The French have le macaron, the crunchy, pastel-colored sandwich cookies you see in the most upscale bakeries. Though tasty, they’re nothing like an American macaroon. You know the macaroon as a light-and-airy coconut delight. But this recipe has even more pride than that with its cherry-pie-like flavor which is baked to perfection and then dipped into dark chocolate. Read more →
Tagged: healthy dessert
Would you eat a cheesecake made without cream cheese? You might if you knew it wasn’t loaded with saturated fat and sugar. In fact, this lightened-up version is packed with protein and fresh fruit. If you ask us, it sounds more like a nutritious anytime snack. Read more →
This is not the mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe you remember from your childhood. Ice cream has evolved over the years, from the classic dairy delight atop a sugar cone to a low-fat, yogurt-filled cup with fresh fruit and superfood toppings. Taking the healthy dessert trend one step further, this yogurt recipe has gone pro with a muscle-building mix-in you can feel good eating right before bed or right after a workout. Read more →
Cookie dough is a dessert in itself. But for some reason we love it so much more when it’s anything but baked into a cookie. So let’s give the people what they want! In this delicious dessert, you’ll get a fully emerged hit of flavor from the combination of peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut oil and a secretly healthy ingredient (shh – don’t spoil it for your biggest fans). Read more →
The ho-hum holiday thumbprint cookie has a shortbread base with a schmear of jam. But I like to switch things up. You know, keep it jazzy and interesting. Besides, I can think of richer, more satisfying combos for dessert. (Shortbread and jam sounds like breakfast!) Thus, we turn to the greatest flavor lovebirds of all time – chocolate and peanut butter. Can I get a thumbs up before you press it down?
Who doesn’t love licking the spatula when it’s dripping with brownie batter? Forget the boxed mixes made with fattening fudge – this recipe for brownie batter bites is super rich and chocolatey with a healthy twist, using high-quality ingredients like hemp seeds, blueberries and cacao. Blend up these bite-sized treats for yourself or someone special as a Valentine’s Day dessert that’ll satisfy your sweet tooth without adding anything extra to your midsection. Enjoy!
Going out for Valentine’s Day was always overrated, in my opinion. Sitters are hard to get, restaurants are packed, and the good dessert is always sold out. Instead of dealing with the drama of it all, I prefer to stay home and make the exact meal I want. In fact, I love to make salad and pasta, because the kids can have theirs, and then after I send them to bed, we can have a romantic dinner in peace (and I didn’t have to make two dinners). But the best part is dessert (OK, the real best part is later, but we’re focusing on food here people, don’t get sidetracked).
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