Ideas for a healthy dessert to take to dinner party?
I've been invited to a "heart healthy" dinner party. That's the actual theme of the party. I would like to take something, prefererably a dessert, something other than the regular fruit plate. Any suggestions?
Angel Food Cake can be quite light and you can serve it with fresh fruit. Or you could make a trifle with vanilla frozen yogurt instead of whipped cream (I would not recommend one of the fat free whips, because I do not consider edible oil healthy, lol)
Meringues (sugary but not a lot of fat).
I think poached pears is a great idea.
You could make a decent apple crumble (no crust, oat crunch topping with minimal butter), lots of cinnamon in the apples, some real vanilla bean for flavour and minimal sugar.
You could make a chocolate tofu cheesecake with a nut crust - full of fiber, omaga-3s, antioxydants and soy protein. Plus the chocolate hides the "tofu-ness" of it.
I like the crumble idea, since both oats and nuts are heart-healthy. Look for recipes using oil instead of butter, and toss in some flaxseeds too.
You could also make a winter-y trifle, using crumbled whole-grain lowfat muffins (like Vitamuffins), poached dried fruit (like figs) and Fage 0% yogurt drizzled with honey. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts, of course.