Spring Fruit Desserts with Health Benefits

Better-for-you alternatives to favorite springtime sweets
strawberries, carrots, and peaches

Dessert doesn’t need to be a cause for guilt. When made with fresh ingredients, whole grains and natural, organic sweeteners, desserts can be a satisfying part of a healthy diet. Especially for kids with picky palates, nutrient-rich desserts can be a welcome way to ensure they’re getting protein, healthy fats, fruits, and even vegetables! Here are three seasonal dessert recipes that will sweeten up any springtime get-together.

Carob Almond Pudding with Strawberry Topping

A bowl of carob almond pudding with strawberries
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There’s a lot to love about this simple yet satisfying dessert. Chocolate-lovers can get their fix without filling up on refined sugar, and also get the added benefits of fruit, protein and healthy fats. EDENSOY carob and vanilla soymilk and blended organic almonds lend themselves as a base, making for a thick and silky texture without any added fillers that often come with conventional pudding mixes. As a snack or dessert, this pudding makes a sweet and nourishing treat.

Carrot Flaxseed Cake

carrot flaxseed cake
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Carrot cake is a popular favorite around springtime, often serving as a centrepiece on Easter or Mother’s Day tables. However much we may love this classic dessert, we certainly don’t love the refined sugar that tends to make its way into many traditional recipes. This healthier recipe incorporates organic maple syrup for an earthy sweetness, and also includes walnuts, flaxseeds, and 3 cups of carrots, balancing out sweetness with substance. No flavor sacrificed. 

Peach Tart

Peach tart on a plate
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Fresh peaches are the star of many tables come late spring / early summer, when many of us look for dessert recipes showcasing this juicy, delicate fruit. This tart recipe is overflowing with fresh peach flavor, not refined sugars or preservatives. Flavor aside, this tart is a visual showstopper. It might look complicated to make, but it won’t take more than an hour to prep and bake. 

With Eden Foods, you can always save room for dessert

Eden’s baking supplies make it so you’re never in a bind when you’re on dessert duty. From organic flours to organic all-purpose oils, Eden has all you need to stock your pantry for healthier seasonal baking, this spring and year-round. With an ingredient list filled with Eden products, you’ll never need to settle for an unsatisfactory product. Bon appétit!

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