With Christmas right around the corner, desserts are becoming very popular. Many people think that desserts are extremely bad for you and that you shouldn’t eat them. However, desserts are not going to kill you, and there are many ways that you can make eating desserts healthier. One of the ways to do this is by controlling your portion size. It is much easier to incorporate desserts into your lifestyle if you watch the amount that you eat. Another way that to make desserts healthier is by changing up some of the ingredients. Add some shredded or pureed fruits and vegetables to replace butter or oil, use a whole-grain flour instead of all-purpose flour, incorporate different kinds of flours (such as almond flour) to add more nutrients, and use low-fat dairy products. One more way to make desserts healthier is by reducing saturated fats and added sugars. You can do this by swapping butter for a heart-healthy oil, and by cutting out about twenty-five percent of the sugar in a recipe. Dessert can still be enjoyable as long as you pay attention to your portion size and ingredients in the dessert.
Find this information and more at: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/planning-and-prep/cooking-tips-and-trends/healthy-baking-alternatives