Desserts Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Healthy Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

It’s time to ditch the old school chocolate pudding and upgrade to this 5 ingredient, nutrient dense, and delicious chia seed pudding, courtesy of our very own Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator, Bridget Woods! Not only will your heart health be thanking you, but your taste buds will too! Ingredients: 6 T chia seeds 1.5 cups of dairy/non-dairy milk (I used Califia Farms Protein Oat milk) 2 T Cacao Powder or Unsweetened cocoa powder Sweetener to Taste (I used 2 T of a natural sugar alternative) Fresh or Frozen Fruit to Garnish (I used Frozen Wild Blueberries) Directions: Add all of the ingredients to a high power blender and blend until desired smooth texture. Chill in refrigerator until cold and …


Get ‘Dutch Oven’ Cookin’!

Delicious, Healthful Recipes and Tips for Preparing Food in a Dutch Oven Summer eatin’ is simply the best. It’s that time of year when we have access to a plethora of fresh fruits and vegetables, when we’re able to sip refreshing lemonade to cool off from the heat, and when we can enjoy some outdoor cooking! One way to prepare food in the great outdoors is by using a Dutch oven. A Dutch oven is a thick-walled ceramic, clay, or cast iron pot with a tightly fitted lid. It’s traditionally used atop burning charcoal. Maybe this is a little out of your comfort zone? No need to be intimidated, though. Local and self-proclaimed “Dutch Diva”, Terry Bell, has given us …


Comfort Food Gets Healthy!

  They call it comfort food for a reason — you feel good when you eat the foods you love! Unfortunately, a lot of those dishes are packed full of calories, fat, and cholesterol. Rather than giving up your favorite recipes, try making healthy substitutions — you’ll maintain the flavor and a healthy diet.   Peach Cobbler Fruit cobblers are a great dessert. The secret to keeping calories and cholesterol low is in how you prepare the batter — only a little margarine is necessary, and you’ll never miss the eliminated sugar with sweet peaches to fill the void. Try Everyday Health’s 1-2-3 Peach Cobbler 271 calories; 4 grams of fat; .5 mg cholesterol Breaded Pork Chops If you oven-bake …


7 Summer Slow-Cooker Recipes

So you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the pool… 1. Mac and Cheese With Bacon Ingredients: 3 cups elbow macaroni 4 strips bacon 3 tbsp butter 2½ cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 can cheddar cheese soup 1 cup milk salt and pepper Directions: Coat crock pot in non-stick spray Combine all ingredients in the crock pot and stir together Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stir every half hour to evenly distribute the cheese 2. Guinness Pulled Pork Try it piled into sliders or tacos, on top of salads, or on its own. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. crushed red pepper 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. …


Spectacular (and Lighter) ‘Sand Pudding’ Recipe

You may have seen the social media buzz about the ‘sand pudding’ recipe. As the ‘healthy recipe police,’ we were inspired to ask our dieticians to offer a healthy twist on this delicious favorite, without losing out on the flavor to satisfy our sweet-tooth. Enjoy this amazing, dietician-approved dessert! Ingredients: • 1 container (4 oz.) ready-to-eat vanilla pudding snack (this could be substituted with vanilla yogurt) • 1 square HONEY MAID Honey Graham, crushed • 3 TEDDY GRAHAMS Honey Graham Snacks • 2 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks Instructions • TOP pudding snack with graham crumbs for the sand. • DECORATE with graham snacks and fruit snacks. • GARNISH with a paper umbrella, if desired.