Healthy Dessert

Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.

Melted chocolate, chocolate chips, and nuts make a great combo for these cookies.

You don't need ice cubes if you freeze the cherries before blending.

Each serving contains about 145 calories, 8 g protein, 9 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 24 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, and 100 mg sodium.

You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy granola bars. Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the highest-quality dark chocolate you can find.

Cook chopped apples and cranberries in the microwave for 4 minutes. Then stir in sugar or sweetener and mash with a fork to desired consistency.

Serve this with a bit of gingered whipped cream for a special dessert.

Here's a sweet treat without the calories from sugar.

Blend fresh mango, reduced-fat sour cream, and lime juice.

Fresh peaches and blueberries are nestled under a topping flavored with ginger and lemon.

Put peaches, yogurt, ice and all but 6 raspberries into blender and puree. Serve in tall glasses. Garnish with reserved berries. The smoothie will be thick enough to float them on top. Add fresh mint leaves if you have them.

Just 3 ingredients: pineapple chunks, vanilla yogurt, and ice. Quick and yummy!

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla, and confectioners' sugar with a whisk to make no-cook pastry cream. Put mixture on top of graham cracker crumbs. Top with berries.

Cover the salad loosely and refrigerate, unless you're ready to eat it at once.

Chill overnight, then top with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of melted raspberry jam.

The sugar-free crust needs to chill before rolling out.

Wanton wrappers make these little desserts a snap to prepare.

Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.

Nothing sweeter, or more simple, than a baked apple for dessert!

A quick English dessert of cooked berries layered with whipped cream.

This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!

This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.

Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.

Your children can help you make this easy dessert that's colorful and good for them to eat. Have all of your supplies and ingredients ready before you begin.

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