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Jan 17
2011

5 Low Fat Dessert Recipes ~ Don't say bye-bye to desserts when keeping your weight~

Posted by: Cathy in Nutrition

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Do you like desserts but afraid to eat them? Do you try to lose your weight? Do you want to keep your weight and have these delicious desserts as well? This is the recipes for all of you who loves desserts and want to keep their weight.

1. Angel Lush (160 Calories per serving)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 can(s) (20-ounce) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 package(s) (3.4-ounce, 4-serving size) instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  • 1 cup(s) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 box(es) (10-ounce) store-bought angel food cake
  • 1 cup(s) fresh raspberries

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the pineapple (with its juice) and the dry pudding mix until combined. Gently stir in the whipped topping.
  2. Cut the angel food cake horizontally into 3 equal layers with a large serrated knife. Place the bottom layer, cut side up, on a serving plate. Top with 11/3 cups of the pudding mixture. Cover with the middle cake layer and another 1 cup of the pudding mixture. Add the last cake layer to the stack and top with the remaining pudding mixture. 3. Refrigerate the cake at least 1 hour. Before serving, use fresh raspberries to decorate the top and sides of the cake. Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories

169

Total Fat

2g

Saturated Fat

1g

Cholesterol

0

Sodium

348mg

Total Carbohydrate

38g

Dietary Fiber

2g

Sugars

--

Protein

2g

Calcium

--

2. Campari and Grapefruit Granita (200 Calories per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 2 cup(s) unsweetened grapefruit juice 3/4 cup(s) Campari

Directions:

  1. Make the Granita: Combine sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and immediately remove from heat. Stir the grapefruit juice and Campari together in a large bowl. Add the sugar mixture to the juice mixture, stir to combine, and let cool slightly. Transfer the mixture to an 8- by 12-inch baking pan (the liquid will reach about 3/4 inch up the sides of the pan), cover the pan with plastic wrap, and freeze until firm -- about 8 hours.
  2. Serve the Granita: Working quickly, scrape the surface of the frozen granita with a fork to make large ice crystals. Spoon the granita into individual dishes and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories

200

Total Fat

.1g

Saturated Fat

--

Cholesterol

0

Sodium

2.4mg

Total Carbohydrate

41.4g

Dietary Fiber

.1g

Sugars

--

Protein

.4g

Calcium

--

3.  Raspberry-Lemonade Granita (45 calories per serving)

Ingredients

  • 2  (plus up to 1 additional per recipe, as needed) lemons
  • 3/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 3 cup(s) water
  • 1 pint(s) raspberries

Directions

  1. From lemons, grate 1 teaspoon eel and squeeze 1/4 cup juice.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat sugar, lemon peel, and 1 1/2 cups water to boiling over high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in raspberries. Cool sugar syrup to room temperature.
  3. In food processor with knife blade attached, blend mixture until pureed. With back of spoon, press puree through sieve into bowl; discard seeds. Stir in lemon juice and remaining 1 1/2 cups water. Pour into 13- by 9-inch metal baking pan.
  4. Cover and freeze mixture about 1 1/2 hours or until frozen around the edges. With fork, scrape ice, mixing it from the edge to the center. Repeat process about every 30 minutes or until mixture turns into ice shards, about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Serve granita right away, spooning shards into chilled dessert dishes or wine goblets. Or, cover and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, let stand about 5 minutes at room temperature to soften slightly.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories

45

Total Fat

--

Saturated Fat

--

Cholesterol

0

Sodium

--

Total Carbohydrate         

11g

Dietary Fiber

1g

Sugars

--

Protein

0

Calcium

--


4. Watermelon Sorbet (185 calories per serving)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium (watermelon) sliced lengthwise
  • 1 can(s) (6-oz.) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
  • 1 can(s) (15 1/4-oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar

Directions

  1. Scoop out watermelon flesh, place in blender or food processor and process until smooth. Pour pure through a wire mesh strainer into a bowl; discard pulp and any seeds. Measure 8 cups of juice; add lemonade concentrate, pineapple and sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  2. Pour mixture into a 9''x13'' pan, cover and freeze until firm. Break frozen mixture into chunks. Place half the blender or food processor; process until smooth. Repeat with remaining frozen mixture. serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories

185

Total Fat

1g

Saturated Fat

0

Cholesterol

0

Sodium

6mg

Total Carbohydrate

45g

Dietary Fiber

2g

Sugars

--

Protein

2g

Calcium

--


5. Nectarine and Berry Salad (85 Calories per serving)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon(s) fresh lime juice, (from 2 limes)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 2 pound(s) (6 medium) nectarines, pitted and chopped
  • 2 half-pints blackberries

Directions

  1. In large bowl, stir lime juice, ginger, and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add nectarines and berries, and toss until coated.
  3. Makes 8 1/2 cups. Spoon into storage container with tight-fitting lid.
  4. Can be refrigerated up to 4 hours.

Nutritional Information ( Per Serving):

Calories

85

Total Fat

1g

Saturated Fat

--

Cholesterol

--

Sodium

--

Total Carbohydrate      

21g

Dietary Fiber

4g

Sugars

--

Protein

1g

Calcium

--

 

Comments (2)Add Comment
jfrancis
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written by jfrancis, Monday, 08:13 PM, January 17, 2011
Thanks for the article. I've been trying to keep to my resolution of eating healthier but it's really hard especially when I get those sweet tooth cravings. Now I have desserts I can eat without feeling guilty smilies/grin.gif
jay11284
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written by jay11284, Thursday, 02:40 PM, January 20, 2011
There are some great ideas here, thanks for another great article!

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