Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tasty Treat Thursday (Skinny version!)

As the week comes to a close, we're all looking forward to shutting down our computers, putting our work away, and letting a little bit loose. Sometimes, however, Friday can seem quite far away, so why not treat ourselves a day early with a delectable and guilt-free dessert? 

Dining out at a downtown Greek restaurant recently, I had the most incredibly simple dessert in the form of traditional Greek yogurt with honey and nuts. Since the restaurant version was sinfully decadent, I decided to create a healthier at-home version for a weekday treat! Here are some tips on making your own skinny version: 

1. Start with one serving (6 oz) of plain non-fat Greek yogurt. If your local supermarket offers the brand Greek Gods, I'd recommend trying it, since their plain, all natural yogurt has a smooth, creamy texture, and is less bitter than some others. Stick with natural, plain and unflavored options (not vanilla), otherwise you'll find your treat to be cloyingly sweet. 

2. Add one tablespoon of raw, natural honey found at either your local grocery store or farmer's market. 


3. Thoroughly mix in a handful of almonds, pecans, or walnuts. (If you're a pistachio or macadamia lover, go right ahead)! 

4. If you're like me, and you occasionally (okay, usually) need a bit of chocolate in your treat, sprinkle a hint of coco powder on top. This also makes quite a pretty finish if you're serving to guests.  




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