10 Sweet Treats for Weight Loss

Indulgences so saintly, you don't have to skip dessert

October 19, 2011
Organicville Caramel Swirl Organic Low-Fat Ice Cream
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Mitch Mandel
1. Organicville Caramel Swirl Organic Low-Fat Ice Cream

This dairy delight's vanilla base--made with a hormone-free combo of skim milk and cream, so it's as rich and satisfying as if it were full-fat--is threaded with deliciously gooey caramel strands. (Search: Healthy desserts)

Per serving (1/2 cup): 120 cal, 3 g fat (2 g sat), 21 g carbs, 70 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 3 g protein, 19 g sugar

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Lucy's Oatmeal Cookies
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Mitch Mandel
2. Lucy's Oatmeal Cookies

It's hard to believe that these crunchy baked treats can be so perfectly spicy-sweet, since they're free of most allergens, including nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, and gluten. (Related: 200 recipes under 400 calories each!)

Per 3 cookies: 120 cal, 4.5 g fat (1 g sat), 18 g carbs, 170 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 9 g sugar

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Skinny Cow Candy
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Mitch Mandel
3. Skinny Cow Milk Chocolate Dreamy Clusters Candy

With their chewy caramel and crispy rice pieces, these milk chocolates (with fiber!) will give vending-machine treats a run for their money.

Per pouch: 120 cal, 6 g fat (3.5 g sat), 20 g carbs, 115 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein, 9 g sugar

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Bear Naked Double Chocolate Granola Cookies
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Mitch Mandel
4. Bear Naked 100% Pure and Natural Soft-Baked Double Chocolate Granola Cookies

So ridiculously soft and chocolaty, you'd never guess that the main ingredient in these oh-so-indulgent cookies is whole-grain oats.

Per cookie: 130 cal, 5 g fat (1 g sat), 20 g carbs, 60 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein, 11 g sugar

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Haagen-Daz Sorbet
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Mitch Mandel
5. Haagen-Dazs Blackberry Cabernet All-Natural Sorbet

Make it a happier hour with this frosty fruit sorbet, which loses the alcohol but keeps the palate-buzzing bliss of naturally tangy cabernet grapes and lush blackberries. It's like sangria on ice. (Video: We found a rich-tasting dessert that won't wreck your diet)

Per serving (1/2 cup): 100 cal, 0 g fat, 26 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, <1 g fiber, 0 g protein, 22 g sugar

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Weight Watchers chocolate brownies
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Mitch Mandel
6. Weight Watchers Chocolate Brownies

Dense, chewy chocolate spells maximum deliciousness. Individually wrapped little brownies spell maximum damage control. Your taste buds and waist can both win with this one.

Per brownie: 130 cal, 3.5 g fat (1 g sat), 25 g carbs, 105 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 1 g protein, 14 g sugar

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Blue Bunny vanilla ice cream cones
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Mitch Mandel
7. Blue Bunny Champ! Mini Swirls Vanilla Ice Cream Cones

Your favorite summer soft-serve, scaled down to guilt-free proportions. Best part: The milk chocolate--lined sugar cone delivers decadence down to the last bite. (Bonus: The best and worst ice cream treats)

Per cone: 140 cal, 8 g fat (6 g sat), 16 g carbs, 50 mg sodium, <1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 11 g sugar

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Dreyer&#039;s peach fruit bars
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Mitch Mandel
8. Dreyer's Peach Fruit Bars

Made with ripe peaches and real juice, not water and high-fructose corn syrup, each one of these bars packs 20 percent of your daily dose of immune-boosting vitamin C--all for 100 calories a pop.

Per bar: 100 cal, 0 g fat, 24 g carbs, 0 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein, 23 g sugar

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Temptations by Jell-O
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Mitch Mandel
9. Temptations by Jell-O French Silk Pie

A creamy, dense chocolate pudding base crowned with a light-as-air whipped topping is a no-cook way to get the best part of the classic pie in a calorie-controlled cup.

Per cup: 140 cal, 5 g fat (3.5 g sat), 23 g carbs, 180 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein, 17 g sugar

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Kinnikinnick Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
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Mitch Mandel
10. Kinnikinnick Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Fifteen seconds in the microwave turns these frozen rice-flour rings into deliciously cakey treats with a sugar-spice coating you'll lick off your fingers.

Per donut: 170 cal, 4.5 g fat (2.5 g sat), 30 g carbs, 230 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein, 11 g sugar

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