Healthy Alternatives for 5 of Your Favorite Treats Slideshow

On a diet? Snack wisely and reach for these lighter alternatives to your favorite party foods

Chocolate HEALTH Cookies

I definitely have a chocolate addiction and I enjoy indulging it in healthy ways. You know I have a thing for using unexpected ingredients (see mychocolate pudding recipe) and this recipe is no different.

I based this recipe on my popular dessert hummus recipe from my blog and was very pleased with the results. I cant wait to make another batch I think next time I will add in some fresh mint to thefood processor.

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The World's Healthiest Vanilla Milkshake

Ever wanted to slurp down a huge milkshake only to not have it go straight to your hips? Me too! And now you can with this amazingvanillamilkshake. Please forgive the infomercial type introduction. If you were to split the milkshake in half, it would only have 60 calories. A 60 calorie milkshake? Yes please!

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I developed a food sensitivity to avocados in my 20s. It was a sad day, as I was born in Texas and loved my moms "guac." Even if you enjoy avocados, this dip is a refreshing adaptation of the original, perfect for spring when fresh-picked peas are at their peak. If you like more heat, use an entire minced Serrano chile.

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Low-Fat Strawberry Tofu Ice Cream

This basic recipe was developed by the chefs at Goodbaker Gourmet; I found it somewhere online and have been playing with it to make all sorts of flavors such asvanilla,chocolate,banana, cinnamon,strawberry, and blueberry.

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Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips

This is a flavor-bursting and nutrient-dense treat. FromThrive Foods.

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