Desserts are the worst enemy of any diet. Our favorite treats always manage to tempt us. As a result, not only do we enjoy consuming them, but this most often turns out to be the reason for ending the diet.
What should we do when we feel like eating something sweet? We can prepare he althy and dietary desserts. In order for them to be like that, it is important to consider the ingredients for their preparation.
See which ones are suitable for your diet desserts.
Do not use wheat flour
The first and most important thing to do when you want to make diet and he althy desserts is not to use wheat flour. Replace it with oat flour, rice flour, coconut flour, carob flour, almond flour, pumpkin flour, quinoa flour, chickpea flour. These flours are he althy, and desserts with them become delicious. You can experiment and combine them.
Add fruit to sweeten desserts
Although fruits and fresh fruit juices contain sugars, these sugars are natural and many times he althier than white and brown sugar. Adding fresh fruit to the recipe will allow you to reduce the amount of sweetener you will use.
Use dark chocolate
Who doesn't love chocolate desserts? They could be tasty and he althier if you use dark chocolate with at least 80% cocoa content for their preparation. The higher the percentage of cocoa in the chocolate, the lower the sugar content, making dark chocolate a much he althier choice than white or milk chocolate.
Replace butter with tofu or coconut oil
Soft tofu cheese is a good substitute for butter. It is high in protein and low in fat. Another oil that you can use for your he althy recipes is coconut.
Replace white/brown sugar with coconut
Coconut products are increasingly used in cooking. They are popular both because of their taste and because they are he althier. Coconut sugar, also known as palm sugar, is a natural sweetener that is extracted from the coconut palm tree. It has a lower glycemic index. Apart from it, you can use honey or stevia to sweeten your desserts.
Don't forget the cinnamon and ginger
Cinnamon is a wonderful aromatic spice. If you love it, don't forget to make it part of your he althy desserts. It helps control blood sugar, accelerates metabolism and improves mood. In combination with the useful ginger, they will make your desserts tastier and more interesting.
Nuts are a great addition to a he althy dessert. Almonds, walnuts, cashews… They are rich in fiber, proteins, antioxidants and he althy fats.