Bring you today, another episode of “WHO SAID DIET IS BORING“. Another way of making your diet sustainable, enjoyable and yet effective.
HAAN YEH SACH HAI – MAINE DESSERT KHAYA
Once in a while we all crave for sweets and many a times makes us fall out of or diet plan. But what if you are able to satisfy the cravings and still be on track?
DID YOU KNOW – Erythritol or Stevia can be used to substitute sugar and can save you from adding calories from sugar? Also, studies have proved that both in normal consumable quantities have no adverse impact on your health (see studies in comments)
Option 1– 90 SECOND WHEY BROWNIE
THIS IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE.
PROTIEN + CRAVING KILLER— BRING IT ON!!!
1 Scoop Whey Protein + 200 ml Milk + 2 pinch baking soda + 1 tbsp Cocao unsweetened powder + Erythritol as per taste — > MIX WELL — > Microwave 90 sec — > ENJOY WITH BLACK COFFEE or Evening Chai
Tip: Use chocolcate/mocha flavored whey for authentic taste. Add dry fruits as per your diet
Option 2 – SWEET POTATO HALWA
TRICK – Potato if not in your diet, 150gm potato = 35 atta or rice.
BOIL & PEEL Sweet potato — > Take some milk and add saffron and keep aside — > Take some ghee in non stick pan — > Add Mashed Sweet Potato and keep stirring — > Add Milk with some elaichi power along with erythritol/Stevia powder as per taste– > Keep stirring to ensure the paste doesn’t stick to the pan — > Add dry fruits and keep roasting till milk is absorbed by the potatoes — > ENJOY GUILT FREE HALWA
Tip – SUJI can be replaced with Rice/WheatFlour in your diet to make traditional Suji Halwa the same way
Option 3 – SHAHI MANGO MALAI TUKDA
Mango Malai – Take 100 ml milk + add 10 gm milk powder + saffron + cardamom powder and let it boil until it thickens, add sugar substitutes as per taste ; keep aside to cool– > Blend mangoes 100gm and mix it in milk when slightly cold — > Refrigerate
Toast Bread in slow flame in a non-stick pan or toaster until reddish brown, pour the cold malai over bread and enjoy
Tip: You can freeze the mango malai to make MANGO ICECREAM as well
Option 4– LAUKI KHEER
THIS IS MY SECOND FAVORITE as it is extremely low in calories and super easy and quick to make
Grate Lauki (Bottle Gourd)Boil in water and drain — > Add to boiling Milk — >Boil on slow flame for 5-10 minuts — > ADD Stevia or Erythritol — > Add dryfruits to garnish — >Refrigerate and enjoy COLD KHEER is READY!
Tip: You can use rice from your diet to make normal kheer instead. You can also use carrot to make carrot kheer and keep boiling till the milk is absorbed by carrots to enjoy Gajar Halwa
Option 5 – DALIA
OUR TRADTIONAL DALIA – MAKE IT WITH SUGAR SUBSTITUES AND ENJOY!
NOT CRAVING ANYMORE YEAH!!
Note: Sugar in itself doesn’t harm if incorporated in the diet plan, use wisely as per preference.
Disclaimer: Ingredients added should be added as per diet chart allowance to keep it within macros. Macros, calories may differ by brand. Please consider values mentioned on brand packing for diet chart calculations. While nutritional values differ, flexibility keeps the consistency going which in my opinion supersedes all technicalities
What other options do you have , please share in the comment section and share your experience in making these recipes!
By Kapil Mago
About the Author:
Certified Nutrition and Fitness Consultant by Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS). Leading delivery for an IT/BPO company by profession and a nutrition consultant by passion.