This blueberry and vanilla semifreddo dessert is so good you won’t believe it is actually quite healthy. If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this semifreddo easily within your allowances as it is low-calorie for a dessert.

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Making desserts healthily

There are so many dessert recipes that can be made healthily. On the whole, the major issue is cream and sugar so if you find a recipe that avoids those you are on to a winner!

I love quark as an ingredient for desserts as it is a soft cheese but made with skimmed milk so it is low fat.

If you are making a recipe that uses a soft cheese like Philadelphia then swapping to quark usually works well and saves some syns.

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Quark tips

In recipes that need quark, there are a few simple things you can do to ensure it tastes good. Quark doesn’t have much flavour so ensure you flavour the dish well.

Quark is available in most large supermarkets now and even stocked in Aldi and Lidl. You can usually find it near soft cheeses in a tub similar to that you would buy cottage cheese in.

Due to the low-fat content of quark, it easily splits if heated too much or has hot water or hot liquid added to it. Be careful and stir in gradually and you should be ok.

Which fruits are best when dieting?

Fruit is great as an addition to a breakfast or dessert. Most fruits are pretty low in calories and good for you. Avocado has high fats so is one to have in moderation. Other fruits such as bananas are more filling and are more calorie-dense so it is usually better to choose melon or an apple over bananas or avocados.

If you follow a specific diet or weight loss plan then they are likely to have specific requirements which usually align with this.

If you cook, puree or blend fruit it is less filling and can be easier to overconsume. It would be so easy to drink a smoothie with a couple of bananas, a mango and an apple in a big glass and still not feel full yet most people would not sit and eat all that fruit in one go whole.

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My favourite sweet tooth buys

If like me you have quite a sweet tooth then don’t panic, there are lots of buys to help you to stay on plan.

Consider ensuring that sweet tooth buys are part of your meal plan and incorporated into your routine. If you don’t you are more likely to slip off-plan and eat a family size bar of chocolate!

Check out some of my favourites here including sweet tooth choices like Freddo, Bounty, and many more.

What are your favourites? I love Fibre one bars, Freddo bars and Mini chocolate bars of any kind! the ones pictured below are between 95kcal and 99kcal or around 5 syns each!

Adapting the blueberry and vanilla semifreddo recipe

If you fancy a different flavour semifreddo it is really easy to swap the ingredients a little to make them whatever you fancy.

Strawberry and vanilla work well together or perhaps use a variety of berries? The choice really is yours.

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More recipes you may enjoy

For all my recipes with quark, like this blueberry and vanilla semifreddo, check out the quark guide full of tips and recipes.

Are you looking for desserts? Here is a list of lots of yummy healthy desserts including vanilla cheesecake and blueberry fool.

If you are looking for more summer recipes I have a great selection of summer recipes or for recipes specifically perfect for picnics check out this picnic roundup.

If you fancy blueberry muffins these no added sugar muffins sound so good! Swapping to reduce sugar cravings is always good, isn’t it?

Here are a few more dessert recipes I think you should try.

Etsy for weight loss

If you are like me and like buying fun new items to motivate your weight loss, then here are my favourites. Etsy is great for kitchen and weight loss goodies. I could spend hours browsing there.

There are so many great food diaries too so you can record your meal plans and track your weight loss to keep a record of the good and bad weeks. Click the photos to have a look for yourself.

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A weight loss sign
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Weight loss and Exercise Support

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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blueberry semifreddo

Blueberry and Vanilla Semifreddo

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2hrs 10m
  • Yield: 8 Slices 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

This Blueberry and Vanilla Semifreddo is a delicious dessert for all the family. Without using any gelatine this is a vegetarian recipe too!


Ingredients

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400g Fresh blueberries

3 tbsp Granulated Sweetener

100g Fat Free Fromage Frais

200g Low fat custard from a tin

200g Quark

2 Large egg whites

1 tbsp Vanilla extract


Instructions

Beat egg whites well and then stir in custard, fromage frais, quark, sweetener and vanilla extract.

Using a fork crush 100g of the blueberries in a bowl and mix into the custard mix.

Fold in the remainder of the blueberries

Line a loaf tin with cling film and then pour in the semifreddo mixture.

Fold the remaining cling film loosely over the top of the mixture and place into a freezer for 2-3 hours.

Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before serving.



Keywords: Dessert, vegetarian

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2 Comments

  1. Brilliant refreshing dessert with the pop of blueberries. Really enjoyed it – and you’re right, the portion sizes are large!