Tag: dessert

Rice Pudding, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, February 28, 2011

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.

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.

But I Just Want A Doughnut!?!

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, December 1, 2010

Every year I celebrate Hanukah 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—then go for it using these tips.

Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Lightened Up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

by in Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 15, 2010

We’re lightening up some of FoodNetwork.com’s top Thanksgiving recipes. First up is Paula’s famously delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake which received top marks from our readers. But if you’re trying to watch your waistline, this dessert doesn’t come without guilt. Here are a few tips you can use to lighten up this bad boy.

Taste Test: Vanilla Ice Cream

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 11, 2010

Who says ice cream can’t be part of a healthy diet? In this taste test, we sampled the 5 popular vanilla ice cream brands. We’ll tell you how they measured up.

Spotlight Recipes: Granita

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, August 9, 2010

Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.

Reading List: Candy Tax in Washington, Misleading Food Allergies Info and Rachel Ray’s Food Fight

by in Food News, May 14, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Check Twitter and Facebook before your next visit to the farmers market, food allergy testing to be standardized and meet the White House pastry chef

FN's Top Recipes, Lightened Up: #4 Paula's Pumpkin Bars

by in Healthy Recipes, Meal Makeovers, January 18, 2010

These delectable bars were number 4 on Food Network’s Top 50 Recipes of 2009. Here are a few simple tips to lighten them up (without using lower fat ingredients!)

Spotlight Recipe: Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 4, 2009

These crunchy oatmeal 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).