by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 2, 2010
by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 8, 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
Espresso Chip Meringues
Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze
Gingerbread Boys and Girls
Triple Chocolate Cookies
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by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010
- Homemade Pie Crust
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.
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by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010
- Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
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:
Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls
Chocolate Dipped Clementines
Dark Chocolate Bark
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, August 9, 2010
- Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
My kids absolutely love frozen pops. Instead of buying store brands packed with more sugar and high fructose corn syrup than fruit, I make my own using the freshest ingredients. They’re easy and fun for the whole family.
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by Janel Ovrut Funk in Cookies & Other Desserts, Valentine's Day, February 13, 2010
- Giada's Strawberry-Mascarpone Granita
We’re celebrating frozen confections all week long on Healthy Eats. First up: granita! Reminiscent of an Italian ice, granita has less sugar and a harder texture than sorbets. You can easily make your own and flavor it up with coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. The best part? No ice cream maker needed.
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by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, January 26, 2010
I just adore the month of February. I feel like we’re almost over the winter hump and can start looking forward to spring. Valentine’s Day is smack in the middle of the month and love is in bloom — plus, it’s National Heart Health Month! As a dietitian, I encourage eating healthfully for your heart, but at the same time, I have a sweet tooth. I just love all the heart-shaped sweet treats that line supermarket shelves this month.
This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!
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by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, January 26, 2010
When I was a little girl, my dad’s specialty was chocolate pudding. Believe me, if my dad can make homemade pudding, so can you. Who needs the boxed stuff?
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by Karen Ostergren in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 5, 2009
We’ve got boxes of clementines around the house this time of year. Peeled and dipped in chocolate, this citrus fruit turns into a perfect dessert to serve with tea and espresso. A light sprinkle of coarse French sea salt heightens the flavor of the antioxidant-rich chocolate.
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by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 4, 2009
My mom and I team up in the kitchen every December to tackle the holiday baking, but this year I’m on my own. Crispy rice cereal squares were the first cookies I ever learned to prepare, and these treats are definitely on my list this year. I love the festive dash of food coloring. You can choose red, green or whatever color says “holidays” to you. Better still, this version is lower in fat than the typical butter-soaked recipe. Because this is an egg-free mixture, there’s no harm in sampling as you go along.
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No cookie tray would be complete without an oatmeal option. These crunchy cookies combine vitamin E-rich nuts and high-fiber oatmeal with a touch of ginger — all for only 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat). We like the Food Network Kitchens’ presentation idea; just wrap them in some festive ribbon and you’ve got a take-home treat for party guests.
(P.S.: Don’t forget to give friends with allergies a heads up on the pecans.)
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