There is no one who does not like a great dessert at the end of a meal. The fact is desserts often contain high amounts of sugar and trans-fat and for senior people who are on a restricted-diet, both of these can prove to be harmful for the health. For most people, dessert means indulgence which can wreak havoc on an individual’s commitment to eating healthy. Now the question which arises is “how can you enjoy a great dessert without having to consume too much fat and sugar”. Today we are going to be sharing a few valuable ideas related to that. If you are a resident of the Phoenix region in Arizona and looking for an assisted living facility, you can approach Anthem Senior Living which is an award-winning Anthem assisted living facility in the region which comprises of some of the most experienced caregivers who takes care of the residents at all given times.
A few healthy dessert ideas:
Quinoa Pudding: This is basically a protein-packed pudding which is a blend of many favorite tastes like lemon, apple, cinnamon and raisins. In order to reap the health benefits, you can serve it with berries and bananas.
Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies: This is actually a skinny version of fudgy brownies and a few substitutions can reduce the calorie count to 127 per serving and the fat to just 6.7 grams.
Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars: You may have doubts about the fact that “how can anything with ‘cheesecake’ in the name be healthy?” but the recipe for Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars is truly healthy because it is rich with protein and fiber alongside combining the tastes of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Deep Dish Apple Pie: Baked apple pie can be enjoyed any season, but deep dish apple pie often racks up 700 to 800 calories a slice and as many as 30 grams of fat. But there is a healthier version of this apple pie that one can enjoy and the best part is it contains 10 grams of fat and 345 calories.
Irrespective of your favorite dessert, you can easily make a healthier version of it by just making a few substitutions.
We are listing here a few substitutions that can help you in cutting the fat and sugar in your or your loved one’s favorite treat:
Applesauce– You can easily substitute sugar for unsweetened applesauce in a 1:1 ratio. As per professional bakers, for every cup of applesauce substituted, one can reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup to prevent the recipe from becoming too mushy.
Eggs- Egg whites are much healthier than egg yolks so you can substitute two egg whites for one egg while making your favorite dessert. Through this you will be able to cut an average of 60 calories and 6 grams of fat from your treat.
Almond Milk– The next time you think about whipping up your favorite treat, trade whole milk for almond milk because it is low in calories, cholesterol and fat and almond milk is also lactose free.
Beets- You can easily cut the required amount of sugar by a quarter cup by just adding two-thirds of a cup of finely grated raw beets to your favorite brownie recipe.
We, at Anthem Senior Living know the importance of healthy eating in aging well and our residents enjoy delicious, nutritious food choices at every meal which are prepared by professional chefs. Do not take our word for it, you along with your loved one can pay a visit to our facility to see for yourself.
If you are in the search for a quality assisted living home or adult care home in Anthem Arizona, Anthem Senior Living may be among your favorites, see what others have said about our assisted living home.
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