Making the choice to eat healthier foods is a great step in improving your overall health. However, we often equate healthier eating choices with restrictions from desserts and sweets. This is not the case at all. Cooking experts, like Martha Stewart, Paula Dean, and others, have led the way in creating healthy cake recipes that taste great and satisfy your sweet tooth while fitting seamlessly into your new healthy lifestyle. These cakes might even taste enough like a splurge that it might cut cravings for other foods that are off limits.
Whole wheat cakes, for example, substitute whole wheat flour for processed white flour, adding protein and nutrients to your dessert. Ingredients are adjusted in the recipe to ensure that the taste and texture of the cake remain delicious and moist. The result is a sinfully delicious dessert that is actually adding healthy benefits to your body. Your children never need to know that you are “treating” them to something healthy.
If your goal is to cut out fat, sugar, or calories, you can still indulge in a rich dessert because there are many different recipes that cut these ingredients as well. You can learn to use applesauce in place of oil, Splenda in place of sugar, and egg whites in place of eggs. You will be surprisingly thrilled with the results, which will be cakes that are light, fluffy, and deliciously sweet. Developers of current healthy cake recipes understand that it is not the fat sources that make a cake tasty, and that other ingredients can be used instead.
Use these healthy cake recipes when preparing a dessert for a holiday party or potluck, so that a wider range of guests can enjoy them. Be sure to have a copy of the recipe available so that guests can see what is in the cake and will feel more comfortable eating it. Low fat recipes are particularly good for those with heart issues as well as potential weight issues. Indulge in a low fat piece of cake instead of a bowl of ice cream or a piece of cheesecake and do your heart a big favor.
You will find that vegan recipes are naturally low in fat and calories. Tofu and vegetable margarine replace the eggs and butter, giving your cake far less saturated fat and making it a much healthier dessert. Your family and guests will never miss the traditional ingredients; in fact, you may find that they prefer your healthier recipes.
Serve a low fat or low calorie cake to your children and their friends at birthday parties, Halloween parties, and Christmas parties. They really get enough fattening, sugary snacks at these times, it’s wise to find recipes for homemade cakes that do not add to this. Making a cake from scratch rather than using a cake mix gives you control over the ingredients you are eating; however, you can take shortcuts with healthy cake recipes that make use of a cake mix as its central ingredient.