August 14, 2018
  • View as Slideshow5 Desserts for Non-Chocolate Lovers

    Though we can’t say we’ve met many of them, there apparently are people on the planet who don’t like chocolate. In seriousness, though, aside from the rare individual who simply doesn’t like the taste, some people are allergic to or intolerant of chocolate (or at least ingredients in it), and therefore need to steer clear of it. Whether due to preference or health reasons, if you or someone you’re cooking for is a chocolate abstainer but still likes sweets, these five delectable chocolate-free recipes are for you.

  • Lemon tart

    Raspberry-Topped Lemon Tart

    The contrast of sweet and tart in this dish makes for a very satisfying dessert. The recipe’s raspberries add more than just decoration and flavor: They provide some fiber (nearly 3 grams per serving)—specifically the soluble fiber known as pectin, which helps lower blood cholesterol. Raspberries are also a good source of vitamin C

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  • Mango Pudding, Mousse

    Honey Mango Mousse

    In the mood for an exotic dessert? Try this sweet and creative mousse. The flavor of mangos is matchless, resembling a mix of peach and pineapple, only sweeter than either. And their juicy orange flesh is a good source of beta carotene. You’ll need to chill the mousse for at least 2 hours before serving.

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  • Key lime pie

    Key Lime Pie

    What exactly is a “key lime?” Named for the Florida Keys, where they were once a commercial crop, these limes are mostly grown outside the United States today. They’re smaller, rounder, and more yellow than most limes, with a higher acid content—so they’re used mostly in juice or juice concentrate, as in this recipe. Made with fat-free condensed milk, this key lime pie is a healthier spin on the classic version.  

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  • carrot cake with frosting, carrot on side

    Nutty Carrot Cake

    Made with wheat germ and a mix of reduced-fat and fat-free cream cheese, this healthier version of carrot cake also includes a surprise ingredient: pistachios, instead of the more typical walnuts or pecans. The abundant shredded carrots make the cake a good source of beta carotene.

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  • Quinces

    Lemon-Honey Quince

    Never heard of a quince? It looks like a pear, but tastes very different—somewhat astringent, with a rather dry texture. Because of the mouth-puckering quality, quince is usually eaten cooked, as it is in this dish. The aromatic fruit provides substantial amounts of dietary fiber and vitamin C. To jazz up this simple fruit dessert, serve it topped with plain yogurt or a dollop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. 

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