Who said you can’t diet and have dessert?

Try this delicious and easy recipe. It’s suitable even for people with diabetes and insulin resistance. You could also make a ‘crust’ by using almonds and a little butter and honey grinded and pressed into a shallow baking tin. Alternatively, ‘show off’ your creation by dishing the mousse into tall stemmed glasses and garnish with toasted nuts and fresh berries.

Tips for ‘ less sinful’ deserts:

1.Opt for mousses – it’s easy to make using low fat yoghurt, fresh fruit and cream.
2.Use fruit, low fat yogurt, nuts and honey as a daily dessert – add some grated chocolate curls or melt chocolate and stir in nuts to garnish.
3.Avoid bulk servings – it’s always easier to stop when you pre-portion sweet treats before serving. Use small ramekins or glasses and garnish with colourful serviets or berries.
4.Use the best quality, served in the most beautiful manner, in the smallest serving acceptable. Butter – not margarine. Chocolate – not icing. Homeade – with butter, eggs and milk not the cheapest spunge you are able to find.
5.Always try to minimize the amount of added sugar used

Nutrition Wise Berry Yogurt Mousse (Serves 12)
300 ml Flavoured low fat yogurt (Hijke or Woolworths)
300 g puréed strawberries/other berries
60 ml Apple Juice/Water
10 g gelatine
2 egg whites whisked till stiff
50 g caster sugar
250 ml cream, whipped

In a saucepan, heat the apple juice but don’t boil. Remove from heat and Sprinkle the gelatine on the surface. Gently stir to dissolve. Leave to stand to cool to room temperature.
Whisk egg whites. And fold in the castor sugar. Whisk cream.. Fold the gelatine into the pureed fruit. Fold together all but the cream and fold this in last. Decant into 125 ml ramekins or small glasses. Chill for 2 hours and serve topped with berries

Calculated Nutritional Value per serving
450 kJ, 11g Carbohydrate, 6.4 g Fat
Equivalent to ½ fruit, 1 teaspoon of sugar and 1 ¼ teaspoon of fat)