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December 13, 2010

Yes, dessert can be part of a nutritious meal. Why skip a sweet ending when it's so easy to make a fabulous dessert with wholesome ingredients.


Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1 piece (1/16 of pan)

9 ounces fat free sour cream
9 ounces low fat cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar

3 tablespoons skim milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces light frozen whipped topping
1 cup brewed coffee
10 1/2 ounces ladyfinger cookies
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth. While mixing, add sugar, milk and vanilla and blend until smooth. Fold in frozen whipped topping gently with a spatula. Dip ladyfingers in coffee and layer half of them in bottom of a 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 or similar size pan. Layer half of the cream cheese mixture onto ladyfingers. Repeat with the rest of the coffee-dipped ladyfingers and
cream cheese mixture. Dust cocoa powder on top and refrigerate 4-16 hours. Serve with fresh berries and mint.

Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Calories per serving: 160

Fat: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 23 g
Protein: 5 g
Sodium: 90 mg

Chocolate Tofu Parfait
Servings: 16
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

1 (12-ounce) package chocolate chips
1/3 cup coffee, regular or decaf

1 (16-ounce) package tofu, silken
1 tablespoon honey
12 ounces frozen light whipped topping

Over a double boiler, melt chocolate in a medium bowl. Process the coffee, tofu and honey in a blender. When smooth, slowly add melted chocolate. Process until smooth and fully incorporated. Pour mixture into a large bowl and refrigerate until firm (about 3 hours) or place in freezer for 45 minutes. Remove from fridge or freezer and gently fold in whipped topping with a spatula. Serve chilled.
Tip: You can freeze this in individual portions for a quick dessert treat!

Nutritional Analysis per Serving:
Calories per serving: 170
Fat: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Protein: 3 g

Sodium: 20 mg

Apple Crumble
Servings: 12
Serving Size: 1/2 cup apple mixture, 1 tablespoon topping

6 medium granny smith apples
2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Juice from 2 lemons
3 tablespoons flour
5 tablespoons oats
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons cold butter

Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel, core, and slice apples into 1/4-inch slices. Place apples in a large mixing bowl and toss with sugar, lemon juice, flour and cinnamon. Pour into a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray and spread out into an even layer*. Set aside.
For topping, mix flour, oats and brown sugar in a separate bowl. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work in the cold butter until pea-sized lumps are formed. Top apples with mixture; bake 45 minutes or until apples are bubbly and topping is golden brown. Rotate pan once halfway through cooking.

*Note: You can also place 1/2 cup apple mixture with 1 tablespoon topping in individual ramekins before baking for easier portion control or serving later. Bake ramekins all together on a cookie sheet.

Nutrition Analysis per Serving:
Calories: 100

Fat: 2.5 g
Carbohydrate: 18 g
Protein: 1 g
Sodium: 0 mg

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