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3 Ways to Turn Plain Yogurt Into Healthy Dessert

healthy dessert recipes

I can never swear off desserts, no matter how healthy I’m trying to eat. My sweet tooth is just too grand!

Luckily, I’ve trained myself to enjoy “treats” that still pack some nutritional value. It’s the only way I can have my (non)cake and eat it too 😉

One of my favorite foods to doctor up into healthy dessert is plain Greek yogurt. Its the perfect medium because it takes on the flavor of whatever you top it with and contains satisfying protein, so you won’t be as tempted to go searching for more dessert after eating it.

Here are three of my favorite ways to turn plain yogurt into a healthy treat.

easy healthy desserts

1. With dark chocolate and toasted sweet coconut. If you like chocolate and coconut together, this is the way to go. It’s chewy and crunchy and chocolatey.

yogurt recipes

healthy dessert with yogurt

2. With chopped kiwi and pomegranate seeds. Not very many fruits are in season in the wintertime, but kiwi and pomegranate are, and they are so delicious together. Plus, their colors make a bowl of yogurt beautiful!

yogurt desserts

3. With lemon curd. Most recently I made Meyer lemon curd using this recipe, which was DELICIOUS. But Greek yogurt is delicious with regular lemon curd too, whether homemade or store-bought. The curd is sweet and tart, and works perfectly with the tang of yogurt.

healthy dessert with greek yogurt

What other kinds of toppings do you add to Greek yogurt to make it feel like a treat?

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  • Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
    January 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Love this post! I have a major sweet tooth so I always try to trick myself into thinking I’m indulging when it’s a healthier option. Definitely trying coconut greek yogurt with lemon curd!

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Coconut Greek with lemon curd sounds even better!!

  • Lindsay
    January 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I recently came across Love Crunch Granola in their new Dark Chocolate Macaroon flavor. It is to die for on Stonyfield Plain Green Yogurt! Reminded me of your chocolate/coconut combo in your post. 🙂

  • Mattie @ Comfy & Confident
    January 16, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Wow! The lemon curd sounds really interesting. I would have never thought of that.

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 17, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Dark Chocolate Love Crunch is my FAVORITE granola! I haven’t tried the Macaroon one, now I can’t wait. Thank you!

  • Lindsay
    January 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Dark Chocolate Love Crunch was my favorite… until I tried the Macaroon one. Now I have a new favorite. 😉

  • Rita Weaver
    January 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I have a jar of lemon curd sitting in the cabinet and I’ve been wondering what to do with it. I am going to open it and have it with my yogurt asap!! I would have never thought of that.

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I didn’t even know that flavor existed! Adding this to my grocery list immediately!

  • shelley hudson
    January 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    What a great, fun post! As you know, much of my brain capacity is tied up with my preoccupation for dessert 🙂 I love all these ideas as well as finely diced granny smith apples, chopped walnuts, and a swirl of honey!

  • Melanie
    January 21, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Freeze it freeze it freeze it! (Frozen yogurt fan here)

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I am with you!

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 21, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    That combination sounds delightful!

  • Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    January 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    All three idea look delicious but the lemon curd combo is definitely calling my name!

  • ric
    March 5, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Ohhhh i’ll have to try the dark chocolate and toasted sweet coconut one. Its important to satisfy your sweet tooth when you’re sticking to a strict diet. Otherwise when/if you reach your goals you might backslide into old habits, because what you were doing wasnt sustainable. It took me a few cycles of this to figure it out.

  • Joannah
    May 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    I eat lemon curd with my greek yogurt all the time! But I add almonds. I toss a handful of almonds with the lemon curd to glaze them and then top the yogurt rather than mix everything together. So delicious!

  • Amelia Winslow
    May 16, 2016 at 8:53 am

    That sounds amazing, Joannah! I always like a little extra crunch too 😉

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