5 Delicious Healthy Low Calorie Desserts
Have you ever just finished a delicious full course meal, you are stuffed, but still craving something a little on the sweet side. You keep good company.
Now you can conquer your dreams of something sweet, with something healthier, low-calorie, and delicious.
While there appear to be no conclusive answers about why this craving occurs, there are theories.
Perhaps it is from your childhood. Were you bribed to eat your green beans with the promise of some ice cream? Not uncommon.
The scientist’s claim it has to do with those pesky neurotransmitters. Adding a little sugar to our palette following dinner raises the absorption rate of the amino acid tryptophan which in turn increases our serotonin. The feel-good chemical. We feel full, satisfied and life is good.
Other individuals can experience reactive hypoglycemia. Eating a meal high in carbohydrates can cause your sugar to crash hours later, instigating that reach for a donut.
It is easier to stick to healthy eating when you have a back up plan. These five healthy low calorie desserts may just kick that sugar craving to the curb.
Baked Apples: Be sure to remove skin before baking in oven at 180 to 200 degrees for one half hour. Sprinkle with a little brown sugar or honey, and cinnamon for a delicious treat that almost tastes like apple pie, if you close your eyes. I like to add some crushed walnuts for that extra crunch of deliciousness.
Yogurt Splash: Raspberries, plain yogurt (no sugar if possible) and sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprig of mint. Pretty, tasty, and low-calorie too.
Frozen Peaches: Who knew! Place peaches into freezer until…. well….frozen. About one to two hours. Adorn with a dollop of low-fat yogurt and voila! Enjoy.
Lemon Slushie: This drink is so refreshing and delicious. Combine crushed ice with the juice of one large lemon. Add peel from the lemon and a bit of crushed mint for a super cool and healthy beverage.
Fresh Cheese and Watermelon: An uncommon but tasty and healthy pairing. The high water and vitamin content of the watermelon compliments the protein of the cheese. Add a splash of olive oil and grapes for an attractive and delicious treat.
With the holidays upon us it is good to have a healthy back up plan in the event you get the sugar cravings. Any one of these five healthy low-calorie desserts will leave you feeling satisfied while maintaining your vibrant health.
Janice Tovey 2023