Sweet Treats! Diet-Friendly Dessert Recipes You’ll Love


One of the hardest parts about learning to eat healthier is having to say “no, thank you” when it comes time for dessert. But what if you could have your cake and lose weight at the same time? With these delicious, diet-friendly dessert ideas, you can! Just because you are on a diet, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve those sweet treats! These desserts are good for your whole family as well.

Moist Honey Carrot Cookies

So soft and fluffy, you won’t believe they’re healthier than regular cookies! Keep cookies fresh by storing them in a sealed container or cookie jar along with a slice of bread. The bread will help keep them soft for twice as long!

  • Cuisine: American;
  • Category: Desserts;
  • Serves: 4-6;
  • Prep Time:10 min;
  • Cook time:25 min;
  • Nutrition Per Serving: 111.1;


  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup raw or clover honey
  • 1 whole egg (large)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one orange
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cups grated carrots


Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. Using a stand or hand mixer, cream together the butter and honey. Add egg, vanilla, and citrus zests. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined. Stir in shredded carrots.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons onto a cookie sheet that’s been coated with nonstick spray. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 375, or until edges just begin to turn brown.

Try This! Turn this easy recipe into carrot cake cookies by adding golden raisins, chopped pecans (or walnuts) and a pinch of allspice when you stir in the carrots.