NutriPro Portion Awareness - Redesigning Desserts

Saturday, July 29, 2017

While many people see dining out as a treat, 38 percent said they skip dessert in order to eat  more healthfully.1 However, there are many ways to make dessert a permissible indulgence  at the end of a meal.


Here they are:

  • Replace heavy, cream-based desserts  with yogurt-based desserts.
  • Serve fruit between layers of mousse,  creams, or cake.
  • Provide poached fruit options.
  • Instead of dusting with powdered sugar,  use cocoa or spices, like cinnamon.
  • Replace rich, creamy sauces with  shaved dark chocolate or fruit coulis.
  • Serve aerated desserts.
  • Garnish with edible flowers, herbs, spices  (cinnamon stick, star anise) or fresh fruit.
  • Offer miniature versions of desserts like  cakes, tarts, or custards.


Did you know?

Miniature desserts have been making a big  impression since the 18th century, when the French introduced petits fours



1NPD Group, 2013