How to Create Healthy Desserts Using Vegetables?
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Hidden Nutrition in Every Bite
What has the power to add vibrant color, added moisture, texture and nutrients
to all types of recipes, and is easily at home in breakfast, snack, and treat or
Veggies of course. With the array of color choices that fresh veggies offer along
with the built in nutrition and fiber they provide, they are the real super-stars of any
recipe including sweet choices.
Unfortunately, for the most part, people simply don’t view them that way. They
have never been taught to view vegetables as a valid ingredient for sweet
dishes and so the role that most veggies have played have been severely limited.
It’s all about perception and most people’s perceptions about using veggies in
desserts is pretty narrow…if that. But, times are changing. The power of the
Internet is educating people on every topic…health and nutrition included.
With a world of information literally at people’s fingertips, curious people are
researching and more and more vegetables are gaining ground as valuable
contributors to sweet as well as savory dishes… beyond the typical raw “carrot or
Not only will vegetables provide a boost in nutrition to any dessert, they are the
perfect binding agent replacing eggs and fat in most recipes while adding sweetness
This broader acceptance and “view” of the use of vegetables in sweet as well
as savory dishes is not a new concept but is experiencing an expanded
acceptance as word gets out quickly in the digital world.
Statistics show that dessert consumption is on the rise. Of 1500 consumers polled, a
whopping 99% stated that they enjoy dessert occasionally. Seventy percent admitted
to eating it once a week…a 57% increase from the same study done three years
One of the reasons desserts are growing in popularity so quickly is that many people
are now expe