Most people have a sweet tooth. Chocolate, cakes, cookies, and everything in between…. they can be hard to resist! When you are trying to lose weight, these scrumptious treats can become a nightmare to avoid. Instead of totally blowing your diet, the trick is to find low calorie (but still super yummy) desserts that you can enjoy. Sound impossible? It’s not! We’ve got a couple of great ideas to satisfy even the biggest chocoholic.
Speaking of chocolate…let’s kick this off with a little bit of sorbet. If you love chocolate ice cream, you don’t have to give it up altogether. Just replace ice cream with sorbet instead. It has a similar taste and texture and comes in many different flavours. A cup of this cold and delicious treat has just 150 calories, so you won’t feel totally deprived.
Angel Food Cake
Let’s be honest: cake is good. Sadly, it isn’t always good for you. For a dessert you’ll enjoy, try a slice of angel food cake. It is lighter but just as sweet as regular cake. Depending on the slice you cut, it is less than 150 calories. Plus, you can load on lots of fruit (strawberries and blueberries work really well) for the perfect finishing touch.
No Bake-Peanut Butter Cookies
For a cookie alternative that is still healthy, try no-bake peanut butter cookies. The peanut butter gives you protein – and a boost of energy. All you have to do to make them is mix rolled oats, natural peanut butter, honey, and a few chocolate chips together. Then, separate them into your desired shape, let cool in the fridge, and eat.
When it comes to diet friendly desserts, Popsicles are amazing. Why? They can be made at home using fresh ingredients. You can use real fruit juices or blended fruit to create any flavour you like. Simply pour the juice or blended fruit into an ice cube tray. You can add in Popsicle sticks or eat them as is. The calories are low and because it is frozen, this dessert will take you longer to eat, letting you feel more satisfied.
Yes, it is actually possible to eat chocolate and not totally blow your diet. You just need to avoid all of those regular chocolate bars in the candy aisle. Look for higher-quality bars made of pure dark chocolate with at least 70% cacao. They have less sugar inside and have antioxidants that can help to lower your blood pressure and reduce inflammation.
Fruit is a great dessert when you are trying to lose weight. Sweet but still good for you…. what could be better? Change things up by freezing your blueberries. Freezing them can change up the texture and flavour. In addition, blueberries help improve heart and brain function – and they aren’t loaded with calories. Frozen grapes are also a great dessert option, as well.
When it comes to taking care of your sweet tooth, don’t worry…you have options! Yes, even when you’re on a diet. Instead of depriving yourself of the things you love, find new things to enjoy.