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Healthy dessert recipes to beat sugar cravings when trying to lose weight

Looking for some healthy dessert recipes to satisfy sugar cravings? Check these out.

Looking for some healthy dessert recipes to satisfy sugar cravings? Here are some recipes by Chef Siddhartha Roy, Manoj Kumar and Rahul Chahar you can try.

Written by Arushi Bidhuri |Published : February 26, 2021 8:57 PM IST

Sometimes a sugar craving comes so strong that you can't help but raid the drawer filled with unhealthy sugary foods. Whether you feel depressed or elated munching on something sweet always feels good. But it can be a problem for someone trying to lose weight. We know that nothing feels more comforting than binging on some sweet delights that tantalize your taste buds, but they definitely aren't the best options when you are on a weight loss diet. A significant risk of consuming excess dietary sugar is weight gain, even with regular exercise.

Don't worry, sugar cravings are extremely common but there is a way you can steer clear of the sugary foods containing everything you shouldn't eat on a weight loss diet. To avoid this, you need to switch to a healthy diet that satisfies the sugar cravings without adding the kilos.

Healthy Dessert Recipes To Satisfy Sugar Cravings

So, what are you waiting for? Step away from the junk food and try one of these healthy recipes from expert chefs.

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Bircher Muesli Curated By Chef Siddhartha Roy, Taj Mahal, New Delhi


  • Oats 200 grams
  • Curd 500 grams
  • Apple 50 grams
  • Carrot 20 grams
  • Honey 50 ml
  • Cow milk 250 ml
  • Banana 20 grams
  • Hazelnut 10 grams
  • Raisin - 5 grams
  • Almond 10 grams
  • Orange 20 grams


Rolled oats to be soaked in yoghurt along with chopped apples, carrot, banana, almonds, raisins, cracked hazelnut, orange zest and honey.

  • Break all the nuts and chop all the fruits and vegetables
  • Mix all the ingredients together with curd, honey and orange zest
  • Refrigerate if overnight, serve cold
  • Garnish with dices of apple, orange segments, peeled almond, cracked hazelnut, and chopped banana.

Avocado Kalakand By Manoj Kumar, Sous chef, Vivanta Surajkund


  • Avocado puree 100 gm
  • Paneer 80 gm
  • Cardamom powder 2gm
  • Fennel powder 2gm
  • Almond sliced 5 gm
  • Ghee 25 gm
  • Cane sugar 30 gm


  1. Cook avocado pulp and sugar till thickened
  2. Add the cardamom and fennel powder
  3. Add the crumbled paneer cook till leaves the pan sides
  4. Set in a greased tray and chill
  5. Cut and shapes garnished with almonds

Granola Bar Curated By Rahul Chahar, Bakery Chef, Taj Mahal, New Delhi

  • Butter 45 gm
  • Honey 100 gm
  • Almonds 20 gm
  • Raisins 20 gm
  • Apricot 15 gm
  • Prunes 15 gm
  • Oats 40 gm
  • Cornflakes 15 gm
  • Wheat flakes 15 gm
  • Rice Crispies 15 gm
  • Pistachio 15 gm
  • All bran 15 gm
  • Cranberry 50 gm
  • Melon seed 10 gm
  • Almond powder 50 gm
  • Almond flakes 20 gm
  • Brown sugar 10 gm


  1. Preheat oven to 160-degree C
  2. Take all ingredients together and mix them well with melted butter
  3. Take a baking tray and align it with Silpat and a square/rectangular cake ring
  4. Set the mixture in the baking tray and bake at 160 degree Celsius for 20 mins
  5. Set it aside for 3-4 hours and Cut it in the desired shape

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