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12 Guiltless summer desserts

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Decadent desserts without guilt

Though it isn’t always easy to fight temptation when your sweet tooth entices you with thoughts of high-calorie and fattening desserts, there are ways to cure your cravings without feeling guilty. You can treat yourself without depriving the body of its cravings. The following desserts will leave your sweet tooth satisfied, and more importantly, you can enjoy them with a clear conscious.


    Scrumptious Salads

    Expand your salad dishes beyond your lunch or dinner menu. Dessert salads are not only yummy, but they also make a light snack that won't make you feel heavy or bad about having such a delightful treat.

    Pistachio Dessert Salad
    Serves 10

    1 pound can crushed pineapple including juice
    1 package pistachio instant pudding
    1 medium container Cool Whip
    1 cup miniature marshmallows
    1 cup chopped nuts

    Stir dry ingredients into pineapple and juice. Mix in other ingredients. Pour into mold and chill. Can be used either for light dessert or a salad.

    Decadent desserts without guiltSunny Summer Salad

    2 pears, sliced
    1 cup strawberries
    2 oranges, peels left on
    2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
    colorful greens such as radicchio, and butter lettuce
    1/4 cup toasted coconut

    1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    2 tablespoons honey


    Cut orange slices into wedges. On 4 salad plates, arrange greens and all fruits into a design. Top with coconut. Serve the honey dressing on the side. Dressing: Mix well. Garnish with fresh mint.



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