Desserts That Are Healthier For You Than A Bowl of Salad! Indulge Away!

What if you could get the ultimate amount of nutrition from your dessert? Sounds too good to be true, right? Think again, because these desserts are ultra healthy. You can substitute so many ingredients, replace them with various vegetables, and still have amazing tastes, and textures, that will satisfy all your sweet cravings. Indulge, and increase your health at the same time!

Avocados

1. Avocado Chocolate Bread via Living Healthy With Chocolate

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Combining two of the most delicious foods in the world, this recipe produces a moist cake loaded with healthy fats, thanks to the avocado, but with just right amount of chocolately taste. Leave out the pecans if you’re not nuts about nuts.

Black Beans

2. Black Bean Brownies via Chocolate-Covered Katie

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These beauties use black beans and oats (but no flour!) to create a brownie so good, you won’t believe it’s packed with protein and fiber.

3. Chocolate Black Bean Power Cookies via Green Kitchen Stories

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Chocolate cookies without… chocolate? Believe it. These powerful little buggers use cacao powder instead, but they’re super versatile and can be tweaked to taste (in other words, you can add chocolate chips!).

 Avocados

1. Avocado Chocolate Bread via Living Healthy With Chocolate

Avocado Chocolate Bread

Combining two of the most delicious foods in the world, this recipe produces a moist cake loaded with healthy fats, thanks to the avocado, but with just right amount of chocolately taste. Leave out the pecans if you’re not nuts about nuts.

Black Beans

2. Black Bean Brownies via Chocolate-Covered Katie

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These beauties use black beans and oats (but no flour!) to create a brownie so good, you won’t believe it’s packed with protein and fiber.

3. Chocolate Black Bean Power Cookies via Green Kitchen Stories

Chocolate Black Bean Power Cookies

Chocolate cookies without… chocolate? Believe it. These powerful little buggers use cacao powder instead, but they’re super versatile and can be tweaked to taste (in other words, you can add chocolate chips!).

Zucchini

4. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies via Living Healthy With Chocolate

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These are the chocolate chip cookies for eaters with dietary restrictions: They’re gluten-, dairy-, and grain- free, but full of flavor!

5. Grandma’s Zucchini Cake via Simply Recipes

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How can anyone resist a zucchini bread with cream cheese frosting? With this simple recipe, you don’t need to!

6. Zucchini Olive Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze via Honest Cooking

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Made with white whole-wheat flour and olive oil, this bundt cake is topped with a lip-smackin’ lemon glaze that’s perfect for impressing guests.

7. Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies via Iowa Girl Eats

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Say it with us: Whoopie. Pies. This recipe replaces a lot of the butter usually involved in whoopie pies with applesauce and, by using staple pantry ingredients, it’s easy to whip up on a whim.

8. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins via Chocolate-Covered Katie

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Chocolate chips for breakfast? This fits the bill. And at 114 calories a pop, they make a great late-night snack too.

9. Zucchini Cobbler Bars via Taste and Tell

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When you’re looking for a way to use up zucchini, this should be the go-to recipe. Super easy and delicious, it’ll look like you spent way more time in the kitchen than you actually did.

Sweet Potatoes

10. Paleo “Knock-You-Right-Off-Your-Feet” Sweet Potato Brownies via The Healthy Foodie

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These super chocolate-y brownies melt in your mouth and get better as the days go by (if they last that long).

11. Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding via Healthy Food for Living

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Sweet potatoes in dessert? You better believe it. Light and silky, this pudding is the perfect post-dinner treat.

White Beans

12. White Bean Coconut Cake via Chef in Disguise

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White beans and coconut? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it in this perfectly textured cake.

13. Deep Dish Cookie Pie via Chocolate-Covered Katie

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This recipe had us at “deep dish cookie.” Loaded with white beans, oats, and applesauce, there won’t be any post-dinner guilt here.

14. White Bean Blondies via Meal Makeover Moms

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You don’t have to be a mom to love this blondie remake. With just a handful of ingredients, this easy-to-make dessert is great for bringing along to a party.

15. Dessert Hummus via Nourishing Flourishing

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Hummus just worked itself into every meal of the day with this unusual dessert recipe. There are several variations available, such as cookie dough or chocolate fudge brownie butter (yum), but they’re all loaded with white beans for a sneaky serving of veggies.

Chia Seeds

16. Paleo Lemon Chia Seed Muffins via Living Healthy With Chocolate

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You won’t miss the poppy seeds here — instead, these muffins use protein-filled chia seeds to give ‘em a crunch.

17. Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding via Domesticate Me

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This superfood pudding is open to interpretation: Go wild with your favorite combos, like mango and dark chocolate or fresh berries, lemon zest, and maple syrup. The best part? It only takes five minutes to put together.

Quinoa

18. Quinoa Almond Joy Bars via Skinny Ms

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At just 94 calories per serving and with ingredients like dates, oats, and dark chocolate, this one might also count as a healthy snack. Inhale now.

19. Best-Ever Chocolate Quinoa Cake via Making Thyme for Health

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A moist chocolate cake that’s just begging for a huge glass of milk, it’s hard to believe this dessert has no flour — and the whipped chocolate coconut cream frosting is to die for.

Spinach

20. Chocolate Spinach Brownies with Peanut Butter Frosting via Brooklyn Farm Girl

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Chocolate, peanut butter, and… spinach? You betcha! They’ve got a slightly spinach-y flavor, but if you love this leafy green like we do, it’s delicious (and when the brownies get cold, it disappears!). Topped with a peanut butter frosting, there’s no way these won’t be a hit.

21. Spinach Ice Cream via Taste and Tell

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Throw six ingredients into a blender and dessert is ready in minutes! Feel free to add some sprinkles, because this frozen treat is heallllthy.

Share with friends, and treat them to these amazing and delicious crazy healthy desserts! And, no….that was not an oxymoron :)

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