Tag: dessert

Spotlight Recipes: Apple Desserts for Under 250 Calories

by in Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2009

Apples desserts top my list of favorite indulgences (besides chocolate). But many (especially pastries) pack in loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and packed with fiber and the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C.

Spotlight Recipe: Mascarpone Mini Cupcakes

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

Need a sweet for your kid’s school birthday party? Instead of bringing in 500-calorie cupcakes or donuts, bake up a batch of these delicious 100-calorie cupcakes.

Fresh & Fruity Freezer Pops

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 6, 2009

This summer, skip your supermarket’s freezer section and quit flagging down the ice cream truck. Instead, make these quick and easy popsicles that are tailored to your taste buds.

Spotlight Recipes: Summertime Sweets

by in Healthy Recipes, July 20, 2009

I’m a whole-hearted sweets lover (Dana can attest to that!). You’ll find my face pressed against the bakery window drooling at all the chocolate goodies. These low-cal scrumptious desserts are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth — add them to your recipe collection.

We're Bananas for Bananas

by in Healthy Tips, June 9, 2009

In my house, bananas are a go-to snack of choice. My 4-year-old daughter 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.

Spotlight Recipe: Lemon Angel Food Cake

by in Healthy Recipes, June 4, 2009

With only 179 calories and no fat per slice, this light cake is a definite pleaser. Try fresh berries with a touch of whipped cream on top or serve with grilled pineapple or peaches on the side.

Spotlight Recipe: Balsamic Strawberries with Ricotta Cheese

by in Healthy Recipes, April 2, 2009

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.

Spotlight Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

by in Healthy Recipes, February 14, 2009

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.