6 Desserts That Can Actually Help You Lose Weight— Yes, Really

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Is your highly-restrictive weight-loss diet leaving you with some pretty intense sugar cravings? If so, we don’t blame you–munching on rabbit food for weeks on end would be enough to give even the most well-trained dieters an urge to shove an entire sheet cake in their mouth! This restrictiveness is actually one of the things that make dieting unsustainable; there are just too many convenient junk food options out there to stay on track!

But overwhelming cravings aside, there are some delicious sweet treats you can eat while on your diet, that might actually help you shed even more pounds! Don’t believe us? If so, then you probably haven’t hit up your local grocery store’s fruit aisle yet…

Ok, we know, we know–the last thing a dieter wants to hear about when they’re experiencing a hellish sugar craving is fruit but when this blessed form of “nature’s candy” is dressed up and prepared in just the right ways, it can be better than a cupcake!

Take the healthy desserts from today’s video, for instance. Each and every one of these delicious, shockingly-sweet desserts contain under 160 calories or less per serving! Here’s a sneak peek at these incredible, edible, and oh-so-satisfying desserts:

  1. Homemade frozen yogurt with Greek yogurt and fresh cherries (120 calories)
  2. Avocado-banana chocolate pudding (115 calories)
  3. Frozen grapes (90 calories/1.5 cups)
  4. Baked apple with pecans (160 calories)
  5. Dark chocolate covered almonds (150 calories/serving)
  6. Pina colada smoothie pops (45 calories)

What’s incredible is that all of these recipes are fruit-based, which means that you are getting in your servings of fruit for the day at the same time that you’re satisfying a sugar craving. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

And, what’s even better is that all of these recipes are kid-friendly as well. Kids as young as pre-school aged can help you make them, and when the dishes are ready to eat, we’d be willing to bet the kiddos would rather dine on the sugary treat they prepared, not the same-old ice cream sitting in the freezer.

Our favorite desserts that help you lose weight

If you’re a chocolate-lover than you might not be completely happy with the above list. Sure, there are some chocolate-y options, but they probably won’t make all of you, death by chocolate-lovers completely happy.

Luckily, we have plenty of low-calorie, chocolate dessert recipes in our catalog ready to go. Here are 3 of our favorites:

  1. Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
  2. Diet Chocolate Cakes
  3. 3-Ingredient Chocolate Pancakes

All 3 are SO rich, you’ll hardly know you’re watching your weight!

Now that you’re fully educated on the basics of satisfying your sweet tooth when you’re on a diet, it’s time for you to get the full recipes for the 6 fruit-based desserts. Watch the video below to get the list of ingredients and the super-simple instructions. You’ll love them all!

We can’t wait to hear your take on these fat-busting desserts! Have you made any of these before? If so, which one is your favorite? Do you know of any other low-calorie desserts that you would like to share?