Don’t let parties get in the way of your weight loss plan! Try these Delicious low calorie desserts to bring to the next party and stay on track!
In full disclosure, when I first lost weight a few years ago, it was during the first six months of the pandemic, and there were NO social events to get in my way!
I’m not going to lie. I’m a social eater, and not having any family parties or neighborhood get togethers was incredibly helpful in sticking to my weight loss plan.
Today, things look different. I can go to a party and enjoy the high calorie, rich desserts and not feel bad about it. It’s the cravings after indulging that get me into trouble. One cookie at a party, and I go home wanting to make a full batch of cookie dough and bury my face in it.
So, while I can enjoy a treat here or there, sometimes, I’d rather just bring something light that I can enjoy, and won’t have me mindlessly grazing into 10,000 calories by the end of the night.
In this list I’ve tried to focus on highlighting desserts that are not just low calorie but also easy to make in large quantities and portion out into single servings. This should make them easier to share at a gathering! That way you can bring the desserts, and hopefully not have to take any of them home. f
Note: To see the full recipe for each dessert, click on the bolded heading.
I feel like cheesecake is considered a quality, sometimes even a fancy dessert. Impress the other party guests by bringing these mini cheesecakes. Each one is just 121 calories and has 5 grams of protein!
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Oooey gooey brownies are simple party food that get eaten up pretty quickly. Shock the others first with how amazing your brownies are, and then watch their jaw drop when you tell them each one has just 46 calories!
Sometimes a heavy, rich dessert is nice, but other times you need something a little lighter. These angel food cupcakes have a lighter consistency AND calorie count, with only 60 calories per cupcake!
Depending on the crowd or atmosphere of your party, you may want to bring different desserts. Homemade bread is definitely for a more casual setting, but is a great way to bring a warmth and homeyness to a party. Serve up a 1 inch thick slice, and it will contain 134 calories and 3 grams of protein!
5) Lemon Bar
This recipe uses applesauce to help naturally sweeten the dessert. Isn’t that cool? Now don’t worry, it also has a bit of real sugar in it. Even with the real sugar it’s just 101 calories and 1 gram of protein for each lemon square!
Homemade Peanut Butter Cups?! Tell me that doesn’t sound amazing! These are a smaller treat to share, so plan on bringing a lot, because they will go quick. It’s 16-18 calories per cup and each contains 1 gram of protein.
I know it’s hard to believe, but you can have one of these cupcakes for less than 90 calories! AND each contains 2.7 grams of protein!
Something cool about this recipe is that it utilizes the peanut butter flavor in protein powder to make these low calorie cookies! Each cookie has 85 calories and 4 grams of protein.
Donuts are one of those things that basically everyone loves. The problem is that they are fried and super high in sugar. Rather than bringing a traditional box of donuts, make these homemade ones instead! A lightly glazed donut has 114 calories, and is sure to put a smile on someone’s face.
10) Cinnamon Rolls
For one of these cinnamon rolls, it is 95 calories each. They aren’t quite the size of a Cinnabon roll, but are probably about the size of an average apple. Not only will others love the fact that they are homemade, but also that they are so low calorie!
Because this dessert uses jello, it is definitely one that takes a little bit more time to prep. That being said, don’t wait until last minute to start making it! If you have the time, it is a super yummy dessert. One square of this jello is 60 calories and has 2 grams of protein!
This bread is similar to the banana oat bread, but with an emphasis on the chocolate! 1 slice of this bread is 127 calories and has 5 grams of protein.
Cookies are a common party food, because it’s easy to whip up a batch of dough, throw it in the oven, and bring a tray of freshly baked goods. Your friends will love you for bringing chocolate chip cookies and love you even more when they realize that each cookie is only 96 calories and has 2 grams of protein!
14) Chocolate Hummus
Different types of dips are popular to bring to parties. Try bringing this healthier chocolate hummus! You can bring fresh fruit, crackers, or pretzels to dip in it. It’s definitely a party food that is unique and will catch the attention of the other guests. Enjoy 2 large tablespoons for just 96 calories!
15) Oreo Fluff
You could serve this Oreo fluff cold and treat it almost like a whipped ice cream or alongside fruit/crackers as a dessert dip. This is an especially good recipe if you don’t have much time or don’t want to shop for a lot of ingredients. And once it’s all made, you can enjoy 1/2 a cup of fluff, and it’ll only have 150 calories!
Of course there are tons of other low calorie recipes out there that are great to bring to a party or social event. Share other recipes you’ve tried or if you try any of these, share how you liked it and any adjustments you made!