Skinny Desserts

You won’t believe that these 15 skinny desserts are actually light! Healthy twists on classic desserts means you can go back for seconds!

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by Chez CateyLou at Foodie.com


(Click the images in the slideshow above for the recipes. The collection of recipes is on Foodie.com)

It is no surprise that I have a HUGE sweet tooth.  I love anything sweet and eat dessert pretty much every night.  I just can’t resist sugar!  And that is why skinny desserts are my best friend.  I love lightening up classic dessert recipes whenever I can.  I’m always subbing in Greek yogurt, applesauce, and almond milk in my recipes.  This collection of recipes is full of healthier versions of classic desserts.   You won’t even miss the fat or calories – all of them taste absolutely delicious!  And since they are skinny, you can have seconds :)

Disclosure: This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com. All opinions are 100% my own.

Baked Blueberry Donuts & a Giveaway!

Light and fluffy baked donuts are full of fresh blueberries and topped with a homemade blueberry glaze. These Baked Blueberry Donuts are bursting with berry flavor!

Baked Blueberry Donuts | chezcateylou.com #recipe #donuts

Happy Friday! Labor Day Weekend is so bittersweet. I love having a day off work, the promise of my favorite season ahead, and Notre Dame football starting tomorrow (!). But on the other hand, it means the end of summer which is always kind of sad. So to send summer off in style I drank a bottle of Rosé with my friends last night and made baked blueberry donuts for you – because nothing says summer to me more than fresh berries! And Rosé.

Also, today marks the year anniversary of the Mystery Dish group!! I joined the group late, but I still get to celebrate with them, right?! We are giving away a copy of two fabulous cookbooks – Luca Manfe’s My Italian Kitchen and Christina Ha’s Recipes from My Home Kitchen – scroll to the bottom and enter to win!

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Mini M&M Cookies

Soft and chewy Mini M&M Cookies are the perfect treat to pack in your kid’s lunchbox! Cute, delicious, and easy!

Mini M&M Cookies | chezcateylou.com #recipe #backtoschool
Is everyone gearing up for back to school? I can’t believe summer is almost over! Although the benefit of not having kids and not being in school is that summer isn’t really over until the weather starts to get cold! So even though fall is my favorite season, I’m not quite ready to embrace it just yet. I saw Pumpkin Spice Lattes this morning at Starbucks – it just seems wrong when it is 90 degrees outside and I’m wearing a white dress!

But even though I’m not quite on board with fall, I can get totally get on board with back to school treats, like these Mini M&M cookies! These are the perfect treat to pack in your kid’s lunchbox for the first day of school.

Shameless plug – have you checked out my Facebook page? I’m trying to get 1,000 “Likes” and would love your help!
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Taste of Nature Tasting Party #RealTastesGood

Taste of Nature Tasting Party| chezcateylou.com #RealTastesGood

One of my favorite ways to spend a sunny summer day is spending time with friends outside. And what I like even more is when the get together is sponsored by Taste of Nature!

Taste of Nature sent me a supply of their delicious snack bars and tons of fun outdoor games so that I could host a Taste of Nature Summer Party. My friends and I got together on a beautiful summer day for our tasting party. We loved trying all the delicious flavors and had so much fun hanging out and playing frisbee and paddle ball.

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Michelada

A Mexican beer cocktail that is full of lime juice and spices. A Michelada is a refreshing and addicting way to enjoy a beer!
Michelada | chezcateylou.com

I love beer. It’s just the best. And there’s no better time to be a beer fan than right now. There’s over 3000(!) breweries in America – up from a only 89 in the late 1970s and 1000 in 1995. And this is a good thing. I bet your local grocery store carries 10 different varieties of IPAs (except you Pennsylvania, you’re still the worst), your corner bar probably sells craft beers from across town and imports from across the globe, and even your hometown baseball team’s stadium likely has over 100 different beer options (which, in fairness, makes sense – have you ever tried to watch a baseball game sober?) Gone are the days when Budweiser, Bud Light, and Coors Light were the only game in town.

Despite the shift from mass produced lagers to more flavorful local beers, one mega brand has been able to maintain (and even grow) its status as a summer-time favorite, and that’s Corona. Corona, as well as other Mexican imports (Pacifico, Sol, Dos Equis, Modelo Especial), just seem to hit the spot on sunny, summer days. And sure, beer snobs may not hold Corona in very high regard (ahem, BeerAdvocate), but I don’t care. As much as I love a great IPA, there’s something about squeezing a lime into an ice cold bottle of Mexican lager.

But what if there was a way to appease both the beer snobs and those just looking for easy-drinking refreshment? A way to elevate a relatively pedestrian beer and keep all of its refreshing characteristics? I think this is why the Michelada was invented.

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