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7 healthier desserts under 300 calories

Our 7 delicious dessert recipes are under 300 calories so you still enjoy a tasty treat without piling on the pounds. From vegan meringues to kiwi sorbet, try one for pudding


 Orange and carrot muffins

Fool anyone into eating their carrots with these delicious orange and carrot muffins! This tangy combination is loved by all and is perfect for a special breakfast treat. Top with grated orange zest for an extra special touch.

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Vegan meringues

These lightly sweetened, vanilla meringues are perfectly paired with velvety coconut cream and frozen berries. Don’t be put-off by the addition of chickpeas to this deliciously creamy, vegan dessert; at only 150 calories and we’re sure you’ll love it!


Easy kiwi sorbet

Finish off a summers evening with this light and refreshing kiwi sorbet. With the juice of a lime and pineapple it’s wonderfully tropical and at only 70 calories a serving, still, perfectly healthy!


Chocolate avocado mousse

Replacing cream and egg white with the-nations-favourite, avocado, makes this chocolate mousse recipe naturally light and creamy without the extra sugar! Top with chopped hazelnuts for a bite or cocoa nibs for a little indulgence.


Roast pears with champagne sabayon

Try these roast pears with a champagne sabayon for a taste of luxury. The sabayon, an Italian dessert made from egg yolks, sugar and alcohol is light an foamy, perfectly sweetening these juicy pears.


Strawberry jellies

Make the most of the strawberry season and use  fresh, ripe strawberries to make with these deliciously light jellies! Quick to make and the perfect recipe to get the kids involved in the kitchen! For an adult take on this childhood classic add a dash of Pimms for a boy finish! 


Roast peaches

This recipe for roast peaches is from the John Doe restaurant in Notting Hill, it’s super-easy and looks great! Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s maximum flavour and minimum effort, the perfect dinner party dessert.


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listen to cookery writer Adam discuss the trend for veg in desserts (beetroot yogurt anyone?)

olive magazine podcast ep37 – kalettes, veg in desserts and freezing like a foodie