Healthy Dessert Recipes
How to Make a Healthy Blondie Recipe
Looking for a new blondie recipe? These almond butter-quinoa blondies are healthier than traditional brownies or blondies and are a great gluten-free dessert. Learn how to make blondies healthy by using quinoa flour and nut butter for a healthy dessert.
Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe
Carrot cake gets a makeover with less butter and whole-wheat flour—resulting in almost 50 percent fewer calories and over 70 percent less saturated fat per serving than a traditional version. This easy carrot cake recipe is perfect for birthdays, brunch
Carrot cake gets a makeover with less butter and whole-wheat flour, resulting in almost 50 percent fewer calories and over 70 percent less saturated fat per serving than a traditional version. To prepare the cake, drain 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple in a sieve set over a
Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake Recipe
Instead of using a basic cheesecake recipe, try this easy cheesecake recipe topped with fruit for a healthier dessert. This video shows how to bake a healthy cranberry-lime cheesecake that’s full of flavor but with less fat than traditional recipes.
Lightened with ricotta and reduced-fat cream cheese , this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is smooth and bursting with flavor. Coat a springform pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray. Tightly wrap the outside of the pan's bottom and sides with a large piece of heavy-duty foil, to help keep the water bath from leaking into the cake. Combine 1 cup graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon canola oil , which has less saturated fat than butter. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan to make the crust. Mix 1 15-ounce container of ricotta in a food processor. Add 2 8-ounce packages reduced-fat cream cheese and puree until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons lime zest, 5 tablespoons lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt; process until smooth and pour into the prepared crust. Place the cheesecake in a roasting pan and pour
Healthy Cookies: Boot Tracks Recipe
This Boot Tracks cookie recipe, made with a waffle iron instead of in an oven, is a quick chocolate dessert. This video shows the secret to a healthy cookie recipe: use whole-wheat pastry flour for extra fiber without making the cookies too dense.
oven. First, cream 1/2 cup butter and 2/3 cup sugar in a medium bowl . Beat in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour for a tender cookie, 6 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons canola oil and 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder. Beat until thoroughly combined. Drop the batter by rounded teaspoonfuls onto the preheated, ungreased waffle iron. Use
How to Make a Cake Healthy
Learn how to make a perfect yellow sheet cake for celebrations and birthday cakes. Get baking tips to make a healthy homemade cake recipe, including simple swaps to reduce fat and calories, and get a healthy cream cheese icing recipe and cake decorating
using all butter, we're using vegetable oil to reduce the amount of saturated fat in this cake. All right, separate bowl: I'm going to combine all my dry ingredients here. So I have whole-wheat pastry flour, cake flour, baking soda and salt. We like to use whole-wheat pastry flour instead of white all-purpose flour to add fiber, and we use the cake flour because it helps keep the cake tender. In a measuring cup, I'm going to combine buttermilk, lemon zest , lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract. Now, with the mixer on low speed, I'm going to add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, alternating with the buttermilk mixture a little bit at a time. So dry ingredients , buttermilk mixture, beat. Keep on doing that until the ingredients are incorporated in order to keep that cake light and fluffy. Then I'll spread the batter into a prepared pan and bake it at 350 degrees for 28 to 34 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. All right, while your cake is in the oven, we're going to make Cream Cheese Frosting . Now, I have reduced-fat cream cheese here. I'm adding in confectioners' sugar, yogurt and vanilla, and beat that all together until it's smooth. By using reduced-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt instead of butter, we cut the calories and fat to a quarter of what you get from traditional cream cheese frosting . After the cake is out and it's cooled, you spread the frosting over the sides and the top. Using raspberries and blueberries, I'm going to make flowers over the top of the cake, pretty arrangement. Then, I'm going to place strawberry slices all around the edges of the cake, with the pointed ends up. Now, by making our healthier yellow cake and cream cheese frosting , and eating just a little bit of a smaller portion, you save more than 100 calories and 10 grams of fat. For
Light, Healthy Flourless Honey-Almond Cake Recipe
This simple flourless honey almond cake is perfect for afternoon tea or a light dessert—and it’s gluten-free too! Drizzled with honey and sprinkled with almonds, this lovely dessert recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
This simple Flourless Honey- Almond Cake is perfect for afternoon tea or a light dessert. And it's gluten free , too. Start by toasting almonds . Spread 1-1/2 cups whole almonds on a baking sheet and bake at 350˚F until fragrant, about 7 to 9 minutes. Stir once
Are Natural Sweeteners Healthier?
Find out if natural sweeteners are healthier than white sugar. Agave nectar, maple syrup, honey and raw sugar are natural sweeteners that are alternatives to white sugar, and we'll show how to cook with them.
sugar a day for women and 9 teaspoons for men. For more healthy eating tips, come to EatingWell.com.
Healthy Cooking: How to Bake Pie Crust
Learn how to bake a healthy pie crust with two substitutions. To make pie crust healthy, use whole-wheat pastry flour for more fiber and replace some butter with sour cream and canola oil to reduce saturated fat. This easy homemade pie crust is the
cold butter into small pieces and quickly rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces are small but still visible. Then add 3 tablespoons canola oil and 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream and toss. The sour cream and oil replace half the butter to reduce the amount of saturated fat by two thirds. Sprinkle 4 tablespoons ice water over the mixture and toss with a fork until evenly moist. Knead the dough
How to Make Frozen Yogurt Recipes without an Ice Cream Maker
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make frozen yogurt without an ice cream maker, in a food processor. This homemade strawberry frozen yogurt recipe is ready in minutes and uses just four simple ingredients to make an easy, healthy dessert.
frozen strawberries and a little superfine sugar. Process those up in your food processor . While that's happening, stir together nonfat plain yogurt and lemon juice . Pour that down through the feed tube of the processor as it's running. Scrape down the sides a little bit, keep on
Healthy Desserts: 3 Easy Chocolate Desserts
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make 3 easy chocolate dessert recipes. These healthy dessert recipes for Indoor S'Mores, Chocolate Bark and Chocolate Truffles are all low-calorie desserts (under 100-calories), which is great if you're on a diet.
is good for your heart, especially when you're eating dark chocolate over milk chocolate . First up, let's make Indoor S'mores. So I start with graham crackers, break them into squares, put them on a baking sheet . Top each one with a marshmallow, then put them under your broiler. It just takes about 45 to 75 seconds until they get nice and golden. Pull those out and then drizzle them with dark melted chocolate . You could just melt that right in your microwave. Drizzle it over the top and that's it. You've just saved yourself 75 calories compared with a traditional s'more. Next up, Chocolate Bark. I have dark chocolate chips. Melt those in the microwave until they are nice and gooey. Stir in mixed nuts, which also happen to be heart healthy. Put in whatever kind you like. Spread it on a foil-lined baking sheet , then pop it in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Take it out. Put it on your cutting board and chop it into chunks. That's it. You just made delicious Chocolate Bark. Now, we're making Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles. Take natural, chunky peanut butter. Look for the kind that has just peanuts and salt on the ingredient list. Mix that up with chopped-up pretzels. Put that in the freezer for about 20 minutes. That will get it nice and firm so that you can roll it into little balls. Make 20 little balls, arrange them on a baking sheet . Pop that back into the freezer for about an hour, until they're nice and firm. At that point, pull them out and roll them in melted chocolate until they're all coated. Put them back on your baking sheet . Put that in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, and you're done. You just made delicious Peanut Butter & Pretzel Truffles. For these