The Best Sweet Treats For The Health-Conscious Mom

Amidst disrupted sleep schedules and mom’s juggling multiple roles at home, cravings for comfort food are at an all-time high. But with 66% of mothers reporting unwanted weight gain since the start of the pandemic, many want a sweet treat that doesn’t sacrifice their health. And while weight-loss are rushing in to profit off the “quarantine 15,” many promote restriction and guilt, rather than nourishment. Enter functional desserts—foods with added ingredients for a nutritional boost. And with a market projected to reach a value of $275 billion by 2025, there have never been more functional desserts to choose from—making it especially hard to find the right one for mom. We’ve done the work for you and rounded up some of the “sweetest” to gift this Mother’s Day. 

Whether it was a food intolerance following a cancer diagnosis or the practical need for a more enjoyable means of getting in their daily vitamins—many of the mama-preneurs behind these brands created sweet treats with moms in mind. Not only do these desserts support busy schedules and healthy lifestyles, many of them are designed to heal, with adaptogens that specifically target some of our most pressing current needs—like immunity, stress and focus, all without compromising flavor. It’ll be hard to resist not treating yourself too.