Getting your sugar rush can be a hard thing to accomplish if you’re trying to watch what you eat and stay healthy. These recipes are dedicated to all of you who possess a sweet tooth that can never be satisfied. Here are our favourite healthy recipes for classic desserts. 

1- Cheesecake

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Cheesecake dates as far back as 2000 BC during the time of the ancient Greek empire. One of the most ‘classic’ desserts out there, cheesecake tastes incredible on its own or when topped with any fruit syrup or jam. By using some reduced fat sour cream along with low-fat cream cheese, you get the heavenly creamy texture without the fat. At 229 calories per serving, this recipe will give you a healthier cheesecake, without detracting from the flavour.

Prime Tip: You can easily substitute the Graham Crackers for low-fat Digestive biscuits and the Neufchatel cheese for low-fat cream cheese.

For recipe, click here

2- Peanut Butter Thins

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Peanut butter – in moderation – is actually good for you. It is rich in nutrients that help lower your blood cholesterol levels, which in turn reduces your risk of heart disease. If you’re willing to go the extra mile, making homemade peanut butter is really easy. Crunchy peanut butter thins are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and give you an energy boost for the day.

Prime Tip: Most brands of peanut butter are vegan and gluten-free

For recipe, click here

3-Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse

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Chocolate mousse is a classic dessert that we all know and love. Its light and airy texture makes it easy on your mouth, and this recipe makes it easy on your diet. This recipe incorporates avocadoes and dates as a healthier alternative to getting that creamy texture. It’s a wonderful option for ’make-ahead’ desserts as it needs to be chilled for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Prime tip: If maple syrup isn’t available, it can be replaced with the much healthier option of honey.

For recipe, click here

4- Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes

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It seems as though every place in Cairo specializes in a red velvet dessert but its original incarnation is the Red Velvet cupcake. Replacing butter with oil and using whole wheat flour, this recipe gives you the pleasure of eating a healthy cupcake without falling short on the flavor.

Prime Tip: Sifting your dry ingredients will ensure an airy texture.

For recipe, click here

5- Angel Food Cake

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Said to be the ‘food of the angels’ because of its divine taste and texture, angel food cake doesn’t disappoint. Its already healthy nature makes it a wonderful choice if you’re looking for that little taste of heaven.

Prime Tip: Separating the eggs when they’re cold makes it easier because the yolks are less likely to break.

For recipe, click here

6- Low-fat Apple Cake

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Incorporating more fruit in your dessert can make it a lot healthier because you get natural sugars and sweeteners. Apple cake is incredibly easy, it’s as simple as adding apples to your staple cake recipe and waiting for the magic to unfold.

Prime Tip: You can add various spices to your apple cake such as nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice to make it more interesting.

For recipe, click here

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