10 Superfast, Supereasy, Low-Cal Desserts
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10 Superfast, Supereasy, Low-Cal Desserts

Satisfy that sugar craving fast with these simple, low-calorie dessert recipes.
Chocolate Banana Split

Halve banana lengthwise. Melt bittersweet chocolate pieces in microwave; spread over banana. Top with scoop of your favorite flavor of low-fat frozen yogurt.

Strawberry Dippers

Dip whole strawberries in low-fat French vanilla, lemon chiffon, or chocolate yogurt.

Frozen Yogurt Sandwich

Place a scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt between two small oatmeal or peanut butter cookies.

Dessert Mix

In small bowl, combine equal parts granola, nuts, raisins or other dried fruit, and bittersweet chocolate chips.

Chocolate "Mousse"

In a mixing bowl, whip chilled premade low-fat or fat-free chocolate pudding on high speed until light and fluffy. Serve in a fancy glass dish or wineglass, topped with squirt of whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings.

Angel Berry Trifle

Cut a premade angel food cake into bite-size pieces; layer with fresh berries and low-fat or fat-free vanilla pudding in a large trifle bowl or individual parfait glasses.

Chocolate Mint Sundae

Top one premade brownie with scoop of low-fat mint-chocolate ice cream or frozen yogurt. Lightly drizzle with 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup, and garnish with fresh mint sprig.

Orange Bowl

Slice large orange in half; scoop out orange sections, keeping peels intact. Put a mixture of grapes, berries, and orange pieces into the orange peel halves.

Just Peachy

Slice a fresh peach or other stone fruit in half. Remove seed; top cut side of each half with low-fat peach, French vanilla, or other yogurt flavor and sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Celebration Sorbet

Put a scoop of raspberry or other berry sorbet in a wineglass or martini glass and sprinkle with fresh raspberries or other berries. Drizzle with champagne or sparkling apple cider.

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, January 2007.

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