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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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
Peppermint Cookies
Throw on an apron and try out this refreshing twist on a traditional sugar cookie! This recipe combines the delight of freshly baked cookies with the added crunch of peppermint candy for a perfect holiday treat. Family and friends of all ages are sure to enjoy this one.
rice pudding
While rice pudding is an easy, fast, and cheap dessert, it can also offer great health benefits! Because its main ingredient is milk, it’s a great source of calcium. If you’re watching your sugar intake you can reduce the amount of sugar used. You may also enrich this delicious dessert with healthy...
While rice pudding is an easy, fast, and cheap dessert, it can also offer great health benefits! Because its main ingredient is milk, it’s a great source of calcium. If you’re watching your sugar intake you can reduce the amount of sugar used. You may also enrich this delicious dessert with healthy...
Rice Pudding
Rice pudding may often be underrated, but it is so delicious and simple to make. More than that, it also offers some health benefits. Milk is a great source of calcium, cinnamon offers anti-inflammatory properties, and nuts are a good source of unsaturated fats, which are great in supporting your...
smoothie bowl
Tired of your typical smoothie? Try this smoothie bowl recipe. It’s very similar to your favorite frozen dessert, like ice cream or frozen yogurt, but has more nutrients to nourish your body any time of day!