From baked apples and chocolate bark to popsicles and ice cream, we have a few tricks to get a little dose of sugar into our diets while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are our favorite Greatist-approved dessert recipes, all of which are sure to keep your healthy eating streak on track while still allowing a bit of indulgence. Scroll down for sections including our dessert recipe collections, baked and cooked options, and delicous frozen or cook-free healthy desserts

Recipe Collections

62 Healthier Gluten-Free Desserts

Going gluten-free doesn’t have to mean saying goodbye to the sweets and treats you once held dear. And satisfying a gluten-free sweet tooth doesn’t require sacrificing health, either. Just check out our list of 62 healthier gluten-free desserts, and get cooking!

31 Healthier Holiday Cookies

Tis the season to head to the kitchen and whip up some traditional holiday treats. We've compiled a list of holiday cookie classics with (of course!) a healthy twist.

32 Healthier Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Never feel guilty about eating a little sweet stuff when choosing from this list!

Baked & Cooked Treats

Healthier Rice Pudding

Coconut milk makes this classic dessert healthy and indulgent without breaking the calorie bank!

Baked Stuffed Apples with Maple Cream

Try these elegant stuffed apples for dessert at any holiday get together.

Cocoa Dusted Almonds

Need a quick, homemade holiday gift? Whip up a batch of these bad boys and never be stuck gift-less.

Baked Oat-Stuffed Apples

Warm up with these hearty oat-filled baked apples on any cold fall day!

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A less guilty version of the classic pumpkin-and-chocolate combo!

Strawberry While Bean Blondies

Fit in a serving of protein and fiber while satisfying that sweet tooth with these strawberry white bean delights!

Harvest Fruit Compote

Looking for a way to use up all that fall fruit? Try this simple, healthy compote for an all-natural sugar fix.

Quinoa Apple Cake

With a whole quinoa and fresh apple base, this snack cake is perfect to satisfy any sweet tooth and filling enough to kill that dessert craving.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Try these Greatist-approved chocolate treats: Delicious, gluten-free, and vegan. A successful and easy baking recipe with no butter, eggs, gluten, or dairy!

Healthier Coconut Macaroons

Try these lightly sweet pure coconut macaroons for an easy way to satisfy that sweet tooth without going off to sugar-coma land.

Peach-Rosemary Crisp

You’re in for a real treat with this dessert combining the natural sweetness of summery peaches with a savory twist.

Grilled Pineapple with Greek Yogurt Sauce and Pistachios

This recipe is a great option for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, and is sure to satisfy even the strongest of sweet tooths' without breaking the sugar bank!

Greek Yogurt Cupcakes

For a cupcake that’s tasty, sweet, and healthier than most, this may just be your new favorite recipe.

S’more Brownies

Sweeten up by taking s’mores on the go with this awesome (and healthy-ish) recipe.

Oatmeal Banana Bread

This healthier oatmeal banana bread is the perfect solution for those overripe bananas looking sad in the corner.

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Peanut butter cookies never looked so yummy or tasted so good as in this whole-wheat recipe.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

This egg-and-butter-less dessert is enough to convince anyone to eat these. (They work for breakfast, too!)

Baked Apples

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive… Well, not quite, but apples do have some pretty unbelievable superpowers. They could help improve heart health and reduce risk of certain cancers. But wait, there’s more!

No-Cook Treats

Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding

Want a delicious dessert you can dig in to for seconds, or maybe even thirds, without the guilt? This chia seed pudding is it!

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

Try this healthier take on a chocolate milkshake as the perfect way to indulge after dinner (or even mid-afternoon).

(Super Simple) Fresh Plum Sorbet

This four-ingredient fruit sorbet is sure to satisfy any summertime sweet tooth!

A Healthier Ice Cream Sandwich

July is National Ice Cream — the perfect excuse to try a this take on a healthier ice cream sandwich! (Pssst, it’s dairy-free, too!)

Chocolate Fruit Bark

This delicious fruit-filled dark chocolate bark is perfect for a small sweet treat mid-day.

Watermelon-Lime Ice Pops

Say hello to summer with these refreshing watermelon pops. The best part? Only three ingredients!

Strawberries and Stripes Daiquiri

This fruity cocktail is perfect for any celebration barbeque. Plus, it packs in three Greatist superfoods.

Banana Ice Cream

Ice cream made only from frozen bananas? Yes, please!

No-Bake Pumpkin Custard

This pumpkin dessert is a must-make! With only five ingredients and no oven required, it’s a stress-free dessert that’ll taste just as good as grandma’s pumpkin pie.

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