Healthy & Low-Calorie After-Dinner Treats: Popcorn, Light Ice Cream & More 

Aug 10 2022


Feeling snacky in the evening but not sure what to munch on without overdoing it? We asked the “Hungry Girl Community: What's Chewin'?” group on Facebook for their go-to after-dinner treats and boy, did they deliver on the ideas! Read up, stock up, and chow down…

Most Common Answers



Popcorn! —Caryn S., Rose D., Sherri P., Lois D., and Christine D.

HG recommendation: Fat-free microwave popcorn… especially the 100-calorie bags.

Ice cream or an ice cream bar! —Patricia K., Gina N., Angela R., Kelly V., and Rebecca S.

HG recommendation: Enlightened Light Ice Cream Pints and Bars. Mmmm…

Most Relatable Answer



Everything! That’s my problem. —Barbara P.

Most Creative Answers (Recipe Ideas!)



Angel food mug cake with sprinkles! Thoroughly mix 3 tbsp. angel food cake mix with 2 tbsp. water. Microwave for 1 minute. —Lori R.

1 cup of fat-free Greek yogurt mixed with 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter, a little sweetener, and vanilla. Add fruit of your choice. YUMMMMM. —Cindy M.

Banana shake: Blend a cup of skim milk, a cup of ice, banana, and vanilla. Top with sugar-free whipped topping. —Lisa W.

A few frozen banana slices with melted chocolate on top. —Cathleen S.

Chocolate rice cake with a layer of frozen whipped topping. —Holly W.

I pop plain popcorn, then top with spray butter, sweetener, and cinnamon. Toss and enjoy! —Cathy B.

Banana nice cream or mango sorbet made from only frozen mangoes. —Gigi H.

Banana mocha protein shake made with banana, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, vanilla protein powder, instant coffee, and cocoa powder. —Molly M.

HG tip: If you can’t do caffeine in the evening, try Molly’s shake with instant decaf!

Store-Bought Favorites!



Dark chocolate: Hershey’s, Dove
Bars: Atkins Snack Bars, Kirkland Protein Bars
Frozen pops: No-Sugar-Added Fudgsicles, Sugar-Free Popsicles, Outshine Fruit Bars
Fruit: with cottage cheese, yogurt, or whipped topping
Other fun picks: Sugar-Free Jell-O, chocolate-covered almonds, decaf coffee, dessert-flavored tea

Responses may have been edited for length and clarity.

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