Today I’ve got a post up at Life Your Way – it’s all about how to make your favorite desserts healthier. This is something we all need because, ladies and gents, it’s summer and our clothes will show a lot more skin.
Here’s a sneak peak at what I have to say:
Summer is right around the corner, which means summer clothing and yes, bathing suits. I don’t know about you, but looking fabulous in a bathing suit has never been able to motivate to me to give up dessert entirely. There’s just too much really good summer food I’m not willing to miss out on.
But, it does motive me to eat healthier. I don’t mind indulging in dessert when I know that it won’t end up around my waist.
Here are five simple ways I make my favorite desserts healthier.
1. Reduce the fat content with fruit purees or low-fat yogurt.
If your favorite cake recipe calls for a cup of butter, replace 25 – 50% of it with your favorite fruit puree or yogurt. Baby food works great, too. Just remember that the flavor of the fruit will likely impact the flavor of your dessert. Unsweetened applesauce has a neutral flavor and always works well. Other options include prune, pumpkin, and winter squash purees.
Ready for the other four tips? Hop on over to Life Your Way!
And, make sure to tell me how you make dessert healthier!
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