Dish of the Week: Grilled peaches with cookies and cream

School is officially in full-swing, syllabus week is now a mere memory (that you may or may not remember) and the stress is creeping up on you whether you like it or not. Calorie comfort, however, truly does have curative powers. But indulging in something sweet should not invite feelings of guilt, especially when you realize that last piece has “magically” disappeared.

If you’re craving something tasty yet nutritious at the same time, then a healthy dessert is the way to go. This yummy treat will satisfy your sweet tooth and provide just the right amount of comfort.

Here is a super easy recipe for a delicious dessert.

Grilled Peaches with Cookies and Cream


1/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt

4 tablespoons mascarpone

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1 1/2 teaspoons honey

4 fresh peaches, ripe, halved, pitted

1 ounce chocolate chip cookies, finely crushed

4 squirts cooking spray

1. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, mascarpone and lemon zest together. Set aside.

2. Place chocolate chip cookies into a plastic bag and crush them until they are a fine texture. Set aside.

3. After cutting the peaches in half, coat each half with a light coat of cooking spray.

4. Before turning a grill rack or grill pan on, spray with cooking spray. Once the grill is on, set to high heat and grill peaches until they are soft and brown.

5. Flip peaches once, allowing them to rest on the heat for about two to three minutes on each side.

6. Remove peaches from the grill and place onto a serving platter.

7. Fill each peach with 1/2 tablespoon of the yogurt mixture.

8. Apply crumbled cookies over the peaches.

9. You’re done. Enjoy!

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