Who said diets and desserts can’t be friends? Everyone loves sweets, even more so when there is no guilt after eating them. So don’t deny yourself dessert! Go ahead and indulge yourself in these 5 popular dessert recipes made skinny for you!

1.  Mexican “Unfried” Ice Cream (via Skinny Taste): This recipe is a much healthier alternative to the original fried version. It’s super easy to make and super delicious to eat! For more flavor, drizzle honey atop your finished product!

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2. Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies (via Averie Cooks): Avocado? In a brownie? Don’t let this ingredient fool you, because these brownies are absolutely decadent. You truly can’t even taste the avocado! This recipe is just as easy to make as boxed brownies, but much healthier and tastier. Why not make the switch? Your waistline and taste buds will thank you!

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3. Chocolate Chip Cookies (via Mom’s Kitchen Handbook): Your favorite Toll House Cookies get a makeover. This recipe cuts the amount of butter used in half, the sugar by a third, and uses antioxidant-filled chocolate. It also combines whole wheat, almonds, and oat flour to transform these cookies from guilty to guilt-free! Enjoy!

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4. Chocolate Cake (via Chocolate Covered Katie): This chocolate cake contains a crazy ingredient that you would never expect to be in a cake….cauliflower! I recently brought this dessert to a party and had many people ask me for the recipe. They were shocked when I told them what was in it, they had no clue! This dessert is simply scrumptious! Thanks for your gooey goodness, Chocolate Covered Katie!

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5. Cheesecake (via Kraft Recipes): This cheesecake is low-fat and each serving is only 170 calories! Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or cherries on the top for a great source of Vitamin C. You’ll want to dive right into this magical dessert…seriously! (photo credit)

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