Healthy Desserts: Myths and Challenges while tasting!

 Publish date: 05 June 2019

Healthy Desserts: Myths and Challenges while tasting!


You might think that saying "healthy desserts" means forcing the limit and believing too much in a world without consequences. But we have good news for you: desserts can be part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Obviously if we eat them with moderation. Depending on our diet and physical activity, once or twice a week, a portion of dessert will not harm our health.


Healthy desserts - 3 myths and 4 quick proposals

The World Health Organization recommends that in the total energy mix intake should be: 55-75% carbohydrates, 15-30% fat, and 10-16% ProTides. This is daily, and to see what this means for an adult, it's about 275 to 375 g of carbohydrate, between 33 and 67 g of fat and between 75 and 100 g of ProTides.


Myths are as many as how many opinions and studies. We chose the most common and we offer you an alternative of healthy desserts from the Salad Box menu.


Myth 1: Sugar has no nutritional value. FALSE

Sugar contains calories. And these are the equivalent of the energy they provide. There are 4 food components that supply calories, thus energy for the body: protein (4 calories / gram); carbohydrates (4 calories / gram); alcohol (7 calories / gram); fat (9 calories / gram).

A good balance between calorie intake and burning can be the beginning of a diet that will shape your body.



Salad Box Chia pudding with peaches, musli crunch and almond flakes. It contains in the 200g portion: the highest number of proteins in our dessert products: 14.60 Proteins. And 53.00 Carbohydrates, 21.30 Lipids.

And most importantly, it contains that healthy sweet that does not make you feel guilty but spoiled.


Myth 2: Desserts are forbidden to diet. FALSE

Desserts have received an unfair reputation unjustly. The fact that are often called temptations, they are avoided and denigrated is a myth that propagates and you can defeat today. In fact, an international study has measured the effects of total elimination of everything you like from eating when you're on the diet. And surprise: those who refrain from eating the things they are fond of, are those who are most likely to overstate in the longer term.



Greek yogurt with muesli crunch, bananas and honey. With a 200 grammage contains: Carbohydrates 43.60, Proteins 13.10, Lipids 8.80.

To make a comparison, look how many Carbohydrates, Proteins and Lipids contain a milk chocolate with apples and peaches.

100 grams of product:

Milk chocolate: Carbohydrates 49, Protein 6.9, Lipids 39.90.

Apple: Carbohydrates 16.9, Proteins 0.3, Lipids 3.40

Peaches: Carbohydrates 17.6, Proteins 0.71, Lipids 0 


Myth 3: No desserts before noon. FALSE

The idea of ​​eating something sweet at breakfast seems sinful. But another study to disassemble this myth says that a 600 calories breakfast containing fruit, fiber, protein and something good to quench your lust makes the road to a perfect body simpler and easier unnoticed.

The solution: 


Chia Pudding with Banana, Peanut Butter and Musli Crunch: Grammage 200g and Carbohydrates 41.50, Protein 16.60, Lipids 24.30.

Here's how the calories report on proteins, lipids and carbohydrates.

  • 1 gram of protein has 4 calories
  • 1 gram of carbohydrates has 4 calories
  • 1 gram of fat or lipid has 9 calories

And for those who do not believe a myth, or do not listen to diets but want something healthy in the morning, for them, their children or grandmother who wants something sweet, another dessert based on yogurt there is the Salad Box solution.

Greek yogurt with blueberry jam, muesli crunch and cranberry.


The most appropriate is to consume desserts made in-house. That's how we can control the amount of sugar we add, as well as the rest of the ingredients. An example of simple dessert: a combination of fruit cheese. You can use a fine cheese (cheese cream, mascarpone, etc.) and seasonal fruits such as strawberries.

But if you do not have time, then at the Salad Box the dessert menu is ready, natural, fresh and not at all sinful.

Nutritionist's advice for healthy desserts:

"It is recommended that instead of dessert we eat rather solid foods. They require mastication, and will give you a longer saturation. It also occupies more space in the stomach and the dessert is digested in a longer time. It eliminates the risk that we will use another source of food immediately after its consumption. Thus, we avoid increasing our caloric intake. "- Iulia Hădărean, Nutritionist-dietician

* Ingredient of the Week at Salad Box *

Cranberry - because the list of benefits is long, long to read as long as you eat a portion of our delicious desserts or a salad that can contain this wonderful ingredient. Whether you eat them fresh or dehydrated, they only have 46 calories per 100g and they offer you vitamin C (16% of RDI), provitamin A, vitamins B1 and B2, vitamin E (8% of RDI), niacin, retinol , phosphorus, potassium, manganese (17% of RDI), fibers (5% of RDI), salicylic acid and, in smaller amounts, essential fatty acids omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9.

@ sarahfs3122017 shows on its Instagram account, how it can be combined the appetite with lifestyle by consuming the Greek yoghurt with cranberry jam, musli crunch and cranberry.


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Nutritional calculator for your lusts - Choose from menu and find out what you eat.