They say, “Dessert does not go into the stomach. It goes directly into the heart.” Maintaining a fitness regime can be tough, especially when you are aiming to lose a lot of weight. Fitness experts will advise you to stay away from all the bad carbohydrates and fats that might turn out to be harmful for your diet if taken on a regular basis. However, you can never really say no to desserts, now, can you? A meal is only a good meal if it ends with the goodness of a scrumptious dessert. Pies are loved all around the world. They are not only tasty but if made with the right choice of ingredients, they can be healthy as well. Here is a list of easy summer pie recipes which are healthy, delicious and will also help you satiate your sweet-tooth cravings.
Orange Chocolate Mousse Pie: Everybody loves a good mousse, a yummy dessert that melts in your mouth into creamy goodness. This Orange chocolate mousse pie is low in calories and also satisfying when it comes to taste. All you will need is chocolate crackers light melted butter, some cooking spray, orange zest, fresh orange juice extracted from an orange, some grand Marnier, unflavored gelatin, fat-free cream cheese, fat-free sweetened condensed milk, unsweetened cocoa, semisweet chocolate and fat-free whipped topping. Press some finely grinded cracked mixed well with butter in a spring-foam pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 1 minutes. Mix the orange zest, juice and gelatin in a separate bowl, set aside for 10 minutes and then microwave on high for 20 seconds. Beat in 3 cups of whipped topping to the mixture, pour it into the crust, cover and put it into the freezer to cool for 3 to 4 hours and then serve.
Fresh Cherry Pie: Cherries are known to prevent diabetes and heart disease. Making a delicious pie out of them is perfect for any occasion or sudden cravings. For this preparation, you will need, cornstarch, sweet cherries, granulated sugar, a little bit of fresh lemon juice, almond extract, a pinch of salt, pie dough, cooking spray, some water and one large egg white. Mix the cherries and the next five ingredients together in a bowl and let it stand for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough and fit it into a pie mould. Spoon the cherry mixture into the dough and decorate the top with flat strips in a lattice pattern. Combine the egg white and water into a mixture and brush it over the top of the pie evenly. Bake at 400 degrees in the oven for 20 minutes. Then shield the edges of the pre-crust with foil and bake for an additional 40 minutes till golden brown.
Chocolate Fudge Pie: As sinful as it sounds, this chocolate pie is actually healthy and less in calories. The ingredients you will need are Firm tofu, cocoa powder, pure vanilla extract, and milk, a pinch of salt and chocolate chips. Melt the chocolate carefully. Then blend everything until the mixture reaches a super-smooth consistency. Pour it into a pie crust and refrigerate until chilled.
Pies work both as a snack and also as a good way to end a meal. However, care should be taken not to indulge in them too much. Eating too much of even a low-calorie dessert might be detrimental.