Healthier dessert options to see you through Christmas!

It can be hard to resist the temptation of the dessert table, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

But if you're watching your waistline this year, there are some healthier dessert choices that could even help you along your diet journey.

Here are a few less calorific options to see you through the festive season…

1. Fruit Sorbet
Sorbet is fat-free and is a great alternative to ice cream – the good quality ones taste just as smooth and creamy! If you have an ice-cream maker you can make your own, which gives you the additional advantage of being able to control the amount of sugar that goes in.

2. Baked stuffed fruit
Pears and peaches make a delicious and wintry dessert when baked and stuffed with things like chopped pistachios, almonds, dried apricots and dried cranberries. Simply cut the fruit in half and cut out a section (or for peaches, remove the stone), fill with the nuts and dried fruit of your choice and bake in the oven until brown and bubbling. Sweet, tangy and low in calories!

3. Fruit mousse topped with berries
A mousse is a deliciously decadent dessert that won't pack in the calories, especially if you go for a low-fat option!

4. Frozen yoghurt with fruit and nut toppings
Frozen yoghurt isn't as virtuous as you might think, but a small serving of plain fro-yo is still a healthier alternative to ice-cream. Go for fruit and nut toppings that are infinitely healthier than chocolate and cheesecake ones!

5. Nutella yoghurt Dip with fruit
Who can say no to chocolate? For a healthier alternative to sugary chocolate or fudge sauce, mix some Nutella with Greek yoghurt and use it as a delicious dipping sauce for strawberries. YUM.