Seem to have a sweet tooth that isnâ€™t satisfied unless you dive into a bowl of ice cream or candy?Â Well below is a list of easy and healthier alternatives to making your sweet tooth happy without adding the extra bulge in your waistline.
- Thereâ€™s a product out that I personally buy and enjoy.Â Itâ€™s called â€œNo Pudge! Fudge Brownie Mix.”Â It comes in a variety of flavors: Regular, Cappuccino, Mint, and Raspberry.Â All you have to do is mix the powder mix with the amount of vanilla flavored yogurt it says in the directions, heat, cool, cut, and enjoy.Â Or you can check out the productâ€™s website and see a big listing of different recipe ideas.
- An easy and good dessert are the Jello pudding mixes. Simply add skim milk, chill, and enjoy.
- Adding or topping desserts with fruit is always a sweet and easy way of adding nutrients.
- Incorporating oats and whole-grains is always a good idea. Take a look at this delicious recipe I found on iVillage.com for Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies.
1 cup softened unsalted butter
2 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon pure orange extract
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups dried cranberries
2/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350Â°F.
2. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time until well mixed. Add zest and extracts and mix well.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in oats, then add to butter mixture and mix well.
4. Fold in cranberries and pecans (if desired). Drop by the teaspoonful 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges just start to turn golden brown.
5. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 4 minutes, then remove to wire racks to finish cooling. Store in an airtight container or freeze.
Find more healthy dessert recipes here at DietsInReview.com.
February 25th, 2009