Easter wouldn't be the same without a few treats on the table. We chose seven desserts that will help you celebrate without putting on the pounds before bathing suit season.
Cherry Trifle With Amaretto
This light dessert goes perfectly with any Easter feast. The combination of amaretto and orange juice on the ladyfingers is the perfect complement to the rich yet low-fat filling.
Ingredients: Sugar, salt, eggs, low-fat milk, low-fat sour cream, vanilla extract, orange juice, amaretto, ladyfingers, light cherry pie filling
Try this recipe: Cherry Trifle With Amaretto
Photo: Mark Thomas
Bunny Face Cupcakes
These cupcakes will be the hit of any Easter egg hunt. They aren't particularly low-fat, so cut calories by going easy on the icing and using unsweetened coconut. For an even lighter treat, use angel food cake mix.
Ingredients: Vanilla frosting, cupcakes, sweetened coconut, pink decorating sugar, marshmallows, pretzel sticks, mini marshmallows, brown M&M minis, pink heart candies, black licorice
Try this recipe: Bunny Face Cupcakes
Photo: Tina Rupp
Vanilla-Lemon Berry Parfaits
Berries are low-cal and rich in antioxidants, but packed with tart flavor. Mixing yogurt with some fat-free vanilla pudding not only makes it creamier, but also takes the edge off its tanginess.
Ingredients: Plain, low-fat yogurt, fat-free vanilla pudding, lemon curd, vanilla extract, honey, lemon, mixed berries, fresh mint (optional)
Try this recipe: Vanilla-Lemon Berry Parfaits
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Easter Egg Cookies
Let kids help decorate these simple cookies. They'll taste rich, but the icing uses fat-free milk and vanilla extract to give it a guilt-free sweetness.
Ingredients: Flour, baking powder, baking soda, granulated salt, sugar, butter, vanilla extract, eggs, powdered sugar, fat-free milk
Try this recipe: Easter Egg Cookies
Photo: Yunhee Kim
Lime-Glazed Angel Food Cake
This lime glaze makes the perfect tangy accent to the sweet mangoes. They're both rich in vitamin C, which may fight off infections. If you're short on time, a store-bought cake will work just fine. If not, this angel food cake recipe is divine with the lime glaze.
Ingredients: Unsweetened coconut flakes, powdered sugar, limes, angel food cake, mangoes, granulated sugar
Try this recipe: Lime-Glazed Angel Food Cake
Crispy Easter Nests
These adorable spring sweets are surprisingly easy to make. If you're worried an Easter splurge may ruin your diet, leave off the chocolate chips to save calories.
Ingredients: Sweetened coconut, green food dye, marshmallow fluff, Rice Krispies, milk chocolate chips, Jordan almonds
Try this recipe: Crispy Easter Nests
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Key Lime Tart
This light tart has the perfect blend of tangy limes and sweet meringue. The dessert contains less than 300 calories, so you'll leave the table feeling satisfied, but not overly full.
Ingredients: Cake flour, sugar, chilled butter, olive oil, cider vinegar, limes, pasteurized eggs, fat-free sweetened condensed milk, cream of tartar, vanilla extract
Try this recipe: Key Lime Tart