• I've had good luck subbing half the sugar in recipes like this with honey. I'd also opt for organic, fair-trade chocolate for an intense cocoa flavor with less fat. 

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    Flourless Chocolate Cake

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    It's chocolate-y, fudge-y, and so decadent

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  • Why not end on a chilled soup? This is a good way to use up any extra melon you have hanging around too. 

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    Chilled Melon, Yogurt, and Ginger Soup

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    Chilled soup. Delicious and perfect for summer time!

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  • If you are having a big, messy meal, like BBQ, this is the ideal, refreshing ending. Or it would be a fabulous breakfast, paired with granola!

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    Strawberry Melon Gazpacho

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    This looks refreshing!

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  • This is like strawberry cheesecake with more berry than cake (so way healthier, but you still get that delicious taste combo). 

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    Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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    I'm a big fan of cheesecake, but I've never liked Strawberry Cheesecake. I have this thing about artificial fruit flavors, and strawberry is one of the biggest offenders. Then I found this recipe, which takes a delicious cheesecake-like filling and shoves it into a real strawberry! Dipped in graham cracker crumbs, what could be better? Serve as a side dish with breakfast, or as a dessert!

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  • You can make this dessert with the early apples that are just coming into season, and sub honey for sugar. 

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    Apple Clafouti

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    Who can resist something called Clafouti? Not me!

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  • Gooseberries are beautiful but may be hard to find, depending on where you are in the world; this could work with blueberries too. 

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    Gooseberry Galette

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    Gooseberries are earthy, rich and have a slight tartness to them. They are perfect for pies and tarts and when paired with this amazing sugar dough crust from Cannelle et Vanille, you may just forget all about your foolproof pie crust recipe forever.

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  • Use whatever fruits are freshest at the farmers market...there's no way you can get this one wrong!

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    Mini Rainbow Fruit Pizzas

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    Nothing says fresh and fabulous like a mound of berries atop a homecooked sugar cookie smeared with a yogurt cream sauce.

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  • Sub conventional ice cream with coconut milk ice cream (my pick), ice milk, or naturally sweetened frozen yogurt, and it's a lower calorie and still-creamy dessert!

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    Roasted Peaches with Ice Cream

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    Peaches and cream have to be one of the best combinations. When warm roasted peaches are paired with cool vanilla ice cream, it just puts this combination over the top.

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  • What could be sweeter, healthier and prettier than baked peaches? 

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    Baked Cinnamon Peaches

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    Georgia peaches steal the show in this simple healthy summer treat!

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  • Again, just add honey in place of the sugar here (I'd do it to taste, but 1/4 cup should be plenty). The Greek yogurt makes this healthier and a bit tangy too, a perfect complement to the raspberries. 

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    Rich and Fluffy (but Still Skinny) Raspberry Mousse

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    First things first: You may look at the ingredients in this recipe and think to yourself, “Heavy cream in a skinny dessert? Is this a typo?” Yes, there is heavy cream in the recipe and yes it is still a skinny dessert! You can have the indulgence of heavy cream in a recipe and it can still be in low in fat and calories as long as you follow the SSD way. On top of all that, there are over 11…

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