Soft Serve
Simply blend a frozen banana in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy like ice cream! It’s magic. I love to add 1/2 tablespoon almond butter, then top with another 1/2 tablespoon almond butter and coconut flakes.
- Healthy Tipping Point: Sweet Potato Pancake
I used 1/2 cup of oats and 1/2 cup of sweet potato. I also split it into 4 mini pancakes because my spatula was too small to flip the whole thing. I also added a few mini chocolate chips and topped with maple syrup!
I used this recipe and subbed 1/2 cup applesauce for the banana. It turned into a massive pancake that was way too big for me to successfully flip, but I tried anyways. As it fell apart, I realized that this just turned into a beautiful mistake. I made sure the pancake scramble was browned on both sides, but I didn’t scramble it like I do for eggs. The pancake did the scrambling for me. I scooped my pancake scramble into my bowl and topped with 1/2 tablespoon almond butter and shredded unsweetened coconut, and it was so good. I HIGHLY reccommend it!
- Blogilates: Two Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies
I like to make these and then smush a hershey’s kiss or some other piece of chocolate in the center (which makes it 3 ingredients). These cookies don’t stick together very well, but if you are worried about them falling apart then use extra banana or an egg if you would like.
What are some of your favorite quick treats?