Just Desserts

I have a terrible sweet tooth, so obviously the perils of diets is the temptation for all things naughty in the pudding department.
Looking through my posts from two years ago, I didn’t miss out, so I’m planning on doing that again this time.

Today I was suffering from the ‘sugar puff’ wee which suggested my sugar levels had either spiked or dropped. Coupled with a headache, I knew I needed a sugar fix, and those lovely sweeties and bars of chocolate were calling me from the shelf, but I was strong! I was in control! I said 
(I was drooling actually………..Diet Tip:  never shop when you’re hungry or fanciful)

I ignored the chocolate, liquorice allsorts, jelly babies, fruit pastilles and wine gums, opting instead for an 8 pack of meringue nests. Hubby likes these, and at only 2½ syns each they are very doable on the SW plan.
I also bought some raspberries as they were on special offer and a 250g tub of plain Quark which I believe is either free or low in syn value. I’ll ask one of the girls tonight as my Bible shows the flavoured variety at 1½ syns per 100g.

Stew was on the menu today, loads of lovely veg and it will again do us three days.
For my dessert, I crumbled a meringue nest into a breakfast bowl, added 6 raspberries (have to be careful because of GERD), and a generous dollop of quark, so even if it has the 1½ syns, there wasn’t 100g of it so the most my pud would attract was 5 syns allowing for a few clusters of granola.

You can ring the changes with a crumbled gingernut biscuit (2½ syns) or plain digestive (3½) with your fruit and if you don’t like quark, can always have low fat or fat free yoghurt. A sprinkle of cinnamon on the top is also nice.

Take a trip down Pudding (memory) Lane with me.
All these are perfectly legit and low in syn value as they are fruit based.

Back then, I made a basic crumble topping which was ideal for cooking in the microwave on the boat and served the two of us. Hubby has his with custard, I had quark or yoghurt.

You’ll need:
Equal quantities porridge oats and granola.

That’s it.
No fat, no flour, no sugar (unless you want to add a teaspoon of 1 syn on the top).
Just mix the two and sprinkle the topping over your fruit of choice, cook in the microwave for about 4 minutes and serve.
Fresh fruit is nearly all free, though some (grapes, blueberries, pineapple for example) have a high natural sugar content. Dried apricots attract around 1 syn each, so I chop mine into at least three pieces to make it look more!

Enjoy! I did mine today!!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Just Desserts

  1. Sadje says:

    These pictures are very tempting. Unfortunately I can’t have desserts on my diet. My options are berries/ strawberry in Greek yogurt and stevia to sweeten. I can add a bit of coconut cream of heavy cream to it.

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