Quick Diet Friendly Desserts
Written by Diet Bites
What's a diet without a dessert? One crumball diet. Keeping this in mind, here are a few of my favorite in-a-snap desserts that are based on calories.
But let's face it, rarely are desserts packed with nutritional values. The nutritional values locked inside of fruit pies and cakes are generally canceled out by the sugar and fat content. Milk-based desserts tend to be overloaded with either sugar and flour - or a combination of both.
So with this said - let's kick-it to the curb with these tasty desserts that you may have never considered for dessert time. And as we have said so often at Diet Bites, dessert spelled backwards is stressed. No need to stress out with these low calorie dessert options - that are quick, quick, quick to make.
Quick Bread Pudding
Place the following into a microwavable bowl: 2 slices of 60-calorie bread, 1/2 cup of sliced fresh peaches, 1/4th teaspoon of margarine, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of skim milk, dash of ground cinnamon and Splenda to suit personal taste.
Microwave for about 3-4 minutes and allow to sit until cool. Makes a very generous serving for about 200 calories.
Activa Vanilla Cloud
Fold 1 single serving container of Activa yogurt into 1/2 cup of light, fat-free topping (15 calories per serving). About 150 calories and delicious!
Double Chocolate Fluff
Thaw 1 tub of Chocolate Cool Whip until you can spoon 1/2 of the container into a pretty bowl. Drizzle VERY lightly with chocolate syrup, keeping in mind that chocolate syrup is pricey when it comes to calories. Top with a cherry if desired for an additional 10 calories.
Chocolate Cool Whip contains 25 calories per serving and the container contains 25 servings for a total of 500 calories. So for about 275 calories one can enjoy a whole lot of chocolate love in a tub.
Peanut Butter Rice Cakes
Mix 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter (any variety) with 1 crushed rice cake. Add no-calorie sweetener to suit personal taste. Divide into small balls and enjoy. Dust with a bit of powdered sugar for a few extra calories. Recipe contains about 225 calories.
1/4 cup of raw oats can be used instead of the rice cake for an additional 45 calories.
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