We’ve all been there—sometimes, all you want is a big old piece of pound cake. Or banana cream pie. Or cheesecake. Or a dessert that’s equally rich, sweet and fulfilling and makes you sigh with bliss—until you realize you need to head straight to the gym (while making pit stops at the health food store and your dentist’s office).
Instead of giving into your sweet craving and regretting it later, why not choose healthier alternatives that provide a similar taste and satisfaction, minus the guilt and calories?
Check out these healthier alternatives to ten popular dessert faves below.
2. Instead of banana cream pie, choose a banana cream pie smoothie. Can you say yum? The liquid version has nearly all the same stuff as the solid version but with only 216 calories per serving.
3. Rice Krispie treats typically pack in 120 calories per bar. Instead try Angel Delights. In this version, you substitute the artificial ingredients like marshmallows with wholesome dates and coconuts and end up with a 52-calorie snack.
5. Instead of cherry pie, cherry almond crisp will give you the same satisfaction. Chock-full of sweet and tart cherries. You won’t miss the buttery crust.
6. Love Aunt Rita's lemon blueberry cheesecake but hate the calories? Try blueberries with lemon cream. This ones a real winner—it’s gluten free, low calorie, low cholesterol, low sodium and appropriate for diabetics.