Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pretty Darned Healthy Blueberry Peach Cobbler

I'm pretty sure if you are here on Healthy Girl's Kitchen you are well aware of the sugar problem we Americans have. And I for one have had a lifelong battle with sweets. I just love the way sugary foods taste, there's no denying it.

So when a few weeks ago I was confessing what a difficult time I have been having with a plant-perfect diet, and Suzanne, one of the kind readers of HGK suggested that sometimes you just have to make yourself some dessert to help yourself feel better, I was like, "Darn, that girl knows me well!" She forwarded me a blackberry peach cobbler recipe from Cathy Fisher's blog Straight Up Food, and I immediately put the recipe on my to do list--the short one.

I bought the peaches and the blackberries.

And the peaches got eaten before I could muster up the energy to make the cobbler. I gobbled down the blackberries when I started to suspect that they were going to get moldy before I ever made the recipe.

The next week, I bought $15 worth of local peaches at the Farmers' Market and hoped again that the right time would come.

When I saw Debby from Happy Healthy Long Life posting about that exact cobbler recipe this morning on Facebook, I was like, "That's it! I'm making it tonight!" It doesn't hurt that we are going to a pot luck tomorrow night and I needed something yummy to bring and share.

I tell ya, it's not often that a dessert recipe can actually qualify as health food, but this is one recipe that actually does. And from the looks of this chart, America needs more bloggers like Cathy Fisher and many more recipes like this cobbler.

Nursing Your Sweet Tooth

What makes this dessert recipe actually healthy as opposed to 99.99999% of all "healthy dessert" recipes out there on the Internet just posing as healthy vegan dessert recipes?

The only sugar in this cobbler recipe comes from fruit. Even Dr. Greger says dates are good for you, even though they are 80% pure sugar. Don't believe me? Watch this video.

And the flour? Oh, that's from rolled oats that you grind yourself into a course meal.

Want my version of the cobbler recipe? Get it here.

What thoughts go through your mind when you see people label dessert recipes on the internet and in cookbooks as healthy when you know that it's just a false claim?

Do you have/know of any dessert recipes that are truly healthy? Well, what are you waiting for? Share, please! To leave a comment or view the comments to this post, please click on the title of this post (the orange title above).
Blogging tips