Desserts

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Truffles {Healthified}

Time for holiday baking!  I always bake cookies, but this year I decided to try making candy as well. Here is my experiment with chocolate truffles. What makes chocolate truffles unhealthy? Usually they are made with heavy cream, meaning high amounts of saturated fat. This is the fat that is bad for the heart. A… Continue reading Peppermint Hot Chocolate Truffles {Healthified}

Desserts

Maple Pecan Pie

Couldn’t resist; had to try to healthify this dessert.  The corn syrup is just begging to be substituted.   Now would I normally consider maple syrup to be healthy?  Not necessarily; it is basically pure sugar (natural or not).  But we are talking about dessert here, something that we consume in moderation, right? 😉  When using… Continue reading Maple Pecan Pie

Desserts

Skinny Caramel Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic American dessert, but most versions are very high in saturated fat and sugar (from the shortening, butter and sugar).  Here is “dietitian approved” recipe that tastes indulgent, but is much better for the heart!  Lower in calories, fat, sodium and sugar, but higher in fiber and protein.  It has a sweet… Continue reading Skinny Caramel Apple Pie

Desserts · Diabetes-Friendly

Healthy Peanut Butter Frosting

Not only is this frosting “not bad” for you, it’s good for you!  Seriously, Greek yogurt, powdered peanut butter (PB2), Splenda and vanilla extract. That’s it.  Delicious and easy! Typical frosting is made of butter and powdered sugar.  High in saturated fat and high in sugar.  The Green Eyed Dietitian recipe is high in protein… Continue reading Healthy Peanut Butter Frosting