I am a really picky eater and would much rather eat sugary treats than vegetables and even fruits. However, I am trying to incorporate more healthy food into my diet. I do enjoy many fruits and vegetables, but desserts are so much better and therein lies my problem. So I’ve been looking into tastier options. Here are 13 that I have found:
** Disclaimer: I have NOT tried these yet so I will update this post as I experiment. **
*** 2nd Disclaimer: I am lacking specific instructions for some of these;
(your help would be appreciated). ***
1. A DIP FOR APPLES:
Mix the following ingredients:
1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
2 TBSP orange juice
1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt
2. HEALTHY POPSICLES:
Freeze 100% Fruit Juice in popsicle molds
3. HEALTHY DESSERT:
Small bowl of fruit capped with a small scoop of ice cream
Examples: blueberries, strawberries, bananas, raspberries
Blend these ingredients:
3/4 cup juice
1/2 cup yogurt
1 cup frozen raspberries or blueberries
5. HEALTHY DESSERT:
Half peaches, drizzle honey and sprinkle with ginger and pecans.
Bake in the oven. (I’m not sure about time or temperature… insights anyone?)
6. APPLE BAKE:
Core an apple, fill with nuts and dried fruit. Bake.
7. VEGETABLE SIDE:
Steam green beans with onion. Add a garlic clove to the water
8. STIR FRY:
(I have to look into how to actually do this.)
9. HEALTHY DESSERT:
Pear and apple slices (peeled) in a skillet with a little butter.
Add marmalade and orange slices
10. Spinach with garlic and olive oil
11. Saute various colored peppers and onions
12. ADDITION TO SALAD/SANDWICHES/ANTIPASTO:
Roast Red Peppers at 450 degrees, turning every 15 minutes until skin is blackened.
Peel and slice. Drizzle in olive oil and garlic.
13. ROASTED SIDE:
Brussel sprouts drizzled lightly with olive oil, sprinkled with salt