The number one food item that all dieticians tell you to avoid is your most favourite one, aka desserts. If you ask me, the sole reason why anyone wouldn’t want to go on a diet is the thought of saying no to the sugar. Don’t you agree? Which is why, we at Wonder Wardrobes here, have come up with the perfect backup plan with healthy desserts. LOW-CAL DESSERTS! And with the new crop of fruity flavours, it’s all green signals for these melt-in-your-mouth wonders. From sorbets to s’mores, macaroons to mousse shots, it’s all here in this list of 15 most mouth-watering yet wholesome delectables.
1. Kiwi Ice Pops
Ice pops are totally different from ice-creams, while the latter is a cream based frozen snack that’s high on calories the former is it’s healthier water-based version.
Start your popsicle odyssey with these lovely green delights that’ll be a treat to serve and be loved by adults and kids alike. Can’t wait? Grab a straw and sip because the mixture makes a great slushie too.
2. Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops
This one of the easy Do It Yourself healthy desserts is as nutritive as it can get at just 30 calories per pop. The intense citrus flavour of orange is punched up a notch with the sweetness of the banana creating a lip-smacking new combo to indulge on.
3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Pops
Your inner child is going to love this Popsicle version of the classic cafeteria sandwich. Though it looks complicated to make, it’s really very easy. In fact, if you are pressed for time just blend all the ingredients together instead of freezing different layers.
4. Brown Sugar Balsamic Strawberry Sauce with Vanilla Ice-cream
At just 118 calories a serving, this sweet and succulent strawberry sauce, enhanced with brown sugar and balsamic is a great way to galvanize your classic vanilla ice-cream.
5. Watermelon Granitas
This slushie is a synonym for yummy and salubrious. Period. You can’t really argue when the ingredients are only watermelon juice and low-calorie sugar, can you?
6. Frozen Raspberry Layer Cake.
This multi-layered cake is going to have you swooning over it or loving your Mom more, either way, it’s super delicious and looks like something you’ll be served in a high-end restaurant. If you’re planning to serve it for a family dinner, then it’ll surely fool them into believing that great effort went into making this dessert, when actually all you need is some store-bought raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice-cream, fresh pound cake, and raspberries.
7. Crunchy Chocolate-Espresso Mousse Shots
You definitely didn’t expect this one on this list of healthy desserts, did you!? But yes, with just 54 calories per serving, this chocolatey mousse truly deserved to be on this list. Taking less than 15 minutes to prepare, this espresso spiked chocolate pudding is layered with crushed chocolate wafers and will ensure a foodgasm.
8. Fig-Pecan Macaroons
These healthy desserts may not look delicious, but these macaroons are more than what meets the eye. Fired up with intensely sweet dried fig and little surprising crunches of crushed pecan these macaroons are a health freaks delight at just 86 calories for 2! Moreover, since macaroons are made with egg whites and no fat they are the naturally low carb. We like!
9. Pink Grapefruit Sorbet
With just two ingredients- freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice and honey-this sorbet makes it clear yet again that natural ingredients offer great results. A serving delivers about two-thirds of your RDA for Vitamin C.
10. Banana and Milk chocolate S’mores
Who says s’mores are only for picnics? Heck with just 140 calories per saving these could be your new breakfast staple with healthy desserts.
11. Crema Catalana
The Spaniards version of the delicious crème Brulee, it is every bit as rich and opulent, but with just 142 calories for each serving. Simply because it doesn’t make use of the very dangerous whipped cream.
12. Pear Upside-down Cake
We have all heard of the pineapple upside-down cake, but here’s me telling you that you can do the same thing with pears. But the surprise ingredient in this cake is stone-ground cornmeal, which you can also substitute with oats, that lends a crunchy texture to the luscious pears and caramelized sugar.
13. Cereal Tarts with Yoghurt and Fresh Fruits
A healthier alternative to your classic fruit salad and ice-cream combo, these elegant and easy to make tarts are perfect for a brunch party with your BFF’S. Crushed cereal, almonds, and maple syrup are pressed into individual tart pans and baked for just 10 minutes. A creamy mix of vanilla yogurt complements the sweetness of the fruits.
14. Huckleberry Fro-yo
Not the store-bought variety of-course. I’m talking about the making- from- scratch at home kinds. This way you can always make use of the season’s sweetest ingredients and substitute the cream with fro-yo and make for the healthy desserts!
15. Cashew Cream and Fruit Parfait
It’s easier than you expect to whip up this nut-based “cream” that looks and tastes like the dairy version. With cashews as a base and layered with seasonal fruits you just bought yourself a ticket to taste bud heaven.
All of these frozen treats/healthy desserts contain less than 150 calories and are completely guilt free, so go ahead and start indulging!