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Delicious Desserts: Eating Healthy and Feeling Great

Updated on April 29, 2012
Eating Healthy~Feeling Great Series "Delicious Desserts"
Eating Healthy~Feeling Great Series "Delicious Desserts" | Source

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!
~Author Unknown

Scrumpious Strawberry Fruit Sherbet
Scrumpious Strawberry Fruit Sherbet | Source
Scrumpious Strawberry Fruit Sherbet "ingredients"
Scrumpious Strawberry Fruit Sherbet "ingredients" | Source

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)

Ingredients

· 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.

Eating Healthy~Feeling Great Series
Eating Healthy~Feeling Great Series | Source
Doublelicious Lemon Pudding Cake
Doublelicious Lemon Pudding Cake | Source
Doublelicious Lemon Pudding Cake "ingredients"
Doublelicious Lemon Pudding Cake "ingredients" | Source

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)

Ingredients

· 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

Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

· 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.

Lisa Furugen/Rustic Living© All Rights

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm surprised that nobody's commented on this collection of yummies yet. I'm voting the Lemon Pudding Cake as my favorite. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you alocsin! I'm sure they will now that you started the ball rolling. There are so many wonderful recipes out there.. but I do have to say... this Lemon pudding cake is purdy darn delicious!!! :)

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      Susan Holland 5 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      You are such a temptress!! ;-) Votes and Shares!!

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      Kathy Sima 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These do sound yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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      hectordang 5 years ago from New York

      Yay for yummy AND healthy snacks! Love, love, love!

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      Darn it, I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this hub. Now look what you've done...I've drooled all over myself. That lemon pudding cake...oh I must try to make it one day. I'll be back to let you know how much I ate. ;-) Voted up and yummy.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Seriously cereal for a dessert...Lisa your recipes are out of the world.

      Seriously consider writing a book on recipes, Lisa.

      You rock, lady

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      lol.. well we have to have a little indulgence every now and then, don't we Susan?? LOL Thanks sweety!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you savingkathy! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      You are so welcome hectordang! Glad you like them! :)Thank you!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      hahaha Honu Wahine! Need a napkin? You are too too too cute! Thanks for the vote up! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      You are so so so sweet Ruchira. I am sohappy you are enjoying these recipes. I adore you! :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Mmm just the one for me at the moment so I am saving and thnaks for sharing.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Enjoy my sweet Eddy! :)

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