The next time you want to skip dessert for the sake of weight loss, consider changing your strategy.
Not all desserts are bad for you — and some can even help you meet your weight loss goals by giving you a dose of sweet or savory delight without piling on calories and sugar. Some of these desserts are downright healthy for you.
Here are six anti-inflammatory desserts you can eat non-stop and actually still lose weight, according to nutritionists.
Cool, refreshing, and delicious, this lemon sorbet recipe make good use of anti-inflammatory lemons and is perfect for warm weather days. It’s also lower in sugar than most sorbets and contains just three ingredients.
Fresh squeezed lemon juice
Tomatoes aren’t the first fruit that comes to mind when we make sweet treats, but they deserve a place on your dessert table. Rich in the antioxidant lycopene, which gives them their red color, tomatoes have extraordinary anti-inflammatory powers.
This tomato sorbet is a little bit and a little bit savory. Here’s what you’ll need:
Red bell pepper
Dry white wine
Light corn syrup
Ground white pepper
Since you purchased tomatoes anyway, grab a bunch and use them to make this freshly baked tomatoes empanadas.
These are the ingredients you’ll need:
Take dark chocolate, add cherries, flax, and nuts and you’ve got one protein-rich dessert treat that’s loaded with antioxidants and will provide tons of energy.
Here are the ingredients you’ll. Need:
Dried tart cherries
Flax seed meal
Dark cocoa powder
Dark chocolate chips
Piggybacking off the dark chocolate craze, this smoothie contains fiber, protein, antioxidants, potassium, and probiotics (courtesy of yogurt).
Gather up these ingredients and get your blender ready:
Chocolate protein powder
Few foods come close to touching the antioxidant magic found in blueberries. This vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free blueberry crisp dessert is a protein-rich treasure. You’ll need: