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Tips And A Recipe For Low Fat Dessert

Aug 18, 2007
If you are trying to lose weight, skipping desserts can be a real challenge. The great thing is you do not have to give up eating your favorite desert in order to lose those stubborn inches. There are plenty of low fat dessert recipes that you can try for a delicious and healthy treat.

Making your own low faat dessert is actually simple. The key is to substitute the fattening ingredients in the recipe for low faat items. For example, if the recipe calls for cream cheese skip the regular one and look for fat free or l.f. cream cheese. Likewise, use margarine or applesauce instead of butter. Chill evaporated milk and you have a low faat substitute for whipped cream. When using eggs, just use the egg whites or instead of using whole eggs, try an egg substitute product. Also, replace the sugar with a sugar free sweetener such as the product Splenda.

Another good idea is to use cooking spray to coat your cake pan instead of grease. A cooking spray will have less fat and cholesterol than oil and will cover the pan completely and evenly so your l.f. dessert will slide perfectly onto a plate much easier.

If you are thinking that your options in making l.f.t dessert are limited, you would be happy to know that you can in fact make almost any type of desert into a low fat dessert. Again, the key is using low fat ingredients, which are easily available from grocery stores. So, you can make your own low fat pudding, cake, cobbler, pie and even l.f. ice cream.

To get you started right away in making a delicious low fat dessert, here is an easy recipe for a popular dessert, strawberry cream cheese shortcake. It uses substitutes to make a low sugar, low calorie and low fat desert.

Beat 8 oz of softened fat free cream cheese and half a cup of powdered sugar. Fold in 8 oz carton of a Cool Whip Free, a fat-free whipped cream substitute. Pour into a 9x13 pan and spread evenly. Cover the pan and chill for 2 hours. While you are waiting, sweeten 5 cups of sliced strawberries with cup of Splenda or any sugar substitute. Before you serve your delicious low fat dessert, spread the strawberries on top. Add some Cool Whip on top of each serving.

The recipe above is just one of many low fat desert recipes out there that you can try so you can still satisfy your sweet tooth and not have to worry about gaining weight.
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