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I need a "good for you" dessert that is going to fool a bunch of men into thinking they are eating something bad for you!!!!

I have the rest of the meal planned but missing a dessert any tried and true recipes out there?????

Tue. Jul 25, 11:01am

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Fruit Cobbler
Serves 8 - 250 cal per serving

2 cups Reduced Fat Bisquick
1 cup skim milk (I really like the the 'skim delux that puports to cook like 2%)
1 cup sugar (a sugar substitute like Splenda or Xanthan would help reduce calories by ~50 calories per serving)
3 heaping cups fruit (peaches and blackberries make an incredible combination)

Pre-heat oven to 375

Combine the 1st 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl. I stir the sugar and bisquick together first to smooth it out, then add milk.

Pour the batter into a non-stick or greased 9x13 pan.

Evenly distribute the fruit across the top - the batter will be of a liquid consistency and the fruit will sink in. The fruit bakes into the 'crust'.

Bake for 35 mins or until knife inserted into the center comes out clean

Remove from oven, let it sit and cool for 10 minutes and devour. Admittedly I adore ice cream on this and 1/2 cup of reduced fat ice cream at 80 calories is usually added however if you used Splenda you could do this and still keep it under 300 calories.

Believe me no one will take this for anything other than a hearty, incredible dish of cobbler and those are fairly generous pieces. I have gotten more compliments on this dessert than anything else I have ever made regardless of the calorie count! I do use tree-ripened peaches from the farmer's market and pick my own blackberries, and I think that makes it something extra special so try to make sure the fruit you use is of exceptional quality.

I do have more light(er) desserts but this is the one that would make you think it had 800 cal/per piece.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 11:52 AM

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I don't know if I would call this good for you but it's certainly better...

Orange dream cake

1 white cake mix
1 c diet lemon lime soda (I use 7-up)
Can of mandarin oranges

Mix the cake mix and soda. Do not add water, eggs, oil, etc... Fold in the drained mandarin oranges. Bake according to the box instructions.

Light or fat free cool whip
small can of crushed pineapple, drained

Mix the cool whip and pineapple and frost the cake once cool

My DH hates fruit and will still eat this cake.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 11:56 AM

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One WW trick it to get a boxed cake mix and then instead of adding the oil, water and egg, JUST use a can of diet pop. Seriously it works. I tried it last summer. It had a slightly different texture, but it still tasted good. Cover it with light or FF cool whip and it's even better. Hmmm... that sound really good right now, I might have to make one myself!!! :)

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 11:58 AM

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i have substituted the oil in boxed cake recipes with an equal amount of applesauce. diet soda is just plain bad for you...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 12:04 PM

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right now thinking cobbler would make the men happier.... I like the orange cake but..... I work with all men and I am showing them that you can eat healthy and it still will taste good. One of the guys a really big guy is doing the body for life program and has lost 4 inches already, I think sometimes we stress about eating in groups and if a couple of us healthy eaters show some of the non healthy eaters it helps everyone!!! Thanks guys I knew you would come through!!!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 1:53 PM

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Just came from the the brownie mix isle there are "no pudge" brownie batters that you make with yogurt...i didnt buy them but they look good...maybe someone else can comment on taste

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 2:30 PM

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and you can go to their website for ideas on dressing them up

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 3:15 PM

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One of my favorite better-for-you desserts is this triffle.

Store bought angel food cake, torn into pieces
1 lb strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 bag frozen blueberries, thawed
2 boxes sugar free Jello pudding, white chocolate or vanilla works great; prepared as directed
1 tub Cool Whip Free

Muddle berries together to make a little more juicy. Put half of cake in large, nice glass bowl. Top with half of the berries and half of the pudding. Put another layer of cake on top and layer with the last of the berries and then the pudding. Top it all off with Cool Whip and let sit in the fridge for an hour before serving.

Variations: Drizzle cake layers with a little Chambord, Cointreau or Kahlua. Instead of berries use peaches, mango, bananas or raspberries (or any combo). Try other flavors of pudding.

Using an actual triffle bowl makes this simple dessert something special. Be sure to keep a few nice pieces of fruit to decorate the top.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 3:30 PM

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Buy a low-fat or lower-fat pie crust, and fill it with fat-free, sugar-free pudding. Add some berries - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and put it in the fridge to set. Add more berries and some cool whip to the top and serve. You can use chocolate or vanilla pudding (or whatever flavor you like) and it's really yummy!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 4:08 PM

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Put these in the wiki!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 4:18 PM

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Since it's the season, we've been eating tons of berries. One thing we do that is DELICIOUS is to take a bunch of blackberries, throw them in the blender or food processor with a little bit of honey or splenda, add water if it's too think, and then pour generously over vanilla frozen yogurt. YUM!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 5:14 PM

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