Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Dessert is often the time when our healthy choices go out the window. This does not need to be the case. Here are some great healthy Thanksgiving dessert ideas. Give one or more a try this year. I am totally making the Pumpkin Mousse. It looks too yummy to pass up.

Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

Pear Crumble

This easy, comforting pear crumble is sure to please. Serve it as is or with low-fat ice cream or Vanilla Cream. Find the full recipe here at

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

This is a great alternative to cheesecake or pecan pie. This recipe is from

Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls

No need to tell the kids that these are healthy, just eat them up knowing they are filled with almonds and oats, and sweetened only with dates and raisins! Find this recipe at Plant Powered Kitchen.

Skinny Pumpkin Mousse

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without a pumpkin dessert or two. Here is a pumpkin recipe that has great taste, but low fat and calories. Check out Simply Nourished Living for this recipe.

Heavenly Banana Bites

healthy dessert - banana bitesHere is a recipe of my own. My kids LOVE this one and it’s a great after dinner treat anytime of year, but great for the holidays too. Drizzle with strawberry sauce for a bit of holiday color.

Do you have a health alternative for a holiday dessert? Let us know in a comment.

Wishing you and your family a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

Comeback Momma Siggy



Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Amber Edwards

    I think I need to try the Cocoa Cookie Dough Balls! They look delish!

  2. Oh, that Pear Crumble looks heavenly. I should have read this AFTER eating breakfast, for now my MultiGrain Cheerios will be a sure disappointment. 😀

  3. Mitch

    These all look delicious, I am not sure if my family would welcome the introduction of more than 1 healthy item at the holidays!

  4. Lolo

    I want to make those banana bites to put in the freezer for a sweet treat anytime!

  5. Shanna

    Oh my goodness! Those banana bites look amazing!

  6. Camille

    I love the banana bites! What a fun idea especially for my picky eaters who won’t touch pecans or pumpkin pie!

  7. mel

    YUM! This looks so good!

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