Tasty Guilt Free Dessert

Lemon Peel Ricotta Crème Recipe – South Beach Diet

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This healthy dessert recipe comes from Dr. Agatston’s famous book, The South Beach Diet.  His diet has been scientifically validated to help with metabolic syndrome, diabetes and pre-diabetes.  His diet is also cholesterol/lipid friendly and I highly recommend it as a diet appropriate for most folks.

You can go with even lower fat ricotta cheese to achieve less calories and less saturated fat. Also you can use other flavorings to provide more variety to this “pudding” type dessert.  I have found you can make them ahead of time and keep them in a ramekin (custard dish) so they are easily available for an after dinner snack. Flavorings to consider: chocolate, almond extract, lime peel, banana, berries.  If you use real fruit you won’t need to add the artificial sweetener.  Having a pre-made handy dessert in the fridge will keep you from being tempted to eat something less healthy.  Storing them in the refrigerator also allows the flavoring to “stew” a bit and enhance the flavor experience (cover them though to prevent staleness).

Fast and easy to make, this is sort of a pudding made with ricotta cheese, grated lemon peel, vanilla, and sugar substitute. Good for a snack or dessert for those following the South Beach Diet.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg sugar substitute

Preparation:

Mix together the ricotta cheese, lemon peel, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute. Serve chilled.

Yield: 1 serving

Per Serving: 178 cal, 14 g pro, 7 g carb, 10 g fat, 6 g sat. fat, 38 mg chol, 0 g fiber, 155 mg sodium

Recipe from: The South Beach Diet : The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss by Arthur S. Agatston M.D. (Ballantine Books)

Copyright 2003 by Arthur S. Agatston M.D.

About thedoctorsreport

Dr. Kordonowy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has been in private practice since 1993. His group practice is in Fort Myers, Florida. His website is: www.drkordonowy.com. He earned his degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kansas and completed his residency as Chief Resident at Orlando Regional Hospital System. As Chief Resident, Dr. Kordonowy was recognized as the Outstanding Resident by the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Internal Medicine. In December 2005, Dr. Kordonowy became Board Certified in the new field of Clinical Lipidology by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Lipidology is the specialty of diagnosis and management of cholesterol and triglyceride metabolism disorders. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment is also part of this specialty. He now serves as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County. He is active in the Lee County Medical Society, the Florida Medical Society , the Florida Lipid Foundation, National Lipid Association and the American Medical Association.
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One Response to Tasty Guilt Free Dessert

  1. Dinner Bank says:

    Looks really nice 🙂

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