As fruit juice especially is pretty much just sugar.
If you want natural foods that are sweet, they are be defualt going to contain actual sugar albeit in un-refined forms and if that affects your body adversly... you dont state how exactly, you may still get from eating sugary fruits.
- Sugar free chocolate pudding snack with sugar free cool whip (100 calories) - Smoothies - Frozen Grapes - Rice Cakes... so many ways to spice them up ... check it out here: she-fit.com/quaker_rice_cake_snacks_recip/
- Greek Yogurt mixed with diced apples and sugar free maple syrup
My favorite sugar free low calorie dessert lately had been fat free cottage cheese mixed with 2 tablespoons of sugar free strawberry jam melted. . . it seriously tastes like strawberry cheesecake. I just tried mixing sugar free pudding mix into my cottage cheese tonight and it was amazing!
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This is a spark recipe I found in the recipe search:
ORANGE DREAMSICLE DELIGHT
1 - .3oz box of Orange Flavor Sugar Free Jello 1 - 1oz box of Fat Free Sugar Free Vanilla Instant Pudding 1 - container of Cool Whip Free (8oz.)
Directions Makes approximately 4 1-cup servings ( I use the tupperware dessert containers and get 6 servings)
Prepare Jello according to package directions by adding the hot and cold water. Stir in instant pudding powder mix (do not prepare as normal). I use a wire wisk to mix. Fold in entire container of Cool Whip Free, and wisk until completely blended. Refrigerate for a few hours until set.
**you can also pour into ice cube trays and freeze, or into those popsicle molds that you freeze for a refreshing treat**
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMMYDAWN135.
Number of Servings: 4
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I'm assuming by sugar you mean refined sugar, not sugar in fruits or other food sources.
One thing I find handy are raw vegan desserts as they're all made with some combination of fruit, nuts, seeds, whole grains, &/or avocado.
There's cakes, pies, puddings, all kinds of things.
For myself, when I found I was craving chocolate I found a medium tomato fit the bill. It didn't taste like chocolate, but it satisfied whatever my body was after.
I've gone off desserts, and find that the sweetness of fruits and veggies is plenty "dessert" for me.
But here's a favorite of mine, when I want a special treat:
Blueberry Jello Rawesome! by Birgitte Mars
2 bananas 1 pint blueberries Juice of 1 lemon (optional, but helps keep the color)
Blend and put into small cups, chill well before serving. Serves 2-4
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I'm not much of a chef (or baker), but SparkRecipes has a bunch of dessert ideas.
My favorites are the sugar free puddings. Only 60 calories so even if you had 2 only 120 tho Im satisfied after one. Plus they have so many yummy flavors to choose from! And for the summer another favorite is fruit salsa. I looove to make it and you can eat a lot without too many calories. I just chop up blue berries, strawberries, peaches and grapes and mix them in a big bowl with a few Sweet N Low packets and than get baked natural cinnamon Pita chips to scoop it with! Sooooooo good!!! :)
I pulled this recipe off the TrueLemon website (www.truelemon.com )awhile ago and it's become one of my favorites...
Lemon Upside Down Pie
Take 2 packets of TrueLemon (TrueLime or TrueOrange) and stir into 1-60 cal. sugar free vanilla pudding snack. Top with 1 sheet of crushed sugar-free graham crackers (I found them at my local co-op). If you're willing to splurge for a little sugar, you can top it off with 1Tbs. fat-free whipped topping. Then enjoy, it's all yours!
If you haven't tried the TrueLemon line of crystallized fruit, they are all amazing. You can use them to liven up your water, or use them anywhere you would use fresh citrus fruit. I love the TrueLime in homemade salsa and the TrueLemon on grilled fish! (I know I sound like an advert but I just really love the product!!)
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Strawberries dipped in Sugar Free chocolate pudding is to die for!
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Now that it's berry season, I have totally been chowing down the berries for dessert. :) Strawberries dipped in nonfat cream cheese or nonfat greek yogurt is great. Frozen blueberries have always been one of my favorites, although they do dye your fingers blue. ;)
I am desparate to find a new sugar free, low calorie dessert that really fits the bill. I was okay with an apple cut up with splenda and cinamon sprinkled on it after dinner, but that clearly is no longer working since I now eat the apple PLUS a skinny cow. Sugar is really really bad for me. My system doesn't handle it well. Any other suggestions? Fruit and similar whole foods are preferred to imitation, but I'll take what I can get. I need to break the skinny cow habit!
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