Archive for January 3rd, 2010
Move over nuts and dried fruit—sweets at the spa are here to stay. Not only is the smell of baked…well, anything über comforting but these indulgent offerings can also make your spa stand out from its neighbors. Much like Bliss’ signature brownie bar or Eau Spa by Cornelia’s tiny cupcakes, your spa can spoil guests with sweet treats. No worries, New Year’s resolutions can still be respected—try substituting high-fat fixings, such as shortening, butter, and sour cream, by baking with Greek yogurt.
Admittedly, I can’t get enough of Greek yogurt. (It seems I’m not alone—FAGE Greek Yogurt has their own fan page on Facebook with more than 37,780 followers!) I just feel like you can get so much more flavor for your caloric buck than with other kinds of yogurt. Plus, nutritionally, it just makes sense—seven ounces of FAGE Total 2% has 130 calories and 17 grams of protein! Always looking for ways to cut calories in the kitchen, I was thrilled to come across this link on the FAGE website, which includes recipes for creamy dishes like Angelic Lemon Cheesecake, Apple & Cinnamon Muffins, and Tiramisu Yogurt Cup with Chocolate Cookies. You can also find recipes for savory dips, soups, and sauces.
If your clients are crazy about the new snacks at your spa, consider printing out little recipe cards—be sure to include your spa’s logo, of course—and give them away as parting gifts. After all, it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference.