Does it seem unusual that a nutritionist is blogging about dessert recipes? Believe it or not, nutritionist aren’t perfect eaters, few humans are actually. It’s all about moderation!
Here are 3 simple things I keep in mind for eating and creating dessert:
- Do all these ingredients belong in a cookie? If I’m going to indulge, I want it to be made with love; I want to be able to pronounce all the ingredients. I find that homemade treats leave me with more satisfaction as oppose to store brand desserts.
- Does it really need all this sugar? A benefit of homemade desserts is you have control over all your ingredients. Do you really need to include all 2 cups of sugar? Answer is, probably not.
- What can I add to this? Again, another benefit of making your own dessert is that you have the power over ingredients. Can I add some chia or flax seeds to increase the fiber content? Don’t let dessert just be “empty calories.”
And remember, it is all about moderation and when you choose to indulge, be smart and choose healthy!
For more on moderating sweets as part of a healthy diet, check out the article below from WebMD: