Yummy Health Desserts You Can Eat

OK – losing weight is not all about going cold turkey on your favourite foods, treat and desserts. Rather it is eating in a sensible and healthy manner. Instead of eating desserts loaded with fatty cream and sugar, find other dessert alternative that are low in fat, sugar reduced and simply better for you.

Below are four heath desserts that are quick to put together, and for the ones who enjoy their baking there’s a great cake recipe to bake and enjoy too.

1. Cereal

Cereal is a good option for dessert because it normally comes in at under 250 calories for a portion and is super tasty! Just choose a cereal like corn flakes and not sugar loaded cereals.

2. Greek Yogurt With Strawberries or Blueberries

Nice cooling dessert, and when you mix it with strawberries or blueberries (or both), it is delicious.

3. Dark Chocolate

You do not need to remove chocolate entirely from your diet! When you do have it though, try to gravitate more toward dark chocolate. Dark chocolate contains less sugar and is also rich in numerous other beneficial ingredients. That includes theobromine, which can improve brain function and give you a kind of ‘relaxed’ energy boost.

4. Yummy Sugar-Free Fig And Apple Tart Health Dessert

Who says you cannot have a healthy dessert that is sweet, tasty and sugar free! This great health dessert from the team at taste.com.au proofs just that. With the natural sweetness of the fig, plus pink lady apples, you will be in heaven with this yummy dessert.

If you do not like fig, then you miss out. But give it a shot as the taste of this dessert is too

Ingredients – trimmed dried figs (250 grams), plain flour (200 grams, plus some to roll), cubed cold butter (175 grams), iced water (2 tablespoons), eggs (three), cream (1/2 cup), Three Pink lady apples (peeled, cored and thinly sliced), vanilla bean paste (1 teaspoon)

Equipment required – food processor plus 23cm loose base fluted tart in

The Cooking Method

Step 1

Place figs in a heatproof bowl. Cover with boiling water and set aside for 1 hour to soften.

Step 2

Meanwhile, make pastry. Place flour and butter in a processor and process until a breadcrumb texture. With motor running, gradually add about 2 tablespoons iced water until dough comes together as a ball. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and flatten dough into a 20cm circle. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 10 minutes to firm up. Roll dough into a 30cm circle. Place a 23cm loose base fluted tart tin on a baking tray. Line tin with pastry, letting excess pastry overhang. Chill for 15 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 200°C or 180°C fan-force. Prick base of pastry with a fork. Line pastry with baking paper and fill with pastry weights or beans. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pastry weights or beans and paper and bake for another 15 minutes or until light golden. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Meanwhile, drain figs well and process in a food processor until a paste. Whisk eggs, cream and vanilla in a medium bowl until combined.

Step 5

Reduce oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-force. Dollop fig paste into pastry shell and gently spread to cover base. Arrange apple slices on top. Pour over egg mixture. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden and set. Serve warm or at room temperature.

There you go, four health dessert recipes you can enjoy. Really there’s no need to cut out your yummy desserts as it simply makes your weight loss journey that much tougher and harder to achieve. Losing weight should be easy and making small steps that will have a positive impact on your lifestyle.

So if you feel like a dessert, opt for the better and healthier dessert options, such as the four options presented here. Remember, to always eat moderately, exercise regularly, cook your own healthy meals … and these principles are no different to health desserts. That means, whilst you can enjoy the tasty health desserts, eat them moderately, eat sensibly and enjoy your weight loss diet plan.