Guide: 5 healthy (ish) desserts in Calgary you have to try
We think “healthy” is in the mouth of the beholder. Some think that by adding fruit and nuts to their 5 scoops of ice cream covered in chocolate sauce, they’re a health guru (it’s us, we do that). Some think ‘healthy’ means to be sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. Whatever the case, Calgary has a dessert for you! We’re lucky enough to have a few bakeries that bend to our dietary restrictions and preferences. Here are 5 of Calgary’s best healthy (ish) desserts!
Just Sweet Enough is dedicated to making life a little tastier for the diabetic community. These guys really like a challenge, and we appreciate them taking almost anything on. Everything here is super carb-conscious, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and actually tastes great. Their black forest cake is our favourite, but we’re a sucker for anything with chocolate and cherries.
Where: 3905 17th Ave. SW, Calgary
We’re under the impression that almost anything with avocado in it must be healthy. Canela’s mini dark chocolate cakes are seasonal, but they’re incredible and feel pretty guilt-free. They’re also vegan and gluten-free, so it doesn’t get much better than that!
Where: 4806 1 Street SW, Calgary
Dole Whip, if you’ve never had it, is an incredibly satisfying summer treat. We’re not sure what you would classify this dessert under because it’s not ice cream and we don’t think it’s a sherbert either. It’s in the undecided purgatory of frozen desserts. Whatever it is, it’s totally worth waiting in line for. 10/10 would recommend.
Where: 802 12 St SE, Calgary
Cookie Mama does the most when it comes to “healthy” sweets. They’re crazy accommodating, creating tasty treats that are both vegan and gluten-free. They substitute traditionally “bad for you” ingredients with things like carrots, lemon juice, fruit and agave syrup, but remain delish.
Where: 1508 14 Street SW, Calgary
This eclair-style dessert is virtually net carb and guilt-free, despite it being filled with vanilla buttercream and glazed in chocolate. WISK has created something magical, guys. You’re going to want to check it out.
Where: 1314 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
So what will it be, #fitfam? Cupcakes? Pie? All of the above? These “healthy” desserts almost sound as good as the entire McCains cake we at over the weekend. What a time to be alive.