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8 Tasty Fat Free Desserts

Apr 24, 2010

There are a number of fat free desserts that will satisfy your sugar cravings without packing on the pounds. Here are some easy ways to end your meal on a high note.

Bananas with Caramel Sauce

If you're looking for a succulent dessert without the calories, try slicing up a banana. Lightly drizzle sugar-free caramel sauce on top to turn your boring bowl of fruit into a fabulous treat. Best of all, these flavorful dessert has fewer than 150 calories.

Strawberry-Lime Smoothie

A strawberry milkshake from a typical fast food restaurant contains about 10 grams of fat. If you like the consistency of milkshakes, but don't want the saturated fat, try making a strawberry lime smoothie. Blend frozen strawberries with a fiber-enriched, fat-free key lime pie-flavored yogurt and a little bit of fat free milk and you have a delicious frosty beverage with virtually no fat. You can add a sugar substitute if you need a little extra sweetness.

Angel Food Cake

There is a reason why this light and luscious cake got its name. Angel food cake is naturally fat free. Pair it with a cup of fresh strawberries and fat-free whipped topping for a delicious strawberry shortcake dessert.

Pineapples

Looking for an exotic snack? Try grilling up a slice of pineapple and serve it with a little bit of fat-free vanilla yogurt. You can also put some pineapple chunks on a sewer and serve with a side of fat-free cottage cheese.

Frozen Yogurt

Ice cream is the perfect summertime treat. However, most varieties of ice cream contain a lot of sugar and saturated fat. Try fat-free sherbert or frozen yogurt. Instead of feeding your children sugary ice pops, put yogurt tubes in the freezer. They can cool off and get a good dose of protein and other essential nutrients.

Fat Free Pudding

Ice cream sundaes are a dieter's worst nightmare. However, if you're looking for a fast and convenient dessert that tastes similar to your favorite frozen treat, try a fat-free pudding cup. Add some fat-free whipped cream and you've got a great low-cal substitute.

Watermelon Slushies

Slushies and slurpees can be the downfall of the calorie conscious consumer. They contain a lot of sugar and have no nutritional value. So drive past the convenience store and head to the produce section at the local grocery store. Buy a seedless watermelon and slice it up into chunks and freeze it. Mash the frozen watermelon with a potato masher and serve immediately.

Cherry Sorbet

You can buy a pint of sorbet for about $5 at your local grocery store. Save some money and try making your own! Combine frozen cherries, a bit of fat- and sugar-free vanilla yogurt, a couple of tablespoons of lime juice and your favorite sugar substitute and chop them using a food process. You have a refreshing dish that contains fewer than 100 calories.

Dieting doesn't have to be a drag. You can find a variety of fun and healthy foods that satisfy your sweet tooth, but still help you meet your weight loss goals.

 

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