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TiffanyMiffanyTiffanyMiffany Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
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I have a huge sweet tooth, it’s my hardest habit to kick while eating/drinking healthier. I’d appreciate any recipes for healthy desserts, sweet snacks, and sweet drinks! I have a new air fryer, so I’m especially interested in air fryer recipes!


  • TiffanyMiffanyTiffanyMiffany Member Posts: 9 Member Member Posts: 9 Member
    Sharing the first recipe I tried out, a healthier version than the usual extremely sugary apple crisp I usually make; this version was very tasty, and can be topped with your favorite lower carb topping like low carb ice cream/fro yo (ie: Breyer’s carb smart or I like to make my own)
  • poisonessepoisonesse Member Posts: 478 Member Member Posts: 478 Member
    Recipe for Sweet Tooth

    Take one tooth, roll in 1T of Sugar.

    Yes, just being silly here!

    This is my favorite recipe for baked oatmeal. I omit the raisins, and use Truvia brown sugar blend instead of regular brown sugar, and a cup of fat free evaporated milk in place of the skim milk, I think it makes it more rich tasting. Often I'll replace the apple with 1 pint of blueberries, and I can't decide which I like more! While not a dessert, who says you can have sweet as your meal? 😉 And run it through the recipe maker here at MFP, especially if you make the changes I make, as it drops the calories down to 266 per serving.
  • guitargirl55guitargirl55 Member Posts: 268 Member Member Posts: 268 Member

    I also have a HUGE sweet tooth. :) Here are my hacks:

    I make smoothies at home ALL the time. They are super sweet, and a HUGE smoothie ( 2 cups) with frozen fruit some unsweetened Greek yogurt, Stevia sweetener, and coco powder tastes like chocolate and is less than 200ish calories.

    Look up some recipes for avocado double chocolate chip cookies - SO GOOD! They are not necessarily low calorie, but definitely more healthy and really dark chocolaty and fudgy.

    I buy Zevia soda, the fruit flavors are the best, and it is zero calorie without aspartame.
  • NVintageNVintage Member Posts: 391 Member Member Posts: 391 Member
    ***My Breakfast Cheesecake***
    1 large, Egg
    1 tbsp, Syrup(Double if you want it to taste really good)
    0.25 Cup, Greek Yogurt
    0.50 tbsp, Butter(Double if you want it to taste really good)
    0.25 cup uncooked, Oat Cereal With Raisins, Flaxseed, Almonds and Walnuts
    0.10 tsp, Cinnamon Sugar

    Preheat to 350.Melt butter in 1 cup ramekin, add muesli, sprinkle cinn.sugar...Mix egg, yogurt, and maple syrup until smooth and then pour on top of muesli. Sprinkle a bit more cinn.sugar. Bake in toaster oven 350 for 1st 10 min. and then 300 for 20 or 30 more until slightly browned. Refrigerate for an hour or two
    Nutrition Facts
    Servings 1.0
    Amount Per Serving
    calories 316
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 13 g 20 %
    Saturated Fat 5 g 25 %
    Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 202 mg 67 %
    Sodium 145 mg 6 %
    Potassium 319 mg 9 %
    Total Carbohydrate 37 g 12 %
    Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
    Sugars 20 g
    Protein 16 g 32 %
    Vitamin A 10 %
    Vitamin C 0 %
    Calcium 11 %
    Iron 11 %
    * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S
  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member Member, Premium Posts: 383 Member
    One trick I've found is to use the same recipes, but just trim the sugar down - it seems like this is especially applicable in American recipes. I don't bake a lot of desserts, but I have found that I can cut the sugar down quite substantially without a noticeable impact on flavor or texture. For icing I will make half the recommended amount because then I don't have to feel bad about not using it all (seriously, why am I making enough to frost *two* cakes rather generously when the stated recipe is just for one?)

    There's also weighing the ingredients for more precision and eating smaller portions, too. Not always fun, but it's a way to still have your favorites without feeling like "oh gross this is just diet dessert."

    For pies, crisps, and cobblers you can use a mix of sweeter and tart fruits so you're not relying just on the sauce for sweetness. Local fruit is often smaller but sweeter and less iffy on eating right when it's very ripe, because it didn't have to travel as far to get to you.

    I like to make my own whipped cream (very easy if you have a stand mixer with whisk attachment). Heavy cream, a touch of powdered sugar, and vanilla. Cover the mixer with a kitchen towel to avoid splatter and gradually crank that baby up all the way. (You can also skip the sugar and vanilla and if you run it longer you can make your own butter! Did that as a history/science project with my kids this year.) It's less sweet than buying it. I like it to top fruit as an easy summer treat - it feels fancier than just having fruit (also an option), but it's lower calorie and less effort than actually cooking something.
  • MsCzarMsCzar Member Posts: 364 Member Member Posts: 364 Member
    Dissolve 1 package sugar-free Jello in 1c. boiling water. Add ~1 cup frozen berries - stir until it starts to thicken. Add 1 cup Greek yogurt. Gave it a good mix with an electric hand mixer and chill until firm.
  • Safari_Gal_Safari_Gal_ Member Posts: 1,268 Member Member Posts: 1,268 Member
    Some sweet recipes I use:

    Chia pudding - I use with vanilla & FlaxMilk. Sometimes I add in berries or dragonfruit.

    Cottage cheese and berries

    Dragonfruit custard - dragonfruit, coconut milk, sweetener

    Baked pears or baked apples with ricotta topping

    Any sorbet - fruit or vegetable of choice .. make purée, add fruit or sweetener and freeze or chill on ice cream setting in Vitamix. Spinach sorbet in vitamix is surprisingly good.
  • RondaofmordhiemRondaofmordhiem Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    I made these yummy pecan pie bars. I substituted sugar and honey for the Truvia stuff. Ended up being less calories! From 90 with the Truvia to 80 with the sugar and honey.
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