Saturday, 09 April 2011
So you're eating healthy and going out to dinner. You order a salad and leave the dressing on the side. You and your friends finish your meal and you are proud at how you didn't order an appetizer and you didn't drink four sodas over the course of the meal. You had one soda and drank water the rest of the night. So are you in the clear?
No, of course not. Why not you ask? Because there is always that one person at your table that asks to see the dessert menu. The typical exchange results in, "well I'm just going to look at the menu." The waiter brings dessert menus for the table and everyone decides to start splitting desserts.
Here, you are not wanting dessert on the outside (but, deep down you know that you ate pretty well through dinner and what's a little dessert, right?)
Well here's a way to get a little sweetness at the end of your meal to not feel like you've totally lost all of your calories for the day (because sometimes desserts equate to an entire days worth of calories.)
Try a little dessert!
Yes, just a little dessert. When I first heard about these little desserts I was confused and was therefore, when I was introduced to them a little leary. But after having them first hand, I can say that they are just enough sugar to feel like I had dessert at the end of my meal.
Olive Garden has their version known as Piccoli Dolcini meaning "little dessert treats." Maggiano's has a Mini Dessert Sampler (that has individual portions of each dessert listed.) And Uno Chicago Grill has Mini Sweets that come in a variety of flavors.
Make sure to try one out the next time you feel like you need a little dessert!
Have you ever had one of these? Would you recommend them to someone that just wants a little dessert?