10 Decadent Desserts You Won't Believe are Only 200 Calories

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Editor's Note: All this week, we're sharing meals, snacks and even desserts that can fit into your daily life. We combine our recipes with simple and nutritious sides for healthy meals, snacks and desserts that are calorie-conscious. You'll be amazed that you can fill your plate and still fit into your jeans the next day. (Find the whole series here.)

You'll need to pick up a copy of "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" to access the recipes, but we will share some sneak peeks this week--and you can easily add recipes from the cookbook to your SparkPeople Nutrition Tracker, too!

Desserts are treats, an occasional sweet that isn’t meant to fulfill any nutritional requirements. That said, our desserts in "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight" are healthier than most—and even more satisfying than anything you’ll find at the bakery or in a 100-calorie pack.
You won't believe that these treats are 200 calories or less (including extras!).
  1. Espresso Thumbprint cookie with 1/2 cup lowfat chocolate milk (168 calories)
  2. Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing (87 calories)
  3. Raspberry Streusel Muffins (165 calories)
  4. Spring Cupcakes with Citrus Icing (146 calories)
  5. Key Lime Tartlets and Lemon Berry Tartlets (129 calories for one of each)
  6. Banana Honey Cake and one cup tea with one tablespoon half and half (156 calories)
  7. Mini Apple Tarts with 1/2 cup skim milk (166 calories)
  8. Two Cocoa Meringue Shells with 1 cup strawberries and 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup (201 calories)
  9. Dark Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Rich Chocolate Glaze (152 calories)
  10. Dark Chocolate Cake (229 calories)
What kind of dessert do you prefer: Chocolate? Vanilla? Fruit?