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How to Make a Healthier Pound Cake by Healthy Eats in Healthy Recipes, September 9, 2013
According to culinary lore, pound cake got its name because the original recipe called for a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. But that doesn’t mean every loaf has to pack on the pounds! Food Network Kitchens developed this healthier take by making a few simple switches to the classic. Here’s how to help this beloved cake slim down.
Ricotta “Sundaes” With Gluten-Free Granola by Amie Valpone in Gluten-Free, Valentine's Day, February 12, 2013
Instead of curling up with a pint of ice cream while watching a romantic comedy on Valentine’s Day, try a lower fat ice cream-alternative instead. This special sundae recipe uses low-fat ricotta cheese to lessen up the calories, while maintaining a creamy taste. Top your “sundae” with crunchy add-ins like KIND Healthy Grains Clusters along with a sprinkle of dried fruit and coconut flakes for a fun, crispy texture. (Save any extra granola and fruit for snacks later on during the week with milk or on top of yogurt.) A sprinkle of dairy-free chocolate makes this sundae gleefully indulgent. So go ahead, dig in all you want.
Chocolate Love Bark by Amie Valpone in Gluten-Free, Healthy Recipes, Valentine's Day, February 11, 2013
The perfect Valentine’s Day pair is chocolate and nuts. This homemade chocolate bark is super simple to make. Just combine dairy-free chocolate chips and your favorite nut: hazelnuts, pistachios, pecans, walnuts — whatever you like. Chocolate Love Bark is also kid-friendly; ask kids to help you choose the nuts and sprinkle them onto the melted chocolate. This dessert is perfect for bringing to a Valentine’s Day party or for gifting; it keeps well wrapped up in plastic wrap or in a container.
Make Your Own Twinkies by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, January 25, 2013
Twinkies had a last hurrah recently when its manufacturer, Hostess, declared bankruptcy. Along with stories of store shelves being emptied, were articles exploring the laundry list of highly processed ingredients including trans fats, processed sweeteners, preservatives and artificial colors. You know what we say to that —- avoid all the junk and make your own!
The Coveted Baking Pan
“Canoe” baking pans have been selling for as much as 100 bucks online. Instead of paying those inflated prices, I hit up a local kitchen supply store. My trusty shopkeeper had quite a few left in stock. If you’re unable to find this type of a pan, the cupcake version of this recipe isn’t quite as nostalgic, but just as tasty.
Portable Desserts by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, August 31, 2012
Perfectly portioned and finger-licking good. Bring some fresh fruit along too – we suggest watermelon slices or a bushel of juicy peaches.
Scratch the chocolate itch with these decadent delights. Bake a bunch and freeze for up to 6 months.
11 Light and Lemony Desserts by Michelle Buffardi in Cookies & Other Desserts, May 12, 2012
Robin’s Healthy Take: The Sweet Life by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, December 22, 2011
I love sweets so I feel sad when people tell me they dodge desserts when they’re being “good”. Desserts aren’t all bad. You can enjoy sinful-tasting treats that are light and healthy too. Here are some of my favorite desserts, hot off the pages of my new cookbook, Robin Takes 5. The mini meringue cookies are made mostly of egg whites, so they’re super light and wonderful (and only 37 calories each). The mousse couldn’t be simpler; it’s got 5 ingredients and has only 156 calories per serving. The tart can be made countless ways just by switching the preserves – I used orange marmalade, but you could use apricot preserves, seedless raspberry, strawberry or blackberry preserves, or any other jam, jelly or preserve you like. All three treats are perfect for holiday parties and gift giving too.
These are just three of the sixty desserts (yes, 60!) in Robin Takes 5, which is available in Food Network’s online store and in bookstores.
Quick Weeknight Desserts by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, September 28, 2010
A few nights a week, you want a sweet treat, but don’t want the calories or time commitment to get out of control. We’ve got 5 dessert recipes that are just what you’re looking for.
Spotlight Recipes: 5 Easy Holiday Sweets by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 18, 2009
What’s a holiday gathering without sweets? With party season just around the corner, we’ve dipped into our Healthy Eats recipe collection and brought out some desserts that showcase the flavors of fall. Serve these at your next shindig or tote them along to a party.
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