3 Guilt-Free Healthy Desserts

Written by
Jenne @ 8fit
Written by
Jenne @ 8fit
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It might feel like you have to skip the sweets in order to live a healthy lifestyle and reach your fitness goals but treats like dessert can be part of a healthy meal plan as long as you make the right choices.  It’s all about balance, not restriction.

“I don’t like ‘diet’ desserts,” you say? I have some really good news: it’s possible to make nutritious, fun treats that are tasty, too. No fake sugars or low-fat processed junk here, just whole ingredients and delicious, natural flavors. Add one of these recipes to your 8fit meal plan so that you can indulge a bit while still striving toward your goal.

3-Ingredient Cookies

3-Ingredient Cookies

20 min1200 kcal


  • 3 bananas (~12 oz)
  • 1 cups rolled oats (uncooked) (~3.5 oz)
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter (plain, without added sugar) (~3 oz)
  • ⅓ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (175 ºC). In a bowl, peel, cut and mash the bananas with a fork.
  2. Add rolled oats, peanut butter, cinnamon, and salt; mix to combine.
  3. Roll, then flatten as many cookies as you can with the dough, and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake them at 350° F (175 ºC) for about 12 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown, as shown. Serve and enjoy!

These crunchy cookies combine peanut butter with banana and oats for a sweet but healthful snack, but we’ll let the flavors speak for themselves – give them a try today!

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Strawberry-Basil Ice Cream

This ice cream is the perfect blend of strawberries, basil, honey and Greek yogurt.  It’s one of those melt-in-your-mouth treats that’s perfect for the summer (or when you’re channeling summer vibes during winter).

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