Sweet Delicacies for Weight Watchers

Sweet Tooth is not always harmful as you think. It can be a good treat for the weight watchers also. Most of us have been on a calorie-reduced diet before. For a few days everything is Jim Dandy, until you start dreaming of a trip to the candy store to buy lollypops, peanut brittle, Snicker's bars, peanut butter cups and chocolate truffles.

You don't have to give up sweets to stay on a weight loss program. Your weight management plan just has to include a little sanity in the form of sugarless candies, natural chocolates and healthy alternatives.

Here are some relishing recipes which is capable to capture your heart and tongue at the same it will not stick on your belly:

Corn Cakes

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/3 cup corn kernels (frozen, canned or fresh)

Directions:

  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the five dry ingredients.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and oil. Stir in the corn, and add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing them just to blend. The mixture will be lumpy.
  • For each pancake, spread 1/4 cup of batter on a hot, greased griddle. Cook the pancakes over moderate heat until they are golden brown on the bottom and the tops begin to bubble. Then flip them over, and cook them until the undersides are golden brown.

Peanuts Salad

Ingredients

  • One 8 oz. can crushed pineapple
  • 1 cup peeled, shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped apples and/or pears
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the first 5 ingredients.
  • In another bowl, blend together the yogurt and peanut butter.
  • Add the yogurt "dressing" to the salad and stir to coat

Fruit Circus with Jumble Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups grapes, green, purple or combination of each
  • 1 medium apple, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-16 ounce can of chunky unsweetened pineapple, drained (save the juice), or 1-11 ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained (save the juice)
  • 1 medium banana, cut into slices
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • Coconut flakes (optional)
  • Cinnamon

Ingredients for Jumble Juice:

  • 1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of reserved pineapple or mandarin juice

Directions:

  • Wash grapes, wash and chop apple, peel and slice banana and open canned fruit and drain juice into a measuring cup. Combine fruit into a serving bowl.
  • To make Jumble Juice: Put yogurt into a small bowl or cup. Add juice and stir with a whisk or fork until smooth. Pour Jumble Juice over fruit and toss gently to coat
  • Divide Fruit Jumble into bowls or plates and sprinkle with nuts, coconut and cinnamon