Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts
Thanksgiving is a time for delicious meals and tempting desserts, but if you’re trying to eat healthy, that can put a major damper on the holiday. It doesn’t have to be that way though. These six desserts (found here) can still satisfy your taste buds while also being healthy.
Pumpkin Pie Pudding
A creamy dessert made from avocado, silken tofu, dates, and, of course, pumpkin, a bowl of this pudding is both low in calories and highly satisfying, keeping you full for hours. Kick it up a notch with some chopped pecans, coconut whipped cream, or granola!
Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
Simple to make yet so very delicious are these pumpkin cheesecake bites. These use full fat coconut milk flavored with real maple syrup, lemon juice, and cashews for a completely milk-free and low fat dessert. The recipe also calls for real pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice for a creamy filling.
Raw Pumpkin Bars
This dessert comes in two delicious layers. The bottom uses pitted dates, pecans, walnuts, and shredded coconut, and the top is a flavorful combination of soaked cashews, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. It’s sweetened throughout with organic maple syrup and topped with nuts and chocolate drizzle, making this ideal as either a snack or dessert.
Paleo Apple Dessert
We’ll break off from the pumpkin desserts here as we move on to apples and nuts, particularly pecans. This dessert also uses shredded coconut, almond butter, cinnamon, and dates which come together to flavor this gooey mess of Thanksgiving delight. Just be ready for a long refrigeration (8 hours for them to set).
Paleo Pecan Pie Bars
These are perfect for gluten-free and Paleo diets, offering all the goodness of pecan pie without the massive doses of sugar. They’re flavored with dates, maple syrup, and—of course—chopped pecans. The crust offers a perfect crumbly texture that won’t leave you wanting when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts this season.
Vegan Sweet Potato Pie
Rather than going with regular old pumpkin pie, try something different (and also much healthier) with this sweet potato pie. In place of butter and eggs, this recipe calls for coconut oil and cornstarch, making it much lower in calories. Maple syrup and pecans are used to flavor the crust, while nutmeg and cinnamon add some spice to the filling.
If you’re looking for a way to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without blowing a diet, try one of these recipes! Stay on top of your health by supplementing your desserts with Celebrate Vitamins.
- Nashua Nutrition