Diet, Low Calorie
This is an easy-peasy recipe that can assist in satisfying a sweet tooth craving for minimal calories.
To begin, wash and remove the seed from a peach after halving.
Place the peach into the microwave using a microwave-safe dish; rest the peaches with the flesh side up.
Fill the little holes where the seed once resided with the following mixture: light or dark brown sugar, ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, zero calorie butter spray (found in the dairy section at the market).
You can use reduced fat melted margarine instead if you wish.
Heat in the microwave for about three minutes - or until the peaches are nice and hot and the sugary mixture has melted into the fresh fruit.
This is an excellent dessert that is very economical to prepare - and the amount of the sugary filling that you use will determine the caloric values. We recommend just a teaspoon of the brown sugar for each half in order to keep values reasonable.
Enjoy as a snack or serve as a dessert.
If you don't have fresh peaches on hand, frozen slices will do. Simply thaw the peaches and top with the filling mixture.
You will need the following ingredients:
1 slice of whole grain bread
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar, light or dark - or you can opt for Splenda
1/2 teaspoon of reduced fat margarine
1/2 cup of skim milk
dash of vanilla extract or imitation vanilla - or rum flavoring
1 cup of sliced peaches - fresh or frozen or canned & drained
Mix all of the ingredients and cook in the microwave about 3 - 5 minutes. Enjoy warm or cold for snack time or dessert.
You can opt to use sugar substitute; the reason why I use the real sugar sources is due to the substitutes impacting my immunity and causing havoc with allergies.
Wash a fresh peach, remove the seed, then fill with the following:
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- dash of ground cinnamon
Place into a microwave safe dish and allow to heat thoroughly. Remove and sprinkle with your favorite sugar substitute if more sweetness is desired. Frozen peaches can also be used.
For a dynamite Peach Cake, purchase one box of your favorite brand of white or butter flavored cake mix. Add eggs as directed on box. Substitute the recommended oil for the same amount of mashed (or pureed) peaches. If you use peaches that are canned in their natural juice you can also use the juice in place of any recommended liquid (typically water) content.
Bake as directed on the box. I would recommend baking in a tube pan or a coffee cake pan. This is a delicious snack cake as it's very sweet and filling and contains far less calories than a frosted cake.
You can also prepare the peach cake is cupcake tins if you wish. After they cool, spray the tops with real whipped cream. This makes a healthier treat for kids over frosted cupcakes and this recipe contains real fruit.
Quick Peach Tart Diet Recipe
Slice fresh peaches into thin slices. Cover a tart or quiche dish with a prepared pie crust. I purchase mine ready-made at the market, then allow the crust to totally thaw to room temperature. Next, I roll out the crust as thinly as possible to save calories and fat grams. One serving of pie crust (typically a pie gets 6-8 servings) contains 100 or more calories.
Yes, flattening the crust disturbs all the scientific aura laced within the fine-art of piecrust mastery, but personally speaking the piecrust tastes just as good flattened, just as flaky and so forth than when it's in its non-flattened stage.
Arrange the peaches onto the crust in a circular motion. This is such as beautiful tart - so appealing to the eyes. Sprinkle tops of peaches with ground cinnamon. You can use pumpkin pie spice instead or allspice. The pumpkin pie spice generally contains a hint of cloves and ginger which will give the peach tart a unique flavor in comparison to ground cinnamon.
Next, mix the following ingredients: 1 cup of half and half with 1/2 cup of light or dark brown sugar and 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch. Make sure that the cornstarch and sugar completely dissolve. If more sweetness is desired use zero calorie sugar substitute - actually Splenda because it handles heat well.
Pour the liquid carefully into the tart pan, allowing it to glide over the sliced peaches. Bake at 350 degrees in a preheated oven for about 1/2 hour or until the liquid dissipates and the crust is golden. Serve hot or warm.
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