I was never that big into eating sweet stuff...until I was pregnant with Liam. Ever since then I crave sweets at night. If I didn't have to worry about calories, I would probably eat a pint of Ben and Jerry's every night.
When I was pregnant someone gave me great advice. Instead of jumping all in into a pint of ice cream, they suggested that I buy a sweet cereal and have a big bowl with skim milk. I ate A LOT of cereal. It was less calories and sugar than ice cream or cookies...plus it gave me a dose of calcium, some fiber and whole grains too.
So here I am. Not pregnant and I'm scarfing down a bowl of cereal. I actually find that having a cereal I like in the house helps me. It prevents me from eating something REALLY bad.
I have been on a long quest to find a cereal that had a balance between health and taste. Some requirements of this are: Under 9 grams of sugar per serving, at least 9 grams of fiber, less than 150 calories per serving and something that tastes sweet so I am satisfied. right now my fave that fits this requirement is Kellogs Fiber Plus Antioxidants Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It is sort of like Cheerios that taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. They fit my criteria and taste damn good. So if your dessert is usually cereal, give this one a try. It has less sugar that my previous faves (The Fiberone brand) but has less sugar.