Desserts & Snacks
Leave room for dessert! You can enjoy desserts & snacks and still have a balanced diet. The secret is making healthy choices. Substitute butter and shortening with heart-healthy oils and pureed fruits & vegetables. And use egg whites or egg substitutes in place of whole eggs.
Fresh fruit is also a perfect snack. The natural sugars present in fruits are good for satisfying a sweet tooth and they are healthy for your body too. Prepare fruits in different ways, and use them extensively as toppings on cakes and pies, instead of whipped cream or icing. Serve fresh fruit with low fat yogurt for a deliciously light dessert.