Posts Tagged ‘healthy desserts’

A New Twist on “Fruit Cake”

Posted by    |    June 7th, 2012 at 3:04 pm

As someone who has recently cut way back on the massive amount of sugar that has been the norm for my entire life, a healthy alternative to sweets is always welcomed.  With June being a month of celebrations for dads and grads, birthdays, and weddings, cake is on everyone’s mind.  Since I am trying to skillfully avoid refined sugar-laden cakes, the discovery of this fruit cake made my heart sing.

how to make watermelon "cake". such a cute & healthy idea!

According to Rachel Rockwell at Bubbly Nature Creations who masterfully designed and photographed this delicious concoction, you can simply slice the watermelon and remove the rind.  Once you have your basic “cake” structure, use colorful fruits to embellish your cake.  You may need toothpicks to keep the ornamentation on the cake, so remind little ones to avoid swallowing anything they shouldn’t.

Need more proof that this is a bonafide winner when it comes to cake replacement therapy?

Heather at A Cupcake Love Affair created this gorgeous beauty.  She’s a pastry chef, so this lady knows her stuff when it comes to desserts.  If it’s good enough
for her, it’s good enough for me!
(Photos courtesy of A Cupcake Love Affair and Bubbly Nature Creations)

Nutty for Nutella Fudge Pops

Posted by    |    March 26th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

fudge pop2

I must have been living under a rock all these years, because I didn’t discover what Nutella was until about 365 days ago.  We didn’t spread it on our toast or coat our fruit in it growing up, so I didn’t know the sweet, sweet goodness of it until I attended the U.S. Open in Flushing, New York.  Instead of the usual artery-clogging concessions, there was a crepe booth.  Crepes!  How could I deny myself a fruit-filled crepe whilst cheering on my dear Federer?  What sealed the deal, however, was the Nutella-filled sweetness that was smeared heavy-handed in my crepe.  I was pretty sure I’d reached nirvana.

If you also love the nutty stuff, I have another fab recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie to satisfy your sweet tooth with a healthy twist.  Enjoy this Nutella Fudge-cicle esque recipe that will help cool you down on the impending hot summer days. (more…)