Skinny Sweets Recipe Round Up

Sweets recipes that won’t ruin your diet. Check out these healthier and lighter ideas for desserts like cake, cookies, brownies and more.

Repin for later - Skinny Sweets Recipe Round Up - Low Calorie Low Fat Desserts

Everyone needs a little sweetness in their life, at least I think so.  However, sweets can be a diet killer.  So it is important to find ways to enjoy a little sweetness in a healthier, “lighter” way.  These recipes accomplish this idea.  You still can’t mindless eat the entire batch or cake.  Just eat a little in moderation.

So delicious!  Meyer Lemon Angel Food with Meyer Lemon Curd www.fooddonelight.comMeyer Lemon Angel Food Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd

A light and airy angel food cake with a deliciously tart lemon curd.


i heart eating – Salted Caramel Apple Crisp Bars

I was drooling just after reading the first two words of the title of this recipe.  This recipe is not loaded in sugar and the apples make up the majority of the bar.  You can always substitute a little whole wheat for the AP flour too.


Webicurean – Whole Grain Zucchini Blondes

I am all for hidden vegetables.  You won’t taste the zucchini in the recipe but it will help give moisture to these delicious treats.

FruitTartFrameGourmet Cooking for Two – 6 minute Fruit Tart

3 ingredients in this quick and easy sweet.  I bet I would even have enough calories left for a small dollop of a low sugar whipped topping.

Mini-Whole-Wheat-Cinnamon-Buns-7Half Baked Harvest – Whole Wheat Mini Cinnamon Buns

Making something in a small package is a great way to reduce calories.  Have one or two and freeze the rest.

Tender banana cake with flecks of pineapple and pecans adorned by a vanilla glaze

Tender banana cake with flecks of pineapple and pecans adorned by a vanilla glaze

Food Done Light – Hummingbird Cake

Tender cake flavored with bananas, pineapple and pecans.

mocha-meringue-barkAnnie’s City Kitchen – Mocha Toffee Meringue Bark

This is a genius idea.  Meringue is naturally low-fat as it is mainly egg whites and sugar.  I can just imagine so many varieties of for this delectable meringue bark

peanut-butter-cakeLauren Kelly Nutrition – Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Drizzle

I crave peanut butter.  So glad Lauren lightened it up.  Did you know she is a registered dietician and has a cookbook?

Chocolate Pavlovas with Wine Soaked StrawberriesChocolate Pavlovas with Wine Soaked Strawberries

Crispy outside and chewy inside – the perfect pavlova.

Skinny-Honey-Lemon-Bars_Real-Housemoms-Real Housemoms – Honey Lemon Bars

Lemon, did someone say “lemon”?  Bars can be so difficult to lighten up but these would be perfect for an Easter dessert.

tapioca2Sugarfree Mom – Homemade Tapioca Pudding

Sugar can add a huge amount of calories to a dish not to mention the health risks for a diabetic.  This recipe is sugar-free!

yogurt chocolate cakeTickling Palates – One Bowl Chocolate Yogurt Cake

Yogurt is my favorite ingredient to make something “skinny”.  This will be a deliciously, moist cake.

Best recipe ever! Mint-Chocolate-Chip-Brownies www.fooddonelight.comMint Chocolate Chip Brownies

A flourless brownie filled with dark chocolate and mint chocolate chips

banana cookiesAlida’s Kitchen – Healthy Banana Cookies

Bananas are another fantastic option for lower the calories and fat in a recipe.  These cookies are perfect for a snack.

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Happy Healthy Eating,


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing my Peanut Butter Cake! What an amazing group of recipes :)
  2. Does Food Done Light have a "hold in your hand" cookbook? If so how can I get one?
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Granny, Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have a cookbook at this time. We will let you know if this is something that occurs.
  3. Anne @ Webicurean says
    Thanks for including my zucchini blondies in the round-up, Christie! Everything here looks so good--I love it when you can satisfy that sweet tooth, guilt-free, or sorta guilt-free! ;)
  4. All of these look so decadent and tasty....and even better that they are skinny treats! Thank you for including my cookies :) Pinned!

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