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20 low calorie meals The Best Ever healthy breakfast recipes

20 low calorie meals The Best Ever healthy breakfast recipes

20 low calorie meals The Best Ever healthy breakfast recipes
20 low calorie meals The Best Ever healthy breakfast recipes
Even though I eat healthy, low calorie meals or low calorie diet and count the calories that I consume I am a huge dessert addict. I always have been and I always will be. 
I always thought the best thing about birthday parties was the homemade birthday cake and would always wish it was my birthday so that I could have seconds. This is actually EXACTLY what I did. It was my daughter Sofia’s first birthday back in November and there was loads of cake left. My response was to eat it all and wow it tasted so good.
But I want my cake but I don’t want the weight gain.
Simple really, add to your diet (which is often very low calorie recipes, low calorie snacks or zero calories) and you have plenty of pudding and dessert opportunities but without worrying about the weight gain.
Just think of it like this 100g of sugar (which is the typical amount in some shortbread) = 387 calories and zero calorie stevia = 387 calories saving. Have a pudding three times a week (which I always do) then you are saving yourself 1161 calories a week or 60,000 calories a year.
Sounds like a good calorie saving doesn’t it?
Especially in low calorie dinners, when you taste how nice stevia is and how the plant like product has so many health benefits!

1- Low Calorie Rice Pudding (time to go back to school)

Rice pudding is something that I will always associate with being at school. I always remember at primary school during the late 80’s/early 90’s that we would always have rice pudding or something similar. There would always be a drop of jam on the top, mainly because at school it was tasteless and it needed that little smudge of jam to make it edible.
Yet fast forward a couple of decades and you find that it is a great pudding for those of you with a sugar craving, it doesn’t break the bank to make it and it is much better with a few modern touches to the original aged option.

Low Calorie Rice Pudding (time to go back to school)
Low Calorie Rice Pudding (time to go back to school)

  • 145g pudding rice
  • 400ml milk
  • 400ml water
  • 4tbsp stevia
  • vanilla essence
  • nutmeg
 1. Place milk and water in medium pan with the stevia, vanilla and gently simmer until dissolved.
2. Pre-heat oven to 150c or gas mark 2
3. Then place the milk in a bowl with the rice and stir until all rice has being mixed into the milk
4. Put in the oven for 1hr30mins
5. Stir after the 1st half hour and then with about 20 minutes left give it a quick stir and make sure it is ok and not too thick.
6. Serve with a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Serves about 4-6 people
351 Calories for four people = 87.75 calories each

2- Healthy Strawberry Cupcakes

Did someone say healthy strawberry cupcakes? I have to admit I am a cupcake addict through and through. Ever since I tried my first one as a teenager I was taken by them. They are like the devil to me. I love them but they are bad for me. So I decided to put a recipe together of cupcakes that I can eat without worrying about the calories and this is what happened.
Enjoy them and remember it is always nice to share :)
Healthy Strawberry Cupcakes
Healthy Strawberry Cupcakes
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2oz/ 57g Butter
  • 6tbsp Stevia
  • 4oz/113g self raising flour
  • 2-3 drop vanilla essence
  • ½tsp strawberry flavouring
For decoration:
  • A couple of drops of red food colouring
  • 8 level tsp icing Stevia plus extra for dusting
  • 8 smallish strawberries
 1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4/180.
2. Put paper cases in a mini muffin tin. Whisk together the eggs, butter and Stevia. Sieve the flour making sure any large bits are taken out. Using a large metal spoon, fold in the flour with the vanilla essence and the strawberry flavouring.
3. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 15-20minutes. Just check one cupcake by stick a cocktail stick in the middle and if it comes out clean then they are ready to come out.
4. Remove the cupcakes and allow to cool on a wire rack.
5. Mix a few drops of water and food colouring with the Stevia. Spoon on to the cakes, garnish with halved strawberries and dust with icing sweetener!
Serves 16
962 Calories for 16 servings = 60 calories each

3- The Ultimate Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie anyone? With the butter in its crust and all that high calorie soft cheese, it has often been associated with being super high in calories and really not that good for you.
But the team here wanted to make one that was healthier and that you could have each week without feeling you would have to run a marathon in order to work it off.

It has a small amount of butter and uses quark instead of high calorie soft cheese and I personally can’t tell the difference. It is just lovely. Let me know if you agree :)
The Ultimate Key Lime Pie
The Ultimate Key Lime Pie
  • 8 digestives
  • 57g butter
  • 1 sachet lemon/lime jelly
  • 2tsp powdered gelatine
  • 4 limes few drops green food colouring
  • 2 pots vanilla muller yoghurt
  • 198g quark
  • 4 tbsp Stevia
1. Put the biscuits in a bag & crush by hitting them with a rolling pin.
2. Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the biscuits. When they are well mixed with the butter pour the mixture into a 7in loose bottom cake tin, press down the mixture and put in the fridge to cool.
3. Make up the jelly with using the instructions on the packet, then stir in the gelatine and set aside to cool.
4. Zest the limes by scraping them up and down the small grate area on a cheese grater and squeeze the limes
5. When jelly is cool put in a food processor with the lime juice, food colouring, yogurt, quark & the Stevia, blend until smooth and of a creamy consistency
6. Put in the cake tin over the biscuits and make sure it is nice and even, put in the fridge over night
Serves 8
1328 Calories for eight people = 166 calories each

4- Melt In Your Mouth Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies that are reduced in calories? NO WAY. It is impossible I can hear you all shouting at me now. Or that the taste has to be compromised after all low calorie has to mean horrible? WRONG.
With this chocolate brownie (that our whole household loves by the way) it is using dark chocolate and because it is dark and fairly rich it means there is not much of it that is needed. Then because you’re using brown sweetner you’re saving even more calories.
I hope you enjoy it as much as us!

Melt In Your Mouth Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownies
Melt In Your Mouth Reduced Calorie Chocolate Brownies

  • 3oz dark sweet chocolate
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup Stevia
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • few drops of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp plus 1.5 tsp brown rice flour
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, toasted and roughly chopped (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F or gas mark 3. Put a medium pan on a stove half filled with water to simmer.
2. Grease and line an 11×7 inch baking tray. Place the chocolate (try breaking the chocolate into smaller pieces as this makes it easier to mix and melt!) and butter in a large heatproof bowl over the pan of simmering water and stir until melted.
3. Stir in all the remaining ingredients and combine well.
4. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and place in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until slightly firm in the center.
5. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then mark to divide into 15 pieces.
Serves roughly 15 depending how greedy you are feeling :)
1501 Calories for fifteen people = 100 calories each

5- Diet Chocolate and Amaretto mousse

Now this is perfect for a dinner party to keep the adults happy if you want to watch your calorie intake. You have the liqueur among the ingredients so that it feels like you’re getting something extra and so that it doesn’t just feel like the mousse that you give your kids.
Because of the low calorie soft cheese you’re keeping this pudding rather low in the calories department and you can still all enjoy it as a family.
Diet Chocolate and Amaretto mousse
Diet Chocolate and Amaretto mousse
  • 57g dark chocolate
  • 2tbsp Amaretto liqueur
  • 170g soft cheese
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp Stevia
  • Fruit and sprinkles to decorate
1. Place the chocolate and Amaretto liqueur in a small mixing bowl with 1 tablespoon of water, place over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted. Leave to cool for about 5 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, beat together the soft cheese, egg yolks and Stevia until smooth, then fold into the cooled chocolate and Amaretto mixture.
3. Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then carefully fold into the chocolate mixture. Pour into 4 individual serving bowls and chill for 2 hours or until set.
4. Serve decorated with fruit of our choice but I like some chocolate pieces on it.
Serves 4
1088 Calories for four people = 272 calories each

6- Super Low Calorie Eton Mess

I love Eton Mess. I mean I really loooovvvvve Eton Mess. It is delicious. It is low calorie. It hits the sugar craving and you end up feeling really satisfied.
I used to make it all the time when I first got married. Just because it was the only pudding that I was capable of cooking without burning down the house. It was a delight to make though and I just can’t resist it, even now as it brings back lots of great memories of when I had it when I was younger.
Just because it is associated with people that can’t cook, that want to impress their date or for students that have left home for the first time, doesn’t mean you should be put off from it as it is absolutely delicious.
Super Low Calorie Eton Mess
  • Tub of Greek yoghurt or whipped cream
  • 2 tbsp Stevia
  • Rasberries/strawberries
  • 2 drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 meringue nest
 1. Pour greek yoghurt or whipped cream into a bowl and stir in the Stevia and vanilla essence.
2. Add raspberries and strawberries and crush the meringue nest over the mixture. Stir and serve.
3. You can add any fruit or even some chocolate chips or chopped chocolate to the dessert to make it taste amazing.
193 Calories for four people = 48 calories each

7- Chocolate and ginger cheesecake

Chocolate yes please. Ginger yes please. Cheese cake oh yes please. What am I kidding this whole mixture sounds amazing. I am in and want it without even thinking about it.
If I am honest, when I think of cheesecake I think of what I used to have growing up. It was always some plain soft cheese with some raspberries on top. It was delicious but when I reflect, it was rather boring and it is nice to get some decent going on.
Until I started playing around with ingredients I had never really thought about a chocolate cheesecake. But hey it works and it is low calorie, so unless you eat it without sharing, then you’ll have no weight gain worries!
Chocolate and ginger cheesecake
Chocolate and ginger cheesecake
  • 10 ginger nut biscuits
  • 454g Soft Cheese
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5tbsp Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
 1. Preheat oven gas mark 3/, line a cheesecake cake tin, one where you can remove the base are the best option.
2. Place biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or put in a food processor and blast them for a few seconds depends how much you like washing up ;).
3. Spread the broken biscuits evenly over base of the tin. Mix soft cheese and egg yolks, 3tbsp cocoa, 5 tbsp Stevia in a bowl.
4. In another bowl whisk egg whites until stiff gently fold into the soft cheese. Pour the mixture on top of the biscuits and make sure it is smooth
5. Bake for 45 mins until set and a knife comes out clean.
6. Allow to cool and then chill for 2 hrs.
7. Carefully remove and place on a plate. Serve with some cream or flavoured fromage frais with some ginger.
1567 Calories for eight people = 196 calories each

8- The Best Ever Tiramisu

Once you’ve tried this you’ll understand why it is the best ever Tiramisu. Even better if you have kids I doubt they’ll want any as most kids hate coffee and then there is more for you!!!!
To make this recipe we are turning to some fat free yoghurt and mixing it with some very low fat soft cheese. Essentially it is very low fat but you’ll want to go back for more so not sure how many calories you’ll end up saving.
The Best Ever Tiramisu
The Best Ever Tiramisu
  • 1 tub Mullerlight Cappuccino yoghurt
  • 1 tub fat free Quark/soft cheese
  • 6 sponge finger biscuits
  • Shot of espresso or similar amount of strong instant coffee
  • Up to 1 tbsp Marsala wine (opt)
  • 1/4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Stevia
 1. Mix quark/soft cheese, Stevia and yoghurt together until well combined, stir in the wine if using. Place to one side.
2. Pour shot of coffee into a small bowl or jug, dip sponge fingers in to soak.
3. Put the sponge fingers in a medium sized bowl and push into bottom to form solid base.
4. Top with the yoghurt mixture
5. Dust tops with cocoa powder, then put into fridge for a few hours, this helps with flavours.
Serves 4
363 Calories for four people = 90 calories each

9- Delicious Almond flan with chocolate sauce

I have to confess now – I am a complete almond addict. It started when I was little and my mum was making the Christmas cake. She would always have a layer of marzipan and I would steal most of it when I hoped she wasn’t looking!!!!
She then realised how much I was addicted to it so she would buy one just for me. Since then me and almonds have gone together like salt and pepper. I am allergic to all nuts apart from almonds and I would be lost without them.
They give an amazing flavour to a pudding and with this one, you have it mixed in with chocolate sauce for a total food experience.
Delicious Almond flan with chocolate sauce
Delicious Almond flan with chocolate sauce
  • 1/2 tub of quark
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp Stevia
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp almond flavouring
The sauce
  • 1 tsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tub quark
  • 3 tbsp Stevia
  • 3 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt
 1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4
2. Separate all the eggs.
3. Mix the yolks with the 1/2 tub of quark, baking powder, almond flavouring and 4 tbsp Stevia and then whisk.
4. In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until stiff and fluffy.
5. Then fold half of the egg white into the other mixture then fold in the rest of the egg whites
6. Spread mixture onto flan dish sprayed with frylight, or lined with greaseproof paper.
7. Bake in oven gas mark 4 for 20mins
8. Whilst the flan is baking you can start on the sauce. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together and whisk until smooth and runny.
When ready serve a slice of flan with some chocolate sauce.
442 Calories for eight people = 55 calories each

10- Raspberry and Tofu Brulee

French puddings…..Oh go on then! I love French food and the puddings are just the best. I had a lot of holidays growing up in France and it was like a child’s dream. You would enter a supermarket (or a hypermarket as they would call it) and then you would find 20 different varieties of the chocolate éclair. And then there was the chocolate cake and then the freezers just full to bursting with different ideas for pudding.
I was just surprised that I rarely saw a fat French person considering all this amazing food around them.
We would also have regular trips to restaurants and on top of the menu was always the super unhealthy and high calorie Brulee. So I thought it was only fair that I created a low calorie, yet tasty version.  
Raspberry and Tofu Brulee
Raspberry and Tofu Brulee
  • 250gm pack plain tofu
  • 200gm frozen raspberries
  • 2tbsp honey
  • 2tbsp Stevia
 1. Place tofu in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste.
2. Add frozen raspberries and golden syrup to the tofu and blend until smooth.
3. Divide the mixture between four ramekin dishes.
4. Sprinkle half a tablespoon of Stevia over each ramekin.
5. Preheat a grill on high and place the ramekins underneath for 4-5 minutes until the Stevia bubbles and caramelises.
428 Calories for four people = 107 calories each

11- Naughty Looking Apple Pastries

Apple pastries is something that you either love or hate. I must admit that I have always gone through phases with them and at the moment I want them whenever I can. I have had the little ones that they sell at McDonalds, the homemade ones that my mother makes with way too much white sugar and then there is this one that I make myself.
It is not as low in calories as some things on this blog, but its not bad considering what you are making.
Naughty Looking Apple Pastries
Naughty Looking Apple Pastries
  • 100g ready-made light puff pastry
  • 4 level tbsp ready-made low-fat custard
  • 1 red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 level tbsp apricot jam
  • 1 level tsp Stevia, to dust
  • Fat-free natural fromage frais, to serve
 1. Preheat your oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Divide the pastry into 4 portions, and then roll each into an 8 x 10cm rectangle.
2. Put the rectangles, widely spaced, on the baking tray and using a sharp knife, score a border about 5mm in from the edge of each.
3. Spread the custard over the pastry and arrange the apple slices on top.
4. Sprinkle over the cinnamon and ginger and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the sides of the pastries have puffed up and are slightly golden.
5. Put the jam in a small pan and stir over a low heat for 2-3 minutes until melted. Lightly brush each pastry with the melted jam then serve warm, dusted with Stevia and with some of the fromage frais.
306 Calories for four people = 76 calories each

12- Love It Or Hate It Turkish Delight

I must admit the only person I know that likes Turkish Delight is my dad. He goes mad for it. If you go out shopping to the local shops and bring him a little Turkish Delight chocolate bar back, then he is your best friend forever. Plus no one else likes it, he hasn’t got to worry about someone stealing them!
When he was poorly after having his pacemaker fitted I decided to make him some Turkish Delight to cheer him up and he absolutely loved it and this was the recipe!
Love It Or Hate It Turkish Delight
Love It Or Hate It Turkish Delight
  • 8 fl.oz cold water
  • 3 Tblsp Rose Essence
  • 3-4 Tblsp Stevia
  • 2 Sachets gelatine
  • Frylight
  • Pink Food Colouring
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
 1. Spray some ice cube trays with fry-light or any spray oil
2. In a small saucepan mix the water, Rose essence and Stevia together and slowly bring to the boil
3. Lower to a simmer and whisk in the gelatine powder make sure it is all dissolved.
4. Carefully pour into the moulds or use a ladel like we did.
5. Using a cocktail stick dip it into the pink food colouring and mix it up into all the cubes you have made.
6. Put the ice cube trays with your mini Turkish delights into the fridge to set.
7. When ready push the cubes out to serve.
8. Just before serving drop the cubes into the icing sugar, do not sprinkle the sugar as it will disappear.
187 Calories for six people = 31 calories each

13- Low Fat Sunday Trifle

You’re probably wondering why I call this my low fat Sunday trifle? Mainly because that is what I always had on a Sunday growing up when my mum and dad invited people around for Sunday dinner. There would be a nice beef roast, Yorkshire Puddings, roast potatoes and all the usual bits and pieces. 
Then for pudding it would be a trifle and it was always really nice with low calorie jelly (usually sugar free) and then some mousse on top to seal the deal.
Fast forward twenty years and this is what I prefer to make on a Sunday too. The kids love it, the adults love it and it is not too bad on the calories either.
Low Fat Sunday Trifle
Low Fat Sunday Trifle
  • 2 Sponge fingers
  • 2 sachets of sugar free jelly
  • Fruit - strawberries, raspberries, blueberries etc
  • 500g fat free fromage frais
  • 1 tub of quark
  • 1 banana and custard muller light yoghurt
  • 2 tsp Stevia
 1. Put fruit, 1 tsp Stevia and sponge fingers in the bottom of a large serving bowl.
2. Make up ONE sachet of low fat jelly and leave to cool then pour on top of the fruit and sponge fingers.
3. Then put it in the fridge to set
4. Once set make 3/4 of the other sachet of low calorie jelly and let it cool for about 5 minutes and mix in the fromage frais.
5. Pour on top of the other fruit jelly that was in the fridge and let it set again in the fridge.
6. Once it is set mix together the quark and muller light then pour on top of the jellies.
7. Then decorate with a few left over fruit bits and the 1 remaining tsp of Stevia.
643 Calories for six people = 107 calories each

14- Three Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream 

Did someone say homemade ice cream? And did they say it was only three ingredients? Well I don’t know about you but I am in. Of course I wish it was Ben & Jerry’s but you can’t have everything can you?
And as I am counting calories it is better than nothing!!! Then of course you can add some chocolate brownies to the bowl and you have the perfect pudding.
Three Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Three Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 8 fl.oz. / 250ml Skimmed Milk
  • 1.5 Tblsp Stevia
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1. Add all ingredients into an ice-cream maker then sit back wait until it has finished then put in freezer or eat when ready.
117 Calories for six people = 19 calories each

15- Pouring Custard Recipe

It is always nice to have a token custard recipe to fall back on. When you think about a lot of the old fashioned delicious puddings that the older generations made us, it always came with custard.
Custard on top of a spotted dick, treacle sponge, steamed pudding or even on top of a chocolate brownie.
That’s why I wanted to put a custard recipe together for you, so that I can show you that you can make a low calorie version and that it still tastes good.
Pouring Custard Recipe
Pouring Custard Recipe
  • 300ml skimmed milk
  • 2tsp cornflour
  • 4tbsp Stevia
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
 1. Put the milk into a pan and slowly bring to the boil then turn it down to simmer for 5 mins then remove from the heat.
2. Put the cornflour, Stevia, egg yolks and vanilla extract into a bowl and mix together.
3. Slowly whisk in the warm milk.
4. Rinse out the pan, then strain the mixture back into the pan be careful as the mixture is still very hot.
5. Heat gently, whisking all the time until the custard thickens, it should just coat the back of the spoon.
6. Serve immediately.
306 Calories for four people = 76 calories each

16- Chocolate Cake

I just love chocolate cake. It is like Birthday cake – I can’t just have one slice. I want another and another and another. I want to be the naughty boy in Matilda that gets to eat a huge chocolate cake to themselves.
Obviously what I want, I don’t get and in reality I just have one slice of cake and then if I am lucky and super greedy then I will get a second!
If you love chocolate cake, but you’re worried that you can’t make a low calorie version, or that it doesn’t fit in with your diet then you need to try this!
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake
  • 100g bran flakes cereal
  • 250ml boiling water
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 heaped tsp of drinking chocolate/cocoa
  • ½ cup Stevia
 1. Pour the boiling water on to the Bran flakes in a large bowl and mix well.
2. Add the eggs, drinking chocolate and Stevia and beat the mixture until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
3. Put the mixture into a 6½ inch round plastic tub or other suitable microwaveable dish, smooth the top with a large spoon or flat knife, and microwave on high for 6 minutes.
4. Turn the cake out on to a plate, cut into 6 slices and enjoy!
468 Calories for six people = 78 calories each

17- Healthy Rice Gateaux Recipe

If you’re looking for a healthy pudding, but something that is quirky and a little different than normal, then give this a go. It is a healthy rice gateaux and gives you something special and something that people will remember that is perfect for family and friend gatherings.
Plus it uses honey as the sugar source and as honey is very good for you and completely natural you’ll find that it is particular good for weight loss and for following a healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Rice Gateaux Recipe
Healthy Rice Gateaux Recipe
  • 700ml Skimmed Milk
  • 300ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Stevia
  • 1-2 tsp Vanilla
  • 125g Pudding Rice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 medium eggs
1. Bring the liquid to the boil with the vanilla and Stevia. Lower the heat, add the rice and simmer for 30 minutes or until the rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
2. Leave to cool for about 45 minutes.
3. Gently beat the eggs and fold into the rice mixture.
4. Spray an ovenproof dish or cake tin with low fat spray. Mix the honey with the water, simmer in a pan until bubbling. Swirl around the base of the tin to give an even coating.
5. Spoon the rice mixture into the dish and place in a Bain Marie in the oven for 45 - 60 minutes or until the pudding is firm to the touch and a knife comes out clean.
6. Allow to cool before serving on a plate.
888 Calories for eight people = 111 calories each

18- Toffee Chocolate Chip Cakes

Did someone mention toffee? Well if you did I better head over and wait for my share, after all nothing beats toffee does it?
Well apart from chocolate chip which you can have as well in this low calorie pudding. If you don’t like nuts like me then you can remove the peanut butter or you can add another flavour that you’re really into!
Either way it is a great recipe for something low calorie that is delicious at the same time.
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cakes
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cakes
  • 75g low fat spread/butter
  • 100g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6 tbsp Stevia
  • 25g mini rolos chopped
  • 250g quark 
  • 1 tbsp Stevia
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 sachet of options low fat drinking chocolate powder
 1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4.
2. Mix together the butter and Stevia, when smooth mix in the eggs with a little flour, then fold in the rest of the flour and baking powder.
3. Add the vanilla and mini rolos,make sure you mix well. Get 12 bun cases and put some mixture equally into each one then put them in the oven on gas mark 4 for about 15-20 mins.
4. Whilst the cakes are baking you can make the filling.
5. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling, mix well to make sure the peanut butter is mixed in very well.
6. Cut out a hole in each of the cakes and fill with the filling.
7. When cakes are cool serve warm I find the best.
1241 Calories for twelve servings = 103 calories each

19- The Best Ever Banoffee Pie Recipe

It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I tried Banoffee Pie for the first time. And wow the bananas and the toffee make it taste amazing. They just fit so well together and I can never get enough of this.
If you haven’t tried it before, then I highly recommend it and when you use toffee yoghurt then you have something special without all the high calories to worry about.
The Best Ever Banoffee Pie Recipe
The Best Ever Banoffee Pie Recipe
  • 10 reduced fat digestive biscuits, finely crushed
  • 5 level tbsp low fat spread/butter
  • 2 x sachets powdered gelatine
  • 250g quark
  • 3 x 175g pots Müllerlight Toffee Yogurt
  • 3-4 tbsp Stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 medium egg whites
  • 2 bananas, thinly sliced
 1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C Fan/Gas 5. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking parchment.
2. Place the biscuits in a polythene bag, finely crush with a rolling pin or put them into a food processor and place in a bowl.
3. Melt the low fat marg/butter and add to the biscuits. Stir to mix well and spoon this mixture into the base of the prepared tin and press evenly over the base.
4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then set aside to cool.
5. Dissolve the gelatine in 5 tablespoons of boiling water. Whisk the quark in a bowl until smooth and stir in the yoghurt, Stevia and vanilla.
6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold into the quark mixture with the gelatine liquid. Spoon over the prepared biscuit base, smoothing the top and chill for around 5 hours or until set.
7. Remove the pie from the tin and place on a serving plate be careful because the biscuits will be very solid and the melted butter could have made the baking tin stick to the base of your pie.
8. Slice the bananas and arrange neatly on top of the pie. An optional finishing touch is to drizzle a little melted dark chocolate over the pie.
1402 Calories for six people = 233 calories each

20- The Ultimate Black Forest Gateaux

Now this is a fantastic treat. A black forest gateau has been around for years and I am sure you can see the attraction. All that lovely fruit, the base and the creamy centre. Plus for fruit you can’t get any better than cherries they are just so healthy and so good for you.
Also by using Quark you are keeping your calories to a minimum. You also don’t have to worry too much if you go back and have seconds.
The Ultimate Black Forest Gateaux
The Ultimate Black Forest Gateaux
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 oz. sr flour
  • 1 oz. cocoa powder
  • 9 tbls Stevia
  • 1 tub quark
  • 6 tblsp Stevia
  • 1/2lb cherries, stoned and quartered
 1. Pre-heat the oven on gas mark 5. Prepare 2 cake tins with grease proof paper or some light oil spray.
2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and, in a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and the Stevia, add a 1/4 of the egg white and beat until pale yellow.
3. Add the flour and coco powder gradually and fold into the mix carefully, when done add the rest of the egg whites and fold in.
4. Pour into 2 prepared cake tins and even out with a spoon. Place in the oven for about 15 minutes and check regularly. Once done the cakes should spring back if you press your finger in the middle.
5. Take out of the oven, leave to cool, and carefully remove from the cake tins. Whilst the cakes are baking you can prepare the filling.
6. Add the quark to a bowl with the Stevia and then beat the quark with the Stevia, add 3/4 of the quartered cherries into the mixture and leave in fridge for 45 mins to get abit firmer.
7. Place the first sponge on the plate and add ¾ of the mixture onto it and then place the second sponge on top, place the remaining mixture on top.
8. Add the remaining cherry pieces over the top of the cake.
790 Calories for six people = 132 calories each

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