If you’ve been craving something sweet, but don’t want to sabotage your diet with high calorie desserts, the following 13 desserts are for you. They each come in at under 200 calories, so they’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank.
1. Fruit Gelatin
Fruit gelatin is a light and refreshing dessert, and yes, there’s always room for it. A half a cup of fruit gelatin has just 80 calories and 2 grams of protein. There are so many flavors to choose from, you’re bound to find one that you like.
2. Strawberries with Chocolate Sauce
You can enjoy a whole cup of strawberries, topped with 2 tablespoons of chocolate sauce, and it will only cost you 149 calories. You’ll also be getting a healthy dose of vitamin C and fiber to boot!
If you haven’t yet, try this cool, flavorful treat that just happens to be fat free and low in calories. Many brands are less than 180 calories per 1 cup serving.
4. Rice Pudding
This wonderfully comforting desert can be served either warm or cold. A half cup of rice pudding averages only 175 calories.
5. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Guaranteed to transport you back in time to your favorite childhood memories, these wonderful, baked goods average just 60 to 80 calories a piece.
6. Angel Food Cake
Depending on the recipe, one slice of angel food cake ranges from around 70 calories to 130 calories. If you add a low calorie topping like berries, you’ll still come in under your calorie budget.
7. Baked Apple
The average baked apple has 100 to 140 calories. The great thing about this dessert is that it’s surprisingly filling for such a small amount of calories. You have the apple’s high fiber content to thank for this.
8. Grilled Pineapple
Sprinkle pineapple slices with brown sugar then grill. This yummy dessert is only 71 calories per serving.
9. Frozen Bananas
Bananas that are dipped in chocolate then frozen taste surprisingly like banana ice cream. Yet, they are only around 110 calories. Even when rolled in nuts, they usually come in at under 200 calories.
10. Coconut Meringue Cookies
You’ll be able to eat several of these delicious cookies and still stay under 200 calories. They are only around 35 calories each. Make them yourself using a low calorie sugar substitute instead of sugar, and you could get the calorie count down to 7 per cookie.
11. Chocolate Covered Raisins
These sweet, little confections pack a big taste punch for surprisingly few calories. You can enjoy 30 chocolate covered raisins, and it will only cost you 190 calories.
12. Poached Pears
This simple, yet sophisticated dessert should not be saved for special occasions. At only 95 calories per serving, you can enjoy poached pears any time you desire them and need not feel guilty about it.
13. Watergate Salad
This dessert made from pistachio pudding mix, crushed pineapple, chopped nuts and whipped topping is an American classic. There are many variations on the recipe and most are only 130 calories per ½ cup serving. If you use sugar free pudding mix, you can bring the calorie count down even further.