Finding a low calorie dessert can be very difficult whether you’re dining out or eating at home. Minimizing fat and carbohydrates usually results to unappetizing desserts that make you want to skip dessert altogether. However, low calorie desserts are not that difficult to find or make. Here is a guide that can help you whether you’re dining out or making it yourself at home.
The most challenging part of going on a diet is making adjustments and including new healthy food choices. Everyone loves dessert and this is something that is difficult to remove from your diet. The good news is that you can stay healthy and not break your diet while indulging yourself with dessert. With the correct strategy and recipes, you can include dessert in every meal and not destroy your diet. Here are some tips on finding low calorie desserts:
- Count Calories
- Switch to Sweeteners
- Choose Fruit
- Avoid Cream-based Desserts
Sometimes, you really don’t have low calorie desserts available. The best solution is to order a normal dessert and share it with someone. Just make sure to control yourself and truly enjoy the dessert. Eat it slowly and savour the taste. This way, you will be able to indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet.
Most establishments today can give you a good estimate of how much calories are in the food choices available. If you’re making the dessert at home, you should make sure to include all of the ingredients when you are counting calories. Always read the nutritional label.
When making desserts at home you should switch from sugar to low-calorie sweeteners. Most restaurants offer sugar-free desserts. However, you should be careful and avoid overindulging yourself. Most people end up consuming more calories just because they are eating something sugar/fat free. Even if the dessert has no sugar or low in fat, it still contains calories.
The best low calorie desserts are made from fruit. Fruit contains fiber which helps keep you full quicker and for longer time helping prevent food cravings. Apples, strawberries, pears and other fruits with light whipped cream can satisfy your sweet tooth and at the same time help you stick to your diet.
These are usually loaded with fat and sugar. However, special low-fat and sugar-free versions are available. Whenever you use milk, make sure it is skim milk in order to lower the amount of fat. Also, check the sugar content of the skim milk before purchasing.