Healthy Recipes: Desserts & Drinks

In this section of the site, you can find all of the Skinny Chef desert & drink recipes. Typically, there are several pages with recipes - so scroll down and use the paged navigation.... or search for the recipe by title:


Don Juan Olgado’s Birthday Cake

This traditional South American cake is especially popular for birthday celebrations. I love dulce de leche, a rich, gooey milk caramel sauce that just happens to be low in fat. Try dipping wedges of crispy apple for a sweet low-fat snack. You can purchase dulce de leche in a store that carries Latino groceries or make it yourself – see my dulce de leche recipe.

Devil’s Food Cake

This cake might seem like the devil’s work, but the ingredients are angelically light! Indulge yourself with this not-so-naughty chocolate cake!

Fudge with Pecans

Every family has a favorite fudge recipe. This fudge still has that chocolately, rich smoothness but is much lower in saturated fat and a snap to make, no candy thermometer necessary.

Sweetheart Cupcakes

Make these cupcakes for your loved ones to help protect their heart. The oat flour helps to control cholesterol and beets have antioxidants to protect arteries. Give them a sweet treat that you can feel good about.

Pomegranate Margarita

Besides ranking high as an antioxidant, pomegranate is delicious, tart and sweet at the same time. Margaritas are fun for entertaining and a great way to refresh thirsty guests at your next BBQ or picnic.

Papaya Lime Cooler

Papaya is high in vitamin C and a good source of fiber. It’s cool, soothing fruit blends up smooth, ideals for mixed drinks and smoothies.

Kir Royal

Kir is a traditional French aperitif that combines the sweet syrup of currants with dry white wine. This kir is ‘royal’ since it uses champagne. If you can’t find the creme de cassis, any sweet raspberry flavor liquid will work nicely.

Hungarian Nut Roll

Hungarian nut roll is one of my family’s most treasured recipes – but this version has less fat since it’s made with skim milk and low-fat margarine. Fresh yeast is usually found in the dairy section, but you can substitute with 2 (.04 ounce) packets of dry yeast