Quick Weeknight Desserts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2010
Chocolate Pudding
Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding - Photo by Kate Sears/Food Network Magazine

A few nights a week, you want a sweet treat, but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.

Chocolatey
Get your chocolate fix along with a boost of calcium, protein and vitamin D with homemade pudding. Making your own only takes minutes and comes without preservatives.
RECIPE: Chocolate Pudding

Cool and Creamy
A few simple ingredients and you have a frozen treat better than most ice cream shops. No need to harden this batch in the freezer; it’s best right out of the machine!
RECIPE: Peaches and Cream Frozen Yogurt

Sweet and Crispy
No time to bake cookies on a weeknight? These figure-friendly crisps are ready in 10 minutes!
RECIPE: Powdered Sugar Crisps

Fizzy and Fun
Who doesn’t love the frothy goodness of a root beer float? Keep the portions petite, and there’s nothing to feel guilty about.
RECIPE: Root Beer Floats

Light and Lemony
Airy sponge cake topped with a tangy and creamy lemon sauce can brighten up any weeknight. If you’re pressed for time, store-bought angel food cake will shave hours off your prep time.
RECIPE: Angel Food Cake with Lemon Honey Yogurt Sauce

TELL US: What’s your go-to weeknight dessert?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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