Soft Zucchini Cookies
Use low or non-fat dairy products like fat free milk for the vanilla cream and low fat cottage cheese or ricotta to replace the high in fat mascarpone in your favorite trifle. Reduce the sugar and if possible rather use natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. Adding dried fruit like raisins or apricots which are naturally sweet also helps to leave sugar. And the most effective step in creating a healthy dessert is: add fruit fruit and more fruit. Even make the fruit the actual dessert. You couldn t ask for anything healthier. And certain fruits even help you to lose weight by enhancing fat and calorie burning. Apples bananas and oranges are doing a great job in that regard. So why should you torture yourself with a diet full of restrictions if you can just simply make some adjustments and then come up with a healthy enjoyable diet that you can commit yourself to for the rest of your life? Give desserts a cherished place in your weight loss diet! Many of them are healthy and those which are not you often can make healthy.
In fact there are three ways how your diet can benefit from desserts: 1. They make us happy and self-confident First they make us feel great and feeling great is important for your general wellbeing. If you feel good you will be more motivated to lose this extra weight and you will be more confident that you will. If you can t believe in yourself you won t have much success. We use desserts to spoil or reward us every now and then or maybe to comfort us to celebrate a special occasion and sometimes we have them just because. We just can t go without them. We might not need them every day but they are an essential part of our life. They are the little beams of light in our eating life that brighten up our days. If we have them sometimes only that makes them even more special.
Many people also take this opportunity to start living a new healthier lifestyle. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to stay healthy because they are full of fiber and other important nutrients. They will also reduce cravings for sweet treats if the goal is also to lose a little bit of weight. To make them a bit more exciting try dipping them in cheese spreads that are free of dairy products to create a delicious and healthy snack. Committing to a healthy lifestyle means making a commitment to personal fitness as well as adjusting eating habits. Exercise does not necessarily require hours spent at the gym or in front of a work out video each day. Try simply taking the stairs instead of the elevator or walking to the corner store instead of driving.
Once these ingredients are well-blended add two egg whites one at a time. After each addition mix the batter only until blended. Over-mixing can cause the batter to become too thin. Pour the mixture over the almonds and drop small spoonfuls of low sugar strawberry preserves over the batter using a total of two tablespoons. Use more preserves for a fruitier bar if desired. If this alteration is made make a note of it on the recipe for future reference. Swirl the preserves with a knife a few times to create a marbled effect on the bar. Bake the dessert for 25 to 30 minutes or until the center of it is nearly set. Cool the dessert completely and then refrigerate it for a minimum of three hours to overnight. To serve cut to create at least 12 bars and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.