Delicious Desserts: Eating Healthy and Feeling Great
Eating Healthy and Feeling Great "Delicious Desserts"
Healthy eating has always been such an important factor of staying fit and most importantly, feeling great. In our busy day to day lives we sometimes find ourselves eating on the run, grabbing a burger because it's fast, or just skipping meals altogether because we are simply too busy to eat, or even worse...forget to eat!
Whoever said that eating desserts could be bad for you? Well, ok...if they're loaded with sugar and fat, ya maybe....but what if you could have a cool refreshing strawberry sherbet with only 77 calories per serving.. or the lemony-ist of lemon pudding cakes for a whopping 185 calories per serving!? Well you can, and the recipies are below. And this is just the beginning... I will keep adding more low calorie, low fat healthy desserts for your tasting pallet. SO DIG IN! Enjoy and throw away that guilt!!!
Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!
Scrumpious Strawberry Fruit Sherbet
When fresh strawberries are in season, freeze lots of them and you can enjoy this sherbet all year round. It’s ready in an instant and makes a great after school snack for the kids!
Makes 2 servings- (Serving size-1/2 mixture 77 Calories)
· 1 cup frozen strawberries (unsweetened) DO NOT THAW
· ½ medium, ripe banana
· 1/4 cup orange juice (unsweetened)
· 1 teaspoon honey
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender container.
2. Blend until smooth, stopping blender several times to stir mixture.
3. Spoon into sherbet glasses and enjoy.
*Note: To make this into a drink, add more juice.
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Doublelicious Lemon Pudding Cake
This cake is so moist and lemony, no one will ever guess the ingredients!
Makes 4 servings- (Serving size – 2” slice 185 Calories)
· 2/3 cup lowfat cottage cheese
· 2 eggs, slightly beaten
· ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon each baking powder
· 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
· ½ teaspoon lemon extract
· 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar (or sweetener equivalent to 8 teaspoons sugar)
· 1-1/2 ounces bran cereal flakes, slightly crushed
· 1 cup water
· 1-1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
· 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
· 2 drops yellow food color
· 2 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar (or sweetener equivalent to 8 teaspoons of sugar)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, except cereal. Mix well.
3. Stir in cereal. Place mixture in a 4 x 8 inch non-stick loaf pan and smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
4. Bake 20-25 minutes, until set and lightly browned.
5. When cake is almost done, combine all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. **(If using sweetener, add it after cooking)
6. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Cook, stirring over medium heat, until mixture comes to a boil.
7. Continue to cook and stir (1 minute)
8. Remove from heat.
9. To serve, cut hot cake into 2 inch slices and place on individual plates. Spoon hot sauce over cake.
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