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Nutripro Portion Awareness - Redesigning Desserts

Tips for making dessert a permissible indulgence.

While many people see dining out as a treat, 38 percent said they skip dessert in order to eat more healthfully.1 However, there are many ways to make dessert a permissible indulgence at the end of a meal.

Here they are:

  • Replace heavy, cream-based desserts with yogurt-based desserts.
  • Serve fruit between layers of mousse, creams, or cake.
  • Provide poached fruit options.
  • Instead of dusting with powdered sugar, use cocoa or spices, like cinnamon.
  • Replace rich, creamy sauces with shaved dark chocolate or fruit coulis.
  • Serve aerated desserts.
  • Garnish with edible flowers, herbs, spices (cinnamon stick, star anise) or fresh fruit.
  • Offer miniature versions of desserts like cakes, tarts, or custards.

Did you know?

Miniature desserts have been making a big impression since the 18th century, when the French introduced petits fours

1. NPD Group, 2013