Try these 5 low calorie dessert recipes to satisfy your cravings during your weight loss journey

Try these 5 low calorie dessert recipes to satisfy your cravings during your weight loss journey
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Any weight loss diet will benefit from an arsenal of low calorie dessert recipes. One of the biggest reasons people struggle to lose weight is their inability to satisfy their sweet cravings. From candies to doughnuts to cookies to cakes – giving up these delicious desserts to shed fat may seem like a nightmare, especially in the beginning. However, there are a number of low calorie dessert recipes that will allow you to indulge in moderation.

Unless you suffer from certain medical conditions which make losing weight harder, the science of losing weight boils down to one thing: burning more calories than you consume. To ensure you are doing that, tracking the amount of calories you consume and burn is a great way to determine whether or not you are on the path to losing weight.

However, your diet plan does not have to be so strict that you eliminate all sweets to lose weight. Opting for sweeteners instead of sugar is a great way to satisfy your cravings since sweeteners contain almost no calories compared to sugar, which contains 4 calories per gram.

Another great tip to aid your weight loss journey is to start using spray oil instead of tablespoons of oil to cook your food. You do not need a tablespoon of oil to cook your vegetables or meat, 1-2 sprays are usually enough. Doing this can save you hundreds of calories as one tablespoon of oil contains around 120 calories. With certain strategies, it is possible to eat more and lose weight.

To make the process of shedding fat easier, we’ve compiled 5 low calorie dessert recipes that are easy to make and will satisfy your sugar cravings throughout your weight loss journey.

Yogurt parfait

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This tasty yogurt parfait is the perfect healthy dessert for an after-dinner treat. With only 110 calories per serving and no added sugars, this healthy dessert only takes five minutes to make. Among our list of low calorie dessert recipes, this is ideal for someone who doesn’t have much time on their hands or doesn’t feel like breaking out the oven.


120g 0% fat Greek yogurt

35g blueberries

50g strawberries

20g raspberries

5g stevia (if you use Splenda instead, one packet will suffice)


  1. Measure all the ingredients
  2. Dice the strawberries
  3. Wash the blueberries, strawberries and raspberries properly with water.
  4. Add the stevia to the Greek yogurt to taste
  5. Layer the yogurt and strawberries throughout a glass or jar, or mix everything together if you choose
  6. Enjoy!

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

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Fancy some cookies? Try cooking these amazing oatmeal chocolate chip cookies – you won’t crave munching on regular cookies anymore. The measurements used in this healthy dessert recipe make five cookies, however you can adjust the measurements to make more or less as needed. With only 100 calories per cookie and less than 1g of sugar, these are ideal, easy-to-make cookies which are both vegan and gluten-free, making them suitable for anyone to incorporate into their weight-loss diet.


100g oats (any style will do)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

10g stevia (any other granulated sweetener will do too)

3g baking powder

13g powdered peanut butter

15g sugar-free chocolate chips

30g Walden Farms calorie-free chocolate dip (optional for extra sweetness)

Water (amount may vary depending on your preference of consistency)


  1. Measure all ingredients
  2. Mix the powdered peanut butter with 1.5 tablespoons of water
  3. Add everything (apart from the sugar-free chocolate chips) into the powdered peanut butter and mix until a thick and smooth texture is formed
  4. Once mixed well, add half of the sugar-free chocolate chips into the mixture and mix for another 30 seconds
  5. Put the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes at least (optional, if your batter is already thick enough, skip this step)
  6. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC)
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, forming 5 cookies
  8. Add the remaining sugar-free chocolate chips as toppings on the cookies
  9. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes
  10. Enjoy!

Healthy chocolate cake

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You must be thinking how on earth can you eat chocolate cake if you’re trying to lose weight. That seems like an almost impossible task. If you’re willing to bake your own cake using this low calorie dessert recipe, losing weight will be a piece of cake (pun intended)! This healthy dessert recipe makes eight slices and only has a mere 167 calories per slice and less than 2g of sugar. These numbers will change if you opt for adding frosting, as shown in the photo above. But, frosting isn’t necessary to enjoy this delicious chocolate cake!


204g all-purpose flour

95g stevia (any other granulated sweetener will do too)

120g unsweetened cocoa powder

3g baking soda

2g salt

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

240g water


  1. Measure all the ingredients
  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC)
  3. Mix the flour, stevia, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl
  4. Add apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract and unsweetened applesauce to the mixture and mix well
  5. Slowly add water to the mixture and incorporate until fully mixed
  6. Pour the mixture into a cake pan covered with baking or parchment paper and bake for 25-30 minutes
  7. After baking is complete, let the cake cool down for 10 minutes before transferring the cake to a wire rack to cool down completely.
  8. Once it has cooled down, cut into eight slices and enjoy!

Low calorie fudgy brownies

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If you don’t have the time or space to make a full cake, try out this low calorie dessert recipe for fudgy brownies. At only 92 calories apiece, the measurements used in this healthy dessert recipe make 10 sweet, delicious brownies per batch. If you aren’t a fan of really sweet desserts, simply reduce the amount of stevia used to your preference.


250g sweet potato puree

120g 0% fat Greek yogurt (any yogurt will do)

85g oat flour

70g stevia (any other granulated sweetener will do too)

26g powdered peanut butter

20g unsweetened cocoa powder

160ml unsweetened almond milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

15g sugar-free chocolate chips


  1. Measure all the ingredients
  2. Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and make sure you have a brownie tin with nonstick baking paper
  3. Mix powdered peanut butter with 1.5 tablespoons of water
  4. Combine all the ingredients with the peanut butter until mixed well.
  5. Pour the batter into the brownie tin
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  7. Once baked, they should be a little bit under done. Cool them down for 5-10 minutes, then cover the baked brownies and refrigerate overnight for them to cool further and become firm
  8. Enjoy the brownies the next day!

Strawberry energy balls


If you aren’t a fan of chocolate, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These strawberry energy balls are not only a healthy dessert, but their sweetness is sure to satisfy your sugar cravings. Each batch makes up to 22 balls, with each ball containing 101 calories. Even if you consume two balls everyday, each batch can last you up to two weeks, making them a great low calorie dessert recipe for meal prep.


300g raw cashews

6 pitted medjool dates

52g powdered peanut butter

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon salt

60ml Walden Farms calorie-free pancake syrup

34g freeze dried strawberries


  1. Measure all the ingredients.
  2. Blend cashews until finely chopped (or use a food processor)
  3. Add all ingredients except freeze dried strawberries into the blender and blend until mixture is well combined and clumps together
  4. Add freeze dried strawberries into the blender and blend until the strawberries are dispersed into the mixture
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl and form 22 equally sized balls.
  6. Refrigerate the balls for 30 minutes to chill, making sure the balls are firm
  7. Once firm, enjoy!

Your weight loss journey can be much easier if you follow a sustainable diet that can help to satisfy all your cravings, especially your sugar cravings. Healthy desserts are the best way to keep from falling off the wagon while still enjoying the occasional sweet treat. Like all things, moderation is key. Try some of these low calorie dessert recipes and tag us on Instagram to let us know your thoughts.

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