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Low Calorie Dessert Recipes - Low Fat Dessert Recipes

Updated on September 23, 2009

Looking for some delicious low calorie dessert recipes that are quick and easy to prepare? Here are some of my favorite low fat dessert recipes that I ‘indulge’ in on a frequent basis. Add them to your recipe file and enjoy them night after night.

If you don't have time to throw together my low calorie dessert recipes, make sure to check out the end of the article, where I list some 'no cooking' required low calorie dessert ideas. You'll also find some helpful links to a wide array of various low calorie recipe articles that I've published.

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If you can, make sure to use fresh strawberries!
If you can, make sure to use fresh strawberries!

Decadent Chocolate & Strawberry Sundae Recipe

This is probably my most favorite dessert. It has approximately 175 calories per serving, so it is a great dessert to have when you’ve been eating healthy throughout the day. It is so delicious and to me, tastes even better than a traditional ice cream sundae. Enjoy!


  • ½ cup of Chocolate Soy Ice Cream
  • 1 cup of fresh, sliced strawberries
  • Fat-free whipped topping


  1. Scoop a half cup serving of chocolate soy ice cream (or use low-fat frozen chocolate yogurt).
  2. Layer your sliced strawberries on top.
  3. Dollop with some fat-free whipped topping.

Cinnamon and all-spice makes for a very satisfying, flavorful dessert!
Cinnamon and all-spice makes for a very satisfying, flavorful dessert!

Low Fat Apple Recipe - Quick & Easy ‘Baked’ Apples!

This dessert is very low in calories and is very satisfying. To me, it tastes like apple crisp or apple pie a la mode without all the calories. Even better, it is very simple to prepare and you can have it ready to enjoy in just a few minutes.

This low fat apple recipe is great for dessert, a snack or even a side dish (I love it served with lean pork chops).


  • 1 apple (Braeburn or Gala varieties are my favorite for this recipe)
  • Cinnamon
  • All-spice seasoning
  • Fat-Free whipped topping

Note: If you use a less-sweet variety of apple, such as Granny Smith, you may want to add a pinch of Splenda. Otherwise, I find that Braeburns and Galas provide enough sweetness through the cooking process to create a yummy dessert.


  1. Wash, peel and chop your apple.
  2. Place the apple pieces in a microwave safe dish and sprinkle on cinnamon and a bit of all-spice seasoning to suit your tastes.
  3. Microwave for 45 to 60 seconds.
  4. Remove from microwave (apples will be HOT!)
  5. Serve in a dish and add a dab of fat-free whipped topping.

An exotic, flavorful and incredibly yummy low calorie smoothie!
An exotic, flavorful and incredibly yummy low calorie smoothie!

Low Calorie Smoothie Recipe - Cardamom Ginger Yogurt Smoothie

This recipe was inspired back in February when I was sampling some Cardamom Ginger Gelato at my local Whole Foods Market. It tasted great, but was a little bit sweet (and caloric) for my tastes.


  • ½ cup of very cold fat-free milk
  • ½ cup of low-calorie vanilla yogurt (artificially sweetened)
  • Ginger powder (to taste)
  • Cardamom (to taste)


  1. Combine the milk and yogurt in your blender.
  2. Very important: Start with small amounts of ginger and cardamom. The level of spiciness can vary depending on the freshness of your spices. Fresh spices are much stronger in taste than spices that have been on the shelf for a year.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Taste your smoothie and add more ginger or cardamom, if necessary. If it’s not sweet enough, simply add some of your favorite artificial sweetener to achieve your desired level of sweetness.
  5. Pour into a nice tall glass and serve with a straw. Easy and delicious!

More Low Calorie Recipes for Healthy Eating

Here are some handy links to more of my articles that are filled with low calorie and low fat recipes. They will inspire and motivate you to continue your healthy eating lifestyle!

Low Calorie Dessert Ideas (No ‘cooking’ required)

Perhaps you don’t even have enough time to throw together my quick and easy low calorie desserts. If so, no worries - here is a list of satisfying and delicious low calorie desserts that you can enjoy on the run, in front of the television or use to add a bit of fun to your bagged lunch.

  • Frozen grapes
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Fruit salad
  • Apple sauce
  • Chocolate graham cracker
  • 2 flavored rice cakes (caramel)
  • Sugar-free pudding cup
  • Sugar-free jello cup
  • 1 ice popsicle

Low Calorie Dessert Recipes - Share Your Favorite Low-Cal Desserts!

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      shelpeare 3 years ago

      Sounds yummy. Some desserts are hard to desert.

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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      These dessert recipes sound wonderful. I have stayed away from making any types of desserts lately, so I am ready to thy these! Voted up and useful! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago from California

      Great Recipes! Who says low calorie can't be Yummmmmmy!!?!? Voted up, shared and linked to my Eating Healthy~Feeling Great Series! Awesome Job! Lisa

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      Sarah Carlsley 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Mmmmm, i love dessert and i have to watch my figure so these recipes are perfect!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I will definately be trying the strawberry and cholate resip. It sounds delicious asw does the rest of your recipes.

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      Catherine R 8 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love the sound of the ginger cardamom smoothie - I have all the ingredients right here (not the low fat version though!) so I am going to go right ahead and make it now! Thanks for that.

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      The ginger cardamom smoothie looks killer! I shall try it with yogurt. Thanks.

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      girly_girl09 8 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Wesley. Glad you enjoyed it! I love strawberries and eat them at least 3-5 times a week, when in season. I find them to be really filling, too. They're also great with a bit of unsweetened melted dark chocolate drizzled over them. Yum! Can't wait to have them for dessert tonight. :)

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      wesleycox 8 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      I strangely have a hankerin' for some strawberries. I find that fruits are best for desserts as their sugar is more natural. You don't really get a sugar high from fructose. Great job on this hub.