Delicious Desserts Under 300 Calories

Dessert is one of the hardest things to cut out of the daily routine when going on a diet. So if you absolutely must indulge, indulge in moderation. We turned to our most trusted cookbook authors and bloggers for some easy dessert recipes that don't break 300 calories per serving.

We know what you're thinking - great, so I'll be eating cupcakes made out of sawdust and ice cream that doesn't even live up to the name. Or I'll have to eat mouse-sized portions and leave the dinner table feeling unsatisfied. Not this time, though, maybe it's still OK to have dessert.

Credit: Steve LegatoCheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries
Luscious, creamy, juicy, dreamy - here's a dessert that turns decadent strawberry cheesecake inside out…
- Marlene Koch

Click here to see the Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries Recipe.

Credit: Elana AmsterdamPaleo Coconut Macaroons
With only four ingredients, this simple gluten-free dessert recipe will wow your guests…
- Elana Amsterdam

Click here to see the Paleo Coconut Macaroons Recipe.

Credit: Tara DonneFrozen Coconut Yogurt with Cinnamon
Frozen yogurt! I mean, let's face it: Everybody loves a good frozen yogurt…
- Sam Talbot

Click here to see the Frozen Coconut Yogurt with Cinnamon Recipe.

Credit: Amie ValponeFlourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes
I know you're in the mood for a little flourless chocolate cake… And this one's fit to be more of a handheld snack than a slice of cake. So, get your muffin tin ready - we're makin' some cupcakes y'all…
- Amie Valpone

Click here to see the Flourless Dark Chocolate Pistachio Cupcakes Recipe.

Credit: Whole Foods MarketChocolate Pudding
A fabulous dessert, with no added oil or refined sugar, but packed with flavor!
- Whole Foods Market

• 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
• 1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 cup dates, pitted, soaked in water for a few hours, and drained
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, scraping down sides of the bowl as needed. Transfer to a bowl or individual serving bowls and chill in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.

Servings: 6

• High-Fiber, Low-Sodium, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free
• 196 calories/serving

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- Will Budiaman, The Daily Meal