Yummy Deserts Under 100 Calories!

I know what you are thinking “Seriously yummy deserts under 100 calories that actually taste nice It can’t be true?”

 

Well Button Up Ladies And Gents Cause It Is No Lie!  And Right Now I Am Going To Share A Select Few With You!

Lets be honest we all love deserts but when calorie counting it can be hard to get home made ones that are not high in calories so we often look in shops for alternatives which then leads to eating yucky processed food!

 

So This first one is just 30 calories and one of my top 10!

 

Mini Orange shortbread biscuits!  At just 30 calories per shortbread they are the perfect mini desert!  Makes approx 80 shortbread and preparation time is just 10 minutes cooking time just 12 minutes.

Ingredients 

  • 250g (80z) plain flour sifted
  • 175g (60z) unsalted butter cut into small pieces
  • grated rind of 1 orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Method

  • Place flour in a bowl add the butter and rub in with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Stir in the remaining ingredients with the water and mix to form a dough.
  • Roll out a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 2.5mm (1/8 inch( using a 1.5 cm (3/4 inch( plain cutter cut out approximately 80 rounds.
  • Place the rounds on a nonstick baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven, 200c (400f) gas mark 6 for 10-12 minutes until golden.  Then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Mix together the icing sugar and cocoa powder and dust a little over the shortbread’s before serving!

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Another Yummy and healthy recipe is this one another one of my top 10!

Just 60 Calories per cookie and this recipe makes approx 30 cookies prep time is 10 minutes and cooking time is just 6 minutes!

Ingredients 

  • 50g (2 oz) unsalted butter softened or polyunsaturated margarine
  • 40g (1 1/2 oz) granulated sugar
  • 25g (1 0z) soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • a few drops vanilla essence
  • 150g (5oz) self raising flour sifted
  • 50g (2 oz) rolled oats
  • 50g (2 oz) dried cranberries and 40 g (1 1/2 0z) hazelnuts toasted and chopped
  • You can substitute the cranberries for another dried fruit and same the hazelnuts.

Method

  • Preheat oven at 180c (350 f) gas mark 6
  • Beat together the butter sugars, egg and vanilla essence in a large bowl until smooth
  • Stir in the flour and oats then the dried cranberries and chopped hazelnuts.
  • place teaspoonfuls of the mixture on to a baking sheet lined with grease proof paper or nonstick baking paper and flatten them slightly with the back of a fork
  • Place in the preheated overn for 5-6 minutes until browned and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Now finally one your all wanting!  A yummy chocolate one!  Don’t worry there is not just one!  I have so many more to share with you over the next few weeks!  This one of my favorite low calories ones.

 

White chocolate biscuits 98 Calories per biscuit, makes 20 biscuits prep time is 10 minutes and cooking time is 20 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 50 g (2 oz) white vegetable fat
  • 50 g (2 0z ) butter
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200 g (7 oz) brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground almonds
  • 50 g (2 oz) white chocolate grated
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar to serve.

Method

  • Preheat oven at 180 C (350 F) gas mark 4
  • Place the fats and sugar in a large bowl and beat together, then beat in the egg yolk followed by the remaining ingredients.  Form the dough into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 1 hour.
  • Remove the dough from the refrigerator, unwrap and place on a surface dusted lightly with flour.  Knead the dough a little to soften it, then divide into 20 balls.
  • Place the balls on two baking sheets flatten them and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until golden remove and transfer to a wire rack let cool and dust over with icing sugar before serving.

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Amazing Low Calorie Recipes

So I have begun my journey into a new healthier me!

 

I decided I would try eat less calories to be honest I normally intake a lot a very lot more then what I should!

 

Here is a few recipes I have tried and loved!

Goats Cheese and herb souffles 

Amazing delicious recipe 277 Calories per souffle, serves 4 people and preparation time is 10 minutes cooking time is 15 minutes a quick easy recipe.

Ingredients needed!

  • 25G (1oz) Polyunsaturated Margarine
  • 50g (2oz) Plain flour
  • 300ml (1/2pint) Milk
  • 4 Eggs separated
  • 100g (3 1/2 oz) goats cheese crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 75g (3oz) rocket
  • 2 tablespoons fat free salad dressing
  • salt and pepper

Method

  1. Melt the margarine in a medium saucepan, add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.  Gradually add the milk whisking all the time, and cook for 2 minutes until thickened
  2. Remove the pan from the heat beat the egg yolks one at a time then stir in the goats cheese and season well.
  3. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until they form firm peaks, then gradually fold them into the cheese mixture with the herbs. Transfer to four lightly oiled ramekins, sprinkle over the Parmesan then bake in a pre-heated oven 190 C(375F) gas mark 5 for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden
  4. toss the rocket and dressing and sere with the souffles

 

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Another recipe I love however instead of Hazelnuts I have use almonds due to a family member having a peanut and hazelnut allergy.

Nutty Passion Fruit Yogurts

These are so delicious they are 348 calories per serving,  This recipe serves 2 people and the preparation time is 5 minutes and also chilling time required.

Ingredients 

  • 2 passion fruit
  • 250ml (8fl oz) natural yogurt
  • 4 tablespons clear honey
  • 50g (2 oz) hazelnuts (or similar) toasted and roughly chopped
  • 4 clementines peeled and chopped into small pieces

Method

  • Half the passion fruit and scoop the pulp into a large bowl.  Add the yogurt and mix them together gently
  • Put 2 tablespoonfuls of the honey in the bases of two narrow glasses and scatter with half of the hazelnuts.  Spoon half of the yogurt over the nuts and arrange half of the clementine pieces on top of the yogurt
  • Repeat the layering, reserving a few of the nuts for decoration,  Scatter the nuts over the top and chill until your ready to serve them.

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