Here are a few ways by which you can tone down your sweets and binge on them guilt-free:
Use honey or jaggery instead of sugar
Refined sugar is probably the worst enemy when it comes to weight loss. Loaded with calories and carbohydrates, it usually adds up to your waistline. Sugar is an important part of sweets and is used in every delicacy which is prepared worldwide. If you too have a sweet tooth and find it hard to resist sugar, then all you need to do is replace it with honey or jaggery. Both are natural ingredients and thus, are low on calorie content as compared to refined sugar. They give a similar taste to that of sugar and won’t affect the texture or look of your dessert much.
Replace heavy cream with evaporated skimmed milk
Most cakes and pastries have heavy cream in them, which is important to achieve the texture and consistency of the batter. What you can do here is replace it with evaporated skimmed milk. It not only has a similar consistency to that of heavy cream but also has lower calorie and fat content.
Replace oil with good fat
Oil is another important ingredient added to sweets while preparing them. It provides the sweets the needed moisture and also improves the taste. What it also does is add to your weight. You can use unsweetened apple sauce if you find any, instead of using oil, as it will give a similar texture. Coconut oil and almond butter too can be a few good substitutes for oil. By using these items, you will not only lower your fat and calorie intake but will also up your consumption of fiber and vitamin C
Use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate
For recipes which require milk chocolate, switching to dark chocolate is a much healthier option. Loaded with antioxidants, fiber, iron, and zinc, dark chocolates are proven to provide tons of health benefits. Choose your dark chocolate which has 70 percent cocoa or higher to reap maximum health benefits.