15 Healthy Desserts

You won't have to feel guilty about indulging in these delectable desserts. From apple-cranberry crisp to dark chocolate-mint bites and cinnamon souffles, we've got our 15 favorite low-calorie treats for you to try!

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    Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

    Sneaking soft tofu into this classic recipe adds protein without changing the flavor. The extra protein can help control hunger -- so enjoy one of these cookies as a lunchtime dessert and forget about those midafternoon munchies.

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    Sweet Potato-Cinnamon Bundt Cake

    Not only is this cake deliciously moist, but the sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A and B6. This cake freezes well; make a double batch to enjoy later or to serve to last-minute guests.

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    Coconut-Mocha Poached Pears

    The warm, subtle sweetness of the poached pears is enhanced with the rich, creamy coconut and chocolaty flavors poured over them.

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    Berry Pudding Cakes

    These warm, golden brown, fruit-filled cakes have just 2 grams of fat per serving. The goal will be to keep yourself from eating all six servings in one sitting!

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    Dark Chocolate-Mint Bites

    The power of healthy dark chocolate comes from flavonoids, a phytochemical found in the cacao bean. So the more cacao a chocolate contains, the richer the chocolate's health-promoting content.

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    Stuffed Apples

    These slow-cooked apples are stuffed with chewy raisins for added texture and brown sugar for added sweetness. If your meal plan allows, serve the warm apples with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream.

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    Mocha Custards

    These coffee-laced custards are a great treat after any meal. Serve topped with a spoonful of dessert topping and a dark chocolate espresso bean.

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    Triple-Berry Cobbler

    Using the slow cooker for this berry-filled dessert makes it an easy addition to any weekend celebration. A spoonful of creamy yogurt and a drizzle of honey make this a delightfully healthy dessert.

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    Mini Cherry Pies

    Don't be fooled by the "mini" in this recipe's name; these pies are packed with maximum flavor.

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    Apple-Cranberry Crisp

    Adding cranberries to this traditional autumn favorite gives it a mouthwatering sweet-tart quality.

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    Cinnamon-Chocolate Bread Pudding Souffles

    Because this chocolate-and-spice dessert has only 132 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, you can enjoy it guilt-free.

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    Pineapple-Pear Crisp

    A slimmed-down oat-and-nut topping helps keep these baked pears heart-healthy.

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    Banana-Oat Breakfast Cookie

    Try our readers' most-requested recipe ever!

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    Raisin-Pumpkin Tart

    Try this recipe for a different interpretation of classic pumpkin pie.

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    Chocolate-Ricotta Mousse

    Ready in a snap, this rich confection will have guests asking for seconds.

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    Low-Sugar Desserts

    Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your favorite indulgences -- crispy apricot balls, creamy lime cheesecake bars, sweet frozen treats, and more -- all for 10 grams of sugar or less. Taking advantage of naturally sweet ingredients means less added sugar in your diet while still enjoying dessert recipes.
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