Healthy Living A to Z: D is for Dessert

A Simple Fruit Salad
Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

Don’t get too excited.  I’m not going to tell you to go out and indulge in every high fat sweet treat you can find but there are healthier ways to enjoy dessert.

One of my favorite treats is fresh or frozen berries.  Strawberries are natures candy.  Fruit can help satisfy cravings for sugar.

Chocolate has been proven to have health benefits.  We’re talking dark chocolate here — high is cacao and low in sugar.  Buy the good stuff and enjoy in moderation.

I do bake, but make sweets healthier by cutting as much fat and refined sugar as possible.  Be sure substitutions are healthy ones.

You might need to change what you consider a “treat.”  When I was young my sugar consumption was limited because my older brother had bad teeth.  For years I thought cheese was candy.

Why am I talking about dessert in a series on healthy living?  I know throwing out all foods we love and enjoy attempting to get healthy is setting ourselves up for failure.  Indulge in a little treat now and then.  Make your desserts as healthy as possible and practice moderation.

Need ideas for a healthier Valentine’s Day Dessert?

Pure Heart Brownies and Cocoa Truffles from Shivay Delights

Greek Yogurt and Warm Berry Sauce from Gluten Free Fabulous

Do you have a healthier dessert recipe?  Feel free to link to it in the comments section.

 

2 thoughts on “Healthy Living A to Z: D is for Dessert”

  1. I know that I can live without many things.
    BUT
    I can not live without fresh fruit! Maybe they are full of sugar/fructose…….but my love affair with (mainly) fresh fruit will last all my life

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