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Make a Nutritious Dessert

by Jill Weisenberger, MS RD CDE

Make a Nutritious Dessert

Good taste and nutrition belong together – even for dessert. Satisfy your kids' sweet tooth with a good-for-you treat made with wholesome breakfast foods. Try these:

  • Parfait: Layer berries and cut fruit with yogurt and whole grain cereal. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
  • Dessert waffle: Briefly heat peanut butter in the microwave and spread on a toasted whole grain waffle. Top with sliced strawberries or bananas.
  • No-Bake Cookie: Mix a high-fiber cereal with raisins, natural peanut butter and just enough honey to hold it together. Shape into balls.
  • Grilled Fruit: Slice and grill or broil a banana, mango or peach. Once done, sprinkle with cinnamon, toasted almonds or pecans and crushed bran flakes.
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About the author:

Jill S Weisenberger MS RD CDE

Jill Weisenberger, MS RD CDE

is a nutrition writer, consultant and spokesperson based in Virginia. She is the author of "Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week" (American Diabetes Association, 2012). Visit Jill's website at www.jillweisenberger.com.

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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