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Our Best Low-Calorie Dessert Recipes

Just because you're trying to eat healthy doesn't mean you can't have dessert. Here, our picks for the best low-calorie desserts, from the FITNESS Healthy Test Kitchen.

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Greek Yogurt With Oranges and Mint
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Joyce Oudkerk Pool
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Greek Yogurt with Oranges and Mint

Add oranges, honey, and mint to plain yogurt and you have yourself a healthy and delicious treat for under 200 calories.

Nutrition facts per serving:

171 calories
11g protein
34g carbohydrate
5g fiber
0g fat

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Orange Angel Food Cake with Fruit Compote

This cake has 0 grams of fat (yes, you read that right), and contains beta-carotene and fiber, which fight cancer. Eating dessert has never been so good for you.

Nutrition facts per serving:

257 calories
5g protein
3g fiber
61g carbohydrate
0g fat

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Grilled Nectarine Sundaes

The fruits in this dessert are a great source of vitamins A and C. Served with ice cream and cookie crumbs, it's yummy enough to make you forget that it's healthy too!

Nutrition facts per serving:

212 calories
2g protein
36g carbohydrate
2g fiber
7g fat (3g saturated)

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Big Fudgy Bittersweet Brownies

What's not to love about these rich, chocolate treats? They're ready to eat in 25 minutes, and healthy ingredients like nonfat yogurt and whole wheat flour will satisfy dieters and chocolate lovers alike.

Nutrition facts per serving:

250 calories
35g carbohydrate
4g protein
3g fiber
14g fat (4g saturated)

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Black Forest Banana Split Recipe

This banana split recipe proves that you can eat healthy and still enjoy it. Top banana halves with ricotta cheese, cocoa powder, and a cherry for a delicious dessert. Tip: Get fresh ricotta cheese from your local Italian deli for a special occasion.

Nutrition facts per serving:

377 calories
23g protein
40g carbohydrate
11g fat (1.5g saturated)
3.5g fiber

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Guilt-Free Double Chocolate Brownies

These brownies make us very happy. And at less than 120 calories, these decadent double chocolate brownies are irresistible -- and certified delicious from the FITNESS Healthy Test Kitchen (and the entire editorial staff).

Nutrition facts per serving:

111 calories
1g protein
18g carbohydrate
4g fat (3g saturated)
1g fiber

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Fresh Raspberry-Mousse Almond Crumb Cake

This creamy blend of vanilla, almond, and raspberries on a flaky crust will melt in your mouth. You won't believe there are only 250 calories per slice!

Nutritional facts per serving:

250 calories
5g protein
30g carbohydrate
12g fat (7g saturated)
1g fiber

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Caramel Popcorn

Have a craving for something sweet and crunchy? Don't hesitate to take more than a handful of our caramel-coated popcorn. Plus -- did you know popcorn is whole grain?

Nutritional facts per serving:

250 calories
1g protein
41g carbohydrate
11g fat (4g saturated)
1g fiber

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Honeydew-Kiwifruit Smoothie

All you need are fresh seasonal fruits, ice, and a blender to make these tasty smoothies. This recipe doubles as a thirst quencher and healthy dessert.

Nutrition facts per serving:

110 calories
2g protein
27g carbohydrate
0g fat (0g saturated)
3g fiber

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Peanut Butter-Caramel Apples

You don't have to look farther than your kitchen cabinets to make this sweet and simple dessert. It's perfect in the fall after a day of apple picking.

Nutrition facts per serving:

297 calories
4g protein
53g carbohydrate
8g fat (2g saturated)
5g fiber

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Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears

This dessert tastes amazing, and it will boost your heart health! Thanks to Food Network's Ellie Krieger, RD, for sharing her recipe.

Nutrition facts per serving:

185 calories
1g protein
45g carbohydrate
1g fat (0g saturated)
4g fiber

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, April 2008.

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ACotton13 wrote:

YUMMMMMMYYYYYYYYY :)

11/23/2011 06:23:10 AM Report Abuse
Pdelano88 wrote:

Freeze the plain yogurt with the mint, then top it with the oranges and it definitely becomes a delicious dessert! I love it

9/14/2011 07:16:27 PM Report Abuse
msjohnson17 wrote:

What's the big deal about Greek Yogart. It cost 5 times more than regular yogart and has a lot more caleries than low fat yogurt. I do like granola on top of yogart.

5/1/2010 06:43:21 PM Report Abuse
sszarowny wrote:

give me the brownie, I agree with anonymous this is not a dessert.

4/29/2010 05:43:12 PM Report Abuse
anonymous wrote:

This to me just is not a dessert :(

3/1/2010 10:52:19 AM Report Abuse
taithufvu wrote:

I think dessert will be delicious

2/13/2010 10:42:56 PM Report Abuse
therucoon wrote:

Done this before, WITHOUT the mint though. Greek Yogurt is always a win. Its rich and creamy and more like a dessert than a yogurt. Plain greek yogurt with Honey and Vanilla Granola is ALSO to die for. Also tastes delicious with oranges!

2/11/2010 07:29:13 PM Report Abuse
margaret.howell2007 wrote:

yum!

12/20/2009 09:51:14 AM Report Abuse

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