Now you can indulge yourself with these 5 healthy nutritious pastry recipes as pastries are not forbidden on a diet (as long as they consist of natural unharmful ingredients).
The recipes below include chocolate, kefir, casein, banana, apples, poppy seeds and many more. Studies and research proved that chocolate has benefits for health.
The main ingredient of chocolate, which is cocoa, contains natural phenolic compounds. Cocoa content is higher in dark chocolate, and you will get more benefits if you intake chocolate with higher levels of cocoa.
There is a vast range of chocolate brands in the market. Dark chocolate contains less sugar (fat).
Kefir cleans the gut while it is digested easily, and also provides your body with vitamins, minerals, and of course protein. It helps the immune system (against AIDS, herpes, cancer and even chronic fatigue syndrome) for it is a rich and balanced food. Kefir has a very positive effect even on the nervous system for it helps against depression, stress and sleep disorders.
5 Healthy Nutritious Pastry Recipes
Chocolate diet croissants
- 120 g flour flaxen
- 4 g stevia (sugar substitute)
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 20 g bitter chocolate more than 80% cocoa (four slices or use chocolate chips for baking with a high content of cocoa)
- Two pcs. egg
- 200 ml kefir 1%
- One tsp cocoa powder (fat-free)
- Beat eggs with stevia or any other sweetener according to your taste.
- Pour kefir, pour in flour, baking powder and cocoa, once again, mix everything.
- Roll out the dough, cut it into long triangles.
- Fold croissants with a filling inside.
- Put in the oven at 180 ° C and bake until golden brown. That’s all! Simply and easily. Bon Appetit!
Diet crescents with poppy
- 100 g Half-baked flour (or you can change it with any other diet flour)
- 100 g Green buckwheat flour (or you can change it with any other diet flour)
- 50 g Casein (you can use flour, but casein will sweeten the rolls and increase the per cent of protein)
- 225 ml 0,5% fat milk
- 5 g Yeasts (1/2 of a pack)
- 100 g Banana
- 4 tbsp Poppy
- Mix milk and yeasts.
- Mix flour and casein separately.
- Pour milk into dry mass, beat dough and leave it for 15 minutes.
- Make a filling: mash banana with poppy with a fork.
- ¼ of dough spread on silicon mat with the help of a silicon rolling pin with a 20 cm diameter. For the batter not to stick to mat or pin, grease everything with coconut oil.
- Cut eight long triangles (I do four similar cuts with a knife)
- On the edge of every place filling and roll it.
- Do the same with the other dough and leave it in the fridge till the next time.
- Bake crescents in the oven at the 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle with milk powder, pour tea and enjoy a meal!
- 150 g Applesauce
- One pc. Chicken egg
- 100 ml 0,5% fatness milk (I use lactose-reduced dairy in this recipe)
- 1/3 tsp Leaven
- 25 g Half-baked flour
- 25 g Green buckwheat flour (you can change it with any other diet flour)
- 1 tbsp Coconut sugar
- 1 g Salt
- 2 g Cinnamon
- Mix everything.
- Bake in wafer oven or multi oven until it is ready, grease with coconut oil with the help of silicon brush.
- Serve this 0 calories syrup (I used apricot syrup)
- That’s all. Diet breakfast is ready. Have a nice meal and a slim body.
Lemon drizzle cake
- 100 g softened butter
- 175 g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 175 g golden caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tbsp milk
- finely grated rind of 1 large lemon
For the icing
- juice of 1 large lemon
- 100 g golden caster sugar
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
- Butter the sides of the cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper
- Tip all the cake ingredients into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes, until homogenous.
- Dump the mixture into the pan, even out the surface with a spatula. Bake for 30-40 minutes
- While the cake is baking, prepare the icing: mix the lemon juice with sugar, pour the mixture onto the cake while it is still hot, leave to cool.
- Cut the cake into 15 squares.
Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup golden brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon plus extra for garnishing with Kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Mix the olive oil, vanilla, both sugars and the 1 teaspoon of salt until smooth.
- Mix the egg in. Blend until it’s completely smooth.
- Add the flour and baking soda to the mixture and mix until it’s fully incorporated.
- Add the chocolate chips.
- Shape the batter into balls, about 2 tablespoons each. Place the balls of batter onto the parchment-lined baking sheets. They should have at least 5cm between them.
- Flatten the balls of batter about halfway.
- Lightly sprinkle each one with Kosher salt.
- Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven until the cookies are golden brown along the edges. Set aside to cool and enjoy!
Conclusion: Healthy, low-calorie and delicious pieces of pastry that you must allow yourself for tea.
Yes, these delights are allowed for they include natural ingredients, that will be beneficial for your health. One of the ingredients in the recipes is casein, which is a protein that is present in milk (the other component of this dairy is whey), and provides with a lot of benefits.
Some people, especially bodybuilders, take this protein as a supplement (It provides essential amino acids) for it increases muscle growth and repair, while reduces muscle breakdown.
Also, casein contributes to physical strength in resistance training and may help to weight loss. Bananas (also present in one of the recipes) contain potassium, vitamin B6, fiber (starch, pectin) and carbohydrates (energy).
Potassium is a key factor for blood pressure, while bananas contribute to lower blood pressure. Thus, they protect against heart diseases and strokes. Due to their high content of pectin, bananas lower cholesterol and produce satiety (fullness).
Poppy seeds, on the other hand, contain antioxidants and they are especially rich in oleic and linoleic acids. Oleic acid helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) while increasing good cholesterol (HDL). Also, poppy seeds are a good source of fiber.