So how many of you love desserts? Well, I think we can safely say most of us do! Cakes, barfi, custards, puddings! The varieties available in the market today are endless! But the sad part is that nowadays majority of the desserts available in the market are loaded with sugar, artificial sweeteners and unhealthy fats. While they do certainly help satisfy our sweet tooth, if consumed in excess, our favourite desserts could one day become our worst enemies.
If you’re a dessert lover, don’t worry just yet! Below you will find some helpful and easy tips on how you can prepare your own very ‘healthy’ desserts right in the comfort of your own home! So watch the video below to learn how to make our steamed milk and egg pudding recipe and make sure to grab some healthy nutritional tips from Anjali Mukerjee as well!
Healthy Dessert Making Tips
Tip 1: Use skim milk
Now an important tip to remember is that if you are preparing a dessert which requires the use of milk in it, it is always best to opt for skim milk rather than your regular milk.
Though both skim milk and regular milk are rich in vitamins and vitamins, skim milk is considerable lower when it comes to the calorie count. Thus, using skim milk will help cut down on the calories intake, which most desserts tend to be high on.
Tip 2: Add in eggs
Eggs, a common dessert ingredient are an inexpensive, healthy, and a high quality source of protein. Both the yolk and white of the egg are packed with nutritional benefits. Eggs play an important role in desserts. They help structure, colour, and flavour to desserts and also act as an efficient rising agent. So the next time you’re baking, instead of using baking powder, consider adding in eggs. This will help your cake rise and also make it fluffy and soft!
Tip 3: Substitute the sugar
We all know that honey and jaggery are commonly used substitutes for sugar. But did you know fruit puree provides an equally excellent substitute for sugar as well? Fruits are loaded with natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The puree of naturally sweet fruits such as mango or strawberries will add sweetness, flavour and a whole lot of added nutrition to you dish! So simply replace your sugar with fruit puree and you will never have to worry about the calories again!
Tip 4: Top it up with dry fruits
Dry fruits such as dates, almonds, cashews, walnuts, and raisins are a simple way to add more fiber, protein, and vitamins to your dessert. So instead of icing sugar and candy sprinkles opt for some colourful and healthy dessert toppings such as crunchy nuts, juicy raisins or even fresh fruits.
So remember, you don’t need to give us on your favourite sweet treats forever, eat in moderation and follow our healthy dessert making tips and you will be just fine!
Steamed milk & egg pudding recipe
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups warm milk
- 2 tspn honey
- 1 cup fresh fruit puree
- ¼ cup chopped apple
- ¼ cup chopped mango
- 2 tspn chopped almonds
- Cherries to garnish (optional)
How To Prepare:
- In a jug put in the eggs, milk, honey, fruit puree and mix well.
- Fill 5 shot glasses with pieces of apple and mango (You can use any fresh fruit of choice).
- Pour the mixture into the glasses.
- Sprinkle chopped almonds on top.
- Pour 2 glasses of water into a shallow pan and bring to a boil.
- Place the glasses in the pan and place the lid over the pan.
- Allow the puddings to steam for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Remove the glasses from the pan, garnish with fruits or dry fruits of your choice, and enjoy!