Has your New Year's resolution put the kibosh on sweet indulgences? My advice to you: Don't deprive yourself. The key to success is being smart about how you satisfy your cravings, and the following ideas are just that. They are perfectly portioned (bite-sized!) and make key ingredient substitutions to cut the calories without sacrificing flavor. Here are my top 12 picks for getting your sugar fix - the smart way!
Pina Colada Cupcakes by SkinnyTaste
Even though we're still in January, it's never too early to start thinking about spring! Bake these tropical piña colada cupcakes as a way to escape from the cold January weather!
Honey Yogurt Waffles by Two Peas and Their Pod
Who says waffles are only a breakfast food? They can be a great dessert too! These waffles are made with both honey and yogurt and have a touch of whole wheat flour. They're perfect in the morning or after dinner!
Skinny Vanilla Cupcakes by Chocolate Covered Katie
Sometimes, simple vanilla flavor is all we need. These light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes are a delicious, basic cupcake that everyone should have up their sleeves!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie by SkinnyTaste
A light peanut butter pie...is this too good to be true? This peanut butter pie is not only light, but is also drizzled in chocolate and happens to be a no-bake pie, making it even better!
Raspberry Vanilla Cheesecake Bites by Iowa Girl Eats
Everyone loves cheesecake! These mini raspberry vanilla cheesecake bites are sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
Mini Raspberry Chocolate Tarts by Eat Yourself Skinny
Who could say no to these adorable little tarts? Chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven, especially when they're in guiltless little tarts!
Apple Crostata by Point-Less Meals
While this apple crostata may look fancy, it is actually simple enough that anyone can prepare it, and delicious enough that it will never fail to to impress!
Healthy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies by Recipe Girl
It's hard to resist chocolate chip cookies in general, but it's even harder to resist these cookies when they also have oatmeal and dates, and are also low-fat! These cookies are a great guiltless snack or dessert.
Warm Chocolate-Orange Souffle Cakes by Michelle's Healthy Bites
Don't let the word souffle scare you! These souffle cakes are full of intense chocolate flavor and have a warm molten center. The fact that they're also light will make them truly irresistible!
Lightened Up Tiramisu Shots by May I Have That Recipe
Who would have thought that a decadent dessert like tiramisu could be lightened up?! These light tiramisu shots are perfect for entertaining.
Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Cups by 360 Family Nutrition
Chocolate chip cookie dough, cheesecake, and caramel syrup...what could be better than that! This is one skinny dessert that you just have to try!
Homemade Skinny Chocolate Cake by SkinnyTaste
A homemade and delicious chocolate cake made completely from scratch and that's low-fat...yes, this is real! Bake it as a large cake or as cupcakes for a guiltless chocolate treat.
Skinny Peppermint-Chocolate Cake Pops
A Creamy Healthy Treat: Honey Pomegranate Yogurt
Magical, Guilt-Free Chocolate Cupcakes
Guiltless Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies
Dreamy and Light Blueberry Cheesecake
Gina Homolka is the author of the blog Skinny Taste, which features her low fat, family-friendly, healthy recipes and mouthwatering photography. For more, visit SkinnyTaste.com. For an exclusive sweet, skinny treat from Gina every month, check out her blog here on dash, Gina's Skinny Desserts.
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