How To Cook Meals Kids Will Love
6 Desserts You Loved As A Kid, Made Totally Healthy
Everyone has fond memories of devouring cream-filled cupcakes, toaster pastries, and ice cream sandwiches back in the day. But the present-day reality isn't so sweet: Most of these treats come loaded with refined flour, sugar, trans fats, and paragraph-long ingredient lists. (Want to cook more but don't have time to grocery shop? Try and have recipes and ingredients delivered right to your door.)
So what can you do when that insatiable Twinkie craving strikes? Check out these six recipes from creative bloggers who've transformed your hyper-processed childhood favorites into clean eating desserts fit for modern consumption.
Twinkies that are free of sugar and gluten, but high in protein and fiber? Sounds like a trick—but all it takes is a couple of smart substitutions like coconut flour instead of refined all-purpose flour and stevia extract instead of sugar. Each finished pastry has 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of sugar. Compare that to a real Twinkie, with 1 of gram protein and 18 (!) grams of sugar. Get the genius recipe here from Desserts with Benefits.
This retro gelatin dish dates back to the 1950s—and though it's definitely not a "salad," it's seriously tasty.
MORE:9 Power Foods That Boost Immunity
The only problem? Tons and tons of added sugar. Satisfying Eats revamped this classic using stevia in place of sugar and nutritious nuts instead of pretzels, but the result is still irresistibly sweet and salty. Here's the recipe.
These chocolaty treats from Life Made Full work for anyone on a Paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free diet, and they're made with only 12 whole-food ingredients (unlike the original, which has a whopping 42 ingredients). Here's the recipe.
Some packaged toaster pastries can have the texture of frosted cardboard—and the sugar content of a candy bar. Not these homemade beauties. A Kitchen Addiction shows you how to make a flaky, whole wheat crust and gently sweetened filling from real strawberries. Here's the recipe.
Philadelphia-based Tastykake has many ardent devotees—including the healthy dessert blogger Chocolate-Covered Katie.
MORE:Top 10 Cholesterol-Fighting Foods
She created a version of the Peanut Butter Kandy Kake with half the calories, half the fat, and one-third the sugar of the original dessert. Here's how she did it.
Packaged animal crackers are so sweet they should be called cookies. This homemade version from How Sweet It Is uses just a tablespoon of honey to add subtle sweetness to the whole batch. Whole grain wheat and oat flours pump up the fiber and nutty flavors, too.
Video: 10 DELICIOUS DESSERT IDEAS
How to Throw a Theme Party
How to boost your memory with yoga
Top Picks from Ann Summers for a Naughty Christmas
Aquascutum SpringSummer 2015 Campaign
Build an Allergy Support Network at Your Childs School
Leftover Turkey Make This Sweet Crunchy Salad
Celebrity MasterChef 2019 Contestants Revealed
GloMinerals gloLiquid Lips - Pink Ginger
I Drank Honey With Warm Water On An Empty Stomach Every Morning And This Is What Happened
Lemongrass Chicken Skewers with Spicy Squash Salad Recipe