Try These Delicious Desserts That Won’t Tip the Scale

As you plan your holiday get-togethers, consider these healthful, tasty dessert ideas:

  • Pile on the fruit. Offer a fruit basket to friends instead of a plate of holiday cookies. Make a winter fruit salad with your traditional meal.
  • Update family favorites with healthy add-ins. If homemade breads are your family’s treat of choice, try biking with whole-wheat flour or adding in healthful options such as bananas, blueberries, cranberries and chopped apples.
  • Make it a mini. Serve bite-sized desserts instead of full servings. Mini pies, cake pops and one-bite cookies are all ways you can control your family’s portion sizes. (Just remember, just because they are smaller in size doesn’t mean you should eat more of them!)

– Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute