Golden Suggestions for Healthy Eid Desserts

Golden Suggestions for Healthy Holiday Desserts
Golden Suggestions for Healthy Eid Desserts

Şekerpare, kadayif, revani, baklava… Just a few of the desserts that decorate the holiday tables and are served to the guests… It is obvious that they are delicious, but beware! Missing the limit on sweet consumption can lead to unpleasant consequences! Acıbadem Kozyatağı Hospital Nutrition and Diet Specialist Ayşe Sena Binöz “One must be cautious about desserts, which are indispensable for Ramadan Holiday. Especially syrupy and pastry desserts; The glycemic index (the rate of raising blood sugar) and energy density are high, causing blood sugar balance disorders, increasing fat storage, and causing many negative health problems such as heartburn and intestinal system disorders. Made works; It shows that the consumption of large amounts of sugar can trigger a heart attack in heart patients, and can cause blood sugar to rise too high in diabetes patients. People who think that they do not have any systemic disease should not exceed one serving per day. Nutrition and Diet Specialist Ayşe Sena Binöz explained the 5 tips of making and consuming healthy desserts, gave important warnings and suggestions, and gave two dessert recipes…

Prefer milk desserts

Heavy, syrupy holiday desserts can pose a risk for your metabolism, which slows down and blood sugar imbalances occur during Ramadan. Such sweets can create negative situations such as imbalance in blood sugar, increase in body weight, sudden hunger attacks, irritability, headache, increased thirst. Milk desserts, on the other hand, will not cause blood sugar imbalances and body weight gain when consumed with portion control, since they have a relatively lower energy value. Therefore, prefer milky desserts.

Consume to taste

If you can't resist dessert and you are going to consume it, you can choose desserts instead of treats such as Turkish delight, candy and chocolate, which are offered first as guests. If desserts with syrup are indispensable, take care to consume half of the portion amount as much as possible during the feast or to offer half portions to your guests who come to the house. Thus, you can reduce the amount of sugar by taking your dessert for taste, not satiety.

Sweeten with fruits

Fruits are an important food group that provides vitamins, minerals, fiber and many functional nutritional components. Many fruits have a much lower energy content compared to other foods. Fruit consumption is known to be protective against chronic diseases such as heart diseases, stroke and some types of cancer. Therefore, the fruits are positive; Considering the negative health effects of sugar, you can satisfy your sweet cravings in a healthy way by sweetening your holiday desserts with fresh or dried fruits instead of sugar. Fruit desserts; There will be delicious choices with lower energy content, both in terms of energy intake and because they do not contain fat during preparation. But of course, on condition that you pay attention to portion control!

Review the ingredients of your dessert

While preparing your holiday dessert treats, if there is a dessert you cannot give up, you can reduce the energy content of the dessert by making changes in the ingredients. For example; You can use the type of flour you will use for fiber-rich whole wheat and rye flours. Thus, you can prevent sudden blood sugar spikes after consumption. You can also provide the necessary sweetening by reducing the amount of sugar you use by half or alternatively by using honey, molasses, fresh and dried fruits. If you are going to consume dessert, balance your meals by reducing the amount of bread, pasta, rice, pastry, pastry derivatives, which are other carbohydrate sources.

Choose healthy fats

It should not be forgotten that holiday desserts contain high amounts of fat as well as high sugar content. Fats such as margarine and butter, which are included in most traditional holiday desserts, are high in cholesterol and saturated fatty acids. These oils, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, cancer, etc. cause many diseases, including diseases. Therefore, while preparing your treats, you can benefit from healthy oil varieties such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews, avocados, olive oil, walnut oil, coconut oil, which have positive health effects with their unsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and flavonoid contents. However, even if these fats are healthy, it should not be ignored that their energy density is high. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that the fried dessert varieties have high fat content; should not be included in the alternatives.

STRAWBERRY CHEESCAKE (1 piece: 118 kcal)

For the subfloor;

  • 1 cup finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 soup spoons of cocoa
  • Half a cup of raw hazelnuts
  • 4 tablespoons of milk

For the midsole;

  • 12 medium strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of labneh
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut powder

For the upper base;

  • Half a pack of 70% cocoa dark chocolate

Preparation: Oatmeal, honey, cocoa, raw hazelnuts and milk are passed through the rondo. After all the ingredients are mixed, they are evenly distributed on the bottoms of the muffin molds. It is cooled in the refrigerator until it does not disperse.

Meanwhile, strawberry, honey, labneh and coconut powder are passed through the rondo. It is evenly distributed over the mixture that has cooled in the refrigerator. The dark chocolate melted with bain-marie is added evenly over the entire mixture. It is frozen for 30-45 minutes in the freezer section of your refrigerator. It can be preferred as a treat for the guests who come to the holiday visit, along with the coffee.

APPLE DESSERT (1 piece: 209 kcal)

  • 2 medium apple
  • 1 cup of boiled water
  • 2 tablespoons of molasses
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon sticks

For decoration;

  • 3 tablespoons of labneh
  • 2 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut powder
  • 3-4 whole walnut kernels
  • Ground cinnamon

Preparation: Apples are peeled, cut in half, seeds removed and placed in a pot. Add a mixture of honey and molasses into 1 glass of boiled water. This mixture is poured evenly over the apples. Cinnamon and cloves are added and the lid of the pot is closed; It is cooked until the water is absorbed and left to cool. Before serving, labneh, honey, coconut powder and cinnamon powder are mixed and distributed evenly in the middle of the apples. After the walnuts are roasted in a hot pan for 2-3 minutes, they are cut into small pieces and sprinkled over the apples.

Which dessert, how many calories?

Kadayif (1 slice/140-160 g): 420-480 kcal

Revani (1 medium slice-100 g): 348 kcal

Baklava (1 piece/ 40 g): 165 kcal

Şekerpare (1 piece / 50 g): 148 kcal

Tulumba dessert (1 piece /30 g): 95 kcal

Rice pudding (1 bowl): 300 kcal

Supangle (1 bowl): 184 kcal

Chicken breast dessert (1 medium-210 g): 165 kcal

Apple dessert (1 pc): 209 kcal

Strawberry Cheesecake (1 piece): 118 kcal

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