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!
Okay, okay, it’s a cheesy title, but it’s the truth. In my house, bananas are a go-to snack of choice. My 4-year-old daughter, Ellena, always asks for one after ballet class — and, of course, my 2 year old cries for one, too. Beyond snacks, they’re a healthy addition to smoothies, fruit salad and simple banana bread.
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With only 179 calories and absolutely no fat per slice, this light cake is a definite pleaser. Try topping it with fresh berries and a touch of whipped cream or serve with grilled pineapple or peaches on the side. What’s your favorite angel food cake topping?
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Add some zing to your spring berries with this delicate blend of ricotta, honey and balsamic vinegar. Mix it up with blackberries, blueberries or raspberries. This works for breakfast, a snack or just a light dessert.
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Velvety smooth, sweet and creamy, but with than 600 calories and 45 grams of fat per slice, can it be part of a healthy diet? Here’s how you can have your (cheese)cake and eat it too!
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Today may be called “Fat Tuesday,” but you don’t have to take that literally. Don’t worry about your waistline with this spiced-up, Mardi Gras-inspired menu.
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Recruit the kids to help make this Valentine’s Day treat. These frozen fruit pops feature firm ripe bananas, dipped in dark chocolate and drizzled with peanuts. Peanuts, chocolate and bananas? I don’t know about you, but that would win my heart any day!
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As my friend and fellow expert Dana can attest, I can’t pass a bakery without my eyes popping out. Thankfully, through the years, I’ve found delicious sweets that are lower in calories and fat. Here, cocoa powder and a touch of brewed coffee are the secret ingredients. Topped with fresh fruit, these brownies are what chocolate dreams are made of.
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