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9 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Desserts Under 300 Calories

9 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Desserts Under 300 Calories
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When losing weight, the good news is you don’t have to give up dessert. In fact, indulging in the occasional treat can actually be a weight-loss secret weapon, since it helps you from feeling deprived. If you’re looking for a way to add more veggies to your day, these healthy dessert recipes can help you go the extra mile. From spiced carrot and beet cupcakes to chocolate zucchini bread, these recipes all clock in under 300 calories per serving.

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1. SPICED CARROT AND BEET CUPCAKES | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

9 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Desserts Under 300 Calories

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 185; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 43mg; Carbohydrate: 22g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 2g

2. CARROT CAKE ENERGY BARS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 213; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 100mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 5g

3. DOUBLE-CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 219; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 32mg; Sodium: 187mg; Carbohydrate: 25g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 5g

4. GLUTEN-FREE ORANGE, ZUCCHINI & ROSEMARY CAKE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES 

9 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Desserts Under 300 Calories

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 183; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Sodium: 154mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 3g

5. CLEAN GREEN MANGO KALE SMOOTHIE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 277; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 95mg; Carbohydrate: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 24g; Protein: 28g

6. WHOLE-WHEAT ZUCCHINI BANANA BREAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

9 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Desserts Under 300 Calories

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 199; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 57mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 4g

7. BLACK SESAME & CARROT QUICKBREAD | LENTINE ALEXIS FOR MYFITNESSPAL

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 300; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 304mg; Carbohydrate: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 21g; Protein: 3g

8. CHERRY LIME RED BEET SMOOTHIE | HEALTHY NIBBLES & BITS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 118; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 113mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 17g; Protein: 3g

9. BEET BROWNIES WITH VEGAN CHOCOLATE GANACHE FROSTING | LENTINE ALEXIS FOR MYFITNESSPAL

9 Ways to Sneak Veggies Into Desserts Under 300 Calories

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 211; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 23mg; Sodium: 56mg; Carbohydrate: 19g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 16g; Protein: 2g

Originally published March 2021, updated September 2023

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