When you’re trying to eat healthy, what are the foods that come to mind? Fruits and vegetables? Lean protein? Healthy grains and fats? Hopefully you’re incorporating all of those items into your diet. But something that might surprise you is that eating healthy doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite desserts, too. It’s all about portion control and making healthified swaps whenever possible. Didn’t think you could have cupcakes when trying to eat clean? Think again. These skinny cupcakes with vanilla frosting are less than 200 calories each, but taste like their full-fat counterparts. Watch this quick video to see how to make these delicious treats that are made with only real ingredients; no artificial flavors, chemicals, or preservatives involved.
These skinny cupcakes are made with the spices that make up gingerbread and topped with a light, cream cheese and vanilla frosting. They’re lower in calories and sugar than most cupcake recipes, but taste just as delicious. All it takes is a few simple steps to whip up a batch of these tasty cupcakes for your family or next gathering; we promise people will be wanting seconds! These skinny cupcakes are perfect for anytime of year (not just the holidays!) because they’re full of flavor without a bunch of added sugar, artificial flavors or food coloring.
Eating dessert every now and then isn’t horrible; you don’t want to totally deprive yourself of all sweets, otherwise you’re more likely to binge on them later. What you need to do is make sure your portion control is in line (meaning, have 1 cupcake, not 10!) and that you’re using real ingredients instead of buying pre-packaged treats that often come laden with artificial flavors and chemicals that actually stimulate your appetite to keep you coming back for more.