Whether it’s the holidays or a special occasion, desserts seem to be all over the place no matter what day of the week it is. These can make it especially challenging to stick with a diet, especially if you want to be able to eat dinner along with your dessert. Well, by making healthy dessert choices you can have your cake and eat it too! Here are some great desserts you can make without all the guilt.
Berry Crumble Recipe
– Box of yellow cake mix
– 1 can diet lemon-lime soda
– 1/2 bag frozen mixed berries
– Low-fat frozen yogurt
First, grease a cake or baking pan and preheat your oven to 400 degrees. After this, sprinkle the mixed berries on the bottom of your pan so that it’s covered with enough to satisfy the number of people that you’re serving. From here, sprinkle the cake mix on top of the frozen berries. DO NOT actually make the cake mix; you will just sprinkle it on in the powder form. From here, take your soda and slowly pour it over the berries and cake mix WITHOUT mixing.
Bake this in your oven for 40 minutes and serve with low-fat frozen yogurt when it is cooled. Because you’re not combining the cake mix with the egg or oil, you will be cutting quite a few calories. The berries will add a lot of nutrients, but make sure to use a mix without any added sugar. Each serving (without ice cream) is 200 calories and there are 12 servings per recipe.
Strawberry Sandwich Recipe
– 2 tablespoons low fat cream cheese (softened is easiest to work with)
– 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
– Whole wheat bread or pita bread
Start by gently mixing the berries in with the cream cheese until they are blended, but there are still chunks of strawberries in the mix. From here, spread this into your bread and cook on a skillet until golden brown on each side. If desired, top with a little bit of natural honey, or just eat as it is. Without honey, this is only 144 calories per serving with two servings in each recipe. If you want to add in more flavor, simply use other fruits that you have around the house. You can also use a whole wheat tortilla to make a wrap!
Broiled Peaches Recipe
– Sliced fresh peaches or two 15 ounce cans of sliced peaches
– 1 tablespoon butter
– 2 teaspoons brown sugar (use a sugar substitute to cut calories)
– Dash of cinnamon
Start by placing your peaches in a broiler pan (drain first if using canned). Then, cut the butter up in small dots and spread those throughout the peaches in the pan. Sprinkle with the sugar substitute and a small amount of cinnamon before placing it in the oven. Broil these for 5-10 minutes until you see that they are brown and gooey. Serve with ice cream if you want some added sweetness.
As you can see there are a lot of healthy dessert options out there to choose from. These can give you something sweet so you don’t have to starve the entire day just to eat them. Introduce these to your friends and family; nobody will know they are so low in calories!