• What are some healthy desserts you enjoy?

    Asked by AlizaMLS on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

    What are some healthy desserts you enjoy?

    This was inspired by a question I read, but with summer coming, it's good not to put weight on with the heat and many of us love dessert. What are some desserts you know of or can think of (besides fresh fruit) that we'd enjoy that won't pack on the lbs? It doesn't have to be an original recipe!! What are ways you can reduce the calories in a dessert you already love-please share it with us. Include recipes here so that we can copy and print them. I can even track and eventually make a dessert book from us. Real men can make dessert too (look at Bobby Flay!!)...;)

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    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Ok, I'm going to cheat and answer my own question first. I'm sick at home with a sinus infection so I have the Food Network on. I just saw whoever it is that makes things with 5 ingredients or less (I don't watch all the time), but she had a really great idea for a dessert. It's too bad I can't eat it- I'm allergic to one of the ingredients. (so I reserve the right to post another one or two later on [you can do this too!])

      Dried Banana Chips with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Syrup

      I think the ingredients are pretty self-explanatory. Most likely unless you have a food dehydrator (I used to), you'd buy your banana chips in a health food store (because you wouldn't want them to be preserved with sulfates/sulfites [especially if you're asthmatic]). But seriously, while I'm not a wheatgrass chugging vegan, you really want to avoid unnecessary chemicals in your food when you can. I'd also recommend a good quality organic peanut butter-maybe a crunchy kind for this, if you like that (it's a personal preference), and for syrup, maybe either Ahlaska or good ol' Hershey's.

      Put the banana chips on a plate. Smear the peanut butter as thinly or thickly as desired and then take a butter knife or a spoon and either smear or drizzle the chocolate syrup to give just a taste of chocolate to contrast with your peanut butter. These were meant to be eaten open face, but I guess if you want to make a sandwich and put another banana slice on top, I'm not going to be looking over your shoulder. Like I said, I can't eat them anyway-I'm allergic to bananas...;)

      Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. I know you'll taste the first one you make anyway. Hope you enjoy. t least I may have done something productive while I'm sick in bed. Maybe there'll be a recipe I can actually eat coming up...;)

      Bon appetit!

      over 3 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I love strawberries so I usually make angel food cake with strawberries and fat free Cool Whip.

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      Aliza, My oncologist cheers when I put on weight since my chemo tends to give me nausea and diahrrea so I can eat almost any dessert I want, I just do it in moderation. I do aviod things that exasterbate the side effects.

      over 3 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      Fresh fruit with some greek yogurt
      Rice krispie bars
      Here is one for baby tiramisu that I want to try at only 107 calories: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/baby_tiramis.html

      over 3 years ago
    • alivenwell's Avatar

      Wacky Cake

      Preheat oven to 350F.

      Sift the following into a 9 inch ungreased pan:

      1 1/2 cups flour.
      3 tablespoons cocoa.
      1 cup sugar.
      1/2 teaspoon salt.
      1 teaspoon baking soda.

      In this dry mixture, make 3 holes. Into one hole, pour one teaspoon vanilla; 2nd hold 5 tablespoons melted butter; 3rd hole 1 tablespoon vinegar.

      Over all this, pour 1 cup cold water.
      Mix well.

      Back 35 minutes at 350F.

      almost 3 years ago

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