Spotlight Recipe: Lemon Angel Food Cake
With only 179 calories and no fat per slice, this light cake is a definite pleaser. Try fresh berries with a touch of whipped cream on top or serve with grilled pineapple or peaches on the side.
Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.
Banana pudding is a classic, creamy, indulgent dessert, but Food Network Kitchen's came up with an easy-to-make lighter version.
These crunchy oatmeal cookies combine vitamin E-rich nuts and high-fiber oatmeal with a touch of ginger -- all for only 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat).
Add some zing to your spring berries with this delicate blend of ricotta, honey and balsamic vinegar. Mix it up with blackberries, blueberries or raspberries. This works for breakfast, a snack or just a light dessert.
Apples desserts top my list of favorite indulgences (besides chocolate). But many (especially pastries) pack in loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and packed with fiber and the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C.
For a sweet summer treat, try making Food Network Magazine’s galette. It’s a rustic fruit tart that blends the flavors of a blueberry pie and a cheesecake into one.
If you’re a fruit crisp virgin, try baking this dessert classic using fresh seasonal fruit. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started and some fun combinations to try.
Ree gives Key lime pie a miniature makeover. She layers a graham cracker crust with a zesty lime curd and homemade whipped cream.
Enjoy the seasonal flavors of pumpkin, apple and warm spices in each bite.
If you're using homemade pie crusts, make the dough now and freeze it in freezer bags for Thanksgiving.