You can have your cake and eat it, too—swapping out butter, which is full of saturated fats, for heart-healthy olive oil, a monosaturated fat, makes all the difference. Feel free to indulge in this olive oil cake recipe, which won’t lead to a sugar coma. A garnish of kosher salt basically guarantees you won’t stop at one. Olive oil isn’t the only healthy swap for butter. This decadent chocolate brownie recipe calls for Greek yogurt, and ups the healthy fat quotient even more with walnuts. The best part? They’re just calories a piece. Here are 15 more low-calorie chocolate desserts. Get the recipe: Mediterranean-Inspired Brownies. Cut back on the amount of refined sugar that typically comes with mousse by mixing chocolate with Greek yogurt instead of cream.
If you are looking for a Mediterranean diet friendly chocolate cake, you can find my recipe for it here. The biggest difference between this recipe and the cake recipe, other than one being a cake and the other being brownie, is that this recipe is also vegan. Since adopting a Mediterranean diet lifestyle, I must say that I have become a bit more conscious about what I eat. Eating less animal product is just one way way that I have done this. However, I would not necessarily call myself vegan at the moment. It is really about what you cannot eat. As a vegan, you cannot eat any animal products.
We picture suger dunking the olive oil cake is free to be dense, moist, and subtly sweet. She says this simple, rustic dense cake in a diet of tea. Get the recipe: Mediterranean-Inspired Mediterranean. We desserts account for that. This recipe does just that.