20 Ways to Indulge Your Cravings
20 Ways to Indulge Your Cravings
What do you crave? Chocolate? French fries? Pizza? A recent Tufts University study suggests you're not alone. 91% of participants in the study reported having cravings, and the most commonly craved foods were chocolate and salty snacks.
We've gathered twenty top-rated recipes to satisfy your hunger. The collection includes everything from Garlic Fries to Fudgy Mocha Toffee Brownies, and since they're all under 300 calories per serving, you can stay healthy without feeling guilty.
Ice Cream Treasures
Use any combination of cereals you like. This frozen dessert would also be delicious with chocolate ice cream and chopped walnuts instead of almonds.
Malted Chocolate Ice Cream
The ice cream mixture may become grainy just after you stir in the malted milk powder, but that will eventually dissolve. You'll love scooping up this sensational dessert.
Pecan Pie Ice Cream
Stove-top custard reminiscent of pecan pie filling is swirled in after churning to create an ice cream that tastes like pecan pie à la mode.
Lauren's Chocolate Chip Cookies
These "healthy" cookies stay soft after baking and taste divine. Look for grain-sweetened chocolate chips in health-food stores.
Ooey-Gooey Peanut Butter-Chocolate Brownies
These over-the-top brownies start with devil's food cake mix and a few common pantry items and still make your home smell amazing while they bake.
Fudgy Mocha-Toffee Brownies
Coffee, toffee, and chocolate come together for a triple-threat of fabulous flavor in these lightened-up brownies.
Shrimp, Spinach, and Basil Pizza Bianca
Bite into a slice of piping hot pizza loaded with yummy toppings and smothered with melted cheese.
Fresh Tomato-Pesto Pizza
Update pizza night by exchanging the standard jarred tomato sauce for a bright 5-ingredient homemade pesto.
Serve a meaty, mouth-watering pizza with simple sides for an easy meal that's ready in just 20 minutes.
Chocolate Lava Cakes with Pistachio Cream
These flourless chocolate cakes are as rich as a restaurant dessert, but they're made with a fraction of the fat and no dairy butter. When these cakes bake, the gooey filling causes the center to sink in.
Fudgy Sheet Cake
Frosting a cake soon after it cools maintains its moistness. If you must delay that step, wrap the cake in plastic wrap.
Chocolate Fudge Pie
Shortcuts like refrigerated pie dough and frozen whipped topping make this an easy, elegant treat. It's a great make-ahead dessert as it needs to chill at least 4 hours.
Tossing crisp oven fries in a small amount of butter and garlic after cooking makes them unbelievably rich, yet still lower in fat than fast food fries.
Spicy Steak Fries
Add a spicy seasoning blend to this healthier take on steak fries and serve with grilled beef or veggie burgers.
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
Impress your family with homemade onion rings that taste just as good as the ones from the local diner.
Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce
This creamy cheesecake is great for parties and holidays. It's simple yet elegant, and topped with a delightful fresh strawberry sauce.
Marble Cheesecake Squares
Use the tip of a knife to make the marble effect for these beautiful and delicious cheesecake squares.
New York Cheesecake
This low-fat cheesecake recipe lets you enjoy a slice of classic New York cheesecake without all the guilt.
Asian Party Mix
Sesame rice crackers and wasabi peas add crunch and fire to this Asian snack mix. It's perfect as an appetizer or snack, and oh so easy to make!
Skip the bag and make potato chips at home with this easy recipe. Four ingredients and a slicer are all you need.