Category: dessert

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Meal: Eat This, Not That!

Every year, millions of people sit back after hours of meal preparation and moan audibly, their bellies distended, eyes glassy from too much heavy food. Fatigue sets in, and a nap is the only thing on the afternoon agenda. If this is the way your Thanksgiving usually goes, it might be time for a change.... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

As Thanksgiving approaches, and appetites will soar, why not “treat” yourself with a healthy dessert that won’t destroy all of your hard work in the gym (yes, I am pretending you go to the gym)? These sweet, decadent treats only have 110 calories per cookie, 8 grams of healthy fat, just 3 grams of sugar,... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Healthy Peanut Butter Pie!

Who doesn’t love peanut butter pie? Growing up, I would eat it on occasion at restaurants and literally swoon in ecstasy. Peanut butter! Graham cracker crust! A rich, creamy texture! All rolled into one pie?! However, it’s no surprise that these pies are laden with fat and calories and are also high in cholesterol. Skimming... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread Pudding!

The best dessert I ever had was a dark chocolate bread pudding at one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. A special on the menu for Valentine’s Day, everything melted away as I spooned the dark, decadent dessert into my mouth, washing it down with a cup of strong coffee. Since then, I have searched... Read more »

Top 5 "Healthy-ish" Halloween Candy!

The words “candy” and “healthy” don’t go together. There’s no such thing as a healthy candy, but there are better options than others when it comes to Halloween candy. While children will cram their faces with all kinds of manmade sweets tonight, hitting the ecstasy of a sugar high only to come crashing down, hard... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Healthy Pumpkin Pie!

I adore pumpkin pie… Every year, I await the drop in temperature so I can glimpse those perfect little pies lined up in the market. However, nothing says the holidays better than a healthier version with homemade walnut pie crust and a dose of tofu in the filling. The next time you’re in the mood... Read more »

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes!

I love the creaminess of mashed potatoes – especially as the holidays near – but I often find them too buttery or salty. And I adore sweet potatoes, but sometimes they are too sweet. A good compromise? Pumpkin mashed potatoes! A great substitute for sweet potato casserole at Thanksgiving, this flavorful, healthy dish is perfect... Read more »

Top 5 Sweet Healthy Pumpkin Recipes!

It is the season of pumpkins. You can carve them, set them on your doorstep, toast the seeds, make a soup from the flesh… there are countless things you can do with pumpkins. And when you are in the mood for something sweet, pumpkins are a perfect ingredient to add, as they are naturally low... Read more »

Drink This, Not That: 5 Healthy Alternatives to Popular Drinks!

By now, you know how to make smarter choices when it comes to your food. Getting salads with the dressing on the side, having meat grilled or baked, no butter, no cheese, having veggies instead of fries, etc. But, what about drinks? You can unknowingly consume the bulk of your calories in liquid, without feeling... Read more »

What's For Dessert: Black Bean Brownies!

I love brownies. Brownies over ice cream, brownies by themselves, brownies with coffee. But, I never eat them. Perhaps my taste for sugar has changed, and most are too sweet and laden with fat and sugar to satisfy my craving. Then I found a few recipes that used black beans, and I learned just how... Read more »