Today I’m going to share something personal with you. (Nothing too juicy.)
Earlier this year I was told by my doctor that my cholesterol (the bad kind – LDL), was “way too high.” I was totally taken aback. I’m young (ish ;-)), on the thin side, and for the most part, I eat a very healthy diet. Turns out that genetically, I’m susceptible to this. Bummer!
Rather than take medication, I wanted to lower it myself. Now you know I’m a big time foodie, so there’s nothing I stopped eating all together. After all, food is a huge part of my life, and I develop recipes almost daily, tasting them all the while. So I just cut way back on foods with a lot of saturated fat. After about 3 months, I was tested again, and my LDL cholesterol number dropped by 75!
As a result of this, I created a few delicious fat-free desserts to satisfy my sweet tooth. This chocolate yogurt recipe is one of my favorites. It’s extremely rich and creamy, and if no one told you, you would never guess it’s made with fat-free milk and yogurt.
Yes, I’ll continue to be careful so the number doesn’t go back up. And no, I’m not going all healthy on you!
Oh, and don’t forget . . . .
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