20 Healthy Pie Recipes For Pie-Lovers
By Becca DiCenso
“We must have pie,” wrote David Mamet. “Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”
Clearly, he’s never come over to our house for Thanksgiving. If you’re used to leaving the dinner table feeling bloated, heavy and overstuffed after a holiday meal, you're not alone. Pie is one decadent treat that's hard to pass up and unfortunately they’re often filled with a long list of sugary, fatty ingredients that turn that comforting bite into discomfort quicker than you can say Mrs. Smith.
But it’s easy to make your pies with food you can feel good about—with help here from the team at Eat This, Not That!. Whether you’re craving one warm or chilled, or another sweet or savory, there’s a pie out there for you to enjoy—without any guilt or regret! Choose from one of these 20 recipes that use better-for-you ingredients that will fill you up without filling you out!
CHOCOLATE AVOCADO BANANA PIE
Nutrition: 254 calories, 17.1 g fat, 5.8 g saturated fat, 9 mg sodium, 30.2 g carbs, 9.7 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 4.2 g protein (Calculated with just the filling)
Chocolate, banana and avocado may sound like an interesting combo at first glance but the creamy texture of avocado and the rich taste of chocolate go together so well with the sweetness of banana that you’ll forget it’s even healthy. Plus, these are all pretty mighty ingredients that filled with a mix of healthy fats and loads of vitamins.This pie is sure to keep you away from that over bloated feeling you might be used to and lighter than usual! For more chocolatey treats check out 20 Secretly Healthy Chocolate Recipes!
Get the recipe from Petite Allergy Treats.
HEALTHY CHERRY PIE OATMEAL CRUMBLE
Nutrition: 244 calories, 10.6 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat, 111 mg sodium, 35.1 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 9.9 g sugars, 5 g protein
This pie tastes just as good as it looks! Filled with cancer-fighting, fiber-filled cherries and nutrient rich oatmeal, it’s a perfectly healthy way to end your meal and satisfy your sweet tooth. An entire cup of cherries has only about 100 calories and are a natural source of melatonin that can help put you to sleep after a long day.
Get the recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.
APPLE PIE BAKED APPLES
Nutrition: 211 calories, 1.4 g fat, 17 mg sodium, 51.9 g carbs, 5.6 g fiber, 43.4 g sugars, 1.9 g protein (calculated without pie crust)
Get all the flavor without all the calories with these baked apple pies that skip the bottom crust and use the apples as a base. If you’re looking to keep the nutrients in check go for a crust made with just almond flour, coconut oil and an egg to cover the top. With only 211 calories this recipes is one sure to stay far from lending to the love handles!
Get the recipe from Sallys Baking Addiction.
VEGAN KEY LIME PIE WITH BLACKBERRY
Nutrition: 396 calories, 28.1 g fat, 13.1 g saturated fat, 203 mg sodium, 36 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 18.9 g sugars, 4.6 g protein
This completely vegan pie is made with avocados and cashews that make it oh-so rich and creamy. It’s the perfect swap for diets avoiding dairy with just the right amount of sweetness. The blackberries and lime add a tart flavor that will have you tasting summer any time of the year!
Get the recipe from Yummy Mummy Kitchen.
PURPLE SWEET POTATO PIE
Nutrition: 363 calories, 18. 4 g fat, 11.1 g saturated fat, 680 md sodium, 49.1 g carbs, 5.7 g fiber, 28.3 g sugars, 5.1 g protein
Have you ever seen a pie so pretty you almost feel bad eating it? This naturally vibrant purple sweet potato pie is both vegan and paleo so you’re sure to be staying far away from any funky ingredients that aren’t straight from the earth. While the color might make this pie extra pretty, you can still make this recipe with it’s more well known orange cousin that still reaps all the major nutrients.
Get the recipe from The Endless Meal.
BANANA CREAM PIE
Nutrition:374 calories, 31 g fat, 24 g saturated fat, 136 mg sodium, 27 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 1 g protein
A 5-ingredient pie that has no dairy, refined sugar or cooking involved. It’s super simple and nutrient dense! Don’t be scared of the fat counts, they come completely from the natural fat found in coconut. Coconut milk and coconut oil used in moderation both have tons of vitamins that help fight bad bacteria and promote glowing skin.
Get the recipe from Elanas Pantry.
THREE LAYER STRAWBERRY CREAM PIE
WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
WITH CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Nutrition: 422 calories, 23 g fat, 8 g saturated ft, 41 mg sodium, 38 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 15 g sugars, 13 g protein
This pie is three layers of nutritional goodness and one that’s sure to impress! It’s one that may take a little more prepping but with only clean ingredients being used it makes this pie totally worth the while!
Get the recipe from Running on Veggies.
PEANUT BUTTER PIE
Nutrition: 341 calories, 21 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 1 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 13 g sugars, 11 g protein
If you’re like me and officially checked yourself in to peanut butter addicts anonymous, you’re going to love this peanut butter pie! Stick to a peanut butter without any extra ingredients and a Greek yogurt to make sure you’re reaping maximum protein intake. It may not keep you clean from PB but it definitely sticks to a clean diet!
Get the recipe from The Gracious Pantry.
LEMON MERINGUE PIE
Nutrition: 218 calories, 17.51 g fat, n/a saturated fat, 174 mg sodium, 7.22 g carbs, 2.12 g fiber, n/a sugars, 6.45 g protein
Here’s a go-to recipe when you’re looking for something refreshingly delicious that won’t break your diet. It’s low in carbs and completely free of any grains with a fluffy meringue and citrus bursting filing.
Get the recipe from All Day I Dream About Food.
CLEAN CLASSIC APPLE PIE
Nutrition:241 calories, 6 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 185 mg sodium, 32 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 26 g sugars, 2 g protein
There’s nothing like getting cozy to a slice of warm apple pie, especially one that you don’t have to feel bad about! The classic treat is turned clean with this recipe that uses just maple syrup and apples to sweeten it up.
Get the recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.
CHICKEN POT PIE
Nutrition: 539 calories, 36 g fat, 13 g saturated fat, 376 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 7 g sugars, 35 g protein
Who doesn’t love a classic chicken pot pie? It’s creamy, rich and can even sneak in some belly fighting vegetables. This recipe also uses an almond flour to avoid grain and chicken breast that’s loaded with lean muscle building protein. It’s a perfect dinner pie that kids and adults will all love!
Get the recipe from Wellness Mama.
PALEO TACO PIE
Nutrition:601 calories, 38 g fat, 14 g saturated fat, 408 mg sodium, 14 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 3 g sugars, 34 g protein
It’s no secret that everyone loves a good taco. So why not make a taco pie hybrid that is simple to make and only takes a few healthy ingredients. If you’re looking to cut back on the calories just split this pie into 6 or 8 instead of 4 and pair it with a salad for dinner!
Get the recipe from Paleo Leap.
Nutrition:429 calories, 27 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 212 mg sodium, 33 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 24 g sugars, 6 g protein
Pecans are a ultra healthful nut with a buttery texture and amazing flavor that this pie uses as it’s main ingredient. Along with sweet dates and maple syrup this pie is sure to satisfy that sugar craving without any of the icky refined stuff.
Get the recipe from The Healthy Foodie.
GREEK YOGURT FRUIT TART
Nutrition:219 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2 mg sodium, 37 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 28 g sugars, 4 g protein
Greek yogurt and fruit pair together perfectly especially when you have a crunchy factor like the crust used in this recipe! It takes just fruit, nuts and yogurt to make this super tasty and vibrant in color and flavor.
Get the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
RAW MANGO CREAM PIE
Nutrition:397 calories, 27 g fat, 8 g saturated fat, 31 mg sodium, 24 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 19 g sugars, 6 g protein
A pie that requires no baking is one we’re big fans of! The flavors of this naturally sweet pie come straight from fresh fruit and a touch of honey making it worth enjoying without any of the afterthought worrying!
Get the recipe from The Raw Dessert Kitchen.
SKINNY PUMPKIN PIE
Nutrition:172 calories, 6.5 g fat, n/a saturated fat, 143 mg sodium, 31.5 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 21 g sugars, 3.5 g protein
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving tradition that can be enjoyed any time of the year! Especially when it’s loaded with pumpkin and tons of spices. No one would guess this skinny version of pumpkin pie isn’t sinful. You can use pumpkin pie straight from the can or go for a homemade puree!
Get the recipe from Skinny Taste.
SPINACH TOMATO PIE
Nutrition: 246 calories, 16 g fat, 6 g saturated fat, 260 mg sodium, 11 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugars, 14 g protein
Some may call this an omelete or frittata but in light of pie season we’re calling this one a pie, too! So easy and satisfying, this Spinach Tomato Pie is perfect for a weekend morning or a holiday brunch and can be kept for leftovers (if there are any)!
Get the recipe from Diethood.
MINI BANOFFEE PIES
Nutrition:381 calories, 6 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 26 mg sodium, 53 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 39 g sugars, 7 g protein
These mini pies are perfect for portion control! Grab one as an after dinner dessert or take it on the go for breakfast. The sweet crust and creamy filling make for a handheld treat sure to satisfy those cravings!
Get the recipe from Nutritionist In The Kitch.
Nutrition:447 calories, 25 g fat, 14 g saturated fat, 206 mg sodium, 55 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 41 g sugars, 7 g protein
If you’re a candy bar lover this recipe is for you! The classic chocolate candy is transformed into a pie with some amazingly healthy ingredients. It’s a bit higher on the calories but also packed with fiber and good-for-you fats. This is a perfect slice to go to when you ready to indulge after a day of eating lighter.
Get the recipe from Sprouted Roots.
WHITE BEAN SHEPHERD'S PIE
Nutrition:385 calories, 9 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 639 mg sodium, 65 g carbs, 13 g fiber, 8 g sugars, 14 g protein
Here’s a traditional Shepherd's pie lightened up! It uses tons of veggies and heart-healthy beans to make it a filling dish that won’t leave you with any guilt. The cauliflower sauce cuts down some major calories and loads on tons of extra flavor.
Get the recipe from Veggie Primer.