4 Magic Desserts | Reader's Digest

4 Magic Desserts

Don't skip dessert! Skip the guilt and give your dessert a healthy makeover.

  from Magic Foods
Maple-Walnut Roasted Apples Maple-Walnut Roasted Apples

Typical Dessert
1 slice apple pie with 1/2 cup ice cream

Total GL: 29
Total calories: 363

Magic Dessert
1 Maple-Walnut Roasted Apple with ice cream

Total GL: 17
Total calories: 207

The Fixes
Kept the apple but got rid of the piecrust and the extra sugar used for the filling. Both of these ingredients are responsible for increasing the GL of this dessert (plus, the piecrust is high in calories and full of saturated fat).

Added walnuts for protein and “good” fat to help fill you up and further lower the dessert’s GL.

Cut the ice cream down to one small scoop and switched to reduced-fat ice cream to lower the saturated fat.