4 Delicious Ways to Eat Berries

4 Delicious Ways to Eat Berries

Berries are not only delicious, they are also packed with nutrients that prevent diseases and boost overall health. On top of that, berries can also help with your diet – providing you with maximum health benefits with minimum calories.That said; why not add berries to your desserts, salads and even breakfasts? Below are four ways to enjoy your favorite berries. All recipes are from health.com. Fresh Berry NapoleonFresh Berry Napoleon combines the creamy texture of yogurt and the crunchiness of …

Diet-Friendly Dessert

Diet-Friendly Dessert

Don’t you wish there’s a delicious treat or a scrumptious dessert out there that does not end on your thigh or belly. Well, now there is – thanks to celebrity natural-foods chef Bethenny Frankel. The celebrity chef shares Fudge Chocolate Chip Muffins that promises to have all the good stuff we look for in muffins, and not of the bad. Ingredients:1 cup unsweetened applesauce1⁄2 cup raw sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1⁄4 teaspoon raspberry extract3⁄4 cup oat flour 1/3 cup unsweetened coc…

Fruit Compote

Fruit Compote

recipe ingredients1/2 cup fresh orange juice3 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar6 ounces mixed dried fruits3 small oranges, peeled and sectioned1 Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest1/4 tsp. vanilla extract recipe directionsCombine juice and brown sugar in a microwavable bowl. Stir in dried fruits. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until fruit is plump. Stir at least once half way through cooking time. Stir in remaining ingredients and let cool before s…

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple Cinnamon Cake

recipe ingredients1 3/4 cups sugar, divided1/2 cup stick margarine, softened1 teaspoon vanilla extract6 ounces block-style fat-free cream cheese, softened (about 3/4 cup)2 large eggs1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons ground cinnamon3 cups chopped peeled Rome apple (about 2 large)cooking sprayrecipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, margarine, vanilla, and cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 m…

Mango Melon Sorbet

Mango Melon Sorbet

recipe ingredients3 lg mangoes, peeled and pitted1 c. cantaloupe chunks1/2 c. maple syrup1/2 c. water2 Tbsp. lime juice1/4 c. mint leaves, for garnish recipe directionsIn a blender, puree mangoes, cantaloupe, maple syrup, water and lime juice until very smooth. Pour into a shallow pan and place in a freezer. When the sorbet begins to freeze around the edges, stir well. Continue stirring every hour for 2 or 3 hours, until the mixture has frozen solid. Cover and let sorbet coninue to freeze overni…

Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

Low Fat Vanilla Ice Cream

recipe ingredients4 cups fat free half and half3/4 cup sugar3 tbsp cornstarch2 ea egg yolk1 tbsp vanillapinch salt1 to 2 drops yellow food coloring – optionalrecipe directionsCombine 3 1/2 cups of fat free half and half with sugar and pinch of salt in a 2-quart heavy-bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium whisking/stirring often until steaming hot but not quite boiling. Do not let boil.In a medium sized bowl whisk 1/2 cup remaining half and half with cornstarch until blended. Whisk in egg yolks unt…

Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

recipe ingredients4 slices fresh pineapple, cored and peeled8 tsp. brown sugar1/4 cup rumrecipe directionsMarinate pineapple slices in rum for 30 minutes at room temperature. Place on broiler pan in one layer and sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Broil about 5 inches from heat for 3 mintues. Turn over and sprinkle with remaining sugar and broil another 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

Pumpkin Custard

Pumpkin Custard

recipe ingredients1 3/4 cups 1% milk1/2 cup canned pumpkin1/3 cup packed brown sugar2 Tbsp. reduced calorie maple flavored syrup1 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. ground ginger2 eggs4 egg whites1/3 cup raisins1/2 cup water2 Tbsp. reduced calorie maple flavored syrup recipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Heat milk in a large, heavy saucepan until hot but not boiling, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Mix pumpkin, brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. syrup, cinnamon, ginger, eggs and egg whites in a large bowl unt…