In today’s day and age, we are constantly being told to avoid sugary, high caloric desserts. However, being cursed (I prefer to say blessed) with a huge sweet tooth, I refuse to skip dessert, ever.

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? Below are 12 healthy desserts that all sneakily include vegetables. Next time you’re having a sugar craving, but your conscience is telling you to be healthy, try out one of these delicious, guilt-free recipes. If you deprive yourself of these desserts, you are basically depriving yourself of a bowl of spinach.

1. Vegan Chocolate Beet Cake

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Photo by Rael Hanus

Say yes to this healthy beet cake that looks pretty enough to Instagram.

2. Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Donuts

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Photo by Alex Furuya

Watch out Dunkin’ Donuts. These delicious cake donuts with a salted caramel sauce are delicious and way more nutritious than store bought donuts loaded with trans fats.

3. Kale Brownies

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Photo courtesy of chocolatecoveredkatie.com

Because you can never have enough kale.

4. Cauliflower Dessert Pizza

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Photo courtesy of kissmybroccoliblog.com

Taking cauliflower pizza to a whole new level with peanut butter, bananas, cacao nibs, graham cracker crumbs and chocolate sauce.

5. Butternut Squash Crumble Bars

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Photo courtesy of loveandlemons.com

Perfect for fall.

6. Sweet Corn and Caramel Salted Ice Cream

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Photo courtesy of perrysplate.com

Vegetable ice cream? I think yes.

7. No-Bake Carrot Cake Bars 

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Photo courtesy of happyhealthymama.com

I don’t know what’s better about this recipe: The fact that you don’t have to bake these or the fact that they are loaded with superfoods such as carrots, walnuts, and almonds.

8. Parsnip Buttermilk Pie

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Photo courtesy of finecooking.com

Who needs fattening pecan pie when you can have a slice of this low-calorie parsnip pie.

9. Chocolate Eggplant Torte

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Photo courtesy of grokgrub.com

They don’t call it the vegan heartache cake for nothing. I’m already in love.

10. Spinach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Photo courtesy of crackerboxkitchen.com

Make this cake for your nutrition crazed friend’s next birthday.

11. Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake

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Photo courtesy of pinchofyum.com

As if we didn’t already love coffee cake, adding zucchini makes it even lighter, fluffier, and sweet.

12. Strawberry Rhubarb and Lime Popsicles

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Photo courtesy of shelikesfood.com

Summer might be over, but popsicle season lasts all year in my book. Strawberries, rhubarb, lime, and honey. Yum.