Archive for May, 2012

Healthy Desserts

Are you looking for a healthier way to quench your sweet tooth?  Add fruit to your desserts and enjoy benefits such as high vitamin content and antioxidants.  Here are some tasty recipes with fruit you can try.

Grilled Peach Sundaes


  • 2 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 scoops nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt or fruit sorbet
  • 1 tablespoon toasted unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat grill to high. Brush peach halveswith oil. Grill until tender. Place 2 peach halves in each bowl and top with a scoop of frozen yogurt (or sorbet) and coconut.

Pina Colada Yogurt Parfait


  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crushed canned pineapple, or canned mandarin oranges
  • 1 tablespoon toasted coconut


  1. Top yogurt with pineapple (or canned mandarin oranges) and coconut.

Cocoa-Nut Bananas


  • 4 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons toasted unsweetened coconut
  • 2 small bananas, sliced on the bias


  1. Place cocoa and coconut on separate plates. Roll each banana slice in the cocoa, shake off the excess, then dip in the coconut.


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