Most people assume that if it tastes good, it cannot be very healthy, and this is true in a lot of cases, especially where desserts are concerned. For that reason, many plus size men and women skip the desserts, thinking that this is the only way to support a healthy diet. However, there are a few dessert recipes that will make your mouth water without adding extra pounds, and here are just a few examples:
Peanut Butter Pie
Blend8 ouncesof cream cheese (should be thawed to room temperature) with one cup of peanut butter (use no- or low-sugar brands) until the mixture is very smooth. Then, separately, beat one and a half cups of heavy whipping cream with about a quarter cup of Splenda (use the baking sugar). If the mixture does not taste sweet at all, add up to another quarter cup to taste. Fold the Splenda mixture into the peanut butter mixture a scoop at a time, until all of the Splenda mixture is added to the bowl. Dump the contents of the entire bowl into your piecrust (graham cracker crust is suitable, and will taste great). Finally, chill in the refrigerator for about four hours, until the pie is hardened enough to solidify.
Create layers of fruit (most people choose blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pineapple, and similar fruits) and yogurt (can use vanilla or flavored), using at least two different fruits. About two cups of yogurt can be used for four parfait servings. High in vitamins and protein, low in fat and calories, so a great choice for many diets.
Preheat the oven to about 375 degrees. Start by mixing two 8-oz packages of cream cheese with a half-cup of sugar, half teaspoon of vanilla, and two egg whites. Then, spread the mixture into a graham cracker piecrust. Add about two-thirds of a cup of blueberry pie filling, and use a knife to create a swirl pattern by pressing through both layers in different places. Needs to bake for about forty minutes, until light golden brown on top. Can serve chilled or hot. High protein dessert, relatively low-cal!
Take your favorite frozen fruit, defrosted just a little bit, and blend with about one teaspoon of juice. Blends like orange juice and blackberry, pineapple and strawberry, and orange with strawberry taste great. Add two teaspoons of water, and mix until the ingredients are very smooth. Almost no calories, fat, or sodium. No cholesterol, good source of protein.
Beat one package of sugar-free chocolate pudding with two cups of skim milk. Fold two cups of light Cool Whip, half-teaspoon of vanilla, and about a quarter-teaspoon of cinnamon (optional). Mix the ingredients until they are blended well. Divide the mixture into servings, and then cover each serving with plastic wrap and chill. Keep in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat. Low calories, little fat, great tasting chocolate dessert.
These are just a few of the many dishes that taste great without all of the fat and calories that most people believe have to be in a great tasting dessert. You can mix and match ingredients to suit your individual taste, and experimenting allows you to find healthy desserts without racking up the calories or pounds. These are recipes that you can feel good about eating, even if you want to have a dessert every day. Once you have hit on the ones that taste best, do not forget to share the recipe with friends and family members so that everyone can enjoy fewer calories and fat without sacrificing taste.