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10 Best Summer Desserts for Dieters (Slideshow)

10 Best Summer Desserts for Dieters (Slideshow)

Try these summer sweets on for size

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The great thing about sorbet is its refreshing and fruity undertones. Sweet, chilled and ultimately healthy – it truly is the perfect summer treat. Whether you prefer lemon or raspberry, blueberry or basil, there are endless possibilities for creating your homemade sorbet masterpiece.

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Homemade Sorbet

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The great thing about sorbet is its refreshing and fruity undertones. Whether you prefer lemon or raspberry, blueberry or basil, there are endless possibilities for creating your homemade sorbet masterpiece.

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Angel Food Cake with Fresh Berries

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You can’t go wrong with angel cake. It’s the ideal after-dinner treat, because it’s super light and satisfies the sweet tooth. Throw on some whipped cream and fresh berries and you’re good to go.

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Homemade Ice Pops

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Ice Pops are the quintessential summer refreshment. Thirst-quenching, limitless flavor combinations — the list goes on and on. Whether you prefer strawberry or lemon basil, these easy-to-make summer desserts are always a crowd pleaser.

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Grilled Peaches with Whipped Cream or Frozen Yogurt

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Wash fresh peaches, cut them in half, and throw them on the grill. Simple enough, right? Brush some honey on them for an instant flavor (and nutrient) kick, and serve with a side of ricotta, mascarpone, or frozen yogurt.

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Homemade Greek Frozen Yogurt

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An up-and-coming commercial dessert option, Greek frozen yogurt is actually super easy to make at home. Half the fat of most ice cream and twice the protein — it’s a win-win!

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Skinny Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Who says ice cream sandwiches have to come in a box from the grocery store? Why not combine two low-fat oatmeal cookies with vanilla frozen yogurt? Or perhaps you’re a fan of chocolate chip? Trade out the regular cookies for a low-fat alternative and throw some frozen yogurt in between. Yum.

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Frozen Banana Popsicles

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Simple, easy to make, and healthy — what more could you ask for? Dip a whole banana in dark chocolate or peanut butterand freeze. If you want to spice it up a bit, roll the dark chocolate cover in chopped nuts for a crunchy antioxidant kick.

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Banana Cream Pie

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Since we’re on a banana kick, let’s talk banana cream pie. Sweet banana pudding gently combined with a low-calorie crust and whipped cream — a great low-fat dessert option for dieters. For an added health kick, top with a layer of fresh sliced bananas.

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Skinny Apple Pie a la Mode

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Talk about an American dessert. Apple pie has been acknowledged for years as the quintessential patriotic indulgence, shared amongst family and friends. Try baking or grilling apples in a mixture of honey, fresh oats, and cinnamon. Combine with a scoop of low-fat vanilla ice cream, and you’re good to go. By cutting out the pie crust and adding cinnamon and oats, you’re cutting the calories in half and doubling nutritional value.

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Skinny Brownies

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Brownies are a favorite summer dessert. Decadent, moist, and perfectly sweet – there’s a reason they’re one of America’s favorite treats. Unfortunately, generic brownies are often packed with sugar and butter — not exactly a dieter’s dream. Luckily for us, there are many ways to make low-calorie brownies, including the use of Greek yogurt, butter substitute, and even some dried fruits.

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