3 Desserts That Might Help You Lose Weight

3 Desserts That Might Help You Lose Weight

1.LEMON AND GINGER ICE POPS
Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops – keep cool this summer with these mouth-puckering pops!
Keep cool this summer with these mouth-puckering pops! If you love contrasting sensations of sour, sweet and spicy, you’ll love these ice pops. My five year old is a lemon lover and she really enjoyed them, but found the ginger a little too spicy for her palette so next time I make them I may do half without, but my husband loved these and asked me to make them again.

These are slightly adapted from the Ice Pops! Cookbook, lots of fun ideas for the summer in this book. I followed the recipe exact but cut back on the sugar a little. You could honestly sweeten them with whatever you normally use, a blend of sugar and stevia would work too.

To make these pops I used my freezer pop maker from Progressive, it’s my favorite but any freezer pop maker will work. Hope you enjoy and keep cool!

Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops – the perfect combination of sour, sweet and spicy!

Lemon and Ginger Ice Pops
Adapted from Ice Pops! Cookbook
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 10 • Serving Size: 1 popsicle • Points+: 2 pt • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 62 • Fat: 0 g • Protein: 0 g • Carb: 16 g • Fiber: 0 g • Sugar: 15 g
Sodium: 15 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

2 3/4-inch (1 oz) piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped 
3 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
5 tablespoons lemon juice (from 3 lemons)
zest of three lemons
10 ultra thin half slices lemon (optional)
Directions:

Put the ginger, water, sugar and lemon zest in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved, then remove the pan from heat and let it get to room temperature.

Pour the mixture through a fine strainer pressing down hard on the ginger with the back of a spoon. Mix in the lemon juice.

Pour the mixture into your ice pop molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top to let the mixture expand while it freezes. Place a slice of lemon in each mold if using then insert the sticks and freeze.

2.DARK CHOCOLATE SEA SALT POPCORN

A healthy sweet and salty snack of popcorn drizzled with melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Part dessert, part snack – completely delicious!

A healthy sweet and salty snack made of popcorn tossed with melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Part dessert, part snack - completely delicious!Let’s cover popcorn with melted chocolate, sprinkle it with sea salt, and then find a comfy spot on the couch. Movie night? Game night? Academy Awards night? You’ll find any reason to make this fabulous chocolate popcorn. Plus, GREAT news, it turns out that eating chocolate actually makes you smarter. Eat up!

A healthy sweet and salty snack made of popcorn tossed with melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Part dessert, part snack - completely delicious!

We alternate family game nights and family movie nights every week or two. And because I am all about the food, we accompany our movies and games with snacks. Rather than plain popcorn, I’ve been making this easy chocolate popcorn which is tasty, satisfying, and healthy.  I love that I can eat a big bowl of this popcorn, with chocolate in every single bite, yet not actually be consuming a tremendous amount of chocolate. Score!

A healthy sweet and salty snack made of popcorn tossed with melted dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Part dessert, part snack - completely delicious!


This recipe is super simple 
just pop some popcorn on the stove or in an air popper, then toss it with melted chocolate and sprinkle it with sea salt. Give the popcorn a little time to allow the chocolate to firm up, then grab a bowl and dig in. You will love this sweet and salty twist on popcorn.

3.One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet

It’s mid-July. You’ve stopped blow-drying your hair. You hardly wear shoes (other than to work). You haven’t turned on your oven in weeks. You’re all about the simple life right now, and this recipe for watermelon sorbet couldn’t be any simpler. Just freeze a cubed watermelon until it’s solid, blend it into a smooth puree, pack the puree into a pan and then freeze again. Before you know it, the sorbet is ready to scoop and enjoy.


INGREDIENTS
1 seedless watermelon, peeled and cubed

DIRECTIONS
1. Arrange the watermelon cubes in an even layer on a baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to thefreezer and freeze until the watermelon is solid, about 2 hours.

2. Working in batches, transfer the watermelon cubes to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

3. Divide the puree among two loaf pans (or put it all in one deep baking dish), packing it down as you add more on top.

4. Transfer the pans to the freezer. Freeze until the sorbet is scoopable, 1 to 2 hours more.

5. To serve, scoop the sorbet into dishes and eat immediately.
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