Replace regular sugar with coconut sugar
Desserts’ number one diet enemy is no doubt sugar. For a sweet and healthy alternative, replace regular sugar with its coconut cousin. “Coconut sugar is less refined, and comes with some minerals and is lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar,” says Lauren Breuer, a Toronto-based chief dessert designer at Shockingly Healthy Inc. (producer of Shockingly Healthy Brownies and Blondies). Coconut sugar can also be ground up in a coffee grinder or high-speed blender to replace regular icing sugar.