15 Desserts That Are Actually Okay to Eat

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15 Desserts That Are Actually Okay to Eat

Read on to learn more about healthy desserts.

Dark Chocolate

Enjoying 70 percent (or higher) dark chocolate has been associated with numerous health benefits like lowering blood sugar levels and improving cholesterol.

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Baked Apples

All you really need to make a warm baked apple is an apple, cinnamon and optional walnuts! Make sure not to add too many sweeteners or too much butter.

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Frozen Bananas

If you're in the mood for a creamy, frozen dessert, why not try a frozen banana? Freezing this fruit is really easy, and once you do, you'll have a go-to treat that's low in cholesterol, saturated fat and sodium (but provides a hearty dose of potassium).

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Greek Yogurt with Honey

Non-fat Greek yogurt is so thick and creamy, it's hard to believe that it's a protein powerhouse filled with calcium and zinc. Drizzling a little bit of honey on your yogurt will not only make it a sweet dessert, but it could even help you soothe a cold or allergies.

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Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

Since dark chocolate can provide you with a host of nutritional benefits, it's perfect paired with a healthy nut. Almonds can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and lower cholesterol.

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Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a hearty breakfast staple that's filled with fiber -- and you can enjoy it for dessert too. There are hundreds of ways to liven up oatmeal for a sweet craving. Try adding cinnamon and honey, a few chocolate chips or even dried fruit.

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Avocados are an insanely versatile vegetable. They can be enjoyed on toast, in salad or for dessert. With only a few ingredients it's easy to make a healthy and chocolate-y pudding out of avocados.

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Popsicles

Popsicles are a lovely summer dessert, but they can be enjoyed to curb a sweet tooth all year round. It's easy to make a healthy version at home -- and it's totally refreshing.

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Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate and strawberries make a tasty pair. Since the fruit is relatively low in calories, most of the calories come from the chocolate, so make sure to use excellent dark chocolate sparingly.

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Chia Seed Pudding

Using chia seeds for pudding makes a nutritionally dense treat, filled with protein, fiber and antioxidants. You can enjoy chia seed pudding for breakfast or dessert!

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Frozen Grapes

Frozen grapes are one of the easiest desserts to make. Pop some grapes in the freezer and enjoy the next day for an antioxidant-rich treat.

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Cinnamon Toast

Spread a little bit of butter on toast and sprinkle cinnamon on top for a filling but sweet dessert.

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Fruit and Cottage Cheese

Liven up protein-filled cottage cheese with chunks of fruit for a healthy way to indulge a sweet tooth.

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Fruit Leather

Fruit leather is an easy snack to find in the grocery store and can count towards a serving of fruit. Just be sure to read the nutritional facts, because some types may contain excess sugar or other unsavory ingredients. You can also make your own at home.

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Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk can be an excellent drink for athletes, but it's also a fun way to enjoy something sweet. Mixing chocolate milk at home is easy and delicious.

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According to the American Heart Association, you should be eating no more than six teaspoons of sugar a day. If you have a sweet tooth, this guideline can be a tough one to follow.

Because it's unhealthy to consume a lot sugar, it's important to make dessert count. With loads of fruit-based and even healthy dessert options out there, it's not hard to satisfy a craving while eating smart. Opting for dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate or spicing up Greek yogurt with different dried fruits are just a few ways to enjoy something sweet without going overboard.

Check out the slideshow above for desserts that are actually okay to eat.

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