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Deliciously Deceiving Dessert Recipes Loaded with Vegetables

Yogurt Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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We can't do a veggie-based baked goods roundup without including everyone's favorite: carrot cake. This version is lightened up with a yogurt-based "cream cheese frosting" and a better-for-you cake base.

Get the recipe: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Photo: Abbey's Kitchen

Chayote Apple Pie

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Cut the carbs and sugar in traditional apple pie by using chayote squash to replace half of the apples. The crust is a nutrition powerhouse as well, made with high-fiber tortillas in place of piecrust. No rolling out dough for this pie! (Want more? Try 10 new and delicious ways to eat apples.)

Get the recipe: Chayote Pie

 

Photo: No Nonesense Nutritionist

Chocolate Kale Cake

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Want to have your chocolate cake and eat it to? Sneak in some kale to boost nutrition and moisture. Trust us, you'll never even know it's there! If you're looking for more ways to get your greens in, try out these 10 New Ways to Eat Kale.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Kale Cake

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Cheddar Spinach Cookies

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There is no better way to get someone to eat their veggies than to call it a cookie. Savory cookies are a healthy alternative to plain old bread for dinner. These little guys pack almost 1/2 cup of spinach in each one.

Get the recipe: Cheddar Spinach Cookies

Photo: Salubrious RD

Gluten-Free Zucchini Banana Bread

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Why should our friends with celiac disease or gluten intolerance miss out on all the green-eating fun? In this gluten-free bread, zucchini adds flavor and moisture, plus a hit of fiber and vitamins A and C! (Or take a spin with a spiralizer for zoodles with 12 sensational spiralized veggie recipes.)

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread

Photo: RDelicious Kitchen

Avocado Brownies

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Avocados are not only for guacamole! With their creamy texture and mild flavor, you can replace oil or butter with avocado for a delicious and nutritious dessert.

Get the recipe: Avocado Brownies

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High-Protein Veggie Bread

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This gorgeously green veggie loaf is packed full of nutrient dense veggies, low-fat protein, and filling whole grains. This bread is savory snacking at its best.

Get the recipe: Veggie Bread

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Breakfast Cookies

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Make busy mornings easy again with these chewy gluten-free breakfast cookies that are packed with nuts, bananas, apples, and a sneaky dose of carrots. (FYI: There are plenty of other healthy cookies you can eat for breakfast.)

Get the recipe: Breakfast Cookies

 

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