Monday, April 11, 2011

Lo-Carb Desserts

We tried 2 different lo-carb desserts this week that we really liked.

Cherry Coke Jell-O Whip (I am copying the entire recipe here as the link has pop-ups)

Add a small box (the box that makes 4 servings) of cherry flavored Jell-O or your store brand of cherry gelatin to a small bowl (bowl must hold at least two cups liquid). You can use regular Jell-O, or if you are watching calories, you can use sugar free Jell-O.

Pour in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Stir the gelatin until it is dissolved. Let the gelatin sit until it is room temperature.

Add one 12 ounce can (or 1.5 cups) of Coke or your favorite store brand of cola. To save on calories you can use diet Coke or diet cola. Stir then put in the refrigerator until it starts to set.

When the gelatin starts to look like the consistency of egg whites (starting to set but not firm), pour the contents into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until it nearly doubles in size.

Pour the gelatin into individual serving cups or leave in the bowl. Top with whipped cream if you like just before serving.

Tips: If you want a creamy version of this gelatin dessert, you can add 1/2 cup of whipped cream to the mix just before beating with the mixer. You can also freeze both versions in individual serving cups for a tasty frozen low calorie treat. Small yogurt containers are just the right size to use for freezing.

**We used black cherry jellow and whipped it with a 1/2 cup of heavy cream and just let it chill in the fridge. It was so light & airy, but YUMMY!

Miracle Cookies (another from Deliciously Thin)

are FAST and use only 4 ingredients you most likely have right now! No FLOUR or SUGAR either!

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup Splenda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To Prepare: Combine peanut butter and Splenda. Mix well. Stir in egg and vanilla extract. Roll dough into 3/4-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with Carboquik-floured fork. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from cookie sheet.

Number of Servings: Yields 4 dozen.

Carbs per serving - include all nutritional information if known: one cookie at 3.5g of Carb (18 cookies)-24g in 1C splenda and 40g in 1C peanut butter

**Very powdery. Fresh out of the oven they will just fall apart, but when fully cooled they stayed together. YUM!!!