Give Thanks for Paleo Desserts

A lot of diet trends get a bad rep for no reason… and the paleo diet is definitely one of them. It basically just removes a lot of the over-processed, unhealthy stuff out of your diet and focuses on meat, fruits, veggies and nuts. More than that, you can still have dessert!

Here are 5 of our very favorite, guilt-free paleo desserts. Bring them for Thanksgiving, and we guarantee no one will know the difference unless you tell them.

Spiced Carrot Cake

Moist, slightly dense, full of spices and topped with a creamy frosting, it’s easy to think that this carrot cake is filled with nothing everything bad for you.

In fact, the cook uses natural ingredients such as applesauce, coconut sugar and vanilla to create an out-of-this-world carrot cake.

Find the full recipe at Simple Roots Wellness

Blueberry Espresso Brownies

After dinner, everyone’s ready to pass out. Wake them up with these ahh-mazing espresso blueberry brownies that combine natural sweeteners with our two favorite things: chocolate and strong coffee.

Find the full recipe on Civilized Caveman Cooking.

Healthy Mounds Bars

Store-bought candy is definitely not part of a paleo diet – or any diet, for that matter – but homemade, healthier versions of classic favorites can be.

Be a Thanksgiving hero and bring a large batch of these good-for-you mounds of coconut goodness to your get-together.

Find the full recipe at Tessa the Domestic Diva.

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bites

Did someone say healthy cheesecake? That’s a recipe we’ve been waiting for literally our entire lives. These tiny cheesecakes are SO GOOD it’s hard to believe there’s not actually any cream cheese in them.

Bite-sized portions make them perfect for dessert tables with a lot of options, but please, don’t expect anyone to have just one.

Find the recipe at Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everybody’s favorite cookie – minus the refined sugar, gluten and other unhealthy elements. Can it be done? Yes, and it’s done really well in this recipe from Paleo Running Mama.

She uses almond butter, coconut flour and dairy-free chocolate chips to create the most decadent, chewy chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had. With none of the guilt if you decide to have one… or three.

Find the full recipe here

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