Dessert has always been one of my weaknesses. Going to a buffet or potluck–I can pass up the biscuits, the fried foods, the salty Hors d’oevres… but the dessert table?
I avoid these decadent treats most of the time, and splurge once in awhile. By splurge, I mean splitting a slice of cake/cheesecake with someone else. Just a taste, a few bites…it usually satisfies the craving.
But I don’t deny myself dessert. Deny myself dessert (something I LOVE) is setting myself up for a disastrous binge.
I’ve referred to the 90/10 Rule on my website a few times. It means being good 90% of the time but once in awhile a treat is definitely deserved!
Perhaps I eat dessert (several times a week) out of habit. I don’t know. What I do know is that I need to make healthy, low calorie choices for my dessert if I want to stay healthy.
So here are some healthy dessert ideas. Some things to satisfy the sweet tooth, without totally breaking the calorie bank.
Light Vanilla Ice Cream (churned):
Light Vanilla ice cream with Light chocolate syrup is about 160 or 180 calories (depending on how much you use). The sliced strawberries on top are “free” calories in my opinion.
I’m out of the Light Chocolate Syrup and for some strange reason I cannot find it any stores. It may seem silly to be looking for “light” chocolate syrup but the Light saved me about 40 calories! That’s a lot. Especially if you use 2 servings. That’s 80 calories.
Freshly Baked Cookies:
If you are craving the warm, gooey-ness of freshly baked cookies–pick up the miniature cookies at the store. They are 130 calories a serving and 3 mini cookies are 1 serving. You get the yumminess of chocolate chip cookies without it costing you 300+ calories.
Smart Ones has a line of frozen desserts that are healthier options than splurging on something really fattening. They have the Weight Watchers Points on the box, too.
Another frozen goody is the Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches. I LOVE these things! It’s dangerous when Michael gets them at Costco. Knowing I have 20 ice cream sandwiches in the freezer can be a slippery slope. However, they are delicious and only about 150 calories.
QUESTION: Tell me what you eat to satisfy your sweet tooth–but not break the calorie bank!