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4 Easy, Low-Calorie Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these healthy and delicious treats.

Medically reviewed in March 2022

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Sometimes dinner just doesn’t feel complete without dessert—but you don’t have to let your sweet tooth derail your diet. Instead, try some of these sweet, simple options. Each one is 200 calories or less. 

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Feed Your Dark (Chocolate) Side

Here’s an easy dessert that takes no time to prepare: Dark chocolate. Not only will it fulfill your chocolate craving, dark chocolate has also been found to help reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease.

Eat this:
1 oz 70% dark chocolate

Nutritional Info:
Calories 100; fat 6g; carbohydrates 10g; protein 1g

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Go for Gelato

Grab a spoon and a bowl and indulge in some Italian gelato. Gelato has less fat than typical ice cream, and it’s more rich and creamy.

Eat this:
½ cup Italian chocolate-chip gelato

Nutritional Info:
Calories 200; fat 9g; carbohydrates 26g; protein 4g

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Very Berry Treat

This simple dessert of berries with whipped cream is rich in flavor and in brain-boosting antioxidants.

Make It:

  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 4 large strawberries
  • ¼ cup whipped cream

Nutritional Info:
Calories 200; fat 11g; carbohydrates 25g; protein 3g

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Dynamic Duo: Cookies and Milk

Skip all the fancy desserts and go for something classic: Cookies and milk. Milk is high in calcium and protein, and it’s the perfect drink to wash down something sweet.

Eat this:
2 small oatmeal-raisin cookies (Publix); 8 oz nonfat milk

Nutritional Info:
Calories 200; fat 5g; carbohydrates 28g; protein 10g

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