With Thanksgiving only a month away, classy co-eds everywhere are thinking about festivities, family and food. Don’t let the colder weather and hot and hearty meals deter you from your healthy and fit lifestyle. CL is about to show you five ways you can have your pie and eat it too!
A traditional dessert, pie is the perfect ending to any holiday meal. These recipes take some of the most popular pie recipes and put a healthy twist on them. So go ahead, cut yourself a slice (or two!) at Thanksgiving dinner this year. You deserve it.
Sweet and delectable, this signature American dessert is equal parts creamy and fruity. Don’t feel bad about sticking your fork into Cooking Light’s Double-Crusted Apple Pie. With crust on the top and bottom, this recipe uses fat-free milk to cut back on calories.
Spending a romantic night in with your special someone? Add that “wow” factor to your date night by preparing this lemon meringue tart recipe made especially for two from Eating Well. Low in sodium, this dish is a pleasure you don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying.
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Two Thanksgiving staples, pumpkin and pecan pie combined into one mouthwatering dessert? Could anyone have asked for anything better? The pie has no refined sugar and is low in fat, too! This tantalizing recipe from Fitness Magazine and chef Deborah Racicot of Gotham Bar and Grill in New York is a must-have at your next holiday gathering.
It’s a harsh reality to admit fruit-filled pies aren’t always as healthy as they seem. That isn’t the case with Hungry Girl’s Blue Swoon Pie. Low in calories but packed with flavor, this pie has not only an amazing taste, but outstanding nutritional value, too.
Peanut Butter and Banana Pizza…Pie
Peanut butter and banana is a mouthwatering combination that is filling, yummy and nutritious. Combine your passion for health with your sweet tooth and whip up this dessert recipe from Shape Magazine. Ready in just 15 minutes, this is the perfect personal pie to have when an intense craving for something warm, gooey and absolutely delicious strikes.
Will you be trying any of these pie recipes?
Casey Galasso is junior at Marist College. Follow her on Twitter at @omggcasey. To stay tuned to more articles for classy co-eds, be sure to follow College Lifestyles on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.