9 Holiday Desserts that Are Diet-Friendly
These recipes use the fat releasers from our book, The Digest Diet, that research shows will really help you lose the weight. Even with dessert!
Poached Chocolate Pears
A gorgeous baked pear turns into dessert when you pour this creamy chocolate sauce—with its hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg—on top.
Fat releasers: pears, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, milk
Triple Berry Cobbler
An unexpected, seasonal fruit (cranberry!) makes this treat as perfect for fall as it is for summer.
Fat releasers: cinnamon, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, milk,
Makeover Apple Cake
This classic cake got a light makeover: less sugar, more apples, and good-for-you additions like flaxseed and walnuts.
Fat releasers: walnuts, apples, cinnamon, flaxseed, eggs
Angel Peach Melba
Combine store bought angel food cake, canned peaches (no syrup), and raspberries in parfait glasses to make this festive, colorful dessert.
Fat releasers: raspberries, peaches
Baked Stone Fruits
Broil peaches and nectarines (plus a sprinkle of brown sugar) to create a dessert that’s healthy.
Fat releasers: peaches, nectarines
Fruit Party Platter
Serve this fruit salad with a yogurt dip and thin chocolate crisps for a fun, light, and memorable holiday dessert.
Fat releasers: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, nectarines, mint, honey, yogurt, dark chocolate
Poached Pears with Raspberry Sauce
This elegant dessert features seasonal ripe pears and a light, sweet sauce that lets you control the portion size.
Fat releasers: Pears, raspberries
Slow Cooker Fruit Compote
This fancy-sounding, creamy dessert is made entirely in the slow cooker—so you can prep it before guests come over, and free up space in the oven.
Fat releasers: apples, peaches, pineapple, banana, cinnamon, honey, lemon, almonds
Makeover Pumpkin Cake
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a sweet pumpkin treat—and this version cuts the sugar, fat, and calories while adding extra pumpkin and fall spices.
Fat releasers: pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, pecan, reduced-fat cream cheese
Get the recipe at Taste of Home >>