4 desserts under 100 calories

Sometimes you get a hankering for something sweet to enjoy after dinner whilst you’re snuggled up on the couch enjoying your latest fitness magazine. Well, I know I do anyway! If you’ve eaten five decent sized meals already that day, then you don’t really need the extra calories from a large dessert no matter how healthy it is. So, here are four ideas for mini-desserts to give you a little treat after dinner without tipping your body into a daily calorie surplus. Remember that being in a calorie surplus over time rather than a balance results in fat gain, which is not what we want when it’s springtime, AKA shorts-season!

Dessert 1

1 square 90% Lindt dark chocolate and 1 glass of iced tea

I’m loving T2 ‘Fruit Royale’ flavour at the moment. I make up a big jug of it and it lasts me five or six days. If you’re having iced tea after dinner, just make sure that it’s a caffeine-free variety or it may interfere with your sleep quality. There is a tiny amount of caffeine in dark chocolate, but I find the amount in one square does not disrupt my sleep at all.

Dessert 2

60g frozen blueberries, 100g Chobani yoghurt and cinnamon

Microwave the blueberries for 40 seconds. Then top with the yoghurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix and enjoy!

Dessert 3

Medjool date stuffed with peanut butter.

Cut a date in half and remove the pip. Add about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter to the inside.

Dessert 4

2 teaspoons sugar-free drinking chocolate in 1/2 cup hilo milk and 1/2 cup boiling water with four to five strawberries.

By halving the amount of milk you have in your drink, you halve the calories without compromising that creamy texture.