Low Carb Desserts

In order to lose weight, one has to pay close attention to one’s daily food intake. Do you have a lot of carbohydrates in your diet? Do you eat foods with a lot of fat content? Carbohydrates are things that you either need to avoid or consume in moderation. Carbohydrates, especially, are in every staple food there is. We need to try and consume carbohydrates in moderation, in order to stay healthy and to lose weight. Here are 3 easy low carb desserts that you can enjoy.

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Watermelon and blueberry ice pops

This recipe has a total carbohydrate serving of 8 grams, and is extremely easy to make. The ingredients that will be needed for this are:

  • 3 ¾ cups of chopped and seedless watermelons
  • 2 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1-2 tbsp of sugar (to taste)
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries

Additionally, you will also require freezer-pop molds for the ice pops. First, take the lime juice, watermelon pieces and blend it until the mixture is completely smooth, add sugar to taste. Next, add the blueberries in the freezer molds and add the watermelon mixture until the mold is full. Place in the freezer for a total of 6 hours. Once it’s completely set, dip the molds briefly in hot water to separate the ice pops from the molds.

Fruity Mousse

This delicious mousse needs less than 5 ingredients and has only 9 grams of carbohydrates. You will need:

  • 1 pack (8 oz.) of cream cheese (fat-free), softened.
  • 1 tub of low-calorie, soft drink mix (Crystal light Pink Lemonade Flavor)
  • 1 cup of skimmed milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) of whipped topping

First, take a large bowl and with an electric mixer on a medium speed, beat the cream cheese along with 1 ½ tsp of the soft drink mix. Gradually, add the milk, and mix it until it is properly blended and smooth. Gently and slowly add in the whipped topping until the entire mixture has been blended properly. Pour the final mixture into individual dishes and freeze until it is firm. You can serve it with fresh fruits.

Chocolate Banana Grahams

Another easy low carb dessert , it requires only 4 ingredients and has 13 grams of carbohydrates. This simple recipe requires:

  • 1 square piece of graham cracker (Break into 2 rectangles)
  • ½ tsp of any chocolate-hazelnut spread (preferably Nutella)
  • 2 slices of banana which is about 2 inches long
  • A ½ tsp of shredded sweetened coconut (you can toast it if you like)

Just take a rectangular piece of graham cracker, spread Nutella (or your choice of spread) on top, add a banana slice, and top it all off with a sprinkling of coconuts.

Bottom Line

One should eat foods, preferably with low carbohydrates, as an abundance of carbs causes one to gain weight. Also, it is unhealthy, because of which people these days usually try to decrease their carbohydrate intake.

 

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Creative Foods: The Artistic Approach to Healthy Snacks

healthy snacksTruth be told, there a lot of crafty people in this world. With the growth of Pinterest, these food crafters are able to share their unique healthy snacks that are fashioned to be very artistic. Making snacks and desserts in a decorative fashion is a concept that has really taken the food industry by storm. People are willing to pay more for the presentation of their food in a unique way instead of it just being items on a plate. Lucky for you, it’s simple to create artistic foods in your very own kitchen with these tips.

  1. Select a Theme – Artistic desserts come in many shapes and sizes. If you are coordinating your snacks for a party then you will want to select a specific theme. For example, with a kids Sesame Street party you could arrange the vegetables and fruits to look like the faces of the characters. A bridal or baby shower could require desserts that use pastel colors and have flowers, birds or other Spring-like characteristics.
  2. Choose a Dessert – Ask yourself what kind of dessert you would like to serve for your party. While cakes, cupcakes and pastries have always been a traditional choice, more people are choosing healthier options today. Browse your Pinterest board for some low carb dessert ideas or check out your favorite dessert blog. You also customize a specific dessert to meet certain dietary restrictions. For example, you can substitute coconut or almond flour in your favorite cookie recipe to give it more protein power and lower the calories and fat. You could also substitute banana for eggs or a calorie-free sweetener for sugar to help make a recipe healthier.
  3. Get Inspired – Once you have the theme picked out and the dessert ideas ready, you need to be inspired. Many of us are not all that talented in the world of food art. Browse the internet for some pictures of items that match both your dessert choice and theme choice. Next you will want to seek out tutorials or attempt to figure out how to go about creating your masterpiece yourself. Video sites like YouTube are also an excellent option for tutorials because it is easier to see the work in progress than it is with written directions.
  4. Do the Packaging Right – In most cases, you are going to have to transport your dessert items to the venue for the party. This is where everything can go awry. Driving can cause your items to shift from their place. Bumps in the road can cause cakes to crack. And the outside elements and internal temperatures of your vehicle may cause things to melt, slosh and look less than ideal. The one thing that tutorials often skip is how to package up your items for transport. If you are keeping it simple with something like cupcakes or cookies the you can pick up specialty dessert boxes at your local craft store with inserts that hold the items in place. If you are working with fruit then you will want to use Styrofoam to stabilize the base or create a barrier to keep the food in place.

With these easy steps you will have your friends and family in awe over your unique food art talent.