Have a sweet tooth? Here are 5 low-calorie desserts for weight loss!

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Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Needing something a little sweet but don't want to blow the calorie budget? We have five delicious low-calorie desserts from our Premium Recipe collection for your weight-loss plan, all under 100 calories!

Low-calorie desserts for weight loss

Easy, low-calorie desserts for almost any weight-loss plan

Do you have a sweet tooth but resist the typical calorie-laden desserts? A smart move when the calories don't easily fit into most calorie plans. For example, one double chocolate brownie (92 grams) adds up to 410 calories, and one cup (132 grams) of chocolate ice cream totals about 285 calories.

Why not satisfy your sweet craving with one of these five yummy low-calorie desserts that can fit easily into your weight-loss plan?

Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

Looking for a lighter shortbread cookie? This six-ingredient recipe comes together super easily making the perfect sweet and crispy treat. Vary the recipe by using almond extract instead of vanilla extract. Or you can add lemon zest if you prefer a citrus flavor. One cookie (22 grams) has only 95 calories, 7.7 grams of total carbs, but only .7 grams net carbs, thanks to the use of xylitol sweetener.

Dried Cherry Chocolate Truffles

These yummy chocolate truffles use only eight ingredients, relying on healthy components such as dates, walnuts, dried cherries, and dark chocolate to amp up the nutrition. These little indulgences are no-bake delights that go from a few whirls in the food processor to chilling in the refrigerator. Our light, elegant truffles are decadent enough for entertaining. One truffle (17 grams) has only 82 calories.

Low-Carb Chia Seed Pudding

When it comes to low-calorie desserts, you can't argue with creaminess that works for weight loss and a boost of chia nutrition! This super-simple, five-ingredient pudding takes just a few minutes to mix up, then let the refrigerator do the work for you. One serving (128 grams) has only 79 calories, only 6 grams of carbs but 4.8 grams of fiber. So, that's a net carb count of only 1.2 grams per serving! The texture is similar to tapioca pudding with significant calorie savings.

Dark Chocolate Macadamia Coconut Bites

Sweet and crunchy, our bites use just 5 ingredients but boast rich flavors to wow guests. At only 93 calories per serving, the total carbs equal 15.4 grams. Still, the net carbs total only 1.3 grams, thanks to erythritol sweetener.

Meringue Cookies

"The Great British Baking Show" has got nothing on these light and crispy cookies that scream simplicity! You'll find no fat among the four ingredients, either. Believe it or not, using xylitol allows one cookie (22 grams) to rack up only 23 calories and 5.5 grams of total carbs with only .2 grams net carbs.

Whenever you incorporate sugar alcohols like most of these low-calorie desserts, you shave off calories and carbs for weight loss without sacrificing what your sweet tooth craves.

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