One of the hard parts about getting healthy and staying that way is dealing with your sweet tooth. Everybody wants to indulge in dessert, but everybody doesn’t have the time to work it off. Theses five desserts are easy to make, perfect for a hot summers day, low on calories, and you can take them on the go. Fresh fruit is the main ingredient for each dessert. You can mix and match combos that suit your tastes and budget.
With a mixer, beat 4 egg whites and cream of tartar until very soft peaks form. While beating, gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, then add cornstarch and lemon zest. Continue to beat until meringue is thick and marshmallowy, about 5 minutes. Drop 6 mounds of meringue, 3 inches apart, onto prepared sheet. Using the back of a spoon, make a small well in the center of each mound. Bake at 250 for 2 hours. Turn off oven and let sit for 30 min in oven. Transfer to cool rack and let sit for 1 hour. Fill meringue bowls with fresh fruit.
Split the banana peel open and shove in a few mini marshmallows and rich dark chocolate. Wrap in foil and heat over the campfire or under the broil.
Frozen Fruit Bars
Fill ice-pop molds with your favorite fresh fruit juice. To add a little pep to your bars try mixing and match fruit juice with slices of fresh fruit.
Place watermelon, mango, cantaloupe, strawberries, and blueberries on a skewer. If you’ve got a serious sweet tooth, drizzle a little agave nectar or honey on each skewer.
Frozen Berries with Cream
Freeze summer berries in a ziplock bag. Whip low fat cream until stiff peaks form. Serve frozen berries with a dollop of cream.