57 Low Calorie Dessert Recipes That Won't Derail Your Diet

Skip the low-cal ice cream and go for these instead.

flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries
PARKER FEIERBACH

Here at Delish, we know healthy can mean different things to different people. We'll always be celebrating the diversity of various palates and dietary interests at our table, and what better way than with dessert? We firmly believe that eating healthier doesn't have to mean depriving yourself and your loved ones of a sweet treat every once in a while. Check out our list of 57 healthy dessert recipes for inspiration for your next celebration.

If you're following a keto, paleo, vegan, or gluten-free diet, we've got options for you. Our keto cheesecake or paleo banana bread are real stunners that we pull out for every holiday, and they've never ceased to impress. Having a big celebration with only one or two vegan or gluten-free guests? Try one of our easy brownie or cookie recipes to go alongside your main dessert — they'll be so appreciative you thought of them. Avoiding processed sugar? Celebrate with fruit. You could go bite size and extra cute, like with our banana s'mores or strawberry sundae bites, or more classic, like fruit salad. We've also found that chocolate-covered strawberries are great for pretty much any occasion, from romantic to platonic (including eating making and eating them all by yourself 😏). We love this recipes as dessert, but we've also been known to sneak a few into our breakfast routine too, like our chia pudding or oatmeal cookies. We won't judge if you do the same — cake for breakfast is okay if it's healthy, right?

For more health-conscious sweets, check out our lists of keto, paleo, and gluten-free desserts too.

chocolate covered strawberries
ETHAN CALABRESE
1 of 57
Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

It doesn't get much more romantic than these.

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Parker Feierbach
2 of 57
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

No flour, no problem.

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vanilla keto birthday cake with chocolate frosting
LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY
3 of 57
Keto Birthday Cake

The colorful coconut "sprinkles" make this SO festive.

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stack of vegan brownies
ANDREW BUI
4 of 57
Vegan Chocolate Brownies

You'll be amazed by the richness of these incredible brownies.

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flourless chocolate cake with ganache and raspberries
PARKER FEIERBACH
5 of 57
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Extra decadent, even without the flour.

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slice of vegan cheesecake topped with raspberries on a white plate
EMILY HLAVAC GREEN
6 of 57
Vegan Cheesecake

The secret to getting this super creamy is soaked cashews!

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Parker Feierbach
7 of 57
Sweet 'N Salty Chocolate Bark

This pretty bark is just as healthy as it is satisfying.

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raspberry sorbet in a glass
ANDREW BUI
8 of 57
Homemade Sorbet

The best part? You can use any fruit you like.

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no bake oatmeal cookies
Parker Feierbach
9 of 57
No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

These are almost impossible to mess up.

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fruit salad in a blue bowl
PARKER FEIERBACH
10 of 57
Fruit Salad

Sweet syrupy honey, fresh tart orange juice, and bright lemon zest take fruit salad to a whole new level.

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slice of keto cheesecake with fruit
Bryce Johnson
11 of 57
Keto Cheesecake

You won't believe this is sugar-free.

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Keto Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bombs - Delish.com
Mike Garten
12 of 57
Keto Peanut Butter Cups

Sorry Reese's...there's a new guy in town.

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Charlie Gillette
13 of 57
Keto Chocolate Cake

If you're eating keto, this cake will save you.

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chia pudding
Park Feierbach
14 of 57
Chia Pudding

The healthier way to do pudding.

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healthy oatmeal cookies
Parker Feierbach
15 of 57
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Good luck eating just one.

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paleo brownies
Parker Feierbach
16 of 57
Fudgy Paleo Brownies

Is there anything better than a good salty-sweet combo?

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Baked Peaches - Delish.com
Park Feierbach
17 of 57
Baked Peaches

The scoop of ice cream on top is KEY.

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cookie dough keto fat bombs
Parker Feierbach
18 of 57
Cookie Dough Keto Fat Bombs

No, those aren't just scoops of cookie dough, we swear!

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chocolate cuties
Chelsea Lupkin
19 of 57
Chocolate Cuties

You already know about chocolate-covered strawberries, but have you tried chocolate-dipped oranges?

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Caramel Apple Nachos
Ethan Calabrese
20 of 57
Apple Nachos

Apple nachos > regular nachos.

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John Komar
21 of 57
S'mores Banana Bites

Eating healthy should never mean giving up s'mores.

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Vegan Donuts pin — Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
22 of 57
Cinnamon Sugar Vegan Donuts

Dairy-free donuts that you'll drool over.

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Charlie Gillette
23 of 57
Keto Chocolate Truffles

No diet is complete without dessert.

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Charlie Gillette
24 of 57
Keto Frosty

The perfect Keto summer treat.

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Crustless Apple Pie - Delish.com
Park Feierbach
25 of 57
Crustless Apple Pie

Here's the trick you need to try with apples A.S.A.P.

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keto chocolate chip cookies
Chelsea Lupkin
26 of 57
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just the right amount of sweetness.

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skinny-bark-delish
Ethan Calabrese
27 of 57
Skinny Chocolate Bark

Have your chocolate and your flat abs, too.

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keto peanut butter cookies
Chelsea Lupkin
28 of 57
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

A no bake cookie with no guilt.

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banana split pops
Chelsea Lupkin
29 of 57
Banana Split Pops

These pops are bananas!

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Cheesecake Bark Vertical
Austin Kearns
30 of 57
Cheesecake Bark

A frozen masterpiece.

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