Authored by: OCC LASIK

Yes, desserts can be healthy too – at least eye healthy! Here are several recipes, courtesy of Eye Care America that are both yummy and great for your eyes!

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Papaya Coconut Parfait

Easy and delicious, papaya provides lutein and zeaxanthin.  Serves 4.

Ingredients:

2 cups ripe papaya pureed

4 T sugar

2 T honey

½ T lemon zest

½ T toasted coconut flakes

1 cup cream, whipped

Directions:  Mash papaya with the sugar, honey and lemon zest. Using a spatula fold in whipped cream. Fill 4 martini glasses and top with toasted coconut.

Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

 

 

Cantaloupe Dessert Soup

Festive cold soup rich in Vitamin A.

Ingredients:

1 cantaloupe cleaned, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes

½ cup sugar

1 bottle of champagne

Sprigs of mint

Pinch of kosher salt

Dash of lime juice

1 T canola oil

Directions: Heat oil in a heavy pot and add cantaloupe, sauté for 1 minute. Add sugar, ½ bottle of the champagne and turn off the heat. Add salt, lemon juice and puree in a blender.

Chill and serve with mint.

 

 

Simple Lemon Filling            

Ingredients

8 T fresh lemon juice

¾ cup sugar

4 eggs

1 cup cream

Lemon zest

Directions: Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a pie crust and bake 40 minutes. Serve with berries.

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