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9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth

Everyone loves dessert, but it's hard to justify all the calories. Try these mouth-watering summer desserts to keep you cool and satisfy your sweet tooth this season.

You'll see an abundance of summer fruits such as nectarines, strawberries and raspberries among the chosen ingredients. Not to mention a bit of chocolate thrown in for good measure. Because, after all, what's dessert without a little chocolate?

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9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Frozen Banana Bites

If you need a dose of chocolate, opt for these frozen treats that consist of banana slices, peanut butter, chocolate and coconut. Make them even healthier and use vegan chocolate chips.

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Summer Fruit Tarts

These tarts couldn't be simpler with refrigerated store-bought pie crust and your choice of assorted summer fruit, such as raspberries, blueberries and nectarines. Brush on a little apricot jam while the tarts are warm from the oven to give them that bakery shine.

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Key Lime Meringue Cake

Layers of key lime cake and a fluffy meringue filling make this dessert look as good as it tastes.

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

This frozen yogurt is a great way to highlight one of the summer's sweetest fruits - strawberries. It uses Greek yogurt and a bit of lemon juice to give it an addictive tang.

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Flourless Honey Almond Cake

Honey and almonds flavor this simple gluten-free cake. Serve it for afternoon tea or even as a breakfast alternative.

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Dark Chocolate Brownies

One of everyone's favorite desserts are brownies, and this gluten-free version with coconut oil and 70% cocoa dark chocolate will melt in your mouth. It contains no starch or xanthan gum. 
 

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Grilled Strawberry Shortcake Kebabs

Who said grilling was just for the main course? Try these dessert kebabs for an easy and impressive treat. Store-bought angel food cake, which is low in fat, pairs with strawberries and jam for a quick dessert.

9 Low-Calorie Summer Treats

Skinny Brownie Batter Dip

This recipe is one of the month's most popular on Pinterest, and we know why. It's creamy and chocolately and makes the perfect dip for everything from banana slices, to pound cake or strawberries.

Skinny Peanut Butter Truffles

What's not to love? You've got your two main dessert food groups combined in this treat - peanut butter and chocolate. The secret is high fiber cereal and bananas to keep the filling moist.

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