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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip Dessert

Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Wed, Oct 4, '17

Dessert has been enjoyed around the world since the 16th century. It was first introduced in Italy, and we’ve been saving room for dessert ever since. If you’re trying to watch what you eat, you may find yourself limiting or even skipping post-meal sweets, but you don’t have to! Dessert is far more than just a guilty pleasure. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t feel guilty about indulging in easy and healthy dessert recipes.

1. Dessert Can Help You Digest Your Meal

Fruit-based desserts can actually help you digest the rest of your meal. They are packed with enzymes that help speed up the chemical reaction that is digestion. Our light and fresh fruit-based desserts will ensure you don’t leave the table feeling too full.

 

2. Dessert Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

If you’re craving something sweet, you don’t have to deny your sweet tooth! Look for desserts that use naturally occurring sweet flavors, like in fruit. Our Stovetop Blueberry Crisp pairs buttery granola with warm sweet blueberries for a 10-minute dessert that tastes absolutely decadent.

Stovetop Blueberry Crisp

 

3. You’ll Get To Try Interesting Flavor Combinations, Too

The dessert course is traditionally known as a sweet course, but the best desserts think to include complementary flavors. We can help you master the art of flavor matching with our new Honey Caramelized Pineapple that’s paired with a Mint Yogurt Sauce. We suggest enjoying your dessert with one of our coffee pairings to offset the sweetness with a more savory flavor.

Honey Caramelized Pineapple with Mint Yogurt Sauce

 

4. You Might Even Master New Cooking Techniques

There is something about mastering a new cooking technique, especially one that seems a little intimidating at first. Even though the world’s best pastry chefs weren’t taught in a day, you can certainly learn how to make a Quick Salted Caramel Sauce to enjoy with Apple Slices. This is the perfect post-meal sweet for Fall and a recipe you’ll use again and again.

Quick Salted Caramel Sauce with Apple Slices

 

5. Dessert Is A Good Time To Practice Mindful Eating

Dessert is the ideal time to practice enjoying food mindfully. Savor each bite and enjoy the full experience of your dessert from the aroma, to the texture, and don’t forget to eat slowly so you’ll notice when you’re full. Stick to the recommended portion sizes and take your time eating to ensure you’re balancing your favorite desserts with your health goals.

 

If you enjoy spending a few extra minutes around the table enjoying something sweet, you’re going to love our new recipes for our favorite course, dessert! In each meal kit we send easy dessert recipes and everything you need to prepare a delicious (and healthy) dessert in only 10-15 minutes!

View Dessert Menu

 

Topics: nutrition, Lifestyle