Posts Tagged ‘Healthy Desserts’

Interesting Article in the Times Union: White House chef whips up desserts with chemistry

February 28th, 2011 (franklin)

White House pastry chef Bill Yosses puts the finishing touches on a dessertWASHINGTON (AP) — Some sweetened tangerine juice. A little soy protein. A blender. Voila: A trendy, frothy dessert becomes a lesson in kitchen chemistry. It turns out the chef who whips up pies for the president is also a bit of a scientist — calling on knowledge of how to help bubbles hold their shape and how crystals affect chocolate and salt, in the quest for healthier goodies.

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Food Processing Magazine Article – Building Healthier Desserts

August 26th, 2010 (franklin)

Processors have been trying for nearly a generation to bridge the the gulf between the reality of dessert and the concept of health.

By Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Technical Editor

While the successful merger that is a “healthy dessert” does occasionally occur — think of now-ubiquitous frozen yogurt — the bottom of the great divide is littered with failures that seemed so perfect when they made the jump (e.g., candy bars laced with concentrated polyphenols, high-fiber ice cream or flax-and-quinoa cookies.)

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QSR Magazine Article – Restaurants Should Offer Healthy Dessert Options

July 19th, 2010 (franklin)

Low Calorie, High Profits 

Author Barney Wolf

Some people may consider the term healthful dessert as a bit of an oxymoron.

Desserts are typically recognized as being indulgent—rich and flavorful—and not necessarily a part of the dining experience that would be considered good for you.

But perception is not always reality, and it’s not necessarily difficult for quick-service restaurants to feature desserts that are nutritious, low in calories, and, yes, even healthy.

“There are actually many good options available at restaurants right now, and new products are being added all the time,” says Kerry Neville, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and a Seattle-based registered dietician.

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