13 healthy desserts

Treat yourself to fruity, creamy, chocolatey—and low-cal—indulgences

Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

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Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

Tender cake and creamy pudding—with these individual desserts, you get to enjoy them both, and at less than 200 calories per serving.

Recipe: Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

Luscious but Low-Fat Cheesecake

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Luscious but Low-Fat Cheesecake

Though it seems dense and decadent, this creamy cheesecake is made with cottage cheese, neufchâtel, and Greek yogurt instead of regular cream cheese and sour cream.

Recipe:  Luscious but Low-Fat Cheesecake

Coffee Meringues

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Coffee Meringues

Since these have only 16 calories each, feel free to enjoy several.

Recipe: Coffee Meringues 

Grapefruit Brûlée

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Grapefruit Brûlée

This simple, 20-minute recipe would be great for brunch as well as dessert.

Recipe: Grapefruit Brûlée

Banana Parfaits

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Banana Parfaits

Dress up mango sorbet with bananas, toasted coconut, and a squeeze of lime.

Recipe:  Banana Parfaits 

Cran-Tangerine Layered Gelatin

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Cran-Tangerine Layered Gelatin

These are elegant, light, and very refreshing.

Recipe: Cran-Tangerine Layered Gelatin 

 

 

Chocolate Sherbet

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Chocolate Sherbet

This reminds us of Fudgsicle ice cream pops.

Recipe: Chocolate sherbet

Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

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Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

Squeeze three favorite winter citrus varieties to create these cute striped treats.

Recipe:  Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

Tart 'n' Tangy Fro-Yo

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Tart 'n' Tangy Fro-Yo

Try a super-easy and delicious DIY project: homemade frozen yogurt.

Recipe:  Tart 'n' Tangy Fro-Yo

Pear Sorbet

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Pear Sorbet

Cook ripe pears with a little sparkling wine, then purée and mix with more sparkling wine before freezing for a bit of elegance in the final dessert.

Recipe: Pear Sorbet

Coffee and Almond Milk Granita

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Coffee and Almond Milk Granita

Imagine a frozen latte and you've got the idea here.

Recipe:  Coffee and Almond Milk Granita

Clementine Sorbetto

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Clementine Sorbetto

This Italian-style sorbet is like a taste of winter sunshine.

Recipe: Clementine Sorbetto

Espresso Angel Food Cake

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Espresso Angel Food Cake

If you love a good, tender cake but can leave gooey frosting behind, try this simple and intensely coffee-flavored dessert.

Recipe: Espresso Angel Food Cake

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