Power Desserts: The Ultimate Collection of Nutrition-Packed, Reduced-Fat Indulgences

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Sourcebooks, Incorporated, 2004 - Cooking - 125 pages
Desserts can be good for you! What if you could enjoy dessert without a guilty conscience? You can with Karen Pellegrin's Power Desserts! These easy-to prepare desserts are power packed with nutrients and reduced in fat. Learn about the components of a healthy diet and power-baking while preparing cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, muffins and cheesecakes. You can't go wrong with great-tasting recipes like Amaretto Cheesecake Brownies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars, Blueberry Crumb Pie, Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Black Forest Pie, Banana Pistachio Coffee Cake, Milk Chocolate Peanut Fudge and many other delectable treasures! "As a Registered DIetition, I'm always looking for that combination of good taste and good nutrition. These are the best desserts I've ever tasted and what a bonus to be so packed with nutrients!" Eileen Stellefson Myers, MPH, RD, FADA "Well I have to admit that I was skeptical about how low-fat, low-cholesterol, reduced calorie dessert recipes tasting even remotely like desserts. I was glad to be proven wrong with this delightful book. Each one of the desserts has significantly less fat (often one third less), has almost completely eliminated cholesterol, and has added nutrients and minerals. I have always equated less fat with less taste simply because that has been my experience, now I can say that less fat can still mean delicious." Harold McFarland, Editor, Readers Preference Reviews "Power Desserts is the answer to a 'sweet tooth's' prayer! The pages are filled with luscious desserts that are not only good tasting, but good for you." Arlene Shovald, Ph.D. author of Arlene's Cuisine, The Mountain Mail newspaper, Salida, Colorado "Power Desserts adds a whole newdimension to everybody's favorite part of dinner by not only cutting the calories, but making the desserts nutritious as well. What better way to get your daily dietary requirements than with German Chocolate Cake, Raspberry Lemon Pie or Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies? Detailed nutrition boxes back up the claim of healthy baking." Myrna Collins, Cookbook Reviewer, The Post Crescent

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Contents

What Are Power Desserts
1
Power Baking
9
Cookies Brownies Bars
15
Cakes
39
Pies
61
Breads Muffins Breakfast Sweets
83
Other Desserts
101
Copyright

About the author (2004)

Power Desserts is Karens second cookbook. Her dessert creations are a product of her uncompromising sweet tooth and her passion for healthy living. Creating desserts has been a hobby since she was an undergraduate at St. Marys College in Notre Dame, Indiana. She has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Florida and an M.B.A. from The Citadel. Pellegrin is is currently the Chief Compliance Officer for Discovery Alliance International, Inc. (DAI) and the President of Patient Advocacy Council, Inc.

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