Monday 25 September 2017
RECIPES

Do healthy and low-calorie desserts really exist?

Being on a diet often means giving up dessert. Is combining weight loss and taste an impossible mission? No, as long as you follow some simple tips and indulge in low-calorie desserts.

low calorie desserts

Low-calorie desserts

 

Low-calorie and healthy desserts – which one should you choose?

Low-calorie, healthy desserts are the solution for all those who intend to go on a diet to lose weight or simply follow a healthier diet. Some of the delicacies that fall into this category are those with fruit. Cakes, tarts, skewers and sorbets are the most popular preparations but there are also chocolate and yogurt temptations. Excellent are most delicious vegan recipes without butter, whipped cream, milk and eggs, and contain fruit which is really great for your diet and well-being.

 

The “good rules” for sweet temptations that are good for your silhouette

To turn a traditional dessert into one that won’t sabotage your diet, you need to reduce the amount of white flour, which can be replaced with whole wheat flour, and also reduce the amount of baking powder.

 

Also butter, eggs and sugar are in the black book of those who are on a healthy diet. Butter and sugar can be replaced, respectively,with buttermilk and natural sweeteners, while the use of eggs can be limited just to whites. Choosing the right recipes enables you to savour healthy desserts. Here are two tasty and easy-to-make recipes.

 

Chocolate Cake

Ideal at the end of dinner or as a sweet snack, this dessert is perfect for those who will not give up taste.

Ingredients:

  • 230g whole wheat flour or 00
  • 230g water
  • 160g brown sugar
  • 30g sunflower oil
  • 20g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 sachet of vanilla flavoured baking powder

 

Preparation
Whisk water and oil. Add the sieved flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder and lastly the baking powder. Once you have obtained an even mixture pour it into a cake tin lined with greaseproof paper. Place it in the oven preheated to 180°C. The cake will be ready in 35 minutes. You can decorate it with fresh fruit or accompany the dessert with a dark chocolate fondue.

 

Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Skewer

This fresh and tasty delicacy is very easy to make. You just need your favourite fruit: strawberries, pineapple, melon, peach, kiwi, cherries and peaches. Cut the fruit into pieces and thread them onto a wooden skewer, separating one piece of fruit from the other with mint leaves.

 

Ingredients for the fondue:

  • Egg yolk
  • Cocoa powder
  • A pinch of vanilla and cinnamon
  • A pinch of stevia powder
  • Skimmed milk

Stir all the ingredients in a small pot and cook on a low flame until you obtain a smooth, thick cream.