Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Delicious Desserts For Dieters

I know you have all been waiting for this! The true meal we ever really want to eat but sometimes halt ourselves from indulging! The meals that are the cherry to our dinners; the jelly to our peanut butter; the kiss to our romantic movie! Here it is dear readers. The blog entry and the lovely, grand section of what sweets you can eat that is A-OKAY with both your health and your taste buds!!

The Glee without the Guilt
        The Relish without the Remorse
                The Satisfaction without the Shame

Pumpkin Pie For Dieters

Health Details:
Calories: 110 kcal
Cholesterol: <1mg
Fiber: 2.2 g
Sodium: 394 mg
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Fat: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.5 g

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 cup skim milk
1 (1 ounce) package instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 (8 ounce) container

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin, milk, and instant pudding mix. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice, and fold in half of the whipped topping.
  • Pour into an 8-inch pie plate, and spread remaining whipped topping over the top. Chill for 1 hour or until set.

Tips and Ideas
  • For the low carbers: Use fat free evaporated milk and sguar free cheesecake pudding
  • Layer it like a parfait and add lowfat graham crackers or crushed gingersnaps.

Banana Custard Scrunch

Health Details:
Calories: 267 kcal
Cholesterol: 9mg
Fiber: 3.5 g
Sodium: 110 mg
Carbohydrates: 51.8 g
Fat: 5.4 g
Protein: 5.8 g

1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup prepared vanilla pudding
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons honey
3 small bananas, sliced


  • In a small bowl, stir together the yogurt and vanilla pudding. Set aside.
  • Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Measure in the oats, and toast for about 1 minutes, until hot. Drizzle honey over the oats, and continue to stir over medium heat until the oats are crispy at the edges.
  • Remove the oats from the heat, and spoon most of them into the bottom of 4 glasses or small bowls. Reserve the res for topping. Using about half of the banana slices, place a layer of sliced bananas over the oats in each glass or bowl. Pour custard over the banana slices. Top with the rest of the banana slices, and sprinkle with the rest of the toasted oats.

Plum Flummery

Health Details:
Calories: 148 kcal
Cholesterol: 7mg
Fiber: 0.9 g
Sodium: 30 mg
Carbohydrates: 30.6 g
Fat: 2.1 g
Protein: 3.4 g


2 cups plums, pitted and sliced
1 tablespoon water
1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup evaporated milk


  • Place the plums into a saucepan over medium-low heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the plums are soft, 5 to 10 minutes. If the mixture becomes too thick or starts to burn, add a tablespoon of water. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Dissolve the gelatin in 1/2 cup of hot water in a bowl, and stir in the cooled plums, sugar, and lemon juice.
  • Mix until the gelatin and sugar have dissolved.
  • Chill the plum mixture in refrigerator until it begins to thicken, about 30 minutes.
  • Whip the evaporated milk in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until thick, then gently spoon the whipped milk into the plum mixture.
  • Beat again with electric mixter until the dessert is fluffy and well combined. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

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