9 Tasty Low Calorie Desserts for Healthy Dieting

September 3rd, 2013

I have a confession to make with low calorie desserts. I admit it, I love them!


Incorporating desserts in a healthy diet can be one of the biggest challenges. It requires a balance. For dessert lovers, eliminating desserts is too difficult and often not an option.

When I was younger, I could eat as many desserts as I wanted and still stayed a skinny mini. These days I have scaled back my desire to indulge. When I do, I always find someone to share it with. You can read my tips on portion control here: 5 Good Dieting Habits You Can Learn from a Toddler.

To maintain a healthy diet, I encourage you to only have low calorie desserts like these, once a week. This will help minimize your desire to eat more and it is much better than having no desserts at all. According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010, limiting intake of solid fats (butter) and added sugar is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet and reducing overall calories.

I have collected some of my favorite low calorie desserts that won’t leave you feeling guilty. Ok, maybe a little, but just remember that we want to be realistic when it comes to dieting. No one is perfect and you should not feel the pressure to cease from a little indulgence every now and then.

If looks could kill, these low calorie desserts would at least knock you out! Enjoy in moderation and let me know which is your favorite in the comment section below.

Oatmeal Creme Brulee

Credit: Recipes.sparkpeople.com

Oatmeal-Creme-Brulee low calorie desserts

Grilled Peaches

Credit: Fitsugar.com

grilled-peaches low calorie desserts

Creamy Blackberry Frozen Yogurt

Credit: Kitchencorners.com

Creamy-Blackberry-Frozen-Yogurt low calorie desserts

No-Bake Summer Berry Crisp ~ 3 ways

Credit: Edibleperspective.com

No-Bake-Summer-Berry-Crisp low calorie desserts

Skinny Pumpkin-Banana Bars

Credit: Whippedbaking.com

Skinny-Pumpkin-Banana-Bars low calorie desserts

Peppermint Fudge

Credit: Skinnyms.com

Peppermint-Fudge low calorie desserts

Peach-Blueberry Cobbler

Credit: Shape.com

Peach-Blueberry-Cobbler low calorie desserts

Chocolate Indulgence {Healthy Dessert Mousse}

Credit: Homespunwithlove.blogspot.com

Healthy-Dessert-Mousse low calorie desserts

Healthy Oreo Cookies

Credit: mouthwateringfoods.blogspot.com

oreo-cookies low calorie desserts

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Written by Suzie Bonder

Suzie Bonder MS RD is a Registered Dietitian in the state of New Jersey and the founder of SDO Nutrition. Suzie specializes in nutrition and weight loss counseling. Follow Suzie on twitter @SDOnutrition.

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