5 Quick and Healthy Dessert Recipes When You Are Craving Sweets

Being on a diet does not mean that you need to ignore your sweet tooth. Discover quick and simple recipes for healthy sweets to eat on a diet.

Agata Brama

Trying to avoid sweets, but still craving them sometimes? Being on a diet, or just eating healthy, does not mean that you need to skip that cake to go with your coffee or dessert after dinner. See how to enjoy sweet moments in a healthy way.

Quickest ever date dessert

Dates are a very popular ingredient in all kinds of healthy desserts. Aside from their natural sweetness, they are rich in potassium, magnesium and calcium! On top of that, they contain the fat-soluble vitamin A. In desserts, dates should be combined with sources of healthy fats to fully utilise their nutritional potential. Two date pralines (made of one date) contain 155 kcal, 3.5 g protein, 7 g fat and 20 g carbohydrates.

To make a healthy snack with dates, you need only three ingredients:

  • Fresh or dried dates
  • Any nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew or mixed)
  • Dark chocolate (70% cocoa minimum)
  1. Cut the dates lengthwise into boat shapes.
  2. Chop the dark chocolate finely and put the chocolate chips inside the date boats.
  3. Top with nut butter of your choice, and that’s it!

Fluffy strawberry mousse

Fruit mousse is a low-calorie way to add more fresh fruit and some extra protein to your diet. This dessert can be made of any fruits of the season you fancy.


  • 1 natural yoghurt
  • 1½ cup strawberries
  • 1 sugar-free strawberry jelly
  • 2 tbsp erythritol
  1. Dissolve the fruit jelly in a small amount of hot water (about ½ cup) and set aside to cool down.
  2. Blend yoghurt and one cup of strawberries (put ½ aside) and erythritol together until smooth.
  3. When almost done, add the dissolved jelly. Pour the mixture into a bowl and incorporate the rest of the strawberries.
  4. Refrigerate at least for a few hours until the dessert sets.

Nutritional value:

220 kcal
11 g protein

5 g fat
33 g carbohydrates