It's been more than a month since you made that well-intentioned resolution for a healthier 2014. You've started eating more fruits and veggies. You finally joined a gym. And you even passed on the wings and pizza during the Super Bowl. All of that hard work deserves a little sweet reward, right?!
We're of the mindset that it's perfectly okay to cheat on your diet once in a while. Setting aside one treat for the weekend can actually motivate you to stick to your healthy meal plan during the week. Not only does this give you something special to look forward to and work towards, it also teaches you how to responsibly engage in planned indulgence.
Instead of depriving yourself for weeks and then binging on sweets in the heat of the moment (Next Stop: Shame Central), make a weekly appointment to satiate those inevitable sugar cravings, in moderation.
Put your diet on pause and make a date with your dessert destiny. One of these 6 tempting confections would love to be loved by you, even if it's just for one day.
It’s just a taste. You’ll instantly feel the heat from this firecracker of a shot/dessert. Though petite, these pack big flavors like chocolate liqueur and cinnamon. These shooters are a chilly shot, but they're sure to warm your winter evening.
So few flavor combinations grab us by the taste buds and lead us down that divine path as peanut butter paired with chocolate.
We love the make ahead nature of this recipe, and well, if you consider that you cut the cupcakes in half (does the act of cutting a cupcake in half actually cut the calories?), maybe you can justify layer after layer of creamy goodness.
If sweet is easy for you to forego, then let us tempt you with this tart tart. We know what your palate craves. A little zing! A little pow! Followed by that oh-so-satisfied “Mmmm…” This lemon tart is calling your name.
Oh, we see. You’re a strong-willed one. Determined, heh? That’s okay, we know how to ramp it up. You’re complex. You’re deep. Well, so is this heavenly recipe that subtly combines the sharp, the sophisticated, and the oh-so-yummy. We think you’re caving in...
Oh, don’t worry - nobody’s looking. Dive into these bourbon-laced, fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand, wonton pies.
Made it this far? Hanging on by your fingernails? Time to let go, because this one we created with the intention of shattering every last bit of willpower left in you. So, you may as well succumb. You’re done. You’re finished. Tonight you enjoy. Tomorrow you'll get back on the straight and narrow.