Need some new healthy recipes to help you stay on goal this year? Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is having a special "healthy eating" edition today! My contribution is a whole, entire cookbook! Eating for Life by Bill Phillips is the most used cookbook I've ever owned! It's tied to the Body for Life program, which means that the recipes are a balance of proteins and carbs. I like the recipes for several reasons (besides that they're healthy):
So enough talking. Here's one of my favorite Dessert recipes from Eating For Life. No, you probably won't serve this one at the next potluck, but it's perfect for the next time the kids bring home bags of candy from some well-meaning Sunday school teacher and you find yourself drooling over Tootsie Rolls. I know it has cottage cheese in it; don't kid yourself- this is good!
Serves 2, prep time 10 minutes
1/2 C strawberries, fresh or frozen thawed and drained
1/2 C blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed and drained
2 packets sugar substitute (Splenda or Equal)
1 C low-fat cottage cheese
6 oz light, fat-free vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1. Place strawberries in small bowl and sprinkle with a packet of sugar substitute
2. Place blueberries in second small bowl and sprinkle with a packet of sugar substitute
3. In a medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, vanilla yogurt, vanilla and almond extract, mix well
4. Layer blueberries, then yogurt mixture and strawberries into two tall glasses. Serve and enjoy!