©  by Lucy Wyndham-Read

So who doesn’t like the occasional dessert? Yet often these can be laden with full fat and heaps of sugar, and the minute we eat one we know we are going to have to run a marathon to burn if off!!

So if you do have a sweet tooth, I have put together some super tasty low fat and low calorie yummy puddings from a Skinny Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream to  Skinny Sticky Orange pudding  that will satisfy the sweetest tooth, yet still leave you with that flat tummy, with the added bonus of the fact that they are also full of  vitamins. And not only are they super kind on our waist  lines, but also good for our skin and hair as they are stuffed with antioxidants.

Skinny Raspberry & Chocolate Ice-Cream

Ingredients

Handful of Raspberries, 1 small tub of fat free Greek Yoghurt, 1 tspn of Honey, 1 small square of Dark Chocolate

Method

Into a food processor put raspberries, yoghurt, chocolate and 1 tspn of honey.  Process until smooth. Spoon mixture into freezer-proof container. Let freeze and eat when softly frozen.

Calories 298 Fat 7.4 grams

Benefit: Raspberry contains anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin A, and vitamin E.

 

 

Skinny Apple Crumble

Ingredients

1 Apple peeled and cored, handful of oats, handful of bran flakes, 2 tblsps of semi-skimmed milk, 3 tblsps of apple juice, 1 tspn of cinnamon, 1 tspn of honey, handful of chopped nuts.

Method

Put oats into a mixing bowl, add 2 tblsp of semi-skimmed milk, 1 tspn of honey,  bran flakes and mixed nuts. Cover and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Pre-heat oven to 200C/ 400F/ Gas mark 6. Thinly slice apple and lay in a baking dish, then cover with mixture. Cook for approximately 20 minutes. 

Calories  236 Fat  8.8 grams

Benefit: Apples are a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C.

 

 

Skinny Grilled Cinnamon Pear with Ricotta

Ingredients

1 Pear, 1 tblsp of low fat Ricotta cheese, pinch of cinnamon powder 

Method

Place one small pear, halved and cored, under grill for 8-10 minutes. Combine teaspoon of low fat ricotta cheese with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Remove grilled pears and top with cinnamon and ricotta mixture.

Calories  109 Fat  4.1 grams

Benefit: Studies have shown that just 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon per day can lower LDL cholesterol. 

 

 

Skinny Sticky Orange pudding 

Ingredients

1 Orange, 1 tspn of crushed pistachios, 1 tspn of honey, 1 tspn of low fat crème fraiche 

Method

Peel orange, then finely cut. Make nice neat slices and be sure to remove pips and cut away any of the white pith. Lay and stack slices into dessert bowl. Now in a small bowl mix 1 tsp of honey with a pinch of cinnamon. Pour mixture over oranges and then sprinkle your crushed pistachios. Then for a little treat add teaspoon of low fat crème fraiche (if no one is looking!!)

Calories  244 Fat  7.1 grams

Benefit: Oranges are full of antioxidants which help protect the skin and give us that youthful glow.