Fall is here and with the leaves come new temptations! While there’s no reason to deprive yourself of all of the best indulgences of the season, don’t get sucked into the pumpkin spice, cinnamon donut, hot chocolate, sugar treats swirling around us.
We’ve compiled a list of some super delicious recipes to keep yourself on track with your health goals while also enjoying a bit of fall sweetness every once in a while. The title does come with a bit of a disclaimer. Guilt-Free can only take you so far. As with everything in your diet, the true key is moderation. Take a look at our list below and let me know your thoughts!
Zucchini Chocolate Brownies
This recipe has options for whole grain, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. That’s what makes it such a great one for the list! With a bit of applesauce, a bit of zucchini, and a whole lot of yum, you’ve got a more nutritious alternative when you’re craving an ooey-gooey chocolate brownie!
Pumpkin and Maple Donuts
This is another “lightened up” option that substituted some of the ingredients to give you a bit more nutrition and a bit less of the bad stuff. Should you eat all 12 by yourself? The pumpkin donut and the maple glaze are sure to get your fall heart buzzing. Click here for the recipe!
Vegan Almond Cranberry Cookies
Everybody needs a cookie every now and then! These are vegan and dairy-free and give you all the sweetness you could hope for. Want to add chocolate chips? Go for it!
Skinny Banana Blueberry Muffins
There’s nothing like warm muffins in the morning! This recipe boasts a “virtually fat-free and only 131 calories” tag. What do you think, are you adding this to your list of favorites?
Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
Now, this title might make you think the worst. We’ve all seen these “healthy” versions that take our favorite treats from a yummy indulgence to a miserable let-down. Don’t worry! With maple syrup, peanut butter, and chocolate chips there’s lots of yum right next to the healthy parts. Get ambitious!
Banana and Oat Cookies
These cookies are exactly what they claim to be. There are only TWO INGREDIENTS needed (three, if you want to add some chocolate chips and I’d say you probably do). But when it’s all about bananas and oats where can you go wrong? Read more!
What do you think? Hopefully, some of these recipes will spark your creativity so when the craving for a sweet treat hits, you have some alternatives to keep you on track.