Yummy Low-Cal DessertsDesserts help to complete a meal, especially on special occasions. Whatever terrific main course you plan to serve, it is important to include a dessert in the meal plan as the capstone. The idea of dessert may bring to mind overindulgence. This is because many of the traditionally popular desserts like ice cream, cake and toppings tend to contain a high amount of sugar and fats. However, eating dessert can be a pleasurable experience and doesn’t have to leave you feeling guilty about high calorie intakes. All you need to do is ensure that you pick recipes with reduced amounts of sugar and fats, to keep the calorie count low. Be sure to choose recipes with health-promoting ingredients as well. By paying close attention to the nutritional value, your desserts can help to promote a healthy diet. Here are a couple of yummy low-calorie desserts you may want to try:
- Calories – 95
- Total fat – 3 grams
- Cholesterol – 0
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder or granules
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup trans fat-free cooking oil spread
- 3 egg whites
- Preheat oven to 350degrees Fahrenheit. Apply grease on the inside of an 8-inch by 8 inch metal baking pan. Place the coffee and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Stir with a spoon to dissolve.
- Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt on wax paper.
- Place the sugar, coffee mixture, vegetable oil spread and egg whites in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until the mixture has a uniform color.
- Add in flour mixture. Mix until the bowl contents have a uniform consistency. Spread mixture into baking pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and place pan on a wire rack. Allow to cool for two hours.
- Cut the brownies into 16 equal squares.
- Calories – 61
- Total fat – 3 grams
- Cholesterol – 3 milligrams
- ¼ cup semi-sweet or bittersweet melted chocolate chips
- ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 12 chocolate wafer cookies
- 1 tablespoon 100 percent fruit jam
- Melt the chocolate on medium for one minute in a microwave. Remove and stir, then microwave on same setting for about 30 seconds. Remove and stir again. Repeat process until chocolate is fully melted. Alternatively, you may place hot water in the lower compartment of a double boiler and place chocolate in the top compartment. Stir the chocolate until it is all melted.
- Place ricotta and melted chocolate in a small bowl. Mix until you achieve a uniform consistency.
- Spread out the wafers on a large tray.
- Scoop about 1 tablespoon of chocolate-ricotta mixture and spread on each wafer. Top each wafer with about ¼ teaspoon jam.
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