Dessert for the Health Conscious

By Kelsey – April 1, 2011

For centuries, dessert has been the dieter’s number one vice. But as we’ve already acknowledged, self-control only leaves us feeling crabby. And when I’m crabby, the first thing I want is dessert. It’s a cruel, cruel world.

But why do we insist on denying ourself one of life’s greatest pleasures? Dessert doesn’t have to be an automatic no-no. In fact, if you do it the right way, it can actually be your best source for a lot of nutrients you’re probably missing out on– i.e., fruit.

So what is a healthy dessert? Well, it’s basically one that’s not centered on butter, refined flour and sugar. Think fruit. Think apples especially, which are readily available, cheap, and which contain more phytonutrients than just about any of our other favorite fruits, plus loads of fiber. Cranberries are also high on the list of good fruits, but we unfortunately only work those in once a year.

Check out this easy recipe for Old-Fashioned Apple Nut Crisp, and say hello to a healthy diet– full of dessert!


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