Festive Lower Calorie Desserts

It’s the time of year when we all want to indulge. But eating too many high-calorie sweets can take a toll on your waistline.  Here are a few of my favorite desserts recipes that are lower in fat and calories than traditional favorites.

  • Chocolate Meringue Cookies.  Enjoy the taste of chocolate without the high fat or calorie content.  These cookies contain only 11 calories each.  The CalorieCount.com recipe is easy to make and only requires a few ingredients.
  • Baked Figs.  This festive seasonal fruit is only available for a few months of the year, so why not celebrate and add them to your holiday meal?  This recipe includes a yogurt cream topping that you can choose to omit if you want to decrease the fat and calorie count even more.
  • Roasted Pears.  This recipe from Epicurious.com is a great end to an elegant dinner party.  The pears take some time to roast in the oven, but they smell wonderful as they are being prepared.  Present them on individual plates with a very small scoop of low-sugar vanilla frozen yogurt instead of ice cream, or with no accompaniment at all.

Do you have a favorite recipe that is healthier than traditional favorites?  Share it on our Facebook page!  We’d love to check it out.

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