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Apple Sauce Cake
This applesauce cake is warm, light, and full of spices! It’s not too sweet and not too rich, which makes it pair well with a rich cup of coffee on a cold snowy day!
Banana Muffin with Walnuts and made with flax seed
A delicious and filling start to your day! These muffins are made soft and moist by simply using ripe banana and just a little added sugar and oil. Throw in some ground flaxseed and nuts to add healthy fats! Flaxseeds are a great plant-based source of omega-3 fats that our body needs; they also...
Berries and Pistachio Parfait Recipe Photo. Cup of yogurt is in a blue plate with some berries next to it; under the plate is a yellow napkin. Background is light grey.
It sounds fancy, but in reality, this parfait is just layers of Greek yogurt and fresh or frozen berries that has been topped with pistachios. Make this recipe the night before and enjoy it for breakfast or have it as a snack. Pistachios are bursting with the fiber, minerals, and unsaturated fat...
Annually on the fourth of December, Eastern Christians in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria prepare this nutritious dessert in honor of Saint Barbara, executed by her father, a roman pagan king. This recipe symbolizes her escape journey as she hid in wheat fields and is also prepared for...
Use those leftover brown bananas to make the most addicting banana bread recipe you have ever tried! You won’t need a new banana bread recipe after you try this one!
This delicious recipe is great to share with friends and family! It is a perfect treat when you want something sweet. Warm it up to make the chocolate chips warm and gooey, and have it with a nice glass of milk. This recipe is simple and easy to make.
Chocolate Cake in square pan - depression era cake
This cake may not cure your depression, but we hope that it brightens your day! This unique Chocolate Cake recipe was popularized during the great depression when fresh food ingredients (like milk and eggs) were in limited supply; it is rich and chocolatey without using any eggs, butter, or milk! A...
cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins
These muffins contain oats for soluble fiber and non-fat dry milk and buttermilk for calcium. For a bit of extra crunch, try topping each muffin with 1 teaspoon of your favorite chopped nuts mixed with a little brown sugar before baking.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are the perfect healthy sweet treat! If you are looking to sneak some extra vegetables into your diet while enjoying a chocolate taste, this recipe is for you! This simple recipe is made with whole wheat flour and no butter or refined sugar (besides the chocolate...
This recipe comes straight to you from our Nutrition Intern’s home. This fruit salad is Justine and her family’s favorite dessert to eat after dinner. It features fruits that are in season which is brought together by a creamy and sweet sauce. Many people in the Philippines indulge in this fruit...
Chocolate Muffin
Looking for a healthy alternative to carb-heavy desserts? Then this recipe is perfect for you! These muffins are not only mouthwatering; they are nutritious, as well. Made with wholesome ingredients, like banana (which provides fiber, vitamins, and minerals) and peanut butter (which provides healthy...
Greek Yogurt Popsicles are the perfect summer treat for the entire family! With only 2 simple ingredients, you can prepare these popsicles in 10 minutes and leave them to rest in the freezer overnight. Berries and bananas work best for this recipe, but feel free to experiment with other fruits! It...
grilled banana boats
Grilled bananas are a unique sweet treat and can be customized with a variety of toppings. Using tin foil in this recipe is essential in order to heat the bananas on the grill without the skin getting too charred.
Forget boxed puddings and try this homemade version instead! Made with wholesome ingredients and lighter on added sugars and saturated fat, this pudding is creamy and just sweet enough. Perfect as a base for banana pudding or topped with berries, this can also be turned into chocolate pudding. The...
Your family will love this refreshing salad that is rich in fiber, vitamin C and potassium. Use it to top yogurt, oatmeal, ice cream or as a breakfast side dish. The poppy seeds add a nice crunch and the honey provides a nice sweetness.
Hummingbird Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting - light dusting of cinnamon and pecan halves
Hummingbird cake is a popular, Southern recipe that uses pineapple, cream cheese, and pecans. While delicious, the classic recipe is very high in sugar and fat. In this recipe we have made a few ingredient substitutions that uphold the original flavor and texture of the cake but eliminate some of...
lemon chiffon with fresh berries
This simple recipe is a deliciously sweet tart dessert that is light and low in calories. It is perfect for a party or as a stay-at-home dessert that will melt in your mouth.
sweet potato pie
We’re bringing a taste of the South to Chicago with this spiced sweet potato pie recipe. This traditional holiday dessert is sure to add a warm, baked aroma to your kitchen and a smile to you and your family members’ faces!
Lighter Apple Crisp
Craving something sweet? Look no further! Enjoy this lighter version of a dessert crisp filled with sweet apples, flavored with spices, and crumbly oat topping.
Mocha Pie
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! This creamy, silky-smooth chocolate pie comes together quickly and is great to make ahead during the busy holiday season. It is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
Power bites
With only five ingredients and a prep time of less than 10 minutes, these chewy peanut butter bites are the ultimate convenient snack option. There’s no need to fire up the oven- just combine a few simple ingredients to make these tasty energy bites. Flax seeds are a “super ingredient” packed with...
A closeup of a bowl of peach crisp. A metal spoon is in the bowl, and a red checkered tablecloth is slightly visible.
Peaches are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One peach contains nearly 17% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C, which promotes wound healing, immune health, and works as an antioxidant. This means it protects the body from damage to our cells. Canned peaches can be eaten year...
This simple and easy recipe is great for breakfast or a little sweet treat. Crumble a muffin over a bowl of yogurt or serve alongside a bowl of fruit for a more balanced meal.
yogurt popsicles
These popsicles make for a delicious homemade dessert! With just a few, nutritious ingredients, they are a healthy alternative to many of the popsicles you may find at your local grocery store. If you don’t have a popsicle mold, you can use 3 oz paper cups with popsicle sticks instead.