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Thursday Treats 10.11.12

Posted Oct 11 2012 1:00am
I'm pretty happy with this healthy/healthier desserts series. It's so fun to see how creative people get when it comes to churning up something sweet. Let's just be honest: how many times can you eat just ONE piece of chocolate? Or three cookies? Or a quarter cup of whatever? I figured that if you are eating some delicious food that is good for you then you can be pretty liberal about how much of it you want to eat. And isn't that the best thing when it comes to desserts? Get crazy and experiment with stuff that's good for you, and mix it up with your favorite flavors. You'd be surprised with what you can come up with. I never thought I'd say that I made a chocolate mousse using only avocado, cocoa powder, and honey. But I did, thanks to Julie of PB Fingers ! Try some of these recipes out when you're in a dessert rut.

What's your favorite way to enjoy a healthy dessert?

If you've got a healthy or healthier dessert recipe to share, send them to me at and they can be on Thursday Treats.

Semi-Raw Chocolate Macaroons

Photo courtesy of Confessions of a Fitness Instructor
This is for all coconut lovers out there. This recipe only has 5 ingredients so you can thank Suzi of Confessions of a Fitness Instructor for making this easy for you. Because it's raw, it's getting dehydrated in your oven on a very low temperature for a few hours.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Pudding Filling and Chocolate Frosting

Photo courtesy of Sensual Appeal
Kammie of Sensual Appeal has put together a dessert recipe for those who are unafraid of a little extra work. There are three main components to this and all of them are low in calories. Seriously, each little cupcake is about 100 calories. Just don't eat all 12 at once.
Microwave Protein Cookie

Photo courtesy of Sprint2theTable
Not gonna lie, I got a glimpse of this microwave cookie a few weeks ago and have wanted to try it since. It's made with Sunbutter and Laura ( Sprint2theTable ) blended together cottage cheese, stevia, and apple spice to ice this cookie before topping it with golden kiwis. Yum!
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Photo courtesy of Ari's Menu
I don't care how many fall-inspired items I already have swarming around my blog, this is something you should try. Ari of Ari's Menu has swapped out some ingredients in a traditional pumpkin spice latte to make this more figure-friendly. Did I mention it is smothered in a honey cream cheese frosting?
Almond Delight

Photo courtesy of Graceful Fitness
How about a recipe for a handful of bite-sized chocolates? If you're one of those people who is not quite ready for cold weather, transport yourself to an island with Faith's ( Graceful Fitness ) take on a miniature Almond Joy. It's sugar-free, and sweetened only with honey.
Mocha Balls
Photo courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds
Who doesn't want anything bite-sized these days? With 6 ingredients in hand you can create these tiny little bits of mocha heaven thanks to Lee of Fit Foodie Finds . There's no cooking involved. All you need is a food processor and some hands that are willing to get dirty. Rolling the balls in chocolate is just the perfect finish.
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