For those with a sweet tooth, just the thought of giving up sugary treats is enough to make us demolish a Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Dieting doesn’t have to mean deprivation and it especially doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to desserts. It also doesn’t mean substituting sugar for the fake stuff or pretending that slimming power bars taste good. Healthy desserts are those that are low in saturated fats and refined sugars but taste as if you’re indulging yourself. To keep from breaking your diet, whip up just a single serving of one of these healthy desserts or set aside a serving for each night of the week. Here are our top 5 healthy desserts:
5.) Angel Food Cake
When you need a carb fix, go to a slice of angel food cake. The light and spongy dessert has no fat in it because it doesn’t include butter or the use of whole eggs, just the egg whites. One slice of the angel food cake is usually about 70 calories. However, packaged angel food cake mixes contain 128 calories per slice. This is still a low amount of calories in comparison to a serving of a chocolate cake made from a packaged mix.
For an added healthy touch, top your slice with mashed berries, including the berry juices, mixed with a touch of agave nectar or brown sugar.