Have a large group of friends coming over for the weekend? Don’t get tensed over what to make for dessert as we have a perfect solution for it. It won’t be time consuming, & will be quite refreshing and low on calories too (especially for those fitness junkies you’re expecting over). You can even have a fun kitchen time with your children, let them make it in your guidance. The ingredients used in this recipe are very easily available at any supermarket. You can even mix and match the flavors and get you very own version of these Healthy Berry Tarts. This is basically a great make-ahead dessert for any occasion like a cocktail buffet, weekend brunch, or a close luncheon. You can prepare the curd and whipped topping mixture in advance; refrigerate separately until you’re ready to serve.
1 cup vanilla low fat yogurt
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Temperatures are dropping which means it is the soup season! Soup is a go-to meal for most people during cold months because not only is it easy to make, it’s warm and comforting too. However, if you’re eating healthy, there’s a high chance your favorite soup may inflate your calorie count. Fortunately, there are many healthy soups that you can try, just steer clear of the following:
CHOWDERS & BISQUES
Both options are cream based, which makes them incredibly high in fat and calories. Campbell’s Chunky New England Clam Chowder, for example, consists of 230 calories per serving, 890 mg sodium and 13 grams of fat. Yes, this may not sound like a lot but each serving size is super small so you might want another bowl, doubling the number of calories and fat you eat. It’s the same case with bisques which may contain around 13 grams of fat too, equivalent to 20 percent of your daily recommended vale. A better alternative would be make your soups at home and use fresh coconut cream instead as it is packed with antioxidants and nutrients that will boost your health.
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Smoothies are a nutritional powerhouse, and are full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, proteins and also prove to be highly supportive for weight loss. Just a few misguided inputs can convert your diet smoothies into a high calorie and sugar-laden dessert. To make sure that your blend is low in calories yet nutritious, ensure that you are not making the following mistakes –
1. Say no to added sweeteners
Liquid inputs play an integral part in the preparation of a smoothie as they help in easier blending & mixing of all the ingredients. Flavored yogurt, fruit juice, & sweetened milk are a popular choice for smoothies, but using it can load it with added sweeteners. So the key to a healthy smoothie is to avoid the extra sugar, and experiment with plain low-fat Greek yogurt, light coconut water or unsweetened soy/almond milk. These ingredients not only make your smoothie rich and creamy, but also pack it with proteins.
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