For all those who can’t without sweet, but do not want to gain weight or to consume too much sugar and calories, there are certain healthier alternatives that contain fewer calories but are equally delicious.
All of us enjoy in sweet food but many of us are trying to avoid all that sweet food and those ingredients which are rich in sugar, calories, fat etc. But did you know that they are many healthy alternatives which can be used to kill our sweet cravings or to be used in sweet food preparation as healthy substitute.
5 Healthy Alternatives To Chocolate!
Maple Syrup vs Sugar
Maple syrup is very high in antioxidants and contain nutrients like riboflavin, magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium and is very good and healthy sugar alternative for all recipes where we use sugar plus is 100% natural, pure and is free of coloring or additives. In baking, use 3/4 cup of maple syrup instead 1 cup of white sugar but because maple syrup is liquid and sugar is dry, you will need to eliminate same amount in this case 3 Tbs of liquid from your recipe (water or milk). Keep in mind that maple syrup will darken your baked goods and they will brown quickly.
White Flour vs Coconut Flour
Ordinary white flour can be replaced with any other healthy type of flour like almond, coconut, brown rice flour and quinoa for example but coconut flour which is high in fiber and an excellent source of iron is one of the best. Instead of preparing your pancakes or waffles with ordinary white flour, use coconut. Keep in mind that coconut flour is very absorbent so you will need less but increase the number of eggs. So mix coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, bit stevia add eggs and you are ready to go.
Whipped Cream Vs Ricotta Creme
Sweet ricotta can also be used for making tasty desserts and on other hand is far less caloric and has double less fat than ordinary whipped cream.
Cocoa vs Carob Powder
In ancient Egypt, carob (Ceratonia siliqua) was used as a sweetener and digestive supplement. Carob powder, made from the pod of the carob tree, very often is used as chocolate substitute and has a similar appearance like cocoa, just it has little bit milder and sweeter taste and although cocoa is healthy ingredient and is actually substitute for chocolate, carob is bit healthier and on other hand has far, far less fat from cocoa.
Ice Cream vs Fruit Sorbet
(Values given are per 100 grams according to USDA and may vary from brand to brand)