6 desserts that can double up as wholesome meals
Life is short, have dessert first_
Whether you are looking to pamper yourself after a difficult day at work or you just have an intense craving, we all know those days when you just need to have something a li’l extra sweet. If you are looking to indulge your sweet tooth tonight, why not skip dinner and head directly to the sweet stuff? The good news is that these rich and filling desserts can easily qualify as dinner as well. Don’t believe us? Have a look at our favourite dinner-slash-dessert dishes here:
Dinner? Dessert? Why not have the best of both worlds?
From healthy greens to pure indulgence, here are the dessert recipes that are good enough to eat for dinner:
Avocado and basil ice cream
If you don’t like your life to be vanilla, it is time to upgrade your ice cream choices. There’s a wide world of savoury ice creams out there waiting to be explored and if you’re looking to start your induction on a healthy note, opt for an avocado ice cream base topped off with basil for seasoning.
Candied sweet potatoes
Buttery, caramelised and melt-in-your-mouth soft: what’s not to love? A Thanksgiving classic, candied sweet potatoes serve as a worthy candidate through the year for dinner that feels a lot like dessert. Your choice for flavouring ranges from maple syrup to vanilla sugar, best served with a touch of orange zest and sea salt for a tangy finish.
If you are all thumbs in the kitchen, fruit salsa is the saviour you didn’t know you needed. Ideal for leisurely sundowners in summer, this dish is an easy, no-fail recipe that merely requires chopped seasonal fruits and lemon zest. For best results, you’ll want to team yours with a tropical cocktail (or two) and a creamy coconut dip.
Joey doesn’t share food, and you’ll want to follow his lead once you get an eyeful of the wide world of dessert pizzas out there. Indulge your sweet tooth with some caramelised apple pizza or smother your pizza with Nutella and toasted marshmallows for a meal to remember.
Put down the whipped cream and hear us out on this one: savoury waffles can be an excellent way of clocking in your everyday quota of greens while satisfying your waffle cravings. The most common candidates for veggie waffles are spinach, basil and scallions for a delight in every bite.
An eternal favourite for fall, nothing can help you get into the festive spirit as well as a helping of pumpkin pie. On those nights when you are looking to combine dinner and dessert into one, look for a buttery crust that can be filled in with pumpkin puree and garnished with candied cranberries for a pop of colour.
Which of these would you like to try tonight? Sound off in the comments box below!