Mother’s Day is a time to do something special for the women in our lives who have always been there for us. One way to show your appreciation is to make a special dessert for them. No matter who you are celebrating with—a mom, an aunt, a grandmother—they will certainly enjoy one of these healthy treats!
If you’re looking to keep it simple, incorporate your favorite fruit into a dessert. This is a great way to enjoy guilt-free sweets! Grill fruit like pears or pineapples and top with a little vanilla ice cream. Try this Bon’App adapted recipe for grilled pears with cinnamon and brown sugar. We made it healthier by only using a cup of brown sugar and cutting portion sizes in half. Each half pear contains 192 Calories and 26 g Sugar. While the Sugar content appears high, remember that over half of that is natural sugar from the pears! You can also add a half cup of vanilla ice cream for an additional 73 Calories and 8 g of Sugar.
Grilled Bartlett Pears (½ pear)
Another option is to make dark chocolate dipped strawberries. Moms will be sure to enjoy these sweet antioxidant-filled treats. One strawberry has only 40 Calories, 5 g of Sugar, and 1 g of Fiber!
Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberry (1 strawberry)
There are plenty of ways to lighten up baked goods for a healthy Mother’s Day. Try this recipe for our chocolate cake made with garbanzo beans! Less calories and no gluten, but still all the flavor of a regular cake! One piece has 245 Calories, 28 g of Sugar, and 6 g of Protein.
The Bon’App team wishes you all a very happy Mother’s Day!