We are in the thick of holiday season folks! That means festive music, twinkling lights, comforting soups and decadent desserts. Don't be afraid that indulging in a bit of dessert this season may derail your fitness regime--you can whip up a number of winter-inspired desserts that are delectable and not detrimental to your diet! Try out these 5 scrumptious recipes this December:

1. Date Sweetened Brownie. See recipe here.

2. Pear and Quinoa Apple Crisp. See recipe here.

3. Oatmeal-Coconut Cookies with Cranberries and White Chocolate. See recipe here.

4. Candied Ginger and Orange Icebox Cookies. See recipe here.

5. Caramel-Pear Pudding Cake. See recipe here.



Happy (almost) Independence Day! Many things come to mind when you think about July 4th: fireworks, barbecues, pool parties, red-white-and-blue, patriotism, and most importantly...dessert! Allow me to contribute to your celebrations with these 5 healthy, July 4th-themed desserts to try out this holiday: 

1.  Fresh berries with maple cream . See recipe  here .

1. Fresh berries with maple cream. See recipe here.

2. Paleo  Caveman Chocolate Cupcakes . See recipe  here .

2. Paleo Caveman Chocolate Cupcakes. See recipe here.

3.  Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie . See recipe  here .

3. Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Pie. See recipe here.

4.  Red, White, and Blueberry Vegan Cheesecake . See recipe  here .

4. Red, White, and Blueberry Vegan Cheesecake. See recipe here.

5.  Fruit and Yogurt Parfait . See recipe  here .

5. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. See recipe here.