Worried that your health goals will be kicked to the curb with all the delicious summer goodies? You can still stay on track AND enjoy amazing treats. Keep reading to find 25 amazing healthy summer desserts that are so easy to make!
Summer Boredom + Hot Weather = Trouble in Healthy Eating
Welcome to a day in my house. This is me, desperately trying to fight the temptation to eat the whole 1/2 gallon of cookies-and-creme ice cream in the freezer.
Guys, ice cream is my crack, and when it’s in the house, I’m done for. I know, the smart thing would be to just not buy it altogether, but when you have a husband and 3-year-old twin boys who aren’t quite committed to healthy goals like I am, well…. easier said than done, right?
Summer in and of itself just feels like it should be a party all season long, and that alone gives me a reason to make exceptions ALL.SUMMER.LONG. I NEED a healthy alternative to the fattening ice cream and summer treats if I’m not going to fall off the wagon.
Solution: Healthy (& EASY!) Summer Desserts
If you’ve signed up for this torture with me and are really trying to hold on to some healthy habits during the summer, I’ve got what you need. Some amazing food bloggers have come up with some DELICIOUS summer desserts that are 1. easy to make and 2. healthy! Now we’re talking! Easy and healthy is food love language.
Take a look below for some outstanding options for healthy summer desserts. Make them for yourself, your kids, or for a party. They all would work perfectly for any occasion. You just might be able to convince your family to ditch the fattening stuff. Worth a college try, right? (But if you really want the fatty sugary desserts especially if you’re going to a cookout, here are 35 amazing & easy summer desserts for a crowd – totally OK to splurge once in awhile!).
A Few Things about the Healthy Summer Treats Below
A few things about the recipes you’ll find. Everyone has a little bit of a different definition of ‘healthy.’
Some recipes are paleo, some are clean, some are keto, some are low-calorie, low-carb or Weight Watchers.
You do what’s healthy for you! Many can be adjusted or customized to your diet by substituting ingredients or leaving them out altogether.
Some are great for kids (like ice pops!). Others are perfect to bring to a BBQ or summer get-together, which is extremely respectful if you know the host has a healthy lifestyle. Others are packed with enough protein to be an actual meal replacement.
But my favorite part about them all? They are cool and refreshing and NO-BAKE! PERFECT for summer!
Ok, go make your favorite!
25 Easy and Healthy Summer Desserts
Healthy Summer Treats And Dessert Recipes for the Win!
Don’t these look amazing? I can’t even imagine that you’d miss the unhealthy stuff. I’m so grateful for creative foodies who come experiment and come up with these healthy summer desserts that are easy to make and are delicious.
And if you want another fun idea to try for a healthy summer crowdpleaser, how about a dessert dip charcuterie board? This post shows you how to put one together, and this post right here has 30 healthier versions of your favorite dessert dips!
More Delicious Summer Food
If you’re looking for more delicious food to eat this summer, I’m putting together a special series focused just on that! Summer is a time for cookouts and family and friends, even in these crazy times. For all the food inspiration, take a look at these posts below! You can also follow the hashtag #summereats2020, just in case you miss anything, as I’ll be adding all summer long!
If you try any recipe on any list, I’d love to hear how it came out or any suggestions you have (always a work in progress here!). Please tag me on Instagram@100affections or leave a comment on Pinterest! And use the hashtag #summereats2020.
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