Quick Weeknight Desserts

A few nights a week you want a sweet treat but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.

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A few nights a week, you want a sweet treat, but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.

Chocolatey

Get your chocolate fix along with a boost of calcium, protein and vitamin D with homemade pudding. Making your own only takes minutes and comes without preservatives.

Cool and Creamy

A few simple ingredients and you have a frozen treat better than most ice cream shops. No need to harden this batch in the freezer; it’s best right out of the machine!

Sweet and Crispy

No time to bake cookies on a weeknight? These figure-friendly crisps are ready in 10 minutes!

Fizzy and Fun

Who doesn’t love the frothy goodness of a root beer float? Keep the portions petite, and there’s nothing to feel guilty about.

Light and Lemony

Airy sponge cake topped with a tangy and creamy lemon sauce can brighten up any weeknight. If you’re pressed for time, store-bought angel food cake will shave hours off your prep time.

TELL US: What’s your go-to weeknight dessert?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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