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Twist on Healthy Desserts Recipes

January 14, 2010

The holidays are over and your New Year’s Resolution is probably to eat healthy and lose some weight, right? You probably know from experience that if you start a new diet that’s very strict, you won’t be able to keep it up for long.

Healthy Dessert RecipesIn order for a diet to stick, it has to be plan you can live with for the long term, not one that makes you feel like you have to do without. That’s why it’s a good idea to download this FREE Dessert cookbook from our website!

It offers a selection of healthier desserts that you can share with family and friends—keeping your loved ones healthy while letting you take part rather than have to sit it out. With healthier ingredients for desserts, healthy eating has never been easier and that's sure to please your cardiologist! It has a "Sweet Cheat Sheet" conversion chart that will help you learn how to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling like you’ve ruined your diet.

Here are some other dessert substitution tips from the Diet Detective to help you on your way today:

Chocolate:
  • To satisfy your desire for chocolate, try sugar-free pudding made with skim milk. Drop in a few chocolate chips while it's hot or top it with light whipped cream.
  • You can also make No Pudge Brownies, a fat-free brownie mix using yogurt.
  • If you're out to dinner, ask the staff if any healthy desserts are available; some places have offerings in the 200- to 250-calorie range. For instance, Applebee's has a chocolate raspberry layer cake that's only 230 calories.
Substitute Cakes
  • Bake your own healthy version of cheesecake using low-fat or nonfat cream cheese as well as low-fat or nonfat cottage or ricotta cheese.
  • If you have a craving for poundcake, try zucchini bread instead, which has about 360 calories for a 4- to 5-ounce portion depending on preparation.