Which one of the following foods is an example of a healthy dessert treat? A. Sorbet with fresh berries. B. Ice cream and sliced bananas. C. Frozen pudding with sliced almonds. D. Lemon cream pie and dairy-based whipped topping.

proponents of a constitutional monarchy in France. D) influences on the ideals that shaped American government. 2) Montesquieu is credited with devising the basic Constitutional principle of A) natural rights. B) popular sovereignty. C) separation and balance of governmental power. D) government was created by man for his own purposes. 3) Which statement BEST describes the views of Voltaire, the outspoken French philosopher of the Enlightenment? A) Religion should be banned by government. B) It is important to appear religious even when that is not the case. C) Religious toleration should be encouraged by all forms of government. D) Governments should establish an official religion in order to avoid internal conflict. 4) In the early 17th century, Galileo Galilei was convicted of heresy for claiming that Earth revolved around the Sun. This conviction was an example of A) the usage of the scientific method. B) Galileo’s hatred for the Catholic Church. C) early conflicts between religion and science. D) the importance of the Protestant Reformation. 5) Copernicus’ heliocentric view of the universe was different from popular scientific views of the 16th century because A) most people thought there was no outside universe. B) humans were thought to be at the mercy of the gods. C) the moon was thought to be the center of the universe, rather the sun. D) the earth was thought to be the center of the universe, rather than the sun. 6) Man being born with a title to perfect freedom, and enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature, equally with any other man, hath by nature a power, not only to preserve his life, liberty and estate, against the injuries and attempts of other men; but to judge of, and punish the breaches of that law in others. -John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, 1690 John Locke’s writing reflects the ideals of the Enlightenment in that A) men are created with equal rights and responsibilities under the law of nature. B) civil society is not possible when men work to protect their property. C) there is no private property, and therefore no justice or injustice. D) government must be rule by a democracy, rather than by a monarch. 7) Sir Isaac Newton revolutionized the way people understood the universe in the seventeenth century when he proved that the A) earth revolves around the sun. B) planets revolve around the sun. C) planets are held in place by an invisible shield. D) sun’s gravity keeps the planets within their orbits. 8) Which concept was being challenged during the English Civil War? A) Freedom of Religion B) Divine Right of Kings C) the rule of succession D) power of the government over the church 9) The Declaration of Independence and the “Social Contract Theory” both arose from which philosophical movement? A) Realism B) Humanism C) Enlightenment D) Existentialism 10) The Preamble to the United States Constitution “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” What Enlightenment idea is reflected in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution? A) All men and women are created equal. B) The government’s power comes from the people. C) A system of checks and balances is necessary. D) Power should be divided among three branches.

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The science behind why sweet and salty are the perfect taste combination

  • Craving salt and sugar together isn’t crazy – the two ingredients work better than you think.
  • Salt enhances the flavor of foods.
  • Sweet foods tend to be more energy-rich.

Sweet and salty: They’re two things that go together like Jacques and Julia, the Queen and her martini, and (literally) peanut butter and jelly. And though they’re polar opposites on the flavor spectrum, that hasn’t stopped us from putting the word salted in front of every trending dessert or dipping french fries into a chocolate Frosty. Here’s why this beloved combination works so well — and, more importantly, why people who put pineapple on pizza actually are onto something.

Salt makes things taste better, not saltier

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From a cooking standpoint, we know that salt — in the right amount — enhances flavor, as opposed to just making things taste, well, salty. It’s why forgetting about that innocent half teaspoon while baking will give you bland chocolate chip cookies. Salt helps bring out the caramelized, toffee notes of brown sugar, while making the cocoa in your chocolate chips taste richer and more complex.

Scientifically, you have your taste buds to thank for this. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that in addition to being able to sense sweet and salty, our tongues have additional sweetness receptors that activate only when sugar is in the presence of salt. So as contradictory as it seems, even just a sprinkle of salt on a watermelon wedge can make the fruit taste even sweeter.

Our Bodies Naturally Crave Both Salt and Sugar

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We’re hardwired to crave junk food (which, surprise, tends to be loaded with salt and sugar). According to Barb Stuckey, the author of TASTE: Surprising Stories and Science About Why Food Tastes Good, we’ve evolved to gravitate to sweet foods since they’re traditionally the most energy rich (read: high in calories). Our bodies are also conditioned to like salty foods since sodium is an essential mineral we need to function.

Killing these two biological needs with one stone thus becomes extremely satisfying, with Stuckey comparing it to “hearing beautiful music while sniffing rose petals: two positive sensory stimuli.” It explains why it’s so easy for us to plow through a bag of kettle corn — and why trail mix is just garbage without the M&Ms.

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13 Mediterranean Desserts That Don’t Go Overboard on the Sweet Stuff

If you’ve decided to commit to the Mediterranean diet, you’re probably not going to eat dessert every day, but you have to live. And to us, living means eating the sweet stuff on occasion. If you’ve ever sunk your teeth into a forkful of lemon cake or a fudgy brownie, then you know what’s up. To give you something to look forward to, we’ve rounded up these Mediterranean dessert recipes so those following the diet can throw on their baker’s hat and prepare to satisfy hankerings without breaking the rules.

You’ll be swapping out butter for olive oil and adding in whole-wheat flour instead of refined flour. These Mediterranean diet treats deserve a front-and-center spot in your next dessert spread, or you know, some personal attention the next time your sweet tooth starts tingling.

1. Italian Apple Olive Oil Cake

For those who like their desserts not so lip-puckeringly sweet, this cake will be your new go-to choice. We picture ourselves dunking the dense cake in a cup of tea. Don’t be alarmed when your batter comes out super thick— you’re doing it right. Also, this is not the time to skimp out and get cheap extra virgin olive oil; the good stuff will make all the difference.

2. Popped Quinoa Crunch Bar

If you’ve ever fallen in love in the snack aisle, it was probably with a chocolate and peanut butter treat (looking at you, Reese’s). While the smooth texture of the PB is glorious, the popped quinoa in this homemade recipe brings some serious crunch. Take 1/4 cup of dry quinoa in a heated heavy-bottomed pot, and it’ll transform from its raw grainy self to something nutty and delicious. Trust us, you’ll want popped quinoa in your desserts more often.

3. Honey Almond Ricotta Spread With Peaches

When you’re in the mood to indulge in something extra savory and cheese-filled for dessert instead of the obvious cookie or cupcake, this creamy recipe is just that. Sweetened with a hint of honey, nuts, and fruit, this spread is best served with a toasted slice of whole-grain or Ezekiel bread.

4. Blueberry Muffins

One key part of the Mediterranean diet is kicking butter to the curb and swapping in olive oil. This recipe does just that, and it also calls for adding some whole-wheat flour into the mix, which gives it a nuttier, heartier taste. Did we mention you can whip up the batter for these muffins in fewer than 10 minutes?

5. Flourless Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

This decadent indulgence might look like it should be left to the professionals, but don’t be intimidated. Picture this as a massive fudge brownie that anyone can make with an added hint of espresso flavor. Don’t skimp on the quality and make sure to bake it with chocolate that contains at least 70-percent cocoa.

6. Healthy Energy Bites

These energy bites are just as good for a pre-workout snack as they are a post-dinner sweet. If you’ve ever had Trader Joe’s similar version (cashew apricot date and nut bites), then you’ll know where this blogger got her inspiration to make these. The homemade recipe is packed with simple and wholesome ingredients like dried apricots, cashews, shredded coconut, dates, and citrus zest. Gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan eaters alike should all bookmark this recipe ASAP.

7. Roasted Fruit

We’ve got good news: Caramelizing isn’t only for onions. If you’re a fan of fruit but looking for something a little more satisfying than biting into a raw apple, try roasting your favorite fruits in the oven with brown sugar. This recipe calls for only five minutes of prep and four ingredients: peaches, fresh blueberries, cinnamon, and brown sugar. We bet apples and pears would taste pretty darn good too.

8. Whole Grain Citrus and Olive Oil Muffins

These muffins are all about the texture. They’re made with spelt flour, rolled oats, and carrots that are later studded with chopped almonds on top. To sweeten things up, you’ll need orange juice, orange zest, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. This is how you have dessert for breakfast.

9. Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake

When friends are coming over in an hour and you need something that will impress, this lemon cake is a quick way to get a star dessert on your table. You’ll be whisking together common ingredients like unsweetened almond milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, sugar, olive oil, and whole-wheat pastry flour. The best part is the fancy sweet glaze on top that only requires powdered sugar, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.

10. Pistachio No-Bake Snack Bars

When you need a little kick but can’t drink another cup of coffee, this pistachio snack bar is the perfect energizing combo of nutty and sweet. In your shopping cart, you’ll need: pitted dates, pistachios, rolled old-fashioned oats, pistachio butter (use almond if that’s what you have on hand), unsweetened applesauce, and vanilla extract. Be prepared to fight over the last bite.

11. Maple Vanilla Baked Pears

Thanks to this simple dessert, we now know that we definitely like our fruits way better when they are dripping with maple syrup.You’ll be throwing together pears (preferably D’Anjou), pure maple syrup, cinnamon, and pure vanilla extract. Dessert’s up in 25 minutes.

12. Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Everyone needs a reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe in their back pocket. Prove your baking prowess with these olive oil-filled sweet treats that will have your friends reaching for seconds (if you don’t get to them first). Swap out the semisweet chocolate chips for dark chocolate chunks or shavings that have more than 70-percent cocoa. You most likely have the rest of the ingredients already waiting on your pantry shelf.

13. Fig Almond Olive Oil Cake

You don’t need to be a Julia Child prodigy to nail this recipe on the first try. Consider this similar to a pound cake but less dense with its almond flour and olive oil filling. You’ll know it’s ready when the edges and your sweet fig reach a perfect golden brown.

We all love dessert. In fact, we’re genetically motivated to seek out foods that are sweet. K. Dun Gifford, the founder of Oldways, wrote in The Oldways Table, “We have a hardwired ‘affection for confection,’ and we use hundreds of words and phrases of sweetness in our daily language.” Think of terms of affection like “sweetheart,” “my sweet love,” and “sugar pie,” and our use of the term “sweet!” to express excitement, enthusiasm, or the opinion that something is just plain awesome.

Most desserts in the Mediterranean (and in most traditional diets) revolve around the natural sweetness of fruit, and giving your dessert a Mediterranean twist is a great way to make your desserts both delicious and healthy. Despite our natural affinity for sweet foods, the CDC reports that 76% of Americans do not eat enough fruit. Reaching for a pear or a handful of grapes is the simplest way to indulge your sweet tooth, but there are so many ways to incorporate fruit into your favorite treats.

Fruits are incredibly versatile, and they play well with other foods and flavors! They pair beautifully with so many of the other elements of a Mediterranean Diet: nuts, whole grains, herbs and spices, and even olive oil are fast friends with nectarines, strawberries, dates, and pomegranates. Add a little dark chocolate or a nice piece of raw milk cheese, and you’ve got a seriously decadent treat.

Here are a few of our favorite, simple, fruit-based Mediterranean desserts:

  • A simple fruit tart with crème fraiche or yogurt
  • Dates or figs stuffed with goat’s cheese or ricotta and topped with nuts
  • A few slices of raw milk cheese with a fruit spread on whole grain crackers or bread
  • Grilled pineapple with strawberries and fresh mint
  • Biscotti (try Avocado, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti) and a cup of tea or decaf coffee
  • A scoop of fruit sorbet or gelato topped with walnuts
  • Poached pears with cardamom and labneh (strained yogurt)

Fruit-based desserts aren’t the only treats you’ll find in the Mediterranean, and if you love to bake, there are plenty of light, flavorful cakes and cookies you might enjoy. Take our recipe for Pain D’Epices, for example – this French spice bread made with whole rye flour and honey is fragrant, flavor-packed, and irresistible.

In fact, cakes of this sort, often made with rye or whole grain semolina are popular all over the Mediterranean. Yotam Ottolenghi, chef and author of the book, Jerusalem, writes, “Some cakes have coconut in them; some have yogurt; some bakers prefer flavoring them with citrus syrups, others with flower blossoms; some use sugar and others honey. In any case, the moist yet light texture and the aromatic flavors are what it’s all about.”

Whether you’re trying a new flour like rye or buckwheat, a new spice like fennel or cardamom, or new fruit such as quince or rhubarb, the flavors of the Mediterranean have a lot to offer your palate and your fondness for sweets. For more recipe inspiration, visit our website or check out a few of our favorite books.

Caroline Sluyter, Whole Grain Stamp Program Manager

Every know and then it is fine to indulged in a Dash Diet Recipe, but it is a treat, so portion control is the key to sweets.

Here are some of my all time Dash Diet Dessert Recipes

Strawberry Cheese Cake

This Strawberry Cheesecake with Sour Cream is a delicious light and creamy treat for any occasion, this recipe will serve 8. This is a no bake Strawberry cheesecake made with sour cream which makes it taste nice and fresh.


Fiber is such an important part of our daily diet and it is suggested we have 25 grams of fiber daily and this Black Bean Brownie recipe is a great way of getting some of your fiber in with a dessert. One cup of black beans contains 15 grams of your daily requirement.

Avocado Mousse

Here I have 3 tasty avocado mousse dessert recipes made with the main ingredients being an avocado, we all know the health benefits of avocados, they are a great source of vitamin B , they are low in sugar and contain a large amount of fiber.

Make sure you get the complete Dash Diet Collection which includes these recipes.

The DASH Diet for a Healthy Heart

I f taking better care of your heart is a health goal, you’ll want to consider trying the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet, better known as the DASH Diet. Developed in 1998, the DASH Diet isn’t the sexy diet du jour, but the recent publication of Marla Heller’s The Dash Diet Action Plan: Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Without Medication (Grand Central/Hachette) is shining a new spotlight on to this sensible, commonsense approach to getting healthy. Heller, a registered dietitian, is a longtime advocate of the DASH Diet, and in the book she lays out the diet’s comprehensive principles in a simple, easy-to-implement way. If you’re a food lover and want to lower your blood pressure, read on for some key eating and cooking tips from Heller’s DASH Diet book, plus healthy recipes to try.

Heller hopes to help people realize that “there is more to heart health than a low-sodium diet.” She challenges people to eat more colorful fruits and vegetables, which “add lots of flavor and visual interest”; opt for foods that are nonstarchy carbohydrates, like dark, leafy greens and lean meats; and embrace heart-healthy unsaturated fats, such as those found in fish, nuts, and certain vegetables, like olives and avocado.

The DASH Diet can also help anyone with hypertension who has also been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome: The diet’s focus on increasing fiber and lean protein intake while decreasing starchy, refined carbohydrates can help regulate insulin production. And while Heller advises that everyone should check with their physician before embarking on the diet, it is encouraging to hear that some of her clients on the DASH diet have reduced—and even completely stopped—their medications.

Marla Heller’s Tips:

  • Remember Dairy

Just eating more fruits and vegetables isn’t enough. Heller emphasizes the importance of low-fat dairy in a heart-healthy diet, citing a recent study in which a test group that consumed extra fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy had lower blood pressure than a control group at the end of the study. If cow’s milk isn’t an option for you, look to alternatives such as goat’s milk and soy milk.

  • Cut Sugar

“There is no place for pastries and sweets in this diet,” says Heller. “You really have to save it for a special occasion.” But if your craving for sweets can’t be denied, especially if you already have hypertension or diabetes, Heller recommends using aspartame or stevia, since neither will overwork the pancreas.

  • Focus on Reducing Salt

It’s no secret that over time too much sodium can raise your blood pressure, which makes your heart and the rest of the cardiovascular system have to work harder. Taking simple steps to reduce sodium—such as limiting canned or processed foods and condiments—can help make the transition easier. Heller also suggests stocking up on spices and herbs, which boost flavor in healthier ways.

  • …But Don’t Just Focus on Salt

Starting a low-sodium diet is often the first plan of action for anyone battling hypertension. But as Heller points out, studies show that to get the most benefit from a low-sodium diet, you have to “increase calcium, potassium, and magnesium from foods, as opposed to from supplements.” Adding fresh foods that are high in these particular nutrients, such as broccoli, almonds, and brown rice, will help you stay on track.

  • Try Other Cuisines

The typical American diet is heavy on carbs, saturated fats, and processed foods, so if your diet needs a complete overhaul, Heller suggests trying cuisines that emphasize more fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as other sources of protein and flavors. Indian and Southeast Asian dishes are immensely flavorful and even vegetarian-friendly. Or look to Mediterranean-based recipes for a tasty way to eat more seafood and less fat. Experimenting with other cuisines means more options—always a plus when you’re feeling trapped or tired by your current food choices.

To learn more about Marla Heller, R.D., visit dashdiet.org.

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  • The Flex Diet
  • Low Cholesterol Picks
  • Fibrous Choices

With *so* many different healthy eating plans out there, it’s clear that there isn’t just one way to live your best, nutrient-rich life. But when it comes to the way of eating that doctors and dietitians recommend the most, there are two main contenders: the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet.

You’re likely very familiar with the Med diet (it made a big comeback this year), but what about its less famous cousin, DASH? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension and like the Mediterranean diet, is a heart-healthy eating plan that emphasizes healthy monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, nuts, and avocado. Other requirements: consuming six to eight servings of whole grains per day, four to five servings of fruits and veggies, fewer than six servings of animal protein, two to three servings of low- or non-fat dairy products, and keeping sugar and sodium intake to a minimum. (Again, veeeeery reminiscent of the Med diet.)

Another reason health experts are such a fan of the DASH diet is that it isn’t restrictive and is actually pretty easy to stick with. Need proof? Check out the recipes rounded up here, for every meal of the day. Not only are they all DASH diet-compliant, they’ll have your mouth watering.

Scroll down for eight healthy DASH diet recipes.

Photo: Minimalist Baker

1. Peanut butter overnight oats

Serving of whole grains? Check. Healthy fats and protein? Check. Fruit? Yep. In just five ingredients, this mason jar breakfast recipe has all the requirements needed for a DASH diet-approved a.m. meal. It also only takes five minutes of active prep time, making it a major time-saving win, too.

Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod

2. DASH diet breakfast pizza

This breakfast is similar to a yogurt parfait, only way more fun to eat. Made on whole wheat pita flatbreads (there’s your serving of whole grains), the base is cream cheese (though Greek yogurt works too), and it’s topped with antioxidant- and fiber-rich berries, with a touch of honey for natural sweetness.

Photo: Princess Pinky Girl

3. Wedge salad skewers

One fun way to switch up your salad game is sticking all your greens, avocado, and veggies through a skewer. You can even eat it right off the stick—no fork required.

Photo: What’s Gaby Cooking

4. Southwestern brown rice bowl

This recipe is full of ingredients well-known to be good for heart health, including black beans, olive oil, and avocado. Brown rice serves as the bowl’s base, getting in the serving of healthy grains, and it’s topped with a serving of shredded cheese, getting the eating plan’s serving of dairy.

Photo: Nourish RDs

5. Citrus zest fruit salad

If you’re looking for a snack to satisfy your sweet tooth—but won’t spike blood sugar—this colorful fruit salad is it. Incorporating grapefruit and lime juice add tanginess that rounds out the tartness from the berries. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants that work to lower blood pressure.

Photo: Nourished Simply

6. Low-sodium sheet pan chicken fajitas

Since the DASH diet is often followed as a way to lower blood pressure, keeping sodium to a minimum is a must. This recipe does just that, while using plenty of other spices to ensure it’s anything but bland. The herbs that are used, including garlic and onion powder, actually make the rest of the healthy ingredients even more nutrient-dense.

Photo: Eli Ben-Yehuda/Resperate

7. Turkish red lentil stew

This classic comfort food is loaded with protein-rich lentils and veggies particularly high in antioxidants, like tomatoes and carrots. It only takes about 30 minutes to make and the leftovers keep for about a week—perfect for getting you through a busy work week.

Photo: Erin Lives Whole

8. Chickpea brownies

One dessert hack DASH diet devotees live by: using black beans or chickpeas for a base instead of processed flour. In order to keep your brownies from tasting like hummus, combine them with almond flour, nut butter, and a few smart sweeteners. Because the chickpeas and nut butter are loaded with protein, this dessert doubles as a post-workout snack, too.

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