Four Desserts Low in Everything But Flavor

Earlier this month, we featured desserts that were holiday oriented. No one in our office was done with the holiday spirit. The twelve days of Christmas hadn’t even ended when we posted it! Now, the holidays are in our rearview mirror. But we’re still striving toward our health goals.

All month we have been focusing on low-fat, low-carb recipes. We often don’t worry about fat content as we know it’s not a huge concern to many of our customers. We hear from a lot of folks that they are following the keto diet throughout the year. However, January is when everyone tries new diets, and a lot of people try WW and other low-fat options, so we want to be sure there are good recipes for you. Today, we have four desserts low in calories, carbs and fat to help you enjoy the sweet side of life and meet your goals.

Thumbprint Cookies


These cookies are fun, easy and pretty to look at. We love desserts with a pop of color. With whey powder, they also contain more than two grams of protein! That’s a present bonus in a dessert! They are made with quite a few specialty ingredients that you probably have on hand if you are a regular low-carb baker. But they might not be the best first-time recipe for someone who has never baked low-carb cookies. If you have experience, they are simple and delicious! A serving has 26 calories, 2.2 grams of carbs, 0.8 grams of fiber and 1.1 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries with Almond Dust


Sometimes simple desserts really are the best. This has just three ingredients. While it takes a while to “make” this recipe, almost all of the “cook time” is just waiting for the chocolate to set. Fruit clusters covered in chocolate and nuts are almost impossible to beat. It’s not candy because it’s too large, but each cluster acts as portion control, and anyone you share this with will be thrilled. A serving has 56 calories, five grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and three grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter Protein Blondies


Made with protein powder, peanut butter and yogurt, it’s not surprising that these blondies have 4.7 grams of protein! That’s as much protein as some bars. But these are also delicious, and they are low in calories! Made with white chocolate, these alternatives to brownies aren’t a health food in disguise — they are a dessert. But they are one you shouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying! A serving has 55 calories, 8.6 grams of carbs, 0.9 grams of fiber and 1.9 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Healthier Chocolate Fruit Dip


Fruit dip might be traditionally a summer food. But anything that encourages folks to eat more fruit is great! When paired with low-sugar fruits, this dip becomes a truly phenomenal dessert. Traditional versions use full-fat cream cheese and tons of sugar. This version uses chocolate chips for sweetness and keeps the powdered sugar but cuts down the amount. It’s easy to cut out more carbs using any powdered non-caloric sweetener you prefer. As the recipe is written, a serving has 80 calories, 10 grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and three grams of fat. Get the recipe.

As we continue our journey into the year, we still want to enjoy the sweet things in life; we just want to do so responsibly.

Banner image: Hamide Jafari via Unsplash

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