Don't eat the candy! (We promise these sweet treats are way better.)

Don't eat the candy! (We promise these sweet treats are way better.)

We love Jimmy Kimmel’s challenge- “I told my kids I ate all their Halloween Candy.”  It’s comedy gold.  Even though we wouldn’t really eat all of our kids’ Halloween candy in one night, it is really easy to slowly pick away at it and eat way too much over the next few weeks.  No wonder most people gain weight during the holidays, and that doesn’t even mention Thanksgiving dinner and all the Christmas goodies! 
This year, treat yourself to something a little healthier that still satisfies your sweet tooth!  Here are ten recipes you are going to love.

1. Skinny Dark Chocolate PB Cups

A healthier version of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, this little morsel lets you indulge guilt free, you may want to make it all year round.

Photo and recipe: it’s Cheat Day everyday

2. Peaches and Cream

Juicy, ripe peaches don’t need a lot of embellishment- just a little cream! If you are looking for something that is delicious and also happens to be raw and vegan, then this is the sweet treat for you.

​Photo and recipe: Baker Bettie

3. Healthy Flourless Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are moist, delicious, and super easy to make. They are also gluten free, oil free, dairy free, and refined sugar free.

Photo and recipe: Making Thyme for Health

4. Healthy Lemon Raspberry Frozen Yogurt

This recipe only takes five minutes and four ingredients. Healthy, sweet, and delicious!

Photo and recipe: Joyful Healthy Eats

5. Sautéed Apples

It’s apple pie just without the crust! This will make your house smell divine and your taste buds crave more!

Photo and recipe: Sweet Treats Baking

6. Protein Brownie Balls

If you are the kind of gal that loves to grab and go, then this is the recipe for you. It’s perfect for breakfast, after a work out, or just to satisfy your cravings for something sweet.

Photo and Recipe: Flex It Pink

7. Strawberry Coconut Popsicles

These rich, creamy, and satisfying popsicles are naturally vegan, gluten free, dairy free, and paleo. They are also super easy to make with simple ingredients and just hit the spot.

Photo and Recipe: Beaming Baker

8. Apple Sandwiches

This sweet treat is filling and totally customizable. Try almond butter or cranberries or sunflower seeds, the sky’s the limit!

Photo and Recipe: The Kitchn

9. Pumpkin Protein Shake

We had to have at least one more pumpkin recipe for fall, and this shake is one of our favorites. It won’t break your calorie bank and is still delicious!

Photo and Recipe: Love Grows Wild

10. Tropical Sun Sorbet
These bright colors just make you happy looking at them! This sorbet is sweet and will make you feel as if you have been transported to somewhere warm and sunny.

Photo and Recipe: Fragrant Vanilla Cake

Indulge yourself with sweetness without shame! Who knows, your kids might ditch their candy and beg for a bite of what you are having.

Anna & Elisha


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