Heart Healthy Desserts
Be kind to your heart -- and your waistline -- with these heart-healthy desserts. Choose from fruity parfaits, berry tarts, spiced cookies, and more for delicious, healthy desserts that are heart-smart, too.See Popular Heart Healthy Desserts Recipes
Have a heart -- or at least some heart-healthy recipes to get you back in shape before Valentine's Day. It may sound silly, but for all the work our hearts do, we often don't show them much love. After all, the heart is the one muscle that never stops pumping, even while we sleep. One easy way to give our heart the respect (and the fuel) it needs to keep working well is to eat a diet full of heart-healthy foods; things that are low in sodium, low in fat, and full of protein, iron, and vitamins. Low calorie,read more
This time of year makes it hard to eat healthy. Halloween ... Thanksgiving ... Christmas -- it seems as if the march through autumn is designed to deliver as many calories as possible. It's no wonder that the most common New Year's resolution is to lose weight! There's a way to enjoy the season without having to go on a starvation diet come January 1 -- and without having to sacrifice your sweets. The answer: by choosing desserts that are low in calories, fat and sodium, you can feel indulgent without actually overdoing it. And don't worry ...read more
When it comes to Valentine's Day, there's no room for subtlety. Love is something to declare! The entire holiday is awash in hearts, candy, and flowers--all in bright pink and red hues.
Growing up, healthy Christmas treats were usually limited to a lonely apple or orange my parents (or Santa?) vainly stuck into my holiday stocking. Now that I'm all grown up adults, it's easy to understand why. By the time Christmas day rolls around, we're often so stuffed with cookies, candies, and other high-sugar, high-calorie goodies that a healthy option is not only a welcome change but almost a necessity. Before you accuse us of being Scrooges when it comes to Christmas treats, we want to reassure that we're not trying to replace your Christmas goodies with dry crackers andread more
When it comes to healthy eating, summer gives us a split personality. On one hand, we all want to eat healthy to ensure plenty of hours outside enjoying our favorite sun-splashed activities (in other words, we want to look better in our swimsuits). On the other hand, it seems like summer and treats are synonymous: fruit pies, buttery shortcakes, and of course, ice cream (lots and lots of ice cream!). Summertime is loaded with diet-busting dessert options. For those of us who feel torn between these two summer extremes, there is a third option! Fresh, tasty, healthy summerread more
Delicious doesn't have to mean decadent. In fact, when it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, healither choices are a perfect way to finish a heavy meal. Think about it; instead of groaning at the thought of trying to finish a slice of rich pie, why not cap off the feast with an equally delicious, but much lighter, treat? Don't worry -- no one's suggesting you haul out bowls of granola topped with a dabs of yogurt. No, we're talking about a creamy, delicious Pumpkin Custard or a cranberry-filled angel food cake roll. And as far as elegance goes, you can'tread more
Friends and family will ask for this moist, delicious cake again and again. It's a low-fat dessert that gets a nutritious boost from a surprising ingredient--sweet potatoes.
Roasting the plums concentrates their flavor and allows the spices to penetrate the fruit. If you prefer, omit the sour cream topper and serve with vanilla frozen yogurt.
Pomegranate juice, low-fat yogurt, and light dessert topping help keep this nutty home-style dessert recipe diabetic friendly.
Mascarpone cheese is a rich, buttery cheese with double or triple the cream. Just a little goes a long way to boost the flavor of these elegant figs.
Indulge in this healthy version of a springtime classic. We've cut more than half the calories and fat from this traditional fruity favorite.
Cocoa powder, fat-free milk, fewer egg yolks, and sugar-free hot fudge topping make this recipe a luscious, yet heart-smart dessert.
Unsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, egg product, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a yummy good-for-you treat.
A mascarpone cheese and chocolate filling makes a beguiling match for crisp low-fat lemon meringue shells in this dessert recipe.
We used whole wheat pastry in this healthier version of the favorite fruit pie. Serve it for dessert all summer long.
A blend of unsweetened cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, and honey makes this hot drink good enough to serve for dessert.
Summer through early fall is the time to find fresh figs for this simple low- calorie dessert recipe.