The perfect finale to any meal is a delicious dessert that is also good for you – good for your skin, making it smoother, more hydrated, more supple. Each of Grace O’s recipes offers anti-aging nutrients with every bite.

Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins

Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins Sugar pumpkins are mostly used as decoration in the fall months. That's a shame because they are the best variety of pumpkin to cook with. Their flesh is less stringy and watery than the larger jack-o'-lantern pumpkins. I like to roast them for a nice holiday side dish. SERVES 4-6 Salt or salt substitute and Read More

Cranberry Bread Pudding

          Cranberry Bread Pudding Cranberries don’t grow in the subtropical climate of Southeast Asia, so when my mother and I wanted to make this dessert, we had to use a local red-colored berry as a substitute. I like this recipe better with cranberries, which are high in vitamin C. They also rank very high on the oxygen radical Read More

Sweet Potato and Jackfruit Delight

Sweet Potato and Jackfruit Delight This dessert is very popular in Asia. Jackfruit, one of the world’s largest tree fruit, is very high in antioxidants and has a mild tropical taste. Coconut milk helps hydrate the skin and keep it elastic. Sweet potatoes are packed with carotenoids and potassium. SERVES 6-8 ¼ cup Read More

Chocolate Goji Berry Smoothie

Chocolate Goji Berry Smoothie Bowl These decadently rich chocolate smoothie bowls taste like an indulgence, but they’re actually rich sources of energy-promoting carbohydrates, plant-based protein, and healthy fats. With a generous helping of goji berries, these smoothie bowls are also packed with beneficial antioxidants and phytonutrients that help protect our cells Read More

Make A Date With Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Date Cookies Nothing tastes better than classic oatmeal cookies but these sweet treats have less butter and sugar than regular recipes because of the natural sweetness dates add. Dates are full of fiber and these dried fruits also offer B vitamins, potassium and iron. Try using whole wheat flour in addition to traditional all-purpose for a boost of fiber and Read More

Baobab Butter Squares

Baobab Butter Squares These squares are like lemon bars but made with antioxidant-rich baobab. You can use fresh lemon juice (3 Tbs.) or lemon zest (1 Tbs.) instead of the baobab powder and substitute gluten-free flour for the wheat-based flour. BENEFITS: Baobab is a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that appears to guard against heart disease and stroke and Read More

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Creamy Vegan Chocolate Mousse Chocolatey, rich mousse is a perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year, really. Heart healthy compounds abound in cocoa, so a lightened-up, vegan version of this classic recipe will benefit you and the ones you share it with. Many mousse recipes use chocolate chips for flavor, but this one features pure Read More

Rosemary Dessert Bars

Rosemary Dessert Bars Cookies and pies abound during the winter holidays so why not mix things up with naturally sweet apple bar as a unique alternative? The crumbly top offers a familiar texture while the presence of rosemary and lemon blended with apples provides a flavor profile your guests won’t be expecting. Cut these bars Read More

Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies

  Chocolate Chip Spice Cookies This December, brighten someone’s day with the gift of healthier baked goods! Placed in a holiday tin or wrapped with a bow, chocolate chip spice cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a holiday party. Whether visiting family, friends, or having a work party, healthier cookies will be a welcome addition in the Read More

Cherimoya Circles Full of Flavor

  Cherimoya Circles A tropical American fruit, cherimoyas are popular in the Southern hemisphere and Spain. In Britain they’re called custard apples which aptly describes their texture and flavor. Cherimoyas can be purchased online from and need to be allowed to ripen until soft before using. The black seeds are poisonous when crushed, so Read More

Brownies To Live For!

Brownie Bites You won’t believe these brownie bites are completely raw and fruit-based! Dates blended with walnuts and cocoa powder create a rich, chocolate treat perfect for a special treat, party or holiday. Feel free to roll brownie bites in nuts or other toppings if you do not care for coconut; the possibilities are endless. Don’t feel Read More

Sweet Prune and Walnut Bars

Prune and Walnut Bars Prunes and walnuts are both exceedingly high in antioxidant power. Both are listed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale with over 10,000 units. Prunes also are a great source of vitamin C. I've combined these two age-defying powerhouses into one great dessert. SERVES 8-10 3/4 cup Read More

The Art of Pear and Apple Tart

Pear and Apple Tart In this dessert, I take the recipe for the classic French dessert tarte tatin--with its quercetin-containing apples--and add pears for their copper content and pecans and cinnamon, which are high in antioxidants. It is worth noting that when used in sufficient amounts, cinnamon also has anti-blood-clotting agents and anti-inflammatory properties and may help stabilize Read More

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding Chia has gained recent popularity for good reason; these little seeds are nutrient powerhouses -- high in protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Including chia seeds in your diet can deliver a healthy breakfast or afternoon energy boost because chia is associated with vitality and satiety due to the balance Read More

Brazil Nut Tarts

Brazil Nut Tarts These tarts, with their hint of lime and rich texture, take Brazil nuts to a new level. Brazil nuts are full of selenium and protein, as well as Omega-3s, which help to keep your skin elastic and hydrated and to reduce swelling and redness. I like to make several small tarts from Read More

Almond-Blueberry Gelatin Parfaits

Almond-Blueberry Gelatin Parfaits The flavors and colors of the almond and blueberry gelatins play off each otherbeautifully in this dessert. Blueberries rank very high in their ability to fight free oxygen radicals that damage cells. They also contain vitamin C and antibacterial elements called anthocyanosides, which are great for maintaining vein health. Almond milk is Read More

Mango Tapioca

Mango Tapioca A variation on traditional tapioca pudding, this refreshing dessert is low in fat but creamy and satisfying all the same. Mango contains skin-friendly carotenoids and vitamin C to help skin stay looking young. It also has silica, a mineral that keeps skin elastic by helping to form collagen. SERVES 6-8 2 cups puréed mango 1 Tbs. Read More
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Ao Anti- oxidant
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
IB Immunity Boosters
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
MB Mind
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
F Disease Prevention
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.