If you have any more tips on satiating a sweet tooth without too much sugar (and I'm really not into artificial sweeteners, hence the fact I'm asking you!) that would be much appreciated.I was thinking of the things I've already said, like the three bite rule, and limit your indulgences to once or twice a week, enjoy smaller portions and really take pleasure in it when you eat it. But Becca has already read that, I needed something else. Suddenly, the clouds parted, a ray of sunlight fell upon my face and a heavenly chord resounded in my ears along with a single word, "CUSTARD!" Okay, so maybe I was imagining the choir.
I find that it's texture as much as taste that I miss when I'm trying not to consume too many treats, or am substituting apples for cakes! (i.e. creamy/smooth, cakey/fluffy, creamy/smooth&cakey/fluffy! *lol*).
I've got the chocolate needs under control, it's more the dessert-without-sweetener needs I'm having trouble with. Any help would be gratefully received. =)
Anyway, custard is full of yummy healthful eggy goodness, high in protein, creamy and delectable in texture, and relatively low in sugar, especially compared to cake. Though there is fat in it from the milk, you can control the amount by using lower fat milk. (I hear my husband scoffing at the idea of using low fat milk in the back of my head because he is like that, but we don't have to tell him.)
I like to eat custard with unsweetened chocolate flakes or cocoa powder sprinkled on top and fresh strawberry slices.
There are many different kinds of custard, baked, boiled, and hundreds of variations on a very popular theme some higher in calories than others. I consulted with my friend Google to find you a few to start with. For fluffy try this recipe.