Hey, you worked hard for that summer beach body, don’t ruin it with too many hot fudge sundaes. Stop stressing about your diet (we’re serious!). Put your calorie-counting mind at ease when treating yourself to these healthier summer desserts in NYC. By Sarah Shaker.
This West Village gelato and sorbetto pop shop has a variety of low calorie icy treats. All of the popSorbettos are between 69-79 calories, popGelatos are between 149-198 calories and YogurtPops are only 100 calories! All of their pops have no artificial ingredients, no preservatives and are free from high fructose corn syrup. Each bar is made with real fruit fresh daily, with options available for vegan and gluten-free customers too.
When fruit is dipped into chocolate, do the calories even count? If they do, we don’t mind one bit when looking for sweets at Forbidden Fruit, a West Village shop dedicated to fresh fruit dipped in indulgent chocolates. Try the sexy chocolate dipped strawberries to stir up romance or share a cup of fruit drizzled with chocolate to share. Choose a fruit, choose a chocolate and you can even choose a topping, like coconut to make your low calorie dessert even sweeter.
Baked By Melissa
Skip the bakeries with oversized cupcakes and head to Baked By Melissa for mini (aka portion controlled) cupcakes. These baby cakes come in a variety of delicious flavors – from cookie dough to mint chocolate chip – so you can try a few without feeling guilty. Just don’t have more than 3 or you’ll intake the same amount of calories as a regular sized treat at another bakery, as each Baked By Melissa treat is right under 100 calories each.
Any loyal Sex & The City fan will remember Carrie Bradshaw’s love for this low calorie froyo. With a different featured flavor each day, you can try a new soft serve at 100 calories or less a serving each time you stop by one of their many city locations.
At around 100 calories a pop, these fresh fruit popsicles are the perfect guilt-free way to cool down as the end of the summer sizzles in NYC. Visit one of their pop up shops around the city to enjoy their rotating flavors like Strawberry Tarragon or Tutti Frutti, each filled with chunks of real fruit. For a truly grown-up popsicle, check out their catering offerings, including boozy pops and slushies. Order now for your Labor Day bash!
The Soft Serve Fruit Co.
The Soft Serve Fruit Co offers a tasty alternative to traditional soft serve and froyo with only three ingredients – natural fruit, water and organic cane sugar. Each flavor is dairy free, gluten free, fat free, vegan, kosher and under 90 calories a serving. Go fruity with Mango or decadent with Dark Chocolate, just to name a few of their frozen flavors. Add on one (or a few) of their 24 natural toppings, adding flavor and of course a few more calories.
Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.