Say yes to dessert but not all the calories that come with it. Let fruit be your dessert and enjoy the flavor without all the fat. Make yourself a yogurt parfait, or if you are dining out at a restaurant, eat a fruit pie without the crust!
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Nutrition for Everyone: Fruits and Vegetables. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 18, 2012. (Accessed August 23, 2012 at http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/fruitsvegetables/index.html.)
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