Secrets to Making Delicious Sweets and Desserts Healthier
Posted: March 04, 2013
Categories: Weight Loss
- Take a box of brownie mix and add in black beans! Take a 15-ounce can of black beans, drain excess liquid, and then puree the beans in a blender with Ľ cup water. No need to add anything else! These brownies still taste sweet but the beans cut calories and replace unhealthy saturated fats plus they add in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- After washing and drying the berries, melt 1 cup of dark chocolate chips and lightly dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate. Place the dipped berries on waxed paper and let them cool in the fridge. Strawberries are high in fiber, minerals, and vitamin C. The touch of dark chocolate has antioxidants.
Icing on the Cake
- Make homemade frosting for your cake or cupcakes! Mix 1 cup of plain 2% or 0% Greek yogurt with ˝ cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla, refrigerate for 30 minutes and then spread it on. This frosting will be higher in protein and lower in fat and calories than regular frosting.
- Try making oatmeal raisin cookies instead of chocolate chip nut cookies. The raisins are sweet but have fiber and vitamins that chocolate chips don’t, along with fewer calories. Make sure to keep your cookies small, one portion of a cookie should be no bigger than the size of your palm.