10 DELICIOUS DESSERT IDEAS
Delicious Desserts You Can Enjoy Even on a Diet
Vanilla Pumpkin Pudding
You won't believe how much this concoction tastes like pumpkin pie—at only 160 calories.
WHIP IT UP In a bowl, mix 6 oz nonfat vanilla yogurt (Greek or traditional) + ⅛ cup 100% pumpkin purée + a dash of ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. Top with 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts.BONUS It packs 8 g protein (18 g if you opt for Greek yogurt), which your stomach digests slowly, so every bite helps you feel satisfied.
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This delish dish rings in at around 175 calories, including the yummy toppings. You'll never notice that the calorie-heavy pie crust is gone.
WHIP IT UP Dice a Granny Smith apple and sauté in a nonstick pan for 4 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar + ¼ tsp cinnamon and cook until the sugar melts. Plate it and top with 1 Tbsp granola + 1 small squirt of whipped cream + 1 tsp chopped pecans.
BONUS The apple's heart-healthy fiber gives a feeling of fullness, and the fruit's sweetness is enhanced when cooked.
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Hot Chocolate Dip
Go ahead, dunk fruit slices in this slimming, spicy twist on classic fondue. It's a terrific 165-calorie dessert.
WHIP IT UP In a saucepan, whisk 1 Tbsp cornstarch into 12 oz fat-free evaporated milk. Place over low heat and stir in ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder + ½ cup sugar + ½ tsp vanilla extract + a pinch cayenne pepper + ⅛ tsp kosher salt. Continue whisking until the mixture is combined and starts to thicken (about 10 minutes).
BONUS The cayenne pepper may help boost metabolism and suppress appetite.
TREAT A GROUP This recipe makes 6 servings (1 serving = ½ cup fruit + ¼ cup dip), so share with pals—or save the leftovers for future nibbles.
No time to hit the kitchen? Opt for one of these surprisingly low-calorie picks.
Enjoy a 1.14-oz bag of pretzel M&M's for just 150 calories. .72 for pack of 2;
Munch on 3 pieces of Amy's Gluten-Free Orange Biscotti—a mere 170 calories.
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