An easy way to add more fruit to your diet, add them to desserts

Fruits have natural sugars that make a dessert sweet without adding a lot of calories. Make it a healthy choice and not pile high the dessert with added sugar. Here are 5 desserts that add not only more fruit to your eating but add a taste of the tropics.

Tropical pizza pie

Tropical pizza pie

Tropical pizza pie Instead of pepperoni, top it with slices of starfruit. Instead of tomato paste, why not a puree of Caribbean Red papaya. Sprinkle the top with shredded fresh coconut. The tropical toppings make it a dessert treat.

Caribbean Red papaya with ginger sauce

Caribbean Red papaya with ginger sauce

Caribbean Red papaya with ginger sauce A Malaysian favorite comes to the other side of the world. This is a Brooks co-worker favorite. Ginger adds the oomph, and papaya adds the sweetness to this savory dessert.

Chocolate pistachio stars

Chocolate pistachio stars

Chocolate pistachio stars Something so easy can be a great hit. I’ve skewered the finished slices and put in a vase for delivery as a hostess gift. Starfruit mesmerizes kids and teens making this a hit say at a team party celebrating a great [insert sport here] season.

SlimCado ginger cream

Ginger SlimCado cream

Ginger SlimCado cream Serve as a topping or a dip, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself succumbing to this cream as a healthy dessert option for a weeknight delight. It’s a twofold surprise because you’ll find that a large spoonful will satisfy your sweet tooth.

SlimCado chèvre

SlimCado honey chèvre

SlimCado honey chèvre In the summer of 2015, eggs may be in short supply. If you crave cheesecake, here’s a creamy dessert that combines the SlimCado with chevre, a goat cheese.