2012’s Trendiest Health Foods

Mini Desserts
Portion-controlled treats will continue to be a major trend this year, both on store shelves and in restaurants (we’ve moved way beyond the 100-calorie pack!). When your sweet tooth comes calling, take advantage of the new “mini” desserts many restaurant chains and coffee shops — like Olive Garden, Applebee’s, Pizzeria Uno, and Starbucks — now offer. They’re rich (just like the chain’s regular-sized desserts) but served in small portions, so you get a taste of the real thing without the full calorie overload. Most but not all are under 400 calories (check calories on the menu).