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No Bake Protein Dessert – Paska With Fresh Berries

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Paska with Fresh Berries

Process in blender until smooth:

1-1/2 cups lowfat cottage cheese
2 egg yolks
2/3 cup carb free sweetener such as Splenda Granulated Sweetener or 16 packets Spenda or Truvia
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Spoon cottage cheese mixture into a cheesecloth lined colander. Place this assembly over another container to catch the liquid that will drain off from the paska. Refrigerate overnight. The paska can be made several days in advance. It will get firmer the longer you allow it to drain.

Gently toss the ingredients below and refrigerate several hours or overnight.

1 cup fresh or frozen boysenberries
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, quartered
1 tablespoon brandy
2 tablespoons unrefined sugar

Place a scoop of the paska in the middle of a bowl and circle it with the berries and their juices. You can either serve this on a big platter or make individual paskas with berries.

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Healthy and Easy Fruit Dessert Recipe

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Desserts can often be a tricky area when living a healthy lifestyle.  Luckily, there are many desserts that call for natural ingredients that can actually provide health benefits to your diet and can work with your plan on how to lose weight fast through nutrition.  One of my favorite desserts involves using papaya, mango, pineapple, a little coconut milk and some pistachios.  Because of its ingredients, this dessert is not only a healthy option but is also gluten free and can be eaten by people who suffer from diabetes (depending on their current blood sugar levels). This dessert tastes delicious and is high in vitamin C, fiber and beta-carotene.  Plus, it is quick and easy to make.

The first thing to do is slice up a ripe pineapple, mango or papaya.  You can mix up a combination of the fruit or choose just one.  Place the slices into a bowl or on a serving platter.

Next, you will drizzle coconut milk (or lite coconut milk) on top of the fruit.  For about every 16 slices of fruit, you should use approximately 4 teaspoons of coconut milk.

Lastly, add about 2 tablespoons of pistachios.  Most people like when the pistachios are chopped up into smaller pieces, but chopping or not chopping is up to your personal preference.  If you are short on time, the dessert can be eaten immediately.  However, if it is a hot day it is usually better to pop it back into the fridge for 10-15 minutes to make it cooler before eating.

This is also a good recipe to serve to kids on a hot day instead of popsicles.  Just prepare the fruit and coconut milk and stick it into the freezer for about 2 hours.  You can add the pistachios when your kids are ready to eat or leave them off for your picky eater.  If you are adding the pistachios, I have found that slightly mashing the fruit up inside of a bowl makes it easier for the kids to eat the fruit and pistachios at the same time.  For more health and fitness tips, visit Know My Body.

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Individual Apple Pies

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place sliced apples in a (well buttered) pie tin.

Sprinkle with a handful of unrefined sugar or any UnDiet-approved sweetener and (cinnamon, apple pie spice, pumpkin pie spice …).

Bake for 20-30 minutes until apples are soft. Roughly mash with a potato masher or fork right in the pie tin.

Scoop out the middle of one or more whole wheat bagels. Toast and butter. Or use thick slices of whole grain bread, or English muffins. You could also use whole wheat pitas or whole wheat tortillas. Heat and butter the inside of the pitas before stuffing with the cooked apples. Heat and butter the tortilla before rolling up around the cooked apples.

Pile the apple mixture on top of your bread of choice.

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Sugar Free Sweetened Condensed Milk

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I haven’t been able to find sugar free sweetened condensed milk in any store so I was ecstatic to come across this recipe for an easy way to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup Splenda granular
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Stir milk powder into cold water until dissolved.

Microwave 1 minute or until steaming. Stir in sugar and vanilla.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup 219g

Recipe makes 1 & 1/3 cups)

The Splenda granular is not included in the calculations below:
Calories 643
Calories from Fat 307 (47%)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Total Fat 34.2g 52%
Saturated Fat 21.4g 107%
Monounsaturated Fat 10.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 124mg 41%
Sodium 476mg 19%
Potassium 1706mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 49.6g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 49.6g
Protein 33.7g 67%

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Quick Fudge

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Next time you’re hankering for a quick fix of chocolately deliciousness, this microwave fudge will have you in rapturous ecstasy.

Melt in microwave or over double-boiler:

  • 12-oz bag grain-sweetened chocolate chips
  • 8 oz grain-sweetened peanut butter chips (or additional chocolate chips)
  • 1 can SF sweetened condensed milk or ?cups from recipe

Stir in:

  • 2 cups or 4 handfuls toasted nuts
  • 1 cup or 2 handfuls raisins or other dried fruit (optional)

Press into lined pan and place in fridge until semi-hardened. Cut into squares and allow to fully harden.

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Maple Pudding

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This is a can’t-fail, mix and dump recipe. Throw everything in the food processor, dump it in a bowl, toss it in the fridge. That’s it – it’s done!

To cut down on dairy I like to use 1/2 soy cream cheese and 1/2 real cream cheese but it does affect the taste. Use low fat cream cheese if you want but not non-fat, it tastes terrible.

In a large bowl, beat 8 ounces cream cheese until fluffy.

Gradually beat in until smooth 3/4 cup cream, or nondairy milk, or a mix of both.

Stir in 1 cup maple syrup and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour into bowl or individual dishes. Chill 3 hours or until set.

Tofu Maple Pudding

Substitute silken tofu for the cream cheese and nondairy milk for the cream.

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Thick & Fruity Yogurt

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For a thick and rich Fruity Yogurt, drain sugar-free yogurt overnight and up to several days, in the refrigerator. You can do this by placing the yogurt in a filter-lined coffee basket set over a bowl, or a cheesecloth lined sieve or colander. This step isn’t necessary, it just gives you a yogurt more similar in texture to commercial yogurts, without all the sugars and thickeners.

Some Fruits have more water content than others and will therefore produce a much thinner yogurt. There are several ways to make these Fruity Yogurts thicker:

  • freeze the finished yogurt for several hours, stirring and scraping every half hour until thick
  • before adding the Fruit puree to the yogurt, place it in a sieve set over a bowl (the reserved juice can be used in a Fruit smoothie)
  • stir in a tablespoon or two of finely ground flax seed or nuts and let sit overnight to thicken
  • stir in roughly ground or finely chopped dried Fruit and let sit overnight to thicken

Puree the Fruit of your choice. Stir Fruit into yogurt. Do not beat or use a blender as the yogurt will become very thin. Taste and add any of the following to taste:

  • unrefined sweetener
  • sugar substitute
  • vanilla extract or any other flavoring extract
  • fresh lemon or orange juice
  • dash of sea salt (brings out the flavors)
  • ground ginger

Fruits to try:

  • berries
  • bananas
  • peaches
  • apples (add cinnamon to the yogurt)
  • cantaloupe
  • watermelon
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Cocoa Banana Pudding

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This recipe makes either a creamy pudding or a delicious ice-cream.

Puree in blender:

  • 4 bananas
  • 1 & 1/2 heaping tablespoons cocoa or carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

 

Cocoa Banana Ice Cream

Freeze mixture, stirring every 30 minutes with a fork until it’s the desired consistency or just toss it into an ice-cream machine.

 

 

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The UnDiet Joe-Joe

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If any of you have ever had a Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe then you know the magical power they have to wreck your best intentions for eating healthy. Each 150 calorie, sugar-laden round of deliciousness is engineered to add lumps and bumps to your silohette.

One afternoon last week I decided that I would wrestle the crown of deliciousness from Joe-Joe and create my own healthy version – and here it is.

Start with as healthy of an Oreo type cookie as you can find. Go for double-cream if it’s available. I like Newman’s Own brand but any brand will do. You won’t find one that is perfectly healthy but do your best.

Melt grain-sweetened chocolate chips with a bit of butter in a microwave safe bowl. Carefully dip cookies in melted chocolate and lay out to cool on a wax paper lined plate or tray. You can stick the cookies in the fridge to cool faster.

A nice variation is to use grain-sweetened peanut butter chips in place of all or half of the chocolate chips.

POW – take THAT Joe-Joe!

 

 

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Raisin Nut Pudding

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I like to make a double batch of this pudding to serve for dinner dessert, then again the next morning for breakfast.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In pie plate or quiche pan stir together

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or mix of cream and nondairy milk or lo-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup softened butter or banana or mix of both
  • 1/2 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup broken pecans or walnuts, preferably toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup mashed silken tofu

Bake for 40-50 minutes until brown on top. Chill well and serve.