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5 Low Calorie Desserts for Dieters

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Weight watchers and fitness buffs will do anything in their powers to lose weight fast even if it means going on an extreme diet and cutting their ties with their favorite desserts. Although it can help them become slimmer sometimes their sweet tooth gets the best of them where they end up bingeing on their favorite sweets. This can have adverse effects on your diet and your health so why not give in to your sweet craving with these low calorie desserts that taste amazing without adding to your weight?

Warm Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate is to die for but this time it’s actually good for your health. This recipe has that deep chocolate flavor minus the fat plus it’s quick to make. You just need 2 ¼ cups of low-fat or nonfat milk, divided, 1 large egg, 1/8 tsp salt, 2 tbsp cornstarch, 2/3 cup of sugar divided, 2/3 cup of cocoa powder, unsweetened, and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Beat the egg lightly with a fork in a medium sized bowl. In a saucepan, combine 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 ½ cup of milk, plus salt. Bring it to a simmer over medium while stirring occasionally. Whisk 1/3 cup of sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa in a bowl. Whisk ¾ c up of milk until all ingredients are blended. Whisk the simmering mixture of milk into the cocoa mixture then pour the mixture back into the pan to simmer over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the mixture thickens and turns glossy for about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Whisk 1 cup of hot cocoa mix into the egg you’ve beaten. Bring the egg mixture to the pan and let it cook on medium heat. Whisk constantly for 2 minutes or until steaming and thick. Whisk in the vanilla then serve warm.

Greek Yogurt with Oranges and Mint

You will need 1 ½ tsp honey, 6 tbsp of Greek fat-free yogurt, 4 mint leaves, fresh and sliced thinly, and 1 large orange that is peeled, quartered, and sliced in a crosswise manner. Stir honey into the yogurt before spooning the yogurt and honey mixture over the orange slices. Add mint leaves on top.

Banana Pudding Pops

Cool down with this dessert where you will need 2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 cups of low-fat milk, 2 cups diced bananas, 2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/3 to ½ cup of light brown sugar, and a pinch of salt. In a large saucepan whisk together sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Pour milk and whisk to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium flame as you whisk from time to time. Boil the mixture and whisk for 1 minute. Remove from the flames then stir the vanilla in. In a blender or food processor add the bananas and half of the pudding. Process the ingredients until smooth. Stir the mixture into the left over pudding then divide among the pop molds. Insert sticks and freeze for six hours. Dip the molds in hot water briefly before you remove the mold.

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Honeydew-kiwifruit Smoothie

You will need 1 small Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled, and cut up, 2-3 tbsp lemon juice, kiwi or honeydew slices, 1 cup of ice cubes, 2 cups of cubed honeydew, 1 kiwi peeled and cut, 1 tbsp lemon juice. Blend apple, honeydew, sugar, kiwifruit, and lemon juice in a blender. Add the ice cubes then blend until the ice cubes are totally crushed and your fruits are slushy. Add kiwifruit or honeydew slices to garnish.

Black Forest Banana Split

This low calorie dessert requires 2 cups ricotta cheese, non fat, 16 walnut halves, 2 tsps cherry flavored syrup, 1 tsp of cocoa powder, unsweetened, and 2 bananas cut lengthwise. Simply spoon the ricotta into your dessert dish then place half of the banana on each side of the ricotta cheese. Place the walnut halves on top then add a dusting of cocoa powder. Drizzle the cherry syrup on top.

 

 
Sources:
http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/desserts/low-calorie-dessert-recipes/?page=1
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/banana_pudding_pops.html

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