Don’t Dish Dessert — Just Make it Healthy!

Who doesn’t love dessert: chocolate cake, golden pound cake, cheesecake, apple pie, and peach cobbler, all topped with a huge, scoop of vanilla ice cream. All these desserts sound delicious and oh, so gratifying. But, they are also the culprits to putting on those extra unwanted pounds.

As much as I would love to eat a big, slice of chocolate cake, and wash it down with a cold, glass of soy milk, I know that I would pay the price for such impulses.

Fresh berries in a glassWhenever, I’m in the mood for something sweet, after dinner, I usually look for low-fat and low-calorie alternatives. Especially, during the summer time when there is an abundance of fresh, seasonal melons and citrus fruits.

If you have a weakness for desserts, but don’t want the extra pounds, try a few of these healthy alternatives:

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