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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.

Pear Gelatin Salad

Pear Gelatin Salad

Pear Gelatin Salad

This light and refreshing salad from Carol Keinard blends fat-free vanilla yogurt with lime gelatin to showcase convenient canned pears. "I often make a double batch—one for my family and one to take to a covered-dish supper," Carol notes from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Pear Cranberry Crumble

Pear Cranberry Crumble

Pear Cranberry Crumble

Our Test Kitchen cooks got creative with this crumble. Pears provide a tasty change of pace from apples and other fruits that are more commonly used in pies and desserts. Cranberries add color, and spiced-up oats top off this old-fashioned dessert with a yummy crunch.

Swirled Mint Cookies

Swirled Mint Cookies

Swirled Mint Cookies

No one will believe that these rich and buttery cookies from Lois Hill of Thomasville, North Carolina are 'light,' but they are! And with their colorful swirls, each one of these minty sugary bites is unique.
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Mint Meringues

Mint Meringues

Mint Meringues

Lighter than air, these minty meringues will melt in your mouth, promises Karla Retzer in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. “It just wouldn't be Christmas at our house without these special cookies that everyone can enjoy.”

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

These chewy cookies are my husband's favorites, so he requests them often. I like to make the macaroons on cold winter days and keep them in an airtight bowl on the kitchen counter. They never last long!—Peggy Key of Grant, Alabama

Apple Oat Snack Cake

Apple Oat Snack Cake

Apple Oat Snack Cake

"Apples and oats make up one of my favorite flavor combinations—and they are delicious in this snack cake," notes Julie Dometrovich from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Cranberry-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cranberry-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cranberry-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

The festivities will start off on a "berry" flavorful note when this fruity salad is on the table. Evelyn Joy of Alameda, California created the recipe. "You can serve this as a colorful holiday dessert,too," she suggests. "To add a little crunch, sprinkle low-fat graham cracker over the top."

Caramel and Apple Cheesecake

Caramel and Apple Cheesecake

Caramel and Apple Cheesecake

"In my opinion, cheesecake is the ultimate dessert," confides Kylene Owen, Jermyn, Pennsylvania, who took a traditional recipe and cut back on th fat and calories.

Cherry-Almond Snack Cake

Cherry-Almond Snack Cake

Cherry-Almond Snack Cake

Dried cherries and almond flavoring give this tender golden cake from our Test Kitchen a sweet-tart flavor, and crushed almonds lend a nice crunch to each tasty square. It's great for snacking or afternoon tea.

Banana Anna Surprise

Banana Anna Surprise

Banana Anna Surprise

This quick-to-fix layered dessert from Eva Wright of Grant, Alabama looks so pretty spooned into dessert glasses. "You can also make this recipe in an 8-inch square glass dish and replace the strawberry gelatin with your favorite flavor," Eva notes.

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low-Calorie Pumpkin Pie

"I've brought this crustless pie to the office, and no one knows it's sugar-free," writes Diane Jessen of Bayfield, Colorado. "Even the fellow who says he doesn't eat anything healthy likes its traditional pumpkin flavor."
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