I'll be the first to admit that I love the sweet treats of winter, from peppermint mochas to gingerbread cookies to a good 'ol glass of eggnog. But of course, there's festive food and drink everywhere this time of year, so I can't endlessly indulge. I decide when it's worth it to have the real thing (yes to a delicious gingerbread cookie!) and when I take healthier shortcuts (like having a glass of eggnog kefir instead of the traditional recipe). So as my holiday gift to you, I'm taking you to dessert school. That's right! You're about to learn what other dietitians and I designate as "worth it" in the dessert department, as well as the three vocabulary words you must know when selecting a store-bought dessert.
Here's What Dietitians Actually Eat For Dessert
Think dietitians like me don't eat dessert? Think again! That's just a myth. See what treat I whip up year-round and keep in the freezer at all times, via this tell-all article from WellandGood.com. Then see what sweets my nutritionist colleagues can't live without.
What is Sugar-Free, Unsweetened, and No-Sugar Added?
Amy's Recipe of the Week: Pomegranate Crunch Chocolate Ricotta Cups
One of the best ways to know exactly what's in a dessert is to make it yourself. And this pomegranate chocolate treat is so super easy to make, plus its ingredients supply protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Looking for another way to add fruit to dessert? You've gotta try these decadent chocolate brownies, as well as this healthy fruit pizza and ice cream with pistachio.
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