Candy Corn Parfait

Candy Corn Parfait
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There’s no candy or corn in this tasty fruit and yogurt parfait, but it packs a great flavor. Don’t feel stuck in a rut with the suggested fruit, either! Any yellow or orange fruit will have the same gorgeous effect, so play around with what your family likes.

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Date Candy

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Medjool dates are sweet and earthy in a way that makes them a wonderful approximation for caramels. Paired with almond flour and almond butter to create a smooth texture with a nutty taste, these candies have no added sugar and still provide a delightful sweet treat.  

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Pineapple Whip

Pineapple Whip
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The time assumes that you’ve frozen your fruit in advance. If you aren’t able to freeze them overnight, give them about four hours. The banana in this recipe is functioning as your sweetener, so be sure to go for older bananas that have converted more of their starches to sugar.  

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Coconut Mango Pudding

Coconut Mango Pudding
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Coconut milk may sound like a health food, but keep in mind that it can come sweetened, and the full-fat versions are high in saturated fat, so your choice of product makes a difference in this dish. Don’t be afraid to use frozen mango or swap in your favorite fruits to make this dish easier […]

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Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream
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Peaches don’t have quite the creaminess of bananas, so they need a little help from coconut milk to achieve an ice cream-like texture when pureed. They do, however, have a high sugar content that makes them an absolute treat. The flavor of the peaches is unadulterated in this recipe, so make sure you taste test […]

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Banana Berry Parfaits

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Using a little cream cheese with yogurt imparts a cheesecake-like flavor to the yogurt layer of these parfaits, which are sweetened with mashed banana. For the sweetest dish, be sure to use a very ripe banana.  

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Fruit Juice Gelatin

Fruit Juice Gelatin
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Making fruit gelatin from a sugary powder or from pure fruit juice is equally easy, so why not go with the more nutritious option? Be sure to choose only juices that are 100% fruit juice, with no added sugar. If you’ve got kids, this is a fun recipe to plan together: let them choose their […]

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Chocolate Avocado Frosting
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Frosting is an easy menu item to remove to cut back on the sugar impact from dessert, but let’s face it: sometimes you just want frosting. On a cupcake or on a spoon, it’s a pleasure. This nutritious variation on chocolate frosting can be tweaked with spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to fit whatever you’re […]

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