by Dana Angelo White in Meal Makeovers, January 26, 2012
by Toby Amidor in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, December 1, 2011
Soaked in sugar, eggs and half-and-half, bread pudding is decadent to say the least. Good news – it’s possible to cozy up with a tasty version of this comfort food for less calories.
Classic bread pudding recipes can have over 600 calories and 30 grams of fat per serving. If you’re using doughnuts and buttery croissants instead of bread, you’d be lucky to keep things under 1000 calories.
The basic recipe is simple, combine bread with custard and bake. To lighten things up, use smarter ingredients at each stage of the recipe and keep portions to about ½ cup per person.
by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Thanksgiving, November 10, 2011
We’re kicking off the holiday season with 12 Days of Holiday Gifts — gifts that are both homemade and gifts you can buy at the store for your loved ones this season. Day 1: Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Sticks that you can make with your kids.
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, June 16, 2011
Cooking for a crowd this holiday? Stumped by how to accommodate family members with special dietary needs? We’ve got sweet ideas for everyone at your table.
Little fingers will love scooping up these tiny cupcakes. They’re portion controlled for the adults, too.
Recipe: Mini Carrot Cupcakes
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 10, 2011
- The bars from our taste test. Read on to find out which one won out!
One of the best ways to beat the heat is with a frozen treat. But are all frozen fruit bars created equal? Or do they really even contain fruit? Not always — see what we discovered.
Get the frozen fruit bar taste test results »
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, April 30, 2011
- Learn the basic fruit crisp method, then use the recipe year-round!
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.
Make a fruit crisp today »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, April 29, 2011
- Celebrate one of our favorite food "holidays" with a homemade oatmeal cookie.
In honor of National Oatmeal Cookie Day (officially April 30!), we’re celebrating this classic cookie. There are so many reasons we love this delectable treat — here’s how it can be part of a healthy diet.
Our best oatmeal cookie recipes »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, February 28, 2011
- Mini Tiramisu Eclairs - Image by Food.com user Manami
In honor of Italian week, we’re lightening up an all-time favorite dessert: tiramisu! Find out how you can enjoy this delectable classic with fewer calories and less fat.
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, February 7, 2011
- Ellie's Pumpkin Rice Pudding
I was never a rice pudding fan until a few years ago when my middle daughter starting requesting it daily. Since then, I’ve been experimenting with a few variations of this classic to help lighten up the creamy calories while still maintaining its delicious flavor.
See how we lighten up rice pudding »
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 1, 2010
- Ellie Krieger's Double Chocolate Brownies
I’m a brownie kind of girl — my friends and family can vouch for me. Luckily, you can lighten up this uber-chocolatey favorite easily. What’s the secret? Read on to find out.
See how we lighten up brownies »
- Try two or three mini-doughnuts instead of a full-sized one.
Every year I celebrate Hanukkah by enjoying the infamous holiday doughnut. Yes, I am a registered dietitian who’s telling you that it’s okay to eat a doughnut — can you believe it?! This doesn’t mean you have permission for a free-for-all indulgence, but if you really want a doughnut, go for it! Just use our tips to do it the smart way.
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