We do love a trifle, but many traditional recipes include lots of added fat, sugar and calories. So why not try making one of our healthier – but equally delicious – desserts for your next dinner party?

There’s a reason why trifles are our go-to party dessert of the festive season. They look beautiful and with all of those tasty layers, you get to enjoy a bit of everything! We’ve rounded up our favourite healthier trifle recipes just in time for your festive parties.

1. Fig & marsala trifles

Featuring ripe figs, juicy pomegranate seeds and topped with toasted meringue, these show-stopping individual puddings look almost too good to eat. AlmostImage of fig and marsala trifles

2. Peach melba trifles

Who said dessert had to be unhealthy? These mini desserts are low in fat and provide one of your five-a-day per serving. Plus, they’re the perfect size if you’ve already had quite a heavy meal. Image of peach melba trifles

3. Rhubarb & custard trifles

There’s a reason why rhubarb and custard is a classic combo. Here we’ve put them together in a simple trifle recipe to deliver maximum flavour impact with minimum effort.Image of rhubarb custard trifle

4. Blackcurrant and cherry meringue trifles

The mix of berries in these individual trifles gives them that bold and beautiful colour. We’ve used skimmed milk and fat-free yogurt to keep them on the lighter side.Blackcurrant and cherry meringue

5. Strawberry vanilla trifles

Using crumbled gingernut biscuits as a base, these fruity trifles take minimal prep work. Just give yourself enough time to let the jelly set before party time!Strawberry and vanilla trifle

6. Rhubarb and ginger trifles

We’ve used crystallised ginger and lemon zest to decorate these desserts, and give them an extra flavour kick.rhubarb-ginger-trifle

7. Sherry, berry & custard trifle cups

An easy way to use up Christmas booze, our trifle recipe combines sherry and cranberry juice to give these trifles the ultimate festive flavour.Sherry berry trifle

8. Fruity chocolate trifles

Put your favourite drinking chocolate to good use by mixing it with yogurt to make this fruity chocolatey pudding.Fruity chocolate trifles

9. Strawberry cointreau trifle

This beautiful layered dessert takes far less effort to make than you’d think – the sponge spirals are made by simply chopping up swiss rolls!Strawberry cointreau trifle

10. Mixed berry trifle with cranberry jelly

Lower in sugar and fat than the traditional recipe, our mixed berry trifle is the perfect bring-along dish for your next dinner party.Mixed berry trifle

Now that you’ve tackled dessert, find canapé inspiration from this round-up of our favourite party food options.