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Enjoy These Prescription HCG Desserts

Enjoy These Prescription HCG Desserts

The very low calorie diet (VLCD) Prescription HCG is a program that helps you to lose weight by following a strict 500 calorie per day limit.  Dieters participating in the Prescription HCG program will have a list of specific foods he/she can consume, and as you would expect, sweets are limited.  The following are top favorites of Prescription HCG desserts that are made with ingredients approved by the weight loss authorities in the program.

If you are a participant in the Prescription HCG, you should take advantage of the online support given by the program.  There are great tools and resources at the Prescription HCG website, such as the eCookbook with Prescription HCG desserts and other appropriate recipes.  You should not be overwhelmed with a 500 calorie diet, and in order to help empower you to lose weight, the eCookbook offers many different flavors of recipes.  Steaks, vegetables, chicken, and Prescription HCG desserts are all included as easy to read recipes.  It is believed that you will conclude the program feeling satisfied and pleased with your results.

The following Prescription HCG desserts are approved and the original recipes are included in the eCookbook.

1.  Recipe 1 of sample Prescription HCG desserts:  Fresh Strawberry Shortcake – one serving

Ingredients to purchase: plain melba toast; two (2) drops of vanilla creme flavor Stevia; sliced strawberries

Instructions to follow: Add one drop of Stevia to the Melba toast; Slice up the strawberries; place the freshly sliced strawberries along the toast in a layer; add one more drop of Stevia.  You are finished. This is thought to be one of the easiest and most delicious Prescription HCG desserts to make and enjoy.

2.  Prescription HCG Desserts: Strawberries and Cream (1 serving)

Ingredients to buy: strawberries;1 tablespoon milk; 2-4 drops of vanilla creme Stevia;1 packet of dry Stevia

Directions:  gently slice the strawberries and place in a small mixing bowl; add the tablespoon of milk and two types of Stevia; toss the entire mixture and serve fresh.  This is another sample of Prescription HCG desserts that people love to make and enjoy.

3. Prescription HCG desserts Orange and Strawberry Smoothie (1 serving)

Purchase:  frozen strawberries or fresh – 1 cup; Orange juice – 1/3 cup and 1/3 peeled orange; crushed ice to fill blender; vanilla Stevia; optional addition – spinach leaves.

Instructions to follow: Place the ingredients into the blender; turn it on.  Turn the blender off when the concoction is blended purely and smooth; pour it into the appropriate sized cup and serve immediately.

The Prescription HCG diet program is full of Prescription HCG desserts as well as other healthy, colorful, flavorful recipes.  Join the diet today and begin to plan menus using the eCookbook and other online tools.  Do not let the number 500 calories make you nervous, instead lose those pounds and enjoy doing so.  If you are worried, then also use the online communications tools where you can discuss your fears with others who are in the program currently or who have successfully completed the program.  You can ask them questions and get other recipes for sweets and menu items.

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5 Healthy Desserts to Enjoy

5 Healthy Desserts to Enjoy

When it comes to eating a healthy diet, the hardest thing for many is resisting the temptation of delicious desserts that are loaded with extra fat, calories, and sugar. Many think they will have to give up those cookies and cakes and just go without anything. Fortunately, if you know a little bit about what types of foods are healthy, you can actually make your own sweet snacks after dinner that are healthy for you.

Here are 5 Easy Ideas to Try:

1. Fruit & Yogurt Parfait: A fruit and yogurt parfait will satisfy the sweet cravings without a lot of added fat or sugar. Not to mention if you use a yogurt that is low in sugar and has live active cultures it can be good for you too! To make, simply layer your favorite fresh fruits with a no added sugar yogurt of your choice.

2. Frozen Yogurt: Frozen yogurt can be made simply by freezing plain yogurt. If you love ice cream, but want something slightly healthier for you, enjoying a frozen treat may be the perfect thing. As long as the sugar content is not high, it is a good source of calcium and protein.

3. Sugar Free Pudding: This one isn’t good for you, but it’s not going to destroy your diet either – with less than 100 calories per serving you can enjoy a nice cup of it paired with a strawberry.

4. Frozen Banana Bites: Another great frozen treat is to take a banana, slice it, and then cover it in peanut butter. Roll the banana in crushed nuts and then freeze wrapped in wax paper for 1-2 hours. Don’t like nuts? You might enjoy it frozen plain!

5. Baked Apples: This is an easy recipe to make. All you need is an apple that is cored and sliced in half and top it with cinnamon, natural sugar, and your favorite granola topping. Bake it for 10-15 minutes or until the apples are softened. You can also microwave it for 5-6 minutes instead.

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean huge sacrifices. With these easy ideas you can make your own healthy desserts to enjoy as an after dinner treat.

Getting Your Just Desserts

Getting Your Just Desserts

Party events aren’t always about the feast, and in fact, can sometimes be just about the desserts. Business meetings might call for short agendas, or you may just have a sweet tooth you need satisfied. Regardless, offering dessert at any occasion can finish off a great party in which everyone can enjoy themselves.

To start, we could always keep it simple with the classic cake. Cake comes in all manner of variety, from chocolate to ice cream, and can be made to accommodate any size of group. This simple delicacy is a match for any event and can be made to match the occasion. For a “just desserts” styled party, you are presented with the opportunity to provide cakes of many sorts, providing goodies for just about anyone.

Of course, we can’t forget about the healthy side of sweet desserts. Not everything has to be about chocolate and ice cream, especially since the healthiest dessert is often the most flavorful. Apples come in a wide variety and taste wonderful with a yogurt dip. Diced fruit cocktails are delicious, and will satisfy those who want to partake, but may be on a fitness diet. When it comes to dessert, we don’t always have to worry about health because desserts can be healthy, too.

Desserts can be sweet. From fudge to pie, desserts all have one thing in common- they taste great. Consider pies, puddings, and even cookies for your guests. These desserts aren’t just the same old story either. All of these delicacies come in varieties of their own. Peanut butter cookies, apple and cherry pies, and puddings of all flavors can turn your event into a party just about the desserts.

Because desserts come in such a variety and in all shapes and sizes, we don’t always have the time to try to handle the preparations alone. Caterers, such as Gomez Catering, are an ideal solution to your party needs. Everything can be ready on time and taste great without you having to stress or worry about getting it right by yourself.

If you’re planning an event, don’t forget the sweetest part of the experience- dessert. And sometimes, desserts can be just wonderful by themselves.

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Great Tasting Coffee Desserts

Great Tasting Coffee Desserts

Everyone in the world has associated coffee as a drink. This is a drink that has continually grown in popularity, and in recent times has meant there is more demand than supply. But we don’t always have to put our coffee beans in to a bean to cup coffee machine and treat ourselves to a fresh brew. Many innovative chefs and food fanatics have looked to include the ingredient in to their meals and other beverages, so we look at other ways you can enjoy the great taste of coffee, without the use of a bean to cup coffee machine.

1. Coffee Ice-Cream – two famous Italian ingredients, rolled in to one to make a great tasting dessert. This can be made in a variety of ways; it can be made from scratch by using egg yolks, sugar, milk, water………..oh and coffee. This will traditionally be made in an ice cream machine which will whip the ice cream before being placed in a Tupperware container and left in the freezer overnight. Another alternative is a dish called an ‘Affogato’ which is made by scooping a few balls of fresh vanilla ice cream in to a dish, and then coating the ice cream in a freshly made espresso, so that all the taste of the coffee is on the outside. This is a dessert which has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Coffee Cake – You can make this as a cake or if you prefer you could make a coffee muffin to compliment your after dinner drinks. For this cake you will have to create a great tasting coffee icing to compliment the cake which can be made with either churned coffee beans or instant coffee if you don’t have the time. Ingredients for the dish include sugar, margarine, eggs, self raising flour and baking powder. This dessert has become a popular choice in places such as Vienna and Rome, where coffee is part of the countries heritage and lifestyle, with lots of local cafes ready to serve you the tasty treat.

3. Coffee Mousse – Again, here is another popular pudding with a coffee twist to it. Important ingredients to include in the mousse is instant coffee, caster sugar, powdered gelatine, double cream, egg whites and some chocolates for decoration. There has been many variations of this dish which include an Irish coffee mousse, cappuccino coffee mousse and chocolate & coffee mousse, making it a popular choice after an evening meal.

4. Coffee Pecan Pie – Pecan is a nut which is a very popular ingredient for many pies and tarts, and in this case it has been teamed up with coffee to bring you a great tasting tart. This pie has a nutty and gooey texture to it, and is a rich and flavourful dish when served with a nice fresh cup of gourmet coffee. The pie includes a wide range of ingredients with pecan, coffee, vanilla and syrup to name a few.
Sambuca – Let’s get one thing straight first, this is not coffee tasting Sambuca, the Sambuca comes standard and how you would expect it. However, the traditional way to drink the popular liquor is to top it off with 3 coffee beans. Why you ask? Well the coffee beans are there to enhance the flavour of the anise flavoured liquor. On top of that, each coffee bean has their own meaning. One is there to represent happiness, one is intended to represent health, and the third is intended to represent prosperity. The drink is then consumed in a variety of different ways, with the most popular being to light the Sambuca, before blowing out the flame and drinking the shot.

Two Delicious Lemon Cake Desserts

Two Delicious Lemon Cake Desserts

Sunday dinners and holidays were always a special treat at my mother-in-law’s house. She was famous throughout the county for her wonderful desserts. Here are two lemon cake recipes she enjoyed making. Sadly, we lost her in April 2008, but these and other recipes bring us sweet memories of her joy in serving her family nutritious meals and delicious desserts. Happy mealtimes bring a family together through memories shared. Build some memories for your family and try these wonderful lemony desserts today.

Lemon Meringue Cake
(makes 12-16 servings)

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Deluxe Cake Mix
1 regular-size package lemon pudding and pie filling
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Using 8 inch round cake pans, make and cool cake as directed on the label. Cook lemon pudding and pie filling as directed for pie filling. Cool 30 minutes according to the box instructions; stir several times. Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add sugar; beat until stiff but not dry. Split each cake layer into 2 thin layers. Stack on cookie sheet or oven-proof plate, spread lemon pudding between layers and on top of cake. Spread meringue around sides of cake. Bake at 450 degrees F for about 5 minutes, until light brown. Cool to room temperature before serving. Store cake in the refrigerator.

Lemon Pound Cake

1 package Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Deluxe Cake Mix
1 Package lemon instant pudding mix (4 serving)
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup Crisco oil
1 cup water
4 eggs
10 lemon drop candies

Blend all ingredients in large bowl, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Bake in a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan at 350 degrees F for about 45-55 minutes, until center springs back when touched lightly. Cool right side up for about 25 minutes, then remove from pan.

Glaze: Blend 1 cup confectioner’s sugar with either 2 tbsp. lemon juice. Drizzle over cake. Press lemon drops into the glaze at equal distances.

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