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Ok dessert lovers, this one is for you! If you’re anything like me, sweets are a must. Yes, you can have dessert and not have to feel guilty about it. Like most things in life, it’s all about balance. I have included the links to 3 of my favorite lightened up, healthy sweets below. Amy’s Healthy Baking is my go-to recipe source for all things sweet and delicious. Most of her recipes do not contain any refined flour or sugar, and taste absolutely amazing. Get ready to indulge in some tasty, healthy treats!
I am a self-proclaimed snickerdoodle connoisseur. If you place a wide variety of cookies in front of me, I will always go for the snickerdoodle. Always. So how do you improve upon something that is already great? Add chocolate chips. These will satisfy both chocoholics and cinnamon sugar lovers alike!
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Snickerdoodles
Alright brownie lovers, this one is for you. Would you believe me if I told you these were under 100 calories each (67 to be exact!) and contained no butter, refined sugar, or flour? AND this recipe is specifically for a small batch, just in case you accidentally eat the whole pan. We have all been there…
Some days sweets at breakfast is necessary. Monkey bread, a family favorite, gets a healthy makeover! If you have never tried monkey bread, I recommend you run (seriously) to your kitchen right now and bake this. It is that good, and your family will thank you forever. There really are no words that do this gooey, cinnamon, caramel treat justice.
It is absolutely possible to indulge in some of your favorite treats! There are many great resources available to find healthy recipes or to recommend healthy recipe modifications.
Jenna Bowers Dietetic Technician, Registered
Jenna was born and raised in sunny Arizona. Sports have been her livelihood and passion since a young age, and her hard work paid off when she received a Division I soccer scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University, where she completed her freshman and sophomore seasons. She decided to hang up her cleats and move back to the desert to complete her education at the University of Arizona, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a concentration in Dietetics. Discovering a serious passion for nutrition, she then went on to earn her Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) certification. Following her retirement from college sports, she has since found a way to channel all of her competitive energy – running and cycling! On any given weekend, you can find her running in a local half marathon or cycling around town. If she’s not racing, chances are she’s cooking, and has been known to whip up a mean dessert or two! In her position at Glukos she enjoys combining two of her biggest passions – nutrition and sports, while having the opportunity to help others to achieve their goals.