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Don’t Feel Guilty For Eating This Delicious And Low-Fat Cheesecake!

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We all have those moments when we just want to enjoy a tasty dessert that will satisfy our sweet tooth. The problem is, most desserts aren’t the healthiest for you. With this less-fattening cheesecake you can enjoy the same great taste that a regular cheesecake has, but you can also enjoy two or maybe three slices of it!

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Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit

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With the holiday season filled with rich and decadent desserts, this recipe is a great option when you want to offer just a small sweet treat at the end of a meal.

Chocolate dipped dried fruit is also a great option for a homemade gift!

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Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries

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If you want to have your pie (and eat it too!) this holiday season, why not opt for a lighter version of one of your indulgent favorites.

This “Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries” replaces half of the cream cheese in a typical cheesecake and swaps in non-fat Greek yogurt.

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Turkish Candied Pumpkin

1 Comment | Written on October 23, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

With winter squash season in full swing, I am always on the lookout for new recipes using pumpkin.  I first tasted this recipe over the summer when I was traveling in Istanbul.  In Turkish it is called “Kabak Tatlisi” but we would recognize it as candied pumpkin!  With only 3 simple ingredients, this dish is definitely one to add to your holiday lineup.

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Easy Homemade Frozen Yogurt

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Did you know it is easy to make your own fruity frozen yogurt at home?  For this recipe, simply pick your favorite frozen fruit and it’s a snap to make this delectable frozen treat.

I am completely obsessed with blueberries, so that is what I chose for my frozen yogurt.  Next time I am thinking raspberries, strawberries or maybe peaches!

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Top 10 Italian Desserts and Treats

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Last week we showcased 10 of our favorite ways to prepare an Italian-style meal and dinnertime.  This week, we are showing off our 10 favorite Italian-inspred desserts and treats!

From fresh fruit to coffee and biscotti – there’s something for everyone in this sweet lineup!

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Frozen Cheesecake Bites

2 Comments | Written on August 30, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

You want to indulge a little bit, but you know that a slice of cheesecake is a calorie bomb.  That’s where this recipe comes in!  These “Frozen Cheesecake Bites” are enough to satisfy a cheesecake craving without sacrificing your workouts.

It’s an easy 5-ingredient dessert that you can whip up in minutes!

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Three Ingredient Low-Fat Creamsicle Cake

126 Comments | Written on August 28, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Pinterest is absolutely overflowing with creative ideas from across the web and I am completely addicted.   (By the way, follow my account and I will gladly follow you back!)

The other night I was browsing around and came upon this genius concept for a three ingredient dessert using only a cake mix, Greek yogurt, and water.  It seemed almost too good to be true, so I just had to try it for myself!  That’s when the idea for this orange creamsicle cake was born.

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Banana “Ice Cream”

No Comments | Written on August 17, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

Are you ready for a recipe that is pure magic?

A healthy snack that only feels sinful?

A recipe with ONE INGREDIENT?!

Let me show you how to make Banana “Ice Cream!”

Start by peeling and slicing the bananas and placing them in a 9 x 13 pan.  Put the pan in the freezer until the banana slices are completely frozen.

When the bananas are frozen and you are ready to make the “ice cream,” remove the pan from the freezer and allow it to sit at room temperature for 3- 5 minutes.  The slices should be able to lift easily out of the pan.

Place the frozen banana slices in a strong blender or food processor and pulse.  Watch the bananas carefully as they will soon turn into a perfectly creamy “ice cream” texture!  Seriously, it’s magic!  Scoop and serve immediately.

The sky is the limit when it comes to this no-recipe recipe.  The banana ice cream tastes outstanding on its own, but you can also add in a touch of vanilla or cinnamon into the food processor, or top with chopped nuts.

Maybe blend in frozen berries or mangoes to change the flavor profile.

I added a scoop of peanut butter to make Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream – heaven!

How about a drizzle of Nutella?  Stop, I can’t take the deliciousness!

All I can say is, give it a try and I promise it will be an instant hit.  Get creative and make it your own with your favorite flavor combinations.  This is my new go-to guilt-free treat!

Tropical Summer Sherbet in Orange Shells

No Comments | Written on August 8, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

Sometimes the interest and innovation in a dish is showcased in its presentation.  Here, the creativity comes through in how the dessert is served.  This is really a “no-recipe” recipe!

If you are looking for a light and refreshing way to finish off a meal this summer, simply hollow out orange shells and fill them with sherbet.  Top with toasted coconut and garnish with a mint sprig.  Serving your dessert in the orange shells is a fun and memorable twist to a sublimely simple dish!

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Here is what you will need:

1)  Sweetened flaked coconut

2)  Oranges

3)  Sherbet

4)  Mint sprigs


TROPICAL SUMMER SHERBET IN ORANGE SHELLS   (click here to view and print recipe)

1/2 cup flaked coconut

6 fresh orange halves from 3 oranges

1 quart orange sherbet

Fresh mint sprigs

1)  Place coconut in a small, dry skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook and stir until coconut is brown and toasted, watching careful to avoid burning – it toasts quickly!  Let cool.

2)  Scoop out pulp from orange halves completely to make shells.

3)  Using an ice cream scoop, scrape sherbet into balls to fit into each orange shell.

4)  Sprinkle sherbet with toasted coconut.  Place mint sprigs around oranges for garnish.  Serve immediately.  Serves 6.