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Craving A Dessert?

OK, Day 12 on my diet and I’m experimenting with desserts.  I want a dessert that makes me feel like I’m cheating or eating “normally” but not. After living on strawberries through the Summer I now have a love of the little things so got to add those into a dessert. Now I love those fresh cream and strawberry tarts that you can buy in twos at Tesco.  Well, how many calories do they normally have in?  Well over 400 calories normally for one.  So I made something “similar “and although this is not a recipe per se since you don’t have to bake anything, I thought I’d still let you know how it’s put together and how many calories in it incase you want to have a go.

Strawberry Tart:

  • 1 ready baked sweet pastry case
  • 300g strawberries
  • 1 sugar free hartleys jelly (raspberry flavour as it’s stronger than the strawberry one)

Make up the jelly as per instructions (leave to cool to an egg white consistency or it will seep through the case), cut the strawberries in half and place on the pastry case.  Pour over the jelly.  Set.

The calories however are pretty good for a 1/4 of the tart at just 288 calories.  To serve it, I’m going to use 100ml/55g ( of the Asda Light Vanilla Ice Cream 45% less fat ice cream which is just 75 calories, making the dessert just 363 calories.  Ideal for when you’re on 1800 calories or so and need something “naughty”.

You can do something similar with a large flan case, by spreading the dream topping on the base (although you need to make it slightly thicker than it is with a 1/4 of milk), putting the strawberries on that, without a jelly topping.  That would then make the calories 378 calories per 1/4 without ice cream.  Your choice.

I’m going to try the tart for dessert anyway so we’ll see how it goes.  I’ve also ordered some Quark to have a play with since those who have had bariatric surgery swear by it – if it works for them, it must work for those of us trying a different route?  I’ll keep you posted.


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