I proudly champion eating healthy and living a well balanced life. Part of that balance is indulging in a tasty sweet treat every now and then. When I teamed up with WW to create recipes packed with nutrients and flavor, I knew I'd have to add recipes for those like myself who have a sweet tooth.
The first recipe I'll share with you are my banana two-tone s'mores. Unless you're lucky enough to have a fire pit in your backyard, you'll be making these s'mores in the comfort of your own kitchen. While some of you may be tempted to put marshmallows on a fork and roast them over the stove top, this could get extremely messy. With this recipe, you'll arrange the bananas, marshmallows and chocolate chips on a graham cracker and broil it in the oven. That way you'll get a mouthwatering, warm dessert and an easy clean up!
Sometimes a craving for something sweet can come early in the morning. If this happens to you, you should make this coconut-graham berry yogurt parfait. This morning delight is all about texture! The greek yogurt is smooth and creamy while the graham cracker crumbs and toasted, shredded coconut provide a nice crunch. Since you'll be using a plain fat free greek, the sweetness will come from the coconut, graham cracker crumbs and mixed berries. This recipe will make 4 parfaits. One for you and the rest for your family, friends or roommates.
The best thing about this recipe is that you can make these parfaits in just 10 minutes.
When you have a bit more time to cook, you've got to try my ricotta hotcakes with warm cinnamon apples. Ricotta cheese is the key ingredient to making these hotcakes extra moist and fluffy. Don't worry, they won't taste cheesy, just delicious! By cooking the apples until they're soft, you'll be releasing their natural sweetness. This makes for the perfect topping on your hotcakes!
I love these recipes because you'll get to satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging. I hope you try all of them and let me know which one is your favorite! To get started on a WW journey today and access to more recipes like this, visit ww.com.
Over the past week on CORA-ntine Cuisine, I got to reunite with several friends that Nicole and I have made over the years. Our incredible guests included Maria Shriver, Sheila E, Debi Mazar, Chef Gabriele Corcos, Chef Karen Akunowicz and the Shirley Temple King! Many of the guests spoke of the importance of taking care of your health and eating foods that boost your immune system.
Hey y'all! This past week was one for the books. Not only did we celebrate Greek Easter, but it was also my son Caje's birthday! I got to chat with some incredible special guests including Cameron Mathis, David Burtka, Scott Evans, Chef Andrew Zimmern and superstar film director Tate Taylor! I'm going to share a few of my favorite recipes from last week and fill you in on some of the topics we discussed.
I've had so much fun on CORA-ntine Cuisine this past week. I got to chat with several special guests including Chef Ingrid Hofffman, Chef Dominique Crenn, Cake Wars host Jonathan Bennet and my partners at the Little Kitchen Academy, Felicity and Brian Curin. There's been one common theme in all of my chats so far and that theme is positivity.