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    Nutrition: Lighter Dessert Options

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Nutrition: Lighter Dessert Options - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. If you love having dessert in the evening but you do not love the extra calories that come along with it, try one of these low-calorie, healthy dessert options. Peaches are great during the summer, so you can try cutting a peach in half, sprinkling some cinnamon on it, and baking it in the oven at 350 for three to five minutes. Add some low-fat or fat-free whipped topping to give you a mimic of a peach pie. If you have a sweet tooth, or you love chocolate, try having one ounce of dark chocolate and drinking a glass of low-fat or soy milk along with it. The dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants, and the milk is a good source of calcium, which is great for your bones. If you love ice cream in the summer time, try having a half of a cup of low-fat, low-sugar ice cream and putting it in diet root beer for a great take on a root beer float. If you love Popsicle, but do not love the high fructose corn syrup that you find in many Popsicle in your grocery store, you can make your own at home. By buying a Popsicle tray, you can fill it with no sugar added organic juice, stick some Popsicle sticks in it, and put it in your freezer for a great low-calorie treat. Another thing that you can try is fruit with a low-fat whipped topping or some fat-free cottage cheese. The fruit is a great source of antioxidants, and it is a great source of fiber, and the whipped topping or cottage cheese gives it some more flavor.