Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Healthy Desserts

Nutrition Through the Lifecycle: Healthy Desserts

September 13, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


♪ [music playing–
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and I’m a graduate student at Eastern Illinois University. And today I’d like to talk a
little bit about desserts. Now if you’re like me
I love desserts. It doesn’t matter what kind they
are I love them all, but some desserts are
healthier than others. Here I have two
examples of some of my favorite desserts as a kid. Oreos and Chips Ahoy cookies,
but over the years I learned that Oreos and Chips Ahoy
cookies are not the best choice for us for desserts. They’re okay to eat once in a
while, but they don’t have many nutrients in them so we
shouldn’t make a habit of eating them all the time. Nutrients are things in food
that are good for our bodies, help us to grow and
help us to stay healthy. Other examples of not so healthy
desserts are things like cake, brownies, and ice cream. None of these things have very
many nutrients in them. So it’s better to choose things
for dessert that are sweet and really good, but also give us
nutrients at the same time. Fruit is a great example as a
healthy dessert because it’s sweet and really good,
but it also gives us nutrients at the same time. Today I’m going to show you how
to make a fruit and yogurt cone, which is kind of like an ice
cream cone, but it’s much healthier for us. So first what you will need for
this recipe is a sugar cone. You will need some low-fat
vanilla yogurt, some granola, and some fruit. You can use any type of fruit
that you like, but today I’m going to use bananas,
blueberries, and strawberries. Some other great choices for
fruit to use would be things like apples or raspberries. You will also need a small ice
cream scoop a bowl and a rubber spatula or a spoon. So first what I’m going to do is
I’m going to take the low-fat vanilla yogurt, and I’m going to
get out three scoops of the yogurt and put it in my bowl. Yogurt is a great choice for a
dessert because it has calcium, which is good for our bones, and
it also has other nutrients. Okay so now that my yogurt is in
the bowl I’m going to take some of my fruit and put
it in the bowl also. Depending on the size of your
sugar cone, you may need to chop up your fruit into
pretty small pieces. Make sure you ask
your parents to help you to chop up the fruit. So I’m just going to sprinkle
some of my bananas and my blueberries and some
strawberries in with the yogurt. And then I’m going to take my
rubber spatula and just mix it all together so that
the fruit is all mixed in well with the yogurt. Okay that looks good. So then I’m going to take my
scoop again, and I’m just going to scoop the yogurt
into the sugar cone. Make sure that you don’t
overfill the sugar cone or else the yogurt will
probably run down the sides and be really messy. So get a little more fruit in
there, that looks good. Okay so now that we have our
fruit and yogurt into the sugar cone, I’m going to take my
granola and just sprinkle it on top, kind of like sprinkles on
an ice cream cone. Granola is a great choice for a
healthy topping for yogurt because it’s healthy,
and it also makes yogurt alot more fun to eat. And then if you’re like me
sometimes you just crave chocolate, and
nothing else will do. So if you’re in the mood for
chocolate you can take four or five chocolate chips and put it
on top with the granola to give you that yummy chocolate flavor. That looks great. So now we have our finished
fruit and yogurt cone that’s really fun to make and even more
fun to eat. It’s healthy because it has
vitamins and minerals from the fruit and yogurt, and it’s
really fun to eat because it’s in a sweet crunchy sugar cone. So I hoped you liked the recipe
today that I made and will make it the next time you want a
healthy dessert. Remember cookies and cake are
okay sometimes, but it’s always best to choose a healthy dessert
that has vitamins and minerals to help us stay healthy. Thanks for watching. ♪ [music playing–
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