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Top Ten Suggestions for Desserts and Dieting

A Common Sense Approach

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Below is my list of ten -10- common sense suggestions for low carb, low fat, low calorie and diabetic desserts. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it, too! Enjoy and stay healthy!

Nutritional Values of Most Desserts

1. Read all package labels very carefully.

Photo © Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo © Carroll Pellegrinelli
You don't want to add unknown fats and sugars to your diet.

2. Try the milk step-down.

Adding Milk Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Adding Milk Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
If a recipe calls for cream, try whole milk. If it calls for whole milk, try 2 percent and so on.

3. Use less whole eggs.

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
If a recipe calls for 3 eggs, try using 1 whole egg and two egg whites.

4. In baking, substitute 1 cup of applesauce for 1 cup of margarine or butter.

Cake Batter in Pans Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Cake Batter in Pans Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
For better results, don't substitute all of the fat for applesauce just half or less of it.

5. Substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar.

Photo © Carroll Pellegrinelli
Photo © Carroll Pellegrinelli
his will work in many recipes. Be sure to choose just the right artificial sweetener for your recipe.
Low Carb Mousse, pictured

6. Make all of your own desserts.

Baking Ingredients Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Baking Ingredients Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
You'll know exactly what's in them.

7. Make Them With Super Foods

Cinnamon Walnut Biscotti Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Cinnamon Walnut Biscotti Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Super Foods are ingredients that provide additional health benefits. These foods will counteract the ingredients some people try to avoid such as sugar.
Cinnamon-Walnut Biscotti, pictured, is made with two super foods, nuts and cinnamon.

8. Literally save room for dessert.

Apple Crisp Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Apple Crisp Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Save your calories (and-or carbs) for dessert.
Apple Crisp, pictured

9. Share your dessert.

Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

You'll save half, or even more, the calories.
Dark Chocolate-Orange Cheesecake, pictured

10. Eat any desserts you desire.

Strawberry Shortcake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Strawberry Shortcake Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Unless you've been otherwise medically advised, why not? Just eat them occasionally, once a month or week.
Strawberry Shortcake, pictured

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