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Simple Summer Sweets 

Its no secret that I love all types of food, but nothing compares to the need to feed my sweet tooth! I always include desserts in each of my cookbooks, and this month I decided to share some of my favorite summer sweet treats that I have trimmed up while still tasting as terrific as ever  you will never miss the full fat and sugar. I think it is unrealistic to think that you will never eat sweets again (at least to me), but with these tips and recipes you can stay on track to maintain your overall health.

 

Chocolate Fudgies: These 4-ingredient cookies are a super simple treat to get your chocolate fix.

  • For my loaded variation add 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup pecans.
  • 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

 

Cookies and Cream Cheese Cupcakes  Creamy cool bites of Oreo are hard to beat!

  • A great make ahead treat as cheesecakes freeze well.
  • Automatic portion control is always a plus for weight maintenance. 
  • Dairy products are good sources of protein, vitamin D, potassium, and especially calcium, which is very important for bone and muscle mass. 
  • 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

 

Berry Good Oatmeal Cookie Cake: As beautiful as it is delicious, this eye-catching dessert will be the hit of your party.

  • Make the crust the day before, whip up the filling and refrigerate, cut the strawberries and assemble the day of serving for a spectacular tasting and looking dessert.  
  • From memory protection, reduced risk of cancers, and decreased infections, make sure you eat berries daily to benefit from all they have to offer.
  • When eating dessert always pair it with a fruit or berries to make sure you are getting in your daily servings. 
  • Whether you choose strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, or blackberries, these little jewels are packed with fiber and antioxidants that help slow the aging process from the inside out. 
  • 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

 

Fresh Fig Cake  Diabetic-friendly recipe and perfect to use fresh in-season figs.

  • Even if youre not a fig fan, you will be a huge fan of this cake, I promise!
  • A fresh fig is sweet with a slight crunch making them unique and delicious.  
  • You may use dried figs or dates, however, this is one of those recipes that fresh is best. 
  • 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

 

Burger Cake: By popular demand I had to include this Wow dessert, impressing all summer guests.

  • Made with fresh fruit, yellow box cake, and boxed brownie mix this show-stopping treat is as delicious as it is easy to make.
  • 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

 

SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel & WATCH me make Piña Colada Brie: My go-to for summer appetizer when entertaining!

  • I love to buy the round Brie at the big-box stores as you get the best bang for your buck.
  • My favorite way to serve this is with gingersnaps  adding a spicy crunch.
  • Did you know an easy way to cut Brie is with dental floss?
  • 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

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