By no means should you neglect your sweet tooth on Thanksgiving day, you should just do it responsibly. Three helpings of your aunt’s pumpkin pie followed by a couple servings of brownies will leave you counting more than just your blessings. As with anything, moderation is key. So having a small serving of your favorite dessert won’t crash your weight loss efforts. You could also follow Mariah Carey’s “morsel diet.” When she wants to indulge, she just lets herself have one or two small bites of the thing that she’s craving and then she’s satisfied. So maybe, one bite of pie, one bite of brownie and one bite of cookie?
Whichever avenue you choose to satisfy your cravings this Thanksgiving, consider making one of these 10 healthier dessert recipes. Be mindful to follow recipes that don’t require a lot of heavy cream, butter, sugar or salt, and bake with whole grain flour when you can.
8. Rhubarb Bars
November 20th, 2008