Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts

It’s inevitable that when the holidays come you’ll want to indulge in the tempting sweets. CanolaInfo.org has put together a marvelous collection of recipes to get the sweetest of sweet treat lover in the mood for something healthy.

They’ve created six recipes with bite-sized servings that are just enough to satisfy even the most aggressive sweet tooth, like mine. Each skinny mini dessert recipe contains 200 calories or less per serving and is made with canola oil, which has the least saturated fat and most omega-3 fat of all common culinary oils. This oil keeps the saturated fat levels low (2.5 grams or less per dessert serving).

Here’s a brief interview with Dr. Cheryl Toner that Canola recently had on the topic of holiday desserts:

“It isn’t necessary to feel deprived of your favorite holiday desserts,” says Cheryl Toner, M.S., R.D. “Instead, shift your thinking about how much is enough. When you are living an active, healthy lifestyle most days of the year, there is room for a small holiday treat.”

CanolaInfo’s “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts” Recipe Collection takes care of portion control for you. It features bite-sized indulgences to limit calories, while giving your sweet tooth the craving it seeks.

“Keep in mind that you don’t need to eat a whole piece of pie or chocolate bar in order to satisfy your appetite,” says Toner. “Have a small bite, slow down, and savor it. The skinny mini desserts offer just the right amount of holiday indulgence without guilt.”

Here are the Recipes included (click over to print or save to your Cupcakey Recipe Box:

· Mini Peppermint Cupcakes
· Almond-Apricot Snowballs
· Mini Pear-Ginger Cheesecakes with Ginger Snap Crust
· Brownie Party Pops
· Mini Pumpkin and Date-Nut Cakes with Maple Glaze
· Cherry Pie Bites

Here’s the best part about these recipes, the complete “Skinny Mini Holiday Desserts” Recipe Collection is available at CanolaInfo.org – free of charge! That’s what I’m talking about. You can also view them here on my site by clicking the about desired recipe.

Make sure to check out their “Baker’s Dozen Healthy Holidays Checklist”. It has a wealth of information to keep you healthy and happy.

*Recipes & Images provided by CanolaInfo.org PR