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11/2/19 4:46 P

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Harris Teeter had fresh figs next to the grapes, Alukowsky.

I want dried figs and can't find those. Well I found a ten pound bag at Costco. Way too much.



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11/2/19 3:43 P

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carmel apple variation - instead of covering an apple with a thick layer of caramel

cut an apple into slices, and dip in a 1 tbsp nut butter with 1 tbsp caramel sauce. a little protein, fiber from the apple but still the enjoyment of caramel flavor

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10/28/19 7:24 P

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Great ideas everyone! Thanks for sharing.



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10/28/19 6:52 P

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I've done a tofu chocolate mousse/smoothie with just soft tofu, cocoa powder, sweetener of choice, & maybe vanilla, cinnamon, and/or espresso powder. PB2 powdered peanut butter is good in there too.

That microwaved "baked apple" with cinnamon is awfully good in this weather. emoticon

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8/14/19 3:55 P

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Not really an "aha", but one of my favorite non-dairy desserts is a tofu-based chocolate mousse. Basically, you melt 1 cup of chocolate chips, then blend a block of silken tofu with 2 tsp vanilla until smooth, add the chocolate, blend until combined, then pour into serving dishes and chill. It tastes best if you let it sit at least overnight.

You can even freeze it for a sort of chocolate ice cream, though I haven't actually tried that.

Another easy dessert I like to bring to parties is Chocolate Covered Katie's Cookie Dough Dip. I pair it with sliced apples and strawberries, and it keeps me out of the brownies and cookies that so often show up at those family parties!

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8/14/19 12:50 P

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Use sugar free pudding mix, add 1 1/2 cup milk and stir for 2 minutes. Add a cup or more, if you wish, of cool whip and put in dessert dishes.



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8/5/19 6:27 P

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One of my favorites is to slice an apple (I use a corer/slicer), leaving the skin on. Put in the microwave for about 30 seconds. I top it with some plain, nonfat Greek yogurt, a few chopped nuts of my choice, then cinnamon.

You can also add a bit of granola mix, if you prefer, but I don't buy it because of added sugars - prefer chopped nuts.



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7/30/19 7:26 P

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That was supposed to say nonstick cooking spray! Not noncooking spray lol! Dummy me!

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One thing I made up the other night was I had bought some white nectarines and was looking for a "dessert for one". I peeled the nectarine, sprinkled it with cinnamon, placed in a cake pan sprayed with noncooking spray. Covered with foil and placed in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Served with 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream. Oh so Good!!! You can serve it with Cool whip or eat it plain. No added sugar required! ;)

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7/30/19 7:22 P

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Just made the Spark Recipe of Red White and Blueberry Crisp. Pretty yummy and the berries are great for you!

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7/30/19 5:05 P

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My favorite right now is greek yogurt, a teaspoon of honey, and some cherries. Almost like cherry ice cream but not and way more protein.

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7/30/19 10:16 A

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I'm fortunate to live in a region (Delmarva Peninsula) that produces some of the nation's best seasonal fruit; in the summer, all I want are peaches, melons, berries -- most of which are available at roadside stands, farmers' markets, and backyards. The only thing I crave, and have trouble finding, are fresh figs.

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7/29/19 11:34 A

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A few of my favourite desserts / snacks:

- Bulk bake: chop apples and / or pears in to 1/4" cubes, coat with cinnamon / ginger / nutmeg, and bake at 325 deg F for 60-90 minutes until soft and sweet. Separate in to portions that can be mixed with almond butter or peanut butter and mixed with plain Greek yogurt, or used to top a plain omelet or a low-carb "crepe", or mixed with cottage cheese. Freezes / thaws wonderfully, and can be mixed with cranberries or blueberries for a change in flavour.

- Low carb mini-cheesecake bites ( recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=3333510
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- Almond flour cake ( recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=3399662
) topped with fresh berries, or the baked apples, and unsweetened whipped cream

- Self-crust pumpkin pie ( recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=454777
) although I change the recipe so that it is sweetened with pureed fruit instead of sugar / sweeteners

- Baked "custards" based on the pumpkin pie technique (I use these as breakfasts, but smaller portions make great desserts), such as:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=3464991

or
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?
recipe=3364156


- Cheese / nut / fruit plate

- Almond flour crackers with a blended fruit dip (I like to whip together cream cheese with plain Greek yogurt and apple butter or plum butter --- avocado blended with berries or nut butters is another great topping)

- avocado with chia or flaxseed "pudding" (lots of recipes available in every possible flavour combination including a rich chocolate with unsweetened cocoa powder)

I don't follow a low-carb way of eating, but do find that a lot of the recipes are delicious, and include great healthy fats that balance out my nutrition and are incredibly satisfying.

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7/29/19 3:04 A

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thanks!



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@WALLOWA LOVE it :-)

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7/28/19 11:53 P

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A little off topic but not too much. (I was looking at an old booklet on local wildlife and there was a typo - dessert fox). I had to do the cartoon.



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7/23/19 1:55 P

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Some might think this is cliché for weight loss, but I genuinely love rice cakes. I keep the chocolate, white cheddar and the apple flavors around. A chocolate rice cake is 60 calories. I generally have 2 and it's pretty satisfying.



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7/23/19 12:20 P

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Berry “ice cream”

In a blender mix a ripe banana + frozen berries. Voila “ice cream”! Divide into 2 or 3 portions and freeze. Or eat it all, whatever works lol.

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7/23/19 11:06 A

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Mmm! :)

Or try it with peanut butter?


Edited to add:
...I think I'll go have some right now :)

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7/23/19 10:40 A

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That's a great idea. :)

Sometimes I cut up an apple with the corer/slicer, put it in a bowl, sprinkle with cinnamon and microwave until softer (I can't remember how long - start small and add seconds if needed). Then add a little whipped topping and it's kind of like apple pie.



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7/23/19 10:03 A

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Ok. The other day I mashed my half banana, added the measured portion of pineapple and the measured portion of nuts, and pretended it was a "banana split." It actually tasted really good.

So I thought I'd ask if anyone else had any "aha" healthy dessert ideas.



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