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Four Pastry Recipes Safe to Enjoy—Savory and Sweet!

Reconciling dietary wants and health goals is hard. Some food becomes forbidden fruit that we long for and when we do give in — at parties or other special events…

Better-for-You Mug Cakes Ready in Minutes

Sometimes, you want a cupcake. They might seem like a great idea because they are portion controlled and smaller than a regular slice of cake. However, the average homemade cupcake…

Sorry: Chocolate Isn’t a Health Food

We see it all the time: dark chocolate is health food. Researchers have proclaimed it to be a superfood. Dozens upon dozens of studies have known that dark chocolate is…

Desserts with a Side of Vegetables

Our team loves sweets of all sorts, from candy to cake. We really do. But, those of us with blood sugar or other health concerns frequently skip sweet treats. With…

Pomegranate: Winter’s Wonder Fruit

Pomegranates have a history stretching so far back that there is a word for the fruit in Sanskrit. The ancient Greeks cited Persephone’s eating six pomegranate seeds— or arils — in the underworld…

Holiday Candy That’s Gentler on Blood Sugar

We are in the home stretch of the holiday season. However, there are still parties to attend and hosts and hostesses needing gifts. No one likes to show up empty-handed…

Five Holiday Cookies with Fewer Carbs!

‘Tis the season for holiday cookies! Cookies take a starring role in many winter holidays. The delicious carbs can remind us of the flavors of our childhood: iced sugar cookies,…

Apples and Pecans and Pumpkins, Oh Pie!

Desserts are many people’s favorite part of Thanksgiving. Carb loaded crusts, pastries, cookies and sugary fillings frequently make desserts something to avoid for those of us with blood sugar concerns.…

A Halloween that Won’t Derail Your Goals

You see it there in the grocery store: Reese’s, Hershey, Mars and you know that it’s that time again. This is a frightening, troubling week for people watching their blood…

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Healthier Recipes for National Chocolate Cupcake Day

Thursday marks National Chocolate Cupcake Day. If you’re anything like us, you love observing holidays but also want normal blood sugar and lower calories. While food-based national days might seem…