Need something sweet stat? Just because you don't have the time to bake, that doesn't mean you can't whip up a delicious treat. Enter: no-bake desserts. From low-sugar to no-dairy bake-free recipes, we've got something sweet for every diet. No oven required.
1. Best for Gluten-Free
Easy Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding With Blueberries
This simple, three-ingredient, gluten-free pudding is yummy enough to satisfy your dessert cravings, but healthy enough to eat for breakfast every day. Vanilla almond milk and blueberries offer a touch of natural sweetness while fiber-filled chia seeds will keep you full for hours.
Since this chia pudding must chill in the fridge for 24 hours prior to eating, we recommend making a batch on Sunday night. This way, you’ll have pre-made servings ready to go for the whole workweek.
Get the Easy Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding with Blueberries recipe and nutrition info here.
2. Best Vegan Dessert
Tropical Chocolate Truffles
Vegan or not, you're guaranteed to drool over these Medjool date-packed truffles that taste like candy. But, they're packed with healthy, nutrient-packed ingredients like walnuts, unsweetened coconut and cacao powder, so there's zero guilt. Plus, these plant-based, bite-sized desserts come with built-in portion control.
Get the Tropical Chocolate Truffles recipe and nutrition info here.
3. Lowest in Sugar
Made with the erythritol-based sweetener Swerve, these low-carb, keto-friendly dessert bites contain no added sugar. That's right. Zero, zilch, nada. But they're overflowing with heart-healthy fats, antioxidants, protein and fiber due to the hemp hearts and chia seeds.
Get the Hemp Hearties recipe and nutrition info here.
4. Best for Protein
Passion Fruit Protein Mousse
Whoever said dessert can't build healthy muscles never tried this mouthwatering mousse. At 12 grams per serving, this no-fuss mousse packs a serious protein punch thanks to two hefty scoops of vanilla protein powder. The best part? It's ready in 10 minutes.
Get the Passion Fruit Protein Mousse recipe and nutrition info here.
5. Best for Fiber
No-Cook Healthy Vegan Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding
If you're a chocolate pudding fan, you'll love this healthy version which gets its dark chocolaty goodness from cacao powder. With 7 grams of protein — and an impressive 11 grams of fiber — per serving, one cup of this chia pudding will keep belly rumblings at bay for hours. Toss a few raspberries on top and you have the perfect guilt-free treat.
Get the No-Cook Healthy Vegan Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding recipe and nutrition info here.
6. Best for Dairy-Free
Love whipped cream, but hate how it upsets your tummy? We got you. This decadent dessert swaps milk-based cream with cashew cream for the lightest, fluffiest topping of your dairy-free dreams. A dollop will definitely go a long way!
Get the Strawberries Romanoff recipe and nutrition info here.