You love fruit and you love dessert, so let your favorites come together to create a healthy, decadent addition to your dinner table this year. Fruit standing alone can be a dessert all on its own, but these recipes let them shine as the ingredients to alternatives that will leave your family and guests singing praises. Try some of these desserts and get inspired to make your desserts healthier because honestly, you wouldn't even know the difference.
Fresh fruit pops: Your kids aren't the only ones who will enjoy this healthy alternative to ice cream or popsicles. Fresh fruit and coconut water are the only ingredients you need to a fresh and healthy fruit pop. (via The Nerd's Wife)
Homemade fruit snacks: Go ahead and pass by those packaged, sugar-filled fruit snacks at the grocery. Instead, try these Homemade Fruit Snacks by Thank Your Body that use fresh fruit, honey and gelatin to make a much healthier option for this snack time favorite.
>> Try this recipe: Crustless Apple Pie Baked Apples
Papaya sorbet: For dessert, try a couple scoops of papaya sorbet, packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. Just four ingredients come together to complete this summertime must-have. Click here for the recipe from Whole Living! Check out other healthier ice cream options here.
Brown sugar baked peaches: Ditch the doughnuts! Here is a delectable healthier option for your morning sweet treat. At just 100 calories, these peach delights are super easy to make and beautiful when they're ready to eat! (via The Kitchen Is My Playground)
Watermelon "cake": This inventive alternative to cake is the perfect healthy dessert for your cookouts and it's Paleo! Take advantage of the natural sweetness of watermelon and forgo all the sugar in a cake mix. Find the directions for this beauty at The Todd & Erin Favorite 5.
Chocolate Berry Tart: Chocoholics of every variety will love this dessert! It's gluten free, Paleo and vegan. Use all your favorite berries for a perfect garnish to your meal. (via Bakerita)
>> Try this recipe for a Grain-Free Chocolate Tart!
Skinny Strawberry Pie: You don't have to sacrifice your favorite flavors to get a healthy dessert. Try this Skinny Strawberry Pie for a quick, delicious pie that will leave you begging for more and won't make you feel guilty for it!
Absolute Best Key Lime Pie: With over 70 percent less sugar than your typical key lime pie, this light and delicious skinny alternative is just what you need this summer for your fruit fix with a sweet twist. (via Nosh and Nourish)
Fruit Crisp: Try this berry-flavored dessert when you want to warm things up a bit and get that sweet, fruity crunch. (via Jessie Monds)
Fruit Pizza with a Maple Quinoa Crust: This super simple and healthy fruit pizza that is the perfect light and fruity dessert. You can even feel good about having it for breakfast! (via Almonds and Avocados)
>> Try these Fruity Cheesecake Parfaits for breakfast or dessert!