Creative Ways to Enjoy Low-Cal Desserts
I grew up in Los Angeles where image was everything. My glamorous Mother told me I was on a pedestal, and that I should do nothing to be demoted. As a result, I joined a club in high school in which all the girls were garbed in black. Either stick thin or chubby, we stuck out for being unorthodox-seen frequently on Sunset Blvd. at the coffee bars drinking lattes and cappuccinos topped with thick, whipped cream.
On top of it all, I became lactose intolerant with a proclivity for milk: malts, fudge sundaes and ice cream, as my stomach churned, my butt farted and my face turned unnaturally red. Until, I fortunately discovered lactose tablets. Yeah! I could continue opening the freezer door and take out a gallon of ice cream, filling a soup bowl to the brim with chocolate chip ice cream.
As the years progressed, I eventually married an architect with the added responsibility of entertaining regularly, which meant highlighting the meals with memorably, rich desserts. High calorie, artery clogging rich foods. Eventually, I wised up and researched ways to please the palates of Clint’s clients, as well as my family.
What I discovered was the utilization of small Pyrex dessert dishes and fancy wine, liquor glasses. After all, the presentation had to be alluring. The later glasses were for company, I might add. Also, I began researching easy recipes that I could start serving. My reputation as a healthy, yet great cook became my motto. Men would stop me in the market, and beg for me to share with their wives healthy recipes for them to cook.
I don’t know if you’re like me, and don’t like spending hours finding recipes to cook. I prefer the glance approach and no calorie counting. I’ve compiled great, easy dessert recipes that you can begin to prepare. And don’t forget to serve them in lovely dishes/glasses for family and friends.
Janet’s Delicious Desserts:
- Bananas (saute in small amount of butter), lemon juice, add a touch of brown sugar. Serve plain or over low-fat, Greek Yogurt or ice cream
- Preferably, organic frozen berries (defrosted) or fresh berries-love raspberries, a little sugar and serve over yogurt or ice cream
- Sliced papaya-take out seeds- and fill center with lime sherbet, so easy!
- Fill a wine glass with 7-up and add rounded, scoops of favorite sherbet
- Fresh, sliced apples sprinkled with cane sugar and cinnamon
- Sliced peaches with a touch of cinnamon (toasted almonds, optional) over low-cal yogurt or ice cream
- Sliced sponge cake with fresh or frozen raspberries, etc. topped with yogurt or ice cream
- Pineapple sherbet with a small dab of marshmallow cream (Hershey chocolate syrup, optional)
- Low fat vanilla ice cream with a dab of peanut butter (children love this-delicious!)
- Dip whole, peeled bananas in chocolate (Hersheys, etc.) and freeze-super good!
- Greek Yogurt, salted nuts (almonds are so healthy), and berries
- Orange slices with chocolate dip/yogurt
- Frozen yogurt
Enjoy these recipes-delight your guest, family and yourself! Keep healthy while maintaining a balanced, nutritious diet.
Janet Peters: http://www.janetpetersart.com