Do you treat yourself with spongy Twinkie tidbits? Like to spend cash on caloric comfort confections? Stop dishing out your delicious dollars on calorie-rich and nutrient-poor fake food desserts. Sugary confectionery concoctions are wasteful to your waistline and wallet. It’s time to temper your taste buds for frugalicious and healthful treats.
With a little planning, passing on paltry pastries and doughy donuts will be pleasingly simple with frugally nutritious and delicious desserts. Slurping on sugary sweets will be a thing of the past with this visual guide for healthier morsels. Each delicious dessert is balanced with yummy goodness and healthful heaps to keep your tongue happy and your hips slim.
Here are my top five frugalicious desserts:
1. Dark Chocolate:
Dive into a square of divine dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is easy to make, just unfurl the wrapper and break off a square! Unlike calorie-dense candy bars, dark chocolate is full of flavonoids believed to be heart healthy. Stay on the dark side with chocolate boasting a cocoa percentage of at least 60%, as anything lower becomes laden with scary sugars. If in doubt, learn how to buy dark chocolate without going bitter.
2. Dark Chocolate with Nut Butter:
Take a pass on “grease peanut butter cups” and go nuts for dark chocolate with nut butter on top. It’s easy to take a chocolatey, cocoa rich square and add a nudge of nut butter. Try non-hydrogenated butters like peanut or almond for a devilish dessert. This treat is taste-bud tasteful and packed with protein.
3. Sorbet or Sherbet:
Skip the dairy fat and melt with some fat-free frozen fruit sorbet. Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water flavored with iced fruit (juice or puree). The definition for sorbet differs from country to country, and some nations call this frozen fruity ice “sherbert”. Try all fabulous frozen flavors like orange, strawberry, lime, and mango. Skip the fatty designer “Dazs” and melt for some skinny sorbet.
4. Chocolate Almond Truffles:
Got your taste-buds set on something rich yet healthy? Try these flour free, gluten free, egg free, bake free tantalizing truffles. These little balls of goodness strike an honest balance of heart healthy and dishfully delicious, made with almonds, dates, fresh lime juice, and cacao powder. The ingredients may cost a little, but you won’t need to eat a lot to satiate your senses. Get the recipe.
5. Green Tea:
Who says you need to chew on dessert to derive after meal pleasure? Nonsense. Try sipping on something steeped, like green tea. True green tea is made solely with Camellia Sinensis leaves, and has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Scientists are still stumped on the healthful evidence on green tea and it’s disease fighting properties. Take a sip and see for yourself.
Avoiding dastardly desserts by eating frugal treats is simple. It just takes a bit of planning to save some bucks and eat dessert right with these frugalicious choices. Do you have a favorite frugal dessert?