Sweet cravings are incredibly hard to ward off, there's no question about it. If sweet cravings are not taken care of properly, it can lead us to over-indulge in unhealthy treats with little to no nutritional value. Rather than be left feeling guilty about your dessert of choice when the cravings are at their peak, try out some of these skinnier options! Enjoy!
Edy’s® Slow Churned® Cookies ‘N Cream Light Ice Cream Bars. Creamy and chocolately comfort at only 150 calories per bar. Slowly churned to perfection with half the fat and double the greatness. Click here to learn more.
Häagen-Dazs® Zesty Lemon Sorbet. Yes, you read the title correctly! Häagen-Dazs actually has a product that is diet-approved! Lemon is perfect for the summer or spring, and can be greatly appreciated by those who are lactose intolerant. You gotta try this luscious lemony treat!
Magnum Mini Almond Ice Cream Bars: Everything you know, crave and love about a classic Magnum bar in a slimmer and frozen form. Makers of this brilliant dessert went nuts on this one by adding in almonds for added crunch and tasty texture. 160 calories per bar, you must try!
If you’d rather make the treats yourself, here are some recipe ideas to get the sweet creativity juice flowing.
Lighter Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake with Cookie Dough Crust: Words to describe this piece of heaven: crunchy, fudgey, gooey, sweet and skinny. Chefs at With Salt & Wit created a recipe for a lighter peanut butter ice cream cake with cookie dough crust. You can push the “skinny”ness of this recipe by using more ingredient alternatives or cutting back on some of the ones listed. Portion yourself for this one, because it’s dangerously delicious! Click here to see!
Raspberry Banana Soft Serve with Chocolate Swirl: This single-serve recipe takes 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to cook, and is both vegan and Paleo-friendly. The combination of frozen bananas, raspberries, unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder and maple syrup is whipped into a decadent blend that is almost too good to be true. Click here to get the recipe from Fit Foodie Finds.
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Mango Ginger Frozen Yogurt: Tasty and light yogurt mixed with the natural tartness of mango and aromatic pleasantness of ginger. You can make it smoother by draining the yogurt in the fridge overnight in cheesecloth, or using Greek yogurt. Click here to get the recipe.
Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake: This treat has protein from peanut butter and no added sugar! (Well, besides the chocolate chips). It's healthier than a milkshake, and can be modified further by cutting back on the amount of chocolate chips. You will love this mock-smoothie at any time of the day; freeze the mix and thaw out whenever you want! Click here to see the recipe.
Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites: A sundae-inspired dessert that can be enjoyed by everyone! Get creative with the toppings, but always keep moderation in mind. These bites are super addicting — try it out!
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Ice Cream Freezer Pops: A delicious combination of crushed cookies, peanut butter cups and candy-coated chocolate pieces all in one colorful frozen treat. Perfect for those who have an extreme sugar craving and need a good fix! (via Food Network)
Protein Fudgesicles with Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Granola: Packed with flavorful ingredients and frozen to sweet deliciousness. This popsicle recipe can be enjoyed by both adults and kids and is perfect to make for dessert on weeknight dinners with the family. Click here to see the recipe.
Sweet tooth still going crazy and need a frozen fix ASAP? Click here to see 50 frozen treats to cool off your cravings.
Ben & Jerry’s® Strawberry Shortcake Greek Frozen Yogurt: Much to your surprise, Ben & Jerry’s has also created something delicious for us to splurge on! What makes this treat worth the splurge is the crushed chunks of cookie on the inside. Yum! Check it out here.
Dove Miniatures: Want something small, flavorful and satisfying without the calorie load? Try these tasty little dessert bites by Dove. They come in different flavors and are only 60 calories each. Try them out!
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Trader Joe’s® Caribbean Fruit Floes. Maybe you’re not a chocolate or frozen vanilla fan. If you prefer the natural sweetness of fruits, try out Trader Joe’s Carribbean Fruit Floes. Made with real chunks of fruit and no artificial colors or flavors, these treats are super yummy and provide you with 20 percent of your RDA of vitamin C! Learn more here.
Breyers® All Natural Strawberry Ice Cream: Dawn Jackson Blanter, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association claims that research suggests that if you’re eating a single flavor, you’ll eat less. This ice cream by Bryers® has enough flavor to be enjoyed without being overwhelmed by toppings and add-ons. (via Women's Health Magazine) Check it out here.
Breyers® French Chocolate Fat Free Smooth & Creamy Ice Cream. Breyers has done it again! One half-cup of this frozen chocolatey heaven only has 90 calories! Plus, it has less fat than many premium frozen desserts but tastes just as yummy. Pick this treat for your next chocolate fix!
So Delicious™ Dairy Free Vanilla Frozen Desserts: If you are lactose intolerant, you know the struggle of wanting to indulge in frozen dairy treats without dealing with the questionable but mostly uncomfortable consequences. Try out this simple dairy-free vanilla dessert made by So Delicious™. It’s made from soy but tastes like the real deal and is totally worth a try. Click here to learn more.
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Klondike Slim A Bear: What would you do for a Klondike bar? Typically it’d be to run an extra mile or throw in an extra set at the gym, but these treats by Klondike don’t require any additional stressing. With only 100 calories per treat, each package is captured in a single serving for your sweet convenience. Check it out here.
Weight Watchers Divine Triple Chocolate Dessert Bars: Each bar is beautifully crafted with chocolate ice cream, a silky ribbon, and a milk chocolate coating. A mockup of a full-fat indulgence, but at only 110 calories per bar! Convinced to dive in and try one yet? Click here.