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Low Cal Sweets / Desserts recipes

Last Updated : Jan 30,2024

लो कॅल मिठाई / डेसर्टस् - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Low Cal Sweets / Desserts recipes in Hindi)
લૉ કૅલરી મીઠાઇ / ડૅઝર્ટસ્ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Low Cal Sweets / Desserts recipes in Gujarati)

Low Calorie Indian Sweets | healthy Indian Dessert recipes |

Low Calorie Indian Sweets | healthy Indian Dessert recipes |

We all love to dig into the vast variety of Indian sweets and desserts. But often does your sweet tooth crave for a treat but your brain warn you of calorie overload? Well, then we have some surprises for you. Try these delectable Indian Low-Cal Sweets and Desserts.

What makes them low on calorie and fat count is use fruits and veggies along with low fat dairy products, while avoiding or restricting the use of refined foods like maida and sugar. Some recipes make use of dates and honey as sweeteners too! This will help you eat healthy and achieve your aim of trimmed waistline.

The aim of this section is to have Indian sweets in a much healthier way. However, moderation is the key to be practised. We do not recommend these sweets on a daily basis. These sweets are for occasaional consumption in small quantities only.

Fruity Low Calorie Indian Sweet Recipes

Fruits should be on top of any menu planned – be it for a health individual or for any other ailment. 3 to 4 servings of fruits when consumed regularly adds on enough fibre to aid in weight loss as well as keep your gut healthy.

For those who don’t find the whole fruit tempting always, we have created a few healthy sweets. Rabadi, phirni, sheera and basundi are traditional Indian sweets which are cooked with full fat milk and sugar for a prolonged time to get a thick texture and loaded with sugar for that perfect sweetness.

It is hard to imagine Indian sweets without sugar but this sheera shows you that the possibility is real! This yummy Jowar Apple Sheera has an amazingly satiating taste, with the natural sweetness of apple, honey and raisins. Although it might not be as sweet as the normal sheeras, its pleasant taste is sure to go down well with everybody – especially those who are on the lookout for healthy alternatives.

Jowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian SweetJowar Apple Sheera, Healthy Indian Sweet

Oats Apple Phirni is an attempt to retain some of its flavour, with the use of low fat milk and unpeeled apple. This fibre rich dessert makes use of sugar substitute to make diabetic-friendly, but you can add little honey just before serving instead.

Oats Apple PhirniOats Apple Phirni

Strawberry Yogurt is one sweet which is vitamin-packed fruit is as healthy as it is tasty. The berries are a source of antioxidants which help fight harmful free radicals in the body. Use of low fat curd adds in protein and calcium without calories. While the recipe makes use of small quantities of sugar, you can avoid its use completely by choosing the sweetest strawberries, thereby reducing calories further.

Strawberry YoghurtStrawberry Yoghurt

Apple Crumble that’s a delicacy our hearts would crumble at the sight of. The fruity aroma of stewed apples together with the intense aroma of cinnamon makes one feel giddy with delight. This wonderful easy Low Calorie Apple Crumble is made with healthy homemade muesli baked over a layer of cinnamon flavoured stewed apples. Walnuts used in Indian style baked apple crumble, though a bit fatty, do more good than harm here as they are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which keep the arteries healthy and elastic, strengthening the heart as well. Oats further add fibre to this healthy dessert.

Low Calorie Apple CrumbleLow Calorie Apple Crumble

Low Calorie Indian Sweet Recipes using Vegetables

Vegetables are time and again looked upon to be used in the form of sabzi. Yes, they do form an integral part of Indian diet with rotis and parathas. 3 to 5 servings of vegetables is the daily suggested serving size.

With a bit of creativity, you can make up for a part of this daily need in the form of healthy sweets too. All time favourite gajar halwa gets a twist in the form of Low Fat Gajar Halwa. Each and every ingredient used to make this halwa healthy and so you can relish it without guilt. With the rich hue of carrots, the luxuriant taste of low fat milk and the aesthetic touch of cardamom, this low fat carrot halwa is a really irresistible treat. This healthy version makes use of dates as a sweetening rather than refined sugar. Try it out!

Low Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar HalwaLow Fat Carrot Halwa, Healthy Gajar Halwa

Low Calorie Traditional Indian Sweet Recipes

Indulging in traditional sweets is a must during festivity. Peda, barfi, kheer etc. can lure even the person following strict diet. You will be amazed by the awesome effect achieved with low cal counts of these traditional sweets shared here!

A peda without dairy products might sound strange, and that it’s made of powdered daria and ragi flour might seem even stranger; but try this once and you will not repent having walked the healthy path! This Healthy Chana Dal Ragi Peda is made sans dairy products like milk or mava but has a very rich texture and taste due to the unique combination of flours. What’s more healthy is that this recipe makes use of honey.

Healthy Chana Dal Ragi PedaHealthy Chana Dal Ragi Peda

A healthier variant of the traditional seviyan kheer, this Low Fat Seviyan Kheer does away with the use of full-fat milk, condensed milk and dry fruits. Even without these rich ingredients, the vermicelli thickens the low fat milk effortlessly to create a creamy concoction that's sure to appease your craving. Reduced use of sugar, compensated by the natural sweetness of raisins, gives weight-watchers the license to enjoy this mithai occasionally in small portions.

Low Fat Seviyan Kheer, Low Calorie Vermicelli KheerLow Fat Seviyan Kheer, Low Calorie Vermicelli Kheer

Khajur Mishti Doi is a healthy twist to the traditional Bengali sweet. As the name says healthy mishti doi with dates, is devoid of refined and sugar and made with dates.

Khajur Mishti Doi, Healthy Bengali SweetKhajur Mishti Doi, Healthy Bengali Sweet

Low Calorie Indian Sweet Recipes for Weight Loss and Athletes

Armed with recipes like Strawberry Oats Pudding, you can ensure a healthy and tasty without sweating in the kitchen. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and let them sit in the fridge overnight to make oats strawberry overnight pudding for weight loss. The use of oats enriches this recipe with fibre – a crucial nutrient for a healthy digestive system, while strawberries add vitamin C to build your immunity.

Strawberry Oats PuddingStrawberry Oats Pudding

The Almond, Berry and Coconut Cake is a dashing treat for the palate, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and splendid flavour. This unique cake is made with almond flour, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and honey, unlike run-of-the-mill cakes that are made with maida and sugar. This healthy treat is excellent for weight-watchers and athletes as it is rich in healthy fats. It can be relished any time, as a snack or as a dessert.

Almond Berry and Coconut CakeAlmond Berry and Coconut Cake

Low Calorie, No Sugar Indian Sweet Recipes for Diabetics

You can also try the traditional Indian sweet Healthy Malai Peda made using a combination of low-fat and full-fat milk, as compared to the other sweets which are made only using low-fat milk. A combo of both the milk is what gives these pedas its required grainy texture. However, we have used sugar substitute to cut down the calories drastically and to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Malai Peda, Diabetic FriendlyMalai Peda, Diabetic Friendly

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