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How to Make Gourmet Ice Pops

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, July 21, 2011

Learn how to make your own Popsicles in gourmet flavors like cucumber-mint, peaches-and-cream, margarita and Key lime crunch.

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Fruit Crisp

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 10, 2011

If you’re a fruit crisp virgin, try baking this dessert classic using fresh seasonal fruit. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started and some fun combinations to try.

Why We Love Oatmeal Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2011

We’re paying tribute to this classic cookie in honor of National Oatmeal Cookie Day (officially on April 30th)! This delectable treat can be part of a healthy diet.

Spotlight Recipes: Celebrate With Lemon Desserts

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Easter, Healthy Holidays, April 18, 2011

There’s just something special about the bright and tangy goodness of a lemon. Sprinkle in some sweet elements and your taste buds get a wake up call. Celebrate spring with any of these lemony Healthy Eats approved treats.

Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, March 9, 2011

Whether you want to avoid some of the highly-processed ingredients (like trans fats and palm oil) or you just can’t wait for the annual cookie sale, we’ve got some simple ways to make healthier versions of these classic treats.

Brownies, Lightened Up

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, February 7, 2011

I’m a brownie kind of girl—my friends and family can vouch for me. There are in fact ways to lighten up this delectable dessert. What’s the secret? Read on to find out.

Holiday Cookie Roundup

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 2, 2010

Cookies help you satisfy that sweet tooth with built-in portion control (as long as you just eat one or two). We’ve rounded up some Healthy Eats-approved favorites — classic recipes, plus a few fun twists. Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps Holiday Sugar Cookies Crispy Rice Squares Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti Orange-Chocolate Cookies Espresso Chip MeringuesRead more

Make Your Own Pie Crust

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 8, 2010

There’s something extraordinary about pastry. It’s the perfect combination of crisp, delicate, flaky and tender. Ready-to-bake versions from the store promise convenience but you can make your own in a matter of minutes. Something this special deserves a homemade touch — make yours now and freeze it for Thanksgiving.

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch. Recipes to Try: Pumpkin Caramels Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Chocolate Dipped Clementines Dark Chocolate Bark

Make Your Own Popsicles

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010

My kids absolutely love ice pops! Instead of buying store brands packed with sugar and high fructose corn syrup, I make my own using the freshest ingredients. They’re easy and fun for the whole family.