10 Fast Food Desserts With Low Calories

10 Fast Food Desserts With Low Calories

For many of us, the hot summer months make it harder than ever to resist a sweet treat.  But most fast food desserts are so full of calories that they can easily ruin your beach bod. To help those with a sweet tooth stay in shape this season, MainStreet decided to round up some speedy treats that won’t use up all of your daily calories. Photo Credit: Gudlyf

McDonald’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait

McDonald’s has a few lighter dessert options on its menu these days, including a 100-calorie pack of apple dippers with low-fat caramel sauce and a reasonably fatty strawberry sundae, but perhaps their healthiest and most filling option is the chain’s 7-oz. Fruit ’n Yogurt Parfait. Calories: 160 Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Sugar: 21g Full Nutrition FactsPhoto Credit: McDonalds.com

Wendy’s Chocolate Frosty

Chocolate lovers can get their fix by opting for a small Chocolate Frosty at Wendy’s. Just make sure not to confuse the item with the Chocolate Frosty Shake, which has substantially more calories and almost triple the amount of sugar.Calories: 250 Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 4g Sugar: 35g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: Wendys.com

Cold Stone Creamery: Cake Batter Frozen Yogurt

It may be hard to go into a Cold Stone Creamery and buy a frozen yogurt instead of ice cream with all the fixins, but it’s your best bet if you want to avoid eating more calories than you would at dinner. The good news is, the chain has some fun frozen yogurt options that sound a lot better than just plain vanilla, including berry tart, blueberry pomegranate and the highlighted cake batter. (Nutritional information provided for the chain’s smallest size, of course.) Cold Stone incidentally topped our list of worst desserts. Calories: 210 Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Sugar: 33g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: mattgarber

KFC Lil’ Bucket Strawberry Shortcake Parfait Cup

You might not have any calories to spare after pigging out on a double-down http://www.mainstreet.com/slideshow/lifestyle/food-drink/2010-year-weird-fast-food , but those who always like a little dessert with their meal can opt for KFC’s lightest option, a strawberry shortcake parfait cup. Calories: 200 Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3.5g Sugar: 23g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: KFC.com

Krispy Kreme: Traditional Cake Donut

Eating one plain donut from Krispy Kreme will most definitely not kill your diet. Calories: 220 Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 3g Sugar: 9g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: KrispyKreme.com

Baskin Robbins: Bright Choices

It may be home to some of the most caloric desserts, but Baskin Robbins does offer a line of ice cream called Bright Choice that caters specifically for those who are watching their waistlines. There are healthier options tailored to all sorts of dietary needs (sugar-free, dairy-free or fat-free, for instance) so you can pick a flavor that best suits your diet. We went with the lowest-calorie option: a 2.5 oz scoop of fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt. Calories: 90 Fat:  0g Saturated Fat: 0g Sugar: 19 g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: BaskinRobbins.com

WhataBurger: Hot Apple Pie

If you’re not interested in ice cream or yogurt, you could opt for a slice of WhataBurger’s hot apple pie, which has a fairly reasonable number of calories, fat grams and sugar inside. Calories: 240 Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 2.5g Sugar: 7 Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: bradleygee

Carvel: Flying Saucers

A slice of the chain’s popular ice cream cake is only 250 calories, but if you can’t trust yourself not to eat the whole thing, you can opt for the chocolate flying saucers (their version of an ice cream sandwich) instead. Calories: 230 Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 5g Sugar: 20g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: Carvel.com

Taco Bell: Cinnamon Twists

Taco Bell may not be known for its low-calorie items, but it does offer a dessert with notably fewer calories: cinnamon twists! Calories: 170 Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 0g Sugar: 10g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: TacoBell.com

Sonic: Diet Coke Float

Getting a full-on shake or ice cream smoothie at Sonic isn’t really an option for the health conscious, but they can opt for the hybrid 14-oz. Diet Coke float that won’t force them to skip dinner. Calories: 260 Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 10g Sugar: 27g Full Nutrition Facts Photo Credit: Sonic.com

Fast Food Desserts With the Most Calories

Sometimes a little decadence is in order. Find out what sweet treats much more decidedly less healthy in this MainStreet round up of fast food desserts with the most calories. Photo Credit: Linda Avriani

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