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Because we're SO excited about Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts hitting store shelves this week, we've got sweet treats on the brain! Here are some incredible swaps to feed common dessert cravings, with a sneak peek inside the new book...

 
  Fight It! Apple Pie (450 calories & 20g fat!)


Buy It! We're nuts for Amy's Apple Toaster Pops and have been for years. They're portion controlled and come frozen, so they're super convenient. Just 160 calories and 3.5g fat a pop (PointsPlus® value 4*). Another find we're crazy about? Apple Pie Quest Bars! Such a sweet snack, with 170 calories and 5g fat, plus 18g fiber and 20g protein (PointsPlus® value 4*). WOW.

Make It! These Awesome Apple Pie-lets and this Gooey-Good Fuji Apple Pie are great for a crowd, and our Red Hot Apple Pie in a Mug is perfect for one!

Find It in Just Desserts! Check out these incredible new pie swaps: There's the Ooey-Gooey Apple Pie Cones (ONLY 84 CALORIES EACH!) and DIY Apple Pie Nachos (a single-serve recipe, so you don't need to share). For more apple-happy goodness, the Apple-mania list in the back of the book will point you in the right direction! 

 
 
 
  Fight It! German Chocolate Cake (400 calories & 22g fat!)


Buy It! Our pals at Edy's/Dreyer's have a decadent new ice cream: Limited Edition Slow Churned German Chocolate Cake Spectacular! A 1/2 cup has 110 calories and 2.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 3*). There's also a higher-calorie Grand version, so make sure you grab the Slow Churned! For a portion-controlled find, check out Jell-O German Chocolate Cake Pudding Snacks, each with 150 calories and 7g fat, plus 2g fiber (PointsPlus® value 4*). They come with a nutty coconut topping you add just before eating. Fun!

Make It! Our Gooey-Good German Chocolate Cupcakes are the way to go! The topping of caramel, nuts, and coconut is absolutely perfect. Also great? Our Ooey Gooey German Chocolate Trifle!

Find It in Just Desserts! With the Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug, you get a portion-controlled cake that cooks up in under five minutes. The German Chocolate Crunchers are super-decadent handheld treats -- no fork required! And if you like these, the Loco for Choco-Coconut list serves up half a dozen more goodies that are likely right up your alley!

 
  Fight It! Fruity Cheesecake (475 calories & 30g fat!)


Buy It! Weight Watchers is ALL over this one. Choose from Snack Size Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Bars, and Smart Ones Smart Delights Raspberry Cheesecake Sundae. Yum! Each of those has 130 calories or less and a PointsPlus® value of 2 - 4.

Make It! The Blueberry Bliss Cheesecake is one of our very first cheesecakes, and it is insanely amazing! Following in its delicious footsteps? This Cherry-Good Cheesecake. Creamy, dreamy, fruity fantasticness...

Find It in Just Desserts! There are MANY amazing fruity cheesecake swaps in the new book. Here's just a taste... Super-Strawberry Cheesecake, Blueberry Cheesecake Crunchers, Banana Split Cheesecake, and Peaches & Cream Cheesecake Crunchers! Love those creamy crunchers...

 
 
 
  Fight It! Brownie a la Mode (550 calories & 30g fat!)


Buy It! Weight Watchers Smart Ones Smart Delights Brownie À La Mode has all of the essentials: vanilla ice cream, a brownie bottom, and a fudgy topping! All that for 120 calories and 2g fat (PointsPlus® value 3). Another option? Grab a 100-calorie VitaBrownie or a Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownie, and add a scoop of light vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of light chocolate syrup. Mmmmm!

Make It! The great thing about our Fudgy Frosted Walnut Brownies? With a layer of fudge frosting and a sprinkling of nuts, all you need is light ice cream for a full-on brownie a la mode experience!

Find It in Just Desserts! BREAKOUT RECIPE ALERT: Feast your eyes on our Brownie Sundae Cupcakes! So adorable, and so delicious. Equally cute and craveable is this Brownie-Bottomed Ice Cream Cake, and it has just FOUR ingredients! Speaking of which, don't miss the 5 Ingredients or Less list at the end of the book. There you'll find a whopping 70+ recipes with, you guessed it, five ingredients or less!!!

 
  Fight It! Banana Cream Pie (415 calories & 21g fat!)


Buy It! Check this out... Jell-O Banana Caramel Pie Pudding Snacks! Each creamy confection has 130 calories and 2.5g fat (PointsPlus® value 4*), and the crunchy topping comes in its own compartment so it won't get soggy. Smart!

Make It! Are you a banana-cream-pie-eating maniac, the kind who winds up with custardy banana mash smeared across your face? Yeah, you're gonna want a piece of our Bananarama Cream Pie. The decadent filling is so good, we incorporated it into a slew of new desserts in 200 Under 200 Just Desserts!

Find It in Just Desserts! Speaking of those new recipes, here they are now! The Banana Cream Cutie Pies and Banana Cream Fluff Cups are both fantastic li'l desserts. And if you're a peanut butter enthusiast, you MUST try the PB & Banana Cream Pie. And, yes, there's a Bananarama guide to help you fulfill all of your banana dessert dreams. (There's a peanut butter one as well!)

 
 

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Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12th. Mom would probably be pretty pleased to get a copy of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 Just Desserts. Objectively speaking, of course...

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