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6 Anti-Inflammatory Desserts You Can Eat Non-Stop And Actually Still Lose Weight, According To Nutritionists

April 20, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

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.

lemons

Paleo Lemon Sorbet


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.


You’ll need:


Water

Fresh squeezed lemon juice

Honey

Lemon zest

tomatoes

Tomato Sorbet


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:


Beefsteak tomatoes

Kosher salt

Red bell pepper

Dry white wine

Tarragon sprigs

Basil

Sugar

Light corn syrup

Water

Lemon juice

Ground white pepper

tomatoes

Sweet Tomato Turnovers


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:


Roma tomatoes

Cinnamon stick

Whole cloves

Cornstarch

Brown sugar

Flour

Baking powder

Salt

Shortening

Eggs

Milk

Sugar

dark chocolate

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars


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

Oats

Walnuts

Flax seed meal

Salt

Eggs

Honey

Dark cocoa powder

Vanilla

Dark chocolate chips

dark chocolate

Salted Chocolate Oatmeal Smoothie


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:


Banana

Low-fat yogurt

Oats

Cocoa powder

Chocolate protein powder

Vanilla

Salt

Ice

blueberries

Healthy Blueberry Crisp


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:


Frozen blueberries

Oats

Pecans

Cinnamon

Ginger

Nutmeg

Coconut oil

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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