Light Spring Desserts That Won’t Destroy Your Diet

light spring dessertsWith spring quickly approaching, you’re likely excited about some of the lighter foods that are going to be headed your way.  You’re looking forward to starting up on a lower calorie diet to shed the extra winter weight you’ve gained and are antsy to try out some new recipes.

Since there is many spring-time foods that you can be adding to your diet, livening up your former meals shouldn’t be too big of a problem – dessert included.

The trick is to make sure that you’re still opting for lower calorie options so that you can maintain that target calorie intake that you’re going for.

Let’s take a quick peak at three light spring desserts that you can tantalize your taste buds with that won’t destroy your diet.

Home Made Peach Crumble

Homemade peach CrumblePeaches are in season and nothing will make your taste buds happier than a fresh bowl of peach crumble.  Prepare this dish on your own so that you can control the ingredients that go in along with the fat and calories.

To prepare it, cut up some fresh peaches and place them in a bowl.  In another bowl on the side, mix together some dry oats (roasted if you prefer), a few tablespoons of light butter, along with some low calorie sweetener.  This should turn the oats into a crumbly texture, which you’re then going to place over the peaches.

Top this with a few dollops of unsweetened applesauce and then some low-sugar vanilla yogurt if desired.

Jell-O Berry Parfait

Jell-O Berry ParfaitThe second dessert to consider adding to your diet plan is the Jell-O berry parfait.  This one will provide you with an excellent dose of vitamin C, fiber, as well as antioxidants to help fend off disease.

To prepare it, make a box of sugar-free Jell-O according to the package directions and then once set, top with fresh blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries.

Serve this with some whipped topping made yourself from a dry powder mix and skim milk and you’ll have an eye pleasing dessert to serve to any dinner guests you may have over.

Chocolate Raspberry Pudding

Raspberry-Dairy-Free-Chocolate-Pudding-4Finally, for those chocoholics who can’t seem to satisfy their craving, chocolate pudding is a safe bet.

To prepare this, purchase a box of sugar-free, fat-free chocolate Jell-O pudding powder.  Combine it with 1 ½ cups of skim milk along with a half scoop of chocolate protein powder for an extra protein boost.

Once it’s well blended and formed into a Jell-O consistency, then you’ll want to top with some fresh raspberries and if desired, some of that whipped topping mentioned above.

If you really want to get creative you could also combine some raw oats, light butter, and sweetener into a pie crust to pour the box of pudding into.  This would then give you chocolate raspberry pie, which would work great if you’re serving a larger crowd.

So keep these simple yet nutritious desserts in mind this spring.  They’ll provide vitamins, nutrients, and won’t break your calorie bank.

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