Celebrate Rakhi with these 5 sugar-free, low calorie desserts

This Raksha Bandhan, prepare these 5 sugar free sweets that are also low in calories if you want a healthy festival celebration.
Celebrate the auspicious Raksha Bandhan festival with these recipes. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Vidhi Chawla Published on: 11 August 2022, 08:00 am IST
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What’s a festival without sweets? For all you diet-conscious, diabetes-fearing brothers and sisters, here are some recipes for sugar-free sweets that are also low in calories and come with a healthy twist!

Check out these 5 sugar-free low calorie sweets:

1. Coconut halwa

Ingredients:-

8 teaspoons of virgin coconut oil
100 ml coconut milk
100 gm of dry coconut powder
A few saffron strands
Any calorie-free sweetener or 6g stevia
Powdered cardamon
A few cashews, pistachios, and almonds

Method:-

  • Pour some coconut oil into a kadhai and add coconut powder to it
  • On low flame for 8 minutes, stirring the powder till it becomes slightly brown in color
  • Add coconut milk, stevia, cardamom powder, and saffron strands to it and keep stirring for 10 minutes
  • Wait till the mixture starts releasing oil and moisture is absorbed
  • Turn off the gas and finally garnish it with cashews, almonds, and pistachio
    Serve it hot

2. Jaggery almond ladoos

Ingredients:-

50 g of amaranth seeds (popped)
50 ml melted jaggery
30g almond

Method:-

  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl
  • Make small balls by mixing them well
  • Garnish it with some saffron and serve it
Nosh on these nutrient-rich jaggery balls for a health boost. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Sugar-free oats kheer

Ingredients
1 cup of oats
1/2 litre milk
4-5 dates
A few almonds
1 banana
2 cardamoms
A Few raisins

Method

  • For 5 minutes, roast the oats
  • In a kadhai, add milk, dates, almonds, raisins, and cardamom and boil it for 5 minutes
  • Add oats later and boil it till it becomes thick
  • Lastly add banana pieces for garnishing and serve it cool

4. Low-fat, sugar-free gajar halwa

Ingredients:
2 cups grated carrot
1 cup low-fat milk
1 tbsp ghee
1/4th cup chopped dates
¼ tbsp cardamom powder

Method:

  • In a pressure cooker, heat ghee, add the carrots and saute for 5 minutes on a medium flame
  • Add dates and ¾ cup of low-fat milk and mix it well
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles
  • Add the remaining 1/4th cup of milk and cardamom powder and mix it well
  • Cook for 4 minutes on medium flame and keep stirring it continuously
  • Serve the halwa hot
This low-calorie gajar ka halwa recipe strikes the perfect balance between taste and health! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Quinoa kheer

Ingredients:
50gm quinoa
200 ml unsweetened almond milk
8gm stevia
A few powdered cardamom seeds
A few saffron strands
A few almonds and pistachios

Method:

  • In water for 20 minutes rinse and soak quinoa
  • Cook the quinoa for 10 minutes on medium flame
  • Once it becomes soft, add almond milk, stevia, saffron, and cardamom
  • On low flame cook for 10 minutes and stir it
  • Lastly garnish it with almonds and pistachios and serve it hot

About the Author
Vidhi Chawla

Vidhi Chawla is a dietitian and the owner of Fisico Diet Clinic.

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