Low Calorie Desserts

Low Calorie Desserts

Have you heard about low calorie desserts? Many people are skeptical about this dieting fad that has been getting more popular these days. They think that these good for health desserts are merely made up of very low calorie ingredients which cannot possibly help them lose weight. This is actually not true and these healthy dessert recipes can actually work for your diet plan. You just have to know what foods to use and when.

A low calorie diet, in its truest form, aims to reduce the amount of calories you intake each day. This way, the body burns the stored fats and the weight comes off. These healthy desserts can be a part of your diet if you make them with the right ingredients. However, there are some guidelines and tips that you have to follow so that your diet program will work properly.

Find low calorie desserts that you like

The first thing you have to do is to find low calorie desserts which are not high in sugar and are rich in natural flavors. These kinds of desserts are naturally low in calories and are rich in nutritional benefits. If you want to get the right nutrients without weighing down on your body, these low calorie desserts are a good option.

As the name implies, low calorie desserts are low in calories but still pack a lot of flavor. You can always try low fat versions of the traditional favorite desserts like ice cream, sponge, angel food …

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Fitting Desserts Into Your Diet

Fitting Desserts Into Your Diet

Whether it’s for rich chocolate concoctions, fruit-flavored treats, or sweet temptations laden with spice, most people have an occasional craving for desserts. With the modern interest in keeping a slim figure and improving physical health, however, some people may feel that their favorite treats are off-limits, making the prospect of dieting seem especially grim. In excess and when sourced from poor ingredients, desserts can, in fact, be detrimental to a healthy diet, but this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible -or even difficult– to work sweets into a plan for quality nutrition. As with many aspects of healthy eating, choosing beneficial desserts requires taking a closer look at the ingredients found in standard sweet items, thinking about how these ingredients may impact a diet, and making any necessary changes to optimize results. When desserts are closely examined and steps are taken to make them more nutritionally valuable, those concerned about their weight will likely never have to skip dessert again.

Fitting Desserts Into Your Diet

Desserts are often considered as being automatically bad for one’s health; eating dessert may seem like something to be guilty over, and many people attempt to abstain from sweet treats to avoid “ruining” their diets. This conception may well be true of certain items found in grocery stores or on menus, but there are scores of healthy desserts that can be just as nourishing as other components of a meal. An important step towards embracing a wider world of dessert choices is examining the nature of the sweet taste. A diet …

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Sorbet: Tips for Making a Low Sugar Dessert

Sorbet: Tips for Making a Low Sugar Dessert

Few things are more satisfying than a cup of smooth, cold sorbet on a warm and relaxing day. I love to make and eat sorbet, but there is a potential downside. Unlike ice cream, sorbet has neither fat nor lactose; but just like ice cream, sorbet has lots and lots of sugar. When making sorbet, in order to get a consistently creamy texture, I would sometimes add up to one full cup of sugar for every cup of juice. Of course, the amount I added depended on the juice I was using, but that is still too much sugar. Now that I am trying to eat healthier, I have turned to a low sugar alternative.

Sorbet: Tips for Making a Low Sugar Dessert

Being on a low sugar diet, I decided to look at my local grocery store for sorbet that had reduced sugar content. Not only was the sugar levels similar to what I had been making at home, but there were other additives. Many of which I had not encountered since chemistry lab in college! The solution? Make your own sorbet, but replace the sugar with agave nectar. Agave nectar (sometimes called agave syrup) is a natural sweetener that is 1.4 times sweeter than white sugar, according to the Madhava company that makes the nectar. That means that you can immediately reduce the amount of sweetener needed in the recipe by 40%. To get the creamy texture, be sure to use the whole fruit instead of just fruit juice. Homemade sorbet is easy to make a …

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