20 Low-Calorie Strawberry Desserts
Don’t you love it when a dessert tastes and looks decadent, but isn’t? These light, low-calorie strawberry desserts with less than 350 calories and 7 grams of fat are a one-way ticket to guilt-free indulgence.
I threw this dessert together when I needed something quick to take to my in-laws’. Because it’s beautiful, everyone thinks it requires a lot of effort. It’s easy. And the recipe makes a lot, making this perfect for potlucks and large gatherings. —Kristi Judkins, Morrison, Tennessee
I love the combination of berries and lemon, and wanted to come up with a light, refreshing and tasty dessert that used them both. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, Texas.
One night I goofed, accidentally using the balsamic butter I save for grilling chicken on my pound cake. What a delicious mistake that my entire family loved! For a patriotic look, add a drizzle of blueberry syrup. —Tammy Hathaway, Freeman Twp, Maine
You can make the berry sauce ahead of time and chill. Then assemble the entire dessert right before the picnic or party. —Frieda Bliesner, McAllen, Texas
In summer the strawberry farms are open for picking. I serve strawberries with a crunchy hazelnut meringue cookie. —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
People rave about this luscious strawberry pie. Best of all, it’s a low-sugar sensation that you won’t feel one bit guilty to eat. —Lou Wright, Rockford, Illinois
I’m a 14 year-old with Celiac Disease. It’s hard to find desserts I can eat, so I created this healthy and gluten-free recipe. Splenda adds sweetness without calories in this great, low-calorie dessert anyone can enjoy! —Mikhala Stutzman, Granger, Iowa
We planted strawberries a few years ago and these tangy-sweet frozen yogurt pops are my very favorite treats to make with them! The options are endless. Try using other yogurt flavors like lemon, raspberry or blueberry. You may also substitute your favorite herb for the rosemary—or simply omit it. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah
I love this recipe because it’s easy, low-fat, versatile and delicious! The crispy topping is flavored with graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon and almonds and doesn’t taste light at all. Great with frozen yogurt or whipped topping. —Janet Elrod, Newnan, Georgia
I love this icy dessert anytime, but it’s especially good in the summer. It’s the perfect refresher after dinner. —Marie Rizzo, Interlochen, Michigan
No matter how big the meal, folks always find room for this delightfully “special” dessert. With its hint of citrus and mint, this medley makes a light, pretty side dish at casual cookouts or potlucks. Best of all, it’s as fast and easy to make as it is to clean up! —Nancy Whitford, Edwards, New York
My kids love homemade ice pops, and I love knowing that the ones we make are good for them. We whip up a big batch with multiple flavors so they have many choices, but these patriotic red, white and blueberry ones are always a favorite! —Shannon Carino, Frisco, Texas
We recently started growing our own rhubarb, and we live in a part of Oregon where strawberries are plentiful. I created this to drizzle over ice cream and filled a crisp with the rest. —Kim Banick, Salem, Oregon