Low Calorie Desserts

On a diet? With these healthy, low-calorie dessert recipes, you can have your cake and eat it too. Our tempting yet healthy dessert ideas make smart use of low-calorie ingredients, so they satisfy your sweet tooth without adding on the calories.

PB&J Ice Cream

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If you like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, then you'll love this sweet summer dessert. Feel free to swap in any nut butter variety or jelly flavor.

May Flower Cookies

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A roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough grows into a garden of fanciful spring blossoms. Kids will have fun making these for May baskets.

Thumbprint Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies

Parents

Your kid can have a hand in making these gooey chocolate treats.

Fantasy Chocolate-Caramel Delights

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Frozen Coco-Coffee Bites

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Oatmeal-Apricot Cookies

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Dried apricots brighten this oatmeal cookie. Bake a batch for lunch box treats or after-school snacks.

Bourbon Brownies

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A splash of bourbon in the brownie batter and frosting makes this nutty dessert extra spirited. These will be a hit after dinner tonight or at your next bake sale!

Italian Cornmeal-Apricot Cookies

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Soft and chewy cornmeal-apricot cookies get a dose of crunch from pine nuts sprinkled on top.

Rhubarb Chess Pie

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Chess pie, a classic Southern custard dessert, only gets sweeter with the addition of sliced fresh rhubarb. Don't forget to add a healthy scoop of ice cream or whipped cream on top!

Chocolate-Sesame Cookies

Diabetic Living

These tasty cookies get their nutty flavor thanks to tahini, a Mediterranean sesame seed paste. The chocolate dough is then rolled in sesame seeds for extra crunch.

Maple-Bourbon Chocolate Tiramisu with Pecans

Diabetic Living

The longer this tiramisu chills, the more the coffee flavor infuses into the ladyfingers. Try this dessert recipe the next time you need a make-ahead option!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Diabetic Living

Shh...tofu's hiding in this chocolatey pumpkin cheesecake. No one will ever guess the surprising protein-rich thickener!

Lemon Icebox Pie

Parents

The only thing you have to bake in this springy dessert is the crust the rest of the lemon pie is ready after a trip to the freezer!

Blueberry-Thyme Pie

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When a pie packs five cups of fruit, it's practically health food, right? The pretty lattice crust allows the berries to peek out.

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

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Quinoa and oats make these chocolate chip cookies practically health food, right?

Vanilla Cake or Cupcakes

Parents

Not much says, "Celebrate!" more than a sprinkle-topped cupcake. This gluten-free recipe makes it possible for gluten-free dieters to partake in the tasty treats, too.

Layered Mocha Cappuccino Pudding Cups

Diabetic Living

Espresso beans are folded into layers of pudding made with cocoa and instant espresso coffee powder for an energizing dessert.

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