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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!

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.

Truffles

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These mug cakes are pretty amazing. Who doesn’t want a whole cake to themselves, and one that only takes 5 minutes to make?

Mug Cake

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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!

PBProteinChiaPudding

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.

CinnamonRollSnack

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!

Coco Cocoa Bites

  • 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.

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!

pancake scramble

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!

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?

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Kasey Shuler

Kasey Shuler

Hey y'all, my name is Kasey and I started this blog in 2012 under the name Well of Health out of an overflowing passion to teach wellness. I am a wife to Mattox and new mom of my own 24-hour personal trainer named Ellie. I have a degree in Health Promotions, am an ACSM certified personal trainer, and an AFAA certified group fitness instructor for classes like spin and Body Pump. I love Jesus, experimenting with healthy recipes, interval training, DQ blizzards, and writing for this blog!

5 Comments

  1. April 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm — Reply

    I make those “2 ingredient cookies” all the time but add extra ingredients…
    2 bananas
    1 cup oats
    chopped black walnuts
    scoop of chocolate protein powder

    I also do it where I add craisins and a few white chocolate chips!

    • Kasey Shuler
      April 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm — Reply

      Yum! I have found that bananas are key for many healthy desserts. Those cookies sound delish!

  2. April 10, 2013 at 7:53 pm — Reply

    Holy Moly, that oatmeal pancake scramble looks BOMB!! As for that Chia Seed Pudding… Hm, well, it looks… Interesting! Ah ha ha. ;)

    • Kasey Shuler
      April 10, 2013 at 10:42 pm — Reply

      Haha that’s good because the picture is terrible! And the chia seed pudding is like tapioca pudding…so if you can handle the texture then it’s really good :)

  3. April 13, 2013 at 5:05 am — Reply

    I’ve been meaning to try a mug cake forever. I really need to just do it, because they look great. :-)

    My fav quick treat right now is a dish of blueberries topped with greek yogurt and peanut butter. The fruit gives me a bit of sweetness while the pb gives me a rich texture. The combination is really satisfying.

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