Host a healthy dinner party

Nutritional information, per serving: Calories 406; Carbs 38; Fat 20; Protein 22.

Now onto everyone’s favourite part of the meal: dessert. It’s always a challenge to choose a delicious sweet treat that isn’t full of sugar. A delicious treat that is easy to make is angel food cake with fresh fruit.

Cinnamon Angel Food Cake
– 1 ½ cups of egg whites (12 to 14 large eggs)
– 1 cup plus 1tbsp sifted cake flour
– 1 cups ½ sugar divided
– ¼ tsp salt
– ¾ tsp cream of tartar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 3 to 4 tsp ground cinnamon

Preparation
– Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
– Separate the eggs adding the whites to a measuring cup.
– Sift the flour before measuring. Add about half the sugar to the flour and sift again.
– Beat the egg whites in a large bowl, adding the salt and the cream of tartar to the whites as soon as they become foamy
– Continue beating, as soft peaks begin to form, add the remaining sugar and extracts.
– Beat until peaks form
– Using a spatula, gently fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg white foam with ‘over and up’ motions.
– Be sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl or the flour mixture will sink.
– Mix only until the flour is moistened.
– Scrape the batter into pan in three or four layers. Sprinkle the cinnamon through a fine sieve onto the batter between layers.
– Bake immediately for 45 min.
– When the cake is removed from the oven, immediately invert the tube pan onto the counter.
(recipe from www.recipes4cakes.com/angelfood/ripplecake.htm)

Nutritional information, per serving: Calories 129; Carbs 29.4; Dietary fiber 0.1g; Protein 3.1g.

Liqueurs are a signature dessert partner. Instead of serving them with your coffee (they are loaded with sugar) visit your local coffee shop and buy a few different varieties of flavoured coffees and teas. They are a delicious alternative to heavy alcoholic beverages.

If you would like a few more healthy recipe ideas, visit websites such as www.kraftkitchens.ca, www.ivillage.co/uk and www.thedietchannel.com.
Enjoy!

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