That Are On the Nice List
You don’t have to skip the sweets this holiday season to stay focused on your fitness goals. Local blogger Laura Miner, founder of Cook at Home Mom (cookathomemom.com), shares a few of her favorite diet-friendly desserts that are perfect for parties or after a weeknight meal at home.
Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Balls
paleo, grain-free, gluten-free
Who doesn’t love a good no-bake dessert recipe during a busy time of the year? These little bites of fall flavor are easy to whip up and are always crowd pleasers. But Laura prefers to savor them by herself with a steaming hot cup of coffee on a chilly morning. She also likes that they aren’t overly sweet and the pumpkin flavor is subtle.
Servings: 4 (16-18 balls)
These are an absolute must-try if you’re like Laura and love that classic combo of chocolate and peanut/almond butter. With just four ingredients, this no-bake dessert is also a fan favorite due to its convenience.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Mousse
Laura came up with this recipe as a way to satisfy her husband’s post-dinner sweet tooth without derailing from their clean-eating habits. It’s a concoction that’s so delicious, no one—including the kids—will ever know it is made with vegetables!
Chocolate Covered Apple Slices
With apples as a base and nuts providing protein, you won’t feel so guilty about snacking on this treat anytime of the year.
Servings: 4-6 (4 slices)