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18 Lazy-Girl Desserts That Are Actually Healthyish

Treat your sweet tooth right.

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1. Strawberry Lemon Sorbet

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You will need to pull out that ice cream maker for this one (or use this technique), but it’s worth the dishes. Get the recipe here.

2. Banana Chocolate Blender Mug Cake

Hot tip for mug cakes: The smaller your egg, the less like scrambled eggs it will seem. And according to this recipe — get it here — mug cakes are also better if you mix ‘em in the blender instead of by hand.

3. Roasted Strawberries With Yogurt or Ice Cream

This process is so simple but turns out intensely flavored strawberries that you’ll want to just eat off the spoon. Use low- or no-fat Greek yogurt as a base, if you want. Here’s the recipe.

4. Frozen Chocolate Banana Treats

You could substitute nuts for the sprinkles, if you’re making them for yourself (or kids who like nuts). Get the recipe here.

5. 2-Ingredient Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips (or Bark, or Bars)

If you don’t want to make individual chocolate chips, you could pour the finished melted chocolate onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to make bark, or into a chocolate mold to make a bar. Here’s the recipe.

6. Broiled Citrus With Honey and Pistachios or Coconut

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I’ve tried this with grapefruit, blood oranges, navel oranges, and tangelos, and it’s always delicious. Sometimes I’ll substitute brown sugar for the honey, and it caramelizes a little on top. Get the recipe for the blood orange here, and the recipe for the grapefruit here.

7. Flourless Fruit Brownies With Almond Butter

Using a chunky almond butter gives these a little crunch in every bite. Don’t forget to refrigerate these for the best texture. Get the recipe here.

8. 4ish*-Ingredient Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt

*The fourth ingredient is vanilla (…and the fifth is technically sprinkles), but this looks too good to pass up! It also doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Here’s the recipe.

9. No-Bake Peanut Butter Oat Squares

Of course, use chunky peanut butter if you want the crunch of peanuts! And this would work just fine with other nut butters and sweeteners, depending on your preferences. Get the recipe here.

10. DIY No-Bake Thin Mint Cookies

Um, yum. If you love thin mints, make a double batch and freeze half! These aren’t exactly low-fat or low-sugar, but you at least have some control over the sugar and the fat because you can pick your own ingredients. For example, if you had a favorite “healthyish” store-bought chocolate cookie, you could definitely substitute it here. Here’s the recipe.

11. Chocolate-Avocado Mousse With Honey

This whips up quickly in your food processor, and you can adjust what sweetener you use (and how much of it you use) to taste. Get the recipe here. If you like the concept but think you’ll want more flavors to disguise the avocado, Bon Appetit has a recipe with a few more ingredients here.

12. Pineapple-Blueberry Freezer Pops

If you were willing to up the sugar content, you could substitute a fruit juice for the water (or just add a little honey), but if your blueberries and pineapple are sweet, you’ll be fine. Get the recipe here.

13. Peanut Butter Banana “Smudgies”

You blend up the peanut butter and bananas, then smudge them on Graham crackers and freeze. Here’s the recipe.

14. Customizable Frozen Yogurt Bark

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There are two ways to customize bark like this: changing up what you mix into the yogurt, and changing up what you put on top of the yogurt. It gives you complete control over what and how much of any ingredient is in your dessert. Watch the video here.

15. Oven-Dried Strawberry-Rasberry Roll-Ups

This base recipe is entirely customizable with whatever fruit and sweetener you (or your kids, if they’re the ones eating these) like best. Get the full tutorial and recipe here.

16. 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Chocolate Frosting

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It’s pictured here spread on a more complicated zucchini-cake, but for those of you who, like me, love a spoonful of frosting with dessert, this is a delicious way to get your fix without a huge dose of sugar. Here’s the recipe.

17. Chilled Rainbow Grapes

The coating is the powder from gelatin dessert mixes (without the added sugar), which is where the color comes from. Dipping each grape does take some time, but it could be a good summertime afternoon activity for bored kids. Get the recipe here.

18. Apple Nachos With Peanut Butter and Chocolate

To “melt” your peanut butter, simply dish out what you want to use and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Get the recipe here.

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