Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert Options

Ready to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try one of these healthy treats.

So you've kept yourself in check this year during a delicious Thanksgiving meal. You haven't overeaten, indulged in anything too fattening, or covered your mashed potatoes in butter or salt. Great job! But surely you can't avoid the unhealthy consequences of your final course: the dessert table. Actually, you can enjoy something a little sweet without straying too far from a healthy diet. Give these ideas a try!

Pumpkin Pie

It's a traditional Thanksgiving delight, and it's usually lower in calories than the other pies on the table. Pumpkin is also a superfood that boosts your immunity and improves your digestion – something you may appreciate after a holiday meal.

A Bite of Dark Chocolate

If you have a taste for dark chocolate, it makes an excellent healthy dessert. While it's definitely possible to overdo it (dark chocolate is still very dense in calories), this treat has many health benefits, including the ability to lower blood pressure, improve brain function, and prevent cancer.

A Fruit Bowl

Your healthiest "sweets" will always be fruit, nature's candy. If a fruit salad doesn't seem enough like a dessert to you, try dipping it in small amount of chocolate or sugar-free whipped cream. Remember, a little goes a long way!

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