Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes, still healthy?

By Elisa Young on September 14, 2012

Chocolates are my best stress relievers and I was relieved to read that chocolates can be a part of a healthy diet and it was added to weight watchers dessert recipes.

I have always been a chocolate lover and I can consume a whole lot of them when I am stressed so I was happy to learn that chocolate can still be good for you and your blood pressure when consumed in moderation. Now, I eat only pure dark chocolates in bite sizes and I enjoy every minute of it. Upon browsing through the website of http://www.weightwatchers.com, I came upon the weight watchers dessert recipes and immediately fell in love with the recipes listed there.

I have tried the Chocolate Banana Chiffon Pie which I brought to my brother’s birthday and everyone enjoyed it. The pie was made of graham crackers, fat-free milk, confectioners’ sugar, egg whites, sugar, bananas, lemon juice and my ever favorite unsweetened and sweetened chocolate. The pie was ready in an hour because the step by step instructions on the website was clear and concise.

An advice from the weight watchers website regarding using whole eggs: if your recipe requires 2 whole eggs, use only 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites. Also, walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans can be replaced with pumpkin seeds, almonds, unsalted sunflower seeds and pine nuts.

Chocolate cookies are also a favorite in the family and thank God for weight watchers dessert recipes, there is a recipe called “Big, Soft, Almost Fat-Free Chocolate Cookies”. My mom and I baked a whole jar of these cookies and we were guilt-free as we know that the cookies are still healthy. The cookies were made of unsweetened chocolate, egg whites, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, all purpose-flour, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. The cookies were cooked in 30 minutes and were consumed by my brothers in 4 days. One cookie is equivalent to 2 PointsPlus.

Another favorite is ICE CREAM!!! Who does not like ice cream, right? Weight watchers dessert recipes advised that premium and superpremium ice cream are made of a lot of milkfat and very small added air – and density normally means more calories. Don’t fret! There are alternatives for ice cream like soft serve, gelato, frozen yogurt, non-dairy frozen desserts, sherbet and sorbet. Remember, frozen custard may look the same as soft serve however; it is not the same as it has a high percentage of milkfat and added egg yolk.

Now, do you still think dessert is unhealthy?

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