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Healthy Cooking Desserts

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine desserts for a healthy addition to your meal. Get dessert recipes from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Makeover Peanut Butter Pie

Makeover Peanut Butter Pie

Makeover Peanut Butter Pie

Using fat-free cream cheese, reduced-fat peanut butter, skim milk and fat-free frozen whipped topping, they trimmed down the fat in this fabulous pie. It is every bit as mouthwatering as the original version.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Crispy Cereal Meringues

Crispy Cereal Meringues

Crispy Cereal Meringues

"Topped with creamy chocolate ribbons, these meringues are rich-tasting but feather-light," notes Beverly Albrecht of Beatrice, Nebraska. "You'll think you're biting into a decadent dessert that's off-limits, but it's not."

Orange Delight

Orange Delight

Orange Delight

"I'm a college student who was introduced to the kitchen when I was very young," reports Michael Gagliardi of Bell Canyon, California. "My favorite thing is baking desserts—because I like the sweet reward at the end."
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Berry Phyllo Tarts

Berry Phyllo Tarts

Berry Phyllo Tarts

Lightly glazed fresh fruit nestled in delicate pastry creates a looks-like-you-fussed dessert. Shares TerryAnn Moore of Vineland, New Jersey. "One taste of the crisp-tender shell topped with sweet berries, and I don't miss those confections with more fat and sugar."

Apricot Oat Bars

Apricot Oat Bars

Apricot Oat Bars

With an oat-filled crust and golden crumb topping, these apricot-filled bars are sweet and chewy. "Snackers can't resist my fruit treats," tells Dorothy Myrick of Kent, Washington.

Tangy Fruit Topping

Tangy Fruit Topping

Tangy Fruit Topping

For a perfect topping for ice cream or frozen yogurt, I whip up this fruit topping. The fresh gingerroot add an extra zip!—Deb Anderson, Joplin, Missouri

Deluxe Brownies

Deluxe Brownies

Deluxe Brownies

From the very first time I mixed up these doubly rich treats, my family was hooked. They're so fast and easy, I make them often for family gatherings and church potlucks.—Debbie Heine, Great Falls, Montana

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

As a high school home economics teacher, I like coming up with a trimmed-down snacks for my class to try. The kids think these cookies deserve an A+. —Linda Todd of Coldwater, Michigan

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

Mock Ice Cream Sandwiches

As a busy lawyer, I can't take my sweet time making ice cream treats. So my girl-friend and I came up with this one. The recipe cuts down of fat but not on flavor. I usually keep a bunch in the freezer. —Tony Kern of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Cool Mandarin Dessert

Cool Mandarin Dessert

Cool Mandarin Dessert

I've served this refreshing, pleasantly light citrus dessert for years. It is easy to make but looks so elegant. For special occasions, I put it in a crystal bowl to show off its pretty color. —Sue Murphy of Greenwood, Michigan

Strawberry Almond Pastries

Strawberry Almond Pastries

Strawberry Almond Pastries

"I try hard to avoid sugar, but I don't want to give up sweet treats altogether," reports Connie Moore of Medway. Ohio. "Fruit spread provides wonderful flavor in desserts like these pastries. Made with convenient phyllo dough, they are light and crisp—flaky on the outside and chewy inside."
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