The Meal Plan for the Week of October 24, 2022

Healthier Sweet Tooth Favorites

I have a sweet tooth, which means I eat something sweet every day! This often comes as a surprise to people, considering that I’m a Registered Dietitian, but remember that it’s all about balance.

When eating dessert, there’s a couple things to keep in mind – what type of dessert are you having, how big of a portion are you eating, and how often are you eating it. If you want dessert every day, be mindful of how much you are having and change up the type of dessert you’re enjoying. You can also make healthy swaps in a dessert recipe!


Pistachio Balls

Dates are high in fiber and antioxidants! They are also naturally sweet, which makes them a great option for desserts. In this recipe, they are blended with pumpkin and spices to enhance the flavors and provide the sweetness without added sugars. This is also a perfect treat for Fall!


Apple Cobbler

Including fruit in a dessert is a great way to keep it healthy! Fruit brings natural sweetness which means that you can usually cut back on the amount of added sugars in the recipe. The fruit and oats in this apple cobbler also add a boost of fiber! Pair this with vanilla Greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream, if desired.


Healthy Carrot Zucchini Oatmeal Squares

You may not always think about zucchini carrot bread as an option for a sweet treat, but it makes for a super nutritious and moist cake! Adding these vegetables means a boost of giber, healthy nutrients, and antioxidants. You could add cream cheese frosting on top or enjoy without.


Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

Chocolate and peanut butter are a perfect pair! Especially in this recipe, when they’re plopped on top of a delicious, sweet banana. These are also easy to make, which is a great dessert to have around for when the sweet tooth craving hits! You can make these head of time and keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to eat.


Black Bean

Ok, hear me out on these…you may see black beans in the recipe title and immediate write these off, but I promise you that these are fudgy, rich, and chocolatey! Make sure that you blend the black beans and ingredients together until they are completely smooth and I personally like to use milk chocolate chips over dark chocolate to add a little extra sweetness.

About the dietitian

Lizzie, one of EHG's Client Success Managers, completed her Dietetic Certificate and Internship at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Her interest in nutrition and exercise field comes from a passion for helping people meet their goals. Being a part of someone’s health journey by listening, providing them with accountability, and encouraging them every step of the way has been the source of her coaching success.

Lizzie Waldo

Engagement Health Group