Putting a Healthy Spin on a Sweet Weakness

Hi, my name is Karyn and I am addicted to cake. Not cookies and pies. Just cake. I haven’t made it around to baking them from scratch so I usually just stick to the boxed variety. But, as I move into a season of healthier eating, I wanted to find a better way to enjoy my cake (and eat it too).

When my friends at the American Cancer Society asked me to participate in their A Healthier Holiday Table series, I decided to look for a way to make my beloved weakness a little healthier. Eventually, I found a reduced fat recipe that substituted the eggs and oil for Greek yogurt. It sounded simple enough so I decided to give it a whirl.

It was actually very simple to make and the results were delish! Taking the theme one step further, I skipped the frosting and decided to pair my sweet treat with some fresh raspberries instead. Seriously, could this healthy swap be ANY easier?

The idea behind this program is all about simplicity. Cancer prevention is something that we can all strive towards with diet and physical activity. Below are a couple of tips to keep in mind…

  • Did you know that eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help reduce your cancer risk? The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2½ cups of vegetables and fruits each day. Looking for other ideas to up your fruit and veggie consumption? Check out this resource.
  • Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of many types of cancer. Here are ideas on how to eat healthy and get active.
  • Stock your kitchen with a variety of foods that you can throw together for healthy meals in a hurry. (*ahem* Greek yogurt and fresh fruits)

Do you have a healthy recipe that you love? Head over to the American Cancer Society’s Facebook page and share it there!

~kb

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