So many people think that when they get on a diet, they have to skip dessert. This is not the case. With proper planning and a little compromising, you can enjoy your dessert, everyday!
A great way to cut back in the sweets department is to keep your dessert treats limited to one a day. If you have been craving a sweet treat after every meal, I encourage you to break that habit. Instead of indulging in a piece of cake or bowl of ice cream after every meal, try drinking a glass of light fruit juice or having sliced strawberries with 0% fat Greek yogurt (mix the yogurt with 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract for more flavor). Even a glass of water might suffice your craving for fulfillment.
Here are a few more suggestions for light desserts:
-Fresh berries with a dollop of light Cool Whip, topped with lemon zest
-Sugar free pudding (fold in light Cool Whip to make a mousse)
-Vanilla Roasted Pears recipe at http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/12/vanilla-roasted-pears/ (use Splenda or Truvia instead of sugar)
-You can have your ice cream, just serve yourself a small scoop of no-sugar-added ice cream in a smaller dish.
-Slice a banana in half lengthwise and sprinkle a few (no more than 10) dark chocolate chips on top. Heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds until the banana is soft and chocolate has melted.