Tag: dessert

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

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

pumpkin cheesecake

We’re lightening up some of FoodNetwork.com’s top Thanksgiving recipes. First up: Paula’s Pumpkin Cheesecake.  This rich dessert is sweet, seasonal and delicious, but it comes with a high fat and calorie toll. But with a few ingredient swaps, you can cut the fat and calories without compromising flavor.  Here’s how we slim it down.

Paula Deen’s pumpkin cheesecake, slimmed down »

Taste Test: Vanilla Ice Cream

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

vanilla ice cream

Who says ice cream can’t be part of a healthy diet? We sampled five popular vanilla ice cream brands to find out which one was the best-tasting, plus our take on each variety’s fine print.

Get our taste-test results »

Spotlight Recipes: Granita

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

Learn how to make granita, plus 7 recipes to try »

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

by in Food News, May 14, 2010

chocolate bar

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.

Read the latest »

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

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

Paula's Pumpkin Bars
These delectable bars were number four on Food Network’s Top 50 Recipes of 2009. Here are a few simple tips to slim them down without using lower-fat ingredients (seriously!).

Read more »

Spotlight Recipe: Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps

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

ginger pecan oatmeal crisps
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.)

Get the recipe »

Spotlight Recipes: Apple Desserts for Under 250 Calories

by in Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2009

baked apples
Besides chocolate, apple desserts top my list of favorite indulgences, but many (especially pastries) contain loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and are packed with fiber, beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Recipes to Try:

Spotlight Recipe: Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes

by in Back to School, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 17, 2009

mascarpone mini cupcakes
Kids are heading back to school and that means class parties will be starting up again soon. Instead of bringing in 500-calorie cupcakes or donuts in for your kindergartener’s birthday bash, bake up a batch of these 100-calorie cupcakes. Serve them up with a side of fruit and you’ve got a perfect treat for the entire class. To mix up the color and flavor, use different fruits like blueberries or mango for the glaze.

Get the recipe »

Fresh & Fruity Freezer Pops

by in Healthy Recipes, August 6, 2009

popsicles_lead
This summer, skip your supermarket’s freezer section and quit flagging down the ice cream truck. Instead, make these quick and easy ice pops that are tailored to your taste buds. All you need to do is create your mixture, pour the liquid in the molds and stick them in the freezer. Give them half a day to freeze and, voilà, cool treats — perfect for the kids or entertaining friends!

Read more »

Spotlight Recipes: Summertime Sweets

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2009

Lemon Icebox Bars
I’m a true-blue sweets lover. I’m often tempted to press my face up against a bakery window and drool at all the chocolate goodies. Looking for something new to satisfy your sweet tooth? These low-cal desserts are perfect for the summer and feature its fresh fruits. Add them to your recipe collection!