Face it: everybody loves dessert. Most of us would eat dessert with every meal, including breakfast, if we had our way. So why not have dessert as often as you like? With these four healthy dessert categories, you can eat dessert without guilt. Enjoy!
- Category 1: Desserts that include fruit. Instead of plain fruit, transform fruit into a tempting dessert by baking apples with cinnamon and raisins, topping canned fruit with vanilla yogurt and granola, or making a fruit pizza using slices of fresh fruit layered on refrigerated biscuit dough spread with cream cheese.
- Category 2: Desserts with yogurt or milk to boost calcium intake. Dessert can be as simple as pudding or as fancy as a mousse. Make your choice based on the amount of preparation time required.
- Category 3: Desserts with oats for added fiber and whole grains, two things usually lacking in our diets. Include oats in your favorite baked goods.
- Category 4: Chocolate! But instead of looking for a decadently rich dessert, choose a lower-fat recipe that still packs in the flavor.
Dessert doesn't have to be a forbidden treat, enjoyed only on special occasions. Instead, include dessert as part of an overall healthy diet and enjoy something sweet at the end of your meals.