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Low carb dessert recipes keep you from straying from your diet

Low carb dessert recipes are essential to any successful weight loss program. Most desserts contain high calorie ingredients like sweets and starches. Sweets and starches have no nutritional value and can result in severe obesity if consumed in large quantities over a period of time. If you are overweight, you should turn down these rich carbohydrate desserts and prepare your own desserts using low carb dessert recipes.

Many people indulge in eating carbohydrate-rich desserts because they feel that a meal is not complete without them. Most restaurants offer their customers attractive desserts after they have completed their main course meal. These desserts often include double crusted pie ala modes, triple layered cakes with abundant frosting, and cheese cakes with fruit toppings.

Obviously, many overweight individuals find it very difficult to stay on any weight loss plan unless they can have desserts. However, there are an abundance of low carb dessert recipes available to those who want to take control over their body's weight.

In addition, there are numerous commercial products available that offer substitutes for the major high calorie ingredients found in carbohydrate-rich desserts. These ingredients can be used to make low carbohydrate desserts in your own home.

Flour, sugar, and fat are the culprits in carbohydrate-rich desserts. Delectable low carbohydrate desserts can be prepared by replacing them with low calorie, low carbohydrate ingredients. The commercially prepared low carbohydrate bake mixes can be used to replace flour.

There are several brands of these mixes on the market. However, most of the mixes do not contain shortening. You will have to add shortening to the mixes if the recipe calls for it. You have the advantage of controlling the amount of shortening you want to add.

The mixes can be used to make low calorie-low carbohydrate pie crusts, cakes, and cookies, etc. These mixes can be used to replace flour in low carb dessert recipes.

Sugar can be replaced with artificial sweeteners. These sweeteners can be obtained in local grocery stores. The sweeteners vary in the intensity of sweetness, aroma, and aftertaste. A popular sweetener used to make low carb desserts is aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet. Aspartame is a natural sweetener. Aspartame is free of carbohydrates. It has a sweet aroma and no aftertaste.

The major drawback of aspartame is that its sweetness is reduced during cooking and baking. Fructose is also used in low carb dessert recipes. Fructose is a fruit sugar, but is more expensive than other imitation sweeteners. Fructose is very sweet and does not have an aftertaste. It is not affected by cooking or baking.

Butter is free of carbohydrates and can be used in low carb dessert recipes. However, the amount of butter must be limited. Butter is an energy dense fat. The number of calories should be restricted in low carbohydrate desserts. Those who are serious about losing weight should not use recipes calling for double crust pies, layered cakes, and frostings.

The extra toppings, layers, and crusts only add additional calories to the dessert. Low carbohydrate desserts can be garnished with whipped light cream. Whipped light cream is very tasty and is low in calories and carbohydrates. Two tablespoons of whipped light cream contains about 25 calories and 2 grams of carbohydrates.

A large number of low carb dessert recipes use gelatin. Gelatin desserts are light and, for the most part, are low in carbohydrates. Low-calorie flavored gelatins can be used to make low carbohydrate desserts. Flavored diet soda is often added to the gelatin to keep the calories and carbohydrate content low.

Gelatin desserts can be topped with whipped light cream to make them more palatable. All overweight individuals should lean toward these lighter desserts to achieve weight loss. By using ingredients low carbohydrates, you can lose weight much faster.

Below is an example of one of many delectable low carb dessert recipes you can choose from:

PINEAPPLE MOUSSE

20 ounce can of unsweetened pineapple packed in juice (in its own juice)

2 tablespoons fructose

1 cup evaporated skim milk, chillled

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

1 tablespoon lemon juice

DIRECTIONS:

Puree the pineapple in a blender or food processor. Add the fructose. Stir. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, whip the evaporated milk until thick and creamy. In the top of a double boiler sprinkle the gelatin over the lemon juice. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes. Stir over hot water until dissolved. Stir the gelatin into the whipped milk. Fold the pineapple mixture into dessert dishes. Chill until set.

YIELD: 16 servings

Approximate serving size: 3/4 cup

Calories per serving : 51

Low carb dessert recipes can be delectable. You can keep from straying from any weight loss program you have undertaken by choosing the right low carb dessert recipes.

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