We already know that there are many healthy ways to enjoy coconut, a fruit that provides a number of functional vitamins and minerals for the body. While coconut is rich in fat and saturated fat, it is healthy fat that provides energy for the lymph nodes, liver and other vital organs.
Because coconut is rich and satisfying, it can be a good source of dietary fat. Next time you want to add a little bit more coconut into your diet opt for one of our figure-friendly recipes.
Coconut Cream Pie: Even if you’re on a diet, you don’t need to give up eating pie. Just make sure it’s our coconut cream pie, that’s made with real butter and cream. Our advice? Just eat a small slice and add an extra ten minutes of cardio onto your workout the next day.
Coconut Cream: If you’re in the mood for a dessert that’s simple and light, you’ll love this delicious coconut cream baked to perfection with less than 5 carbohydrates per serving.
Chewy Coconut Bars: If you have to fight a daily 3 pm candy bar craving at the office, bake a fresh batch of these delicious bars each week. Unsweetened coconut and high-gluten flour will make these irresistible bars a snack time staple.
Coconut Chocolate Pudding: Instead of indulging in ice cream as a post-dinner sweet treat, make yourself a bowl of this cool chocolate pudding laced with shredded coconut and topped with a very modest portion of fresh whipped cream.
Coconut Pie Crust: Instead of your plain old pie crust recipe, whip up one laced with coconut. Especially delicious with citrus pies for summer (think: key lime) and even traditional pies like apple or pumpkin.
Peanut Butter Balls: Peanut butter and coconut might sound like an unusual combination but if you’re looking for a perfect alternative to baked cookies, opt for these delicious and nutty low-carb treats.
Pina Colada Fruit Dip: There’s nothing better than sitting on the beach, pina colada in hand, except for this dip paired with your favorite fresh fruit. Even better? This version comes without the rum – so it’s family friendly – and won’t leave you with a hangover the next day.
April 18th, 2011