With Christmas and the festive season looming, we all like to indulge in a few sweets and desserts to complete the delectable meals you create.
Now that you’ve set your goals to achieve and decided to go for it, set your goals and focus on you success.
You may have decided to start up on a better eating plan as well, helping to further enhance your health now that you realise just how important it is.
In this process, make sure that you don’t let yourself belief that eating healthier now has to mean not enjoying your food.
As long as you are smart in your approach, you can definitely satisfy your cravings while sticking to your diet plan.
Dessert is one thing that most people widely enjoy, but that can send them flying off their diet faster than they realize.
Let’s look at a few healthier dessert options that you should be considering.
The first healthy dessert to consider is chocolate crepes. For this dessert, you’ll combine about four egg whites with half a scoop of chocolate protein powder and pour it onto a hot skillet like you would a normal pancake.
Cook until the edges are bubbling and then flip over and cook on the other side until finished. Serve with some light whipped topping and fresh berries on top.
Second, protein pudding is the next great dessert to start serving up regularly. Protein pudding is a great way to satisfy any craving and get a good calcium boost as well.
To make this, whip together some low-sugar pudding powder with skim milk according to package directions. Once completed, add in one scoop of protein powder and continue to blend until set.
This recipe contains hardly any fat, but will easily help you meet your daily protein needs.
Try it with chocolate, vanilla, or butterscotch flavours.
Peanut Butter ‘Truffles’
Peanut butter ‘truffles’ are also relatively easy to make and can work well as a snack at any time of the day – or serve as a party dessert option.
To prepare these, combine together one cup of raw oats with 1/3-1/2 cup peanut butter (enough peanut butter to coat the oats). Mix in two tablespoons of honey and a scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder depending on the flavour you want to create.
Once it’s all well mixed, form into small bite-sized balls. From there, roll in some dried unsweetened coconut and chocolate chips and then place in the fridge for about an hour to ‘set’.
Remove and store in a Tupperware container before serving.
You can also add more variety to this recipe by using dried fruit or other nuts in with the mixture.
So next time you’re craving dessert but don’t want to detour from your diet plan, try one of these ideas instead. You can easily eat these without feeling any guilt about doing.
Stay switched on and don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family to act as a support network to keep you honest.
Go forth and achieve.