Giving up anything is hard. But it’s even harder when the thing you’re giving up is decadent, mouth-watering desserts that melt in your… you get the point. Lent lasts 46 calendar days and usually includes fasting. Nowadays, we Generation Z-ers turn to giving up the unhealthiest foods. And the food group that ultimately gets dropped for a month and a half is dessert.

Giving up spoonfuls of Nutella is difficult, but these five healthy, God-approved desserts won’t break your vow and will make sure you stay on track. So go ahead. Eat some dessert.

Fruit Salad


Photo by Hannah Lin

Yes, it may have the word salad in the title, but that doesn’t mean this sweet, colorful bowl of fruit won’t satisfy your sweet urges. It’s easy to whip up in your dorm, too.

Banana Ice Cream


Photo by Nick Schmidt

It’s only two ingredients. Get on it.

Microwave Baked Apple


Photo by Ben Rosenstock

Turn up the heat on this baked apple for the colder spring days (no oven needed). If it’s a little too hot, pair it with some banana ice cream.

Coconut Macaroons


Photo by Natalie Choy

These little bites of paradise are also gluten-free. Get the recipe here.

Vanilla, Strawberry and Chocolate Shakes


Photo by Susanna Tuan

Yes, even the Chocolate one is 100% healthy. So shake it.

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