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Feb 15, 2007 08:23 AM

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?

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  1. How about a tofu mousse pie or variation of chocolate mousse made with tofu? There are a bunch of recipes out there but this is one in my "to try" are very good:

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    1. re: Val

      I made this healthy chocolate mousse made with tofu for New Year's Eve and put it in a graham cracker crust

      1. re: Jcooks

        And here's a thread on lower-calorie graham cracker crusts...


    2. The first thing that came to my mind was poached pears--either a red wine poached pear or a vanilla syrup poached pear.

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      1. re: debbiel

        Yes. Here is the recipe that converted me to poached pearianity....

      2. 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.

        1. 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.