I have been pretty unadventurous with desserts since I started with Slimming World. The easiest options have been things like ready made jellies, fat free yogurt and fruit. However, I have started to experiment with some of those on the web and here are three of the best Slimming World Desserts I have found to date.
You don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy these healthy desserts, though. I think all three will be appreciated by the whole family.
As my blog is primarily about frugality and saving money, I have chosen the best Slimming World desserts with reasonably priced ingredients.
Three of the best Slimming World Desserts (so far)
This is justifiably famous because it is delicious and definitely one of the best Slimming World desserts I have found to date. It is also only 3.5 Syns a slice. I have to admit that I found 12 servings from this recipe to be a bit of a tall order, though. Maybe I am just greedy. As long as you count the Syns it doesn’t really matter if you sneak a bigger slice I guess.
It tastes a bit like bread pudding, but without all the fat, and is super easy and quick to make. We all enjoyed it and I can see this becoming a regular bake.
The recipe is on the Slimming World website here.
Juicy fruit crumble
Another dish Mr S often requests (with custard, of course) is a fruit crumble. I usually use something like this recipe, but it contains far too many calories for someone trying to lose weight!
As we have lots of home grown redcurrants in the freezer plus blackberries coming through in the garden now, that’s the fruit I have chosen to use. However, you could just buy a pack of frozen mixed berries from the supermarket.
Here is the recipe for this one from the Slimming World website again. It serves six and is 6.5 Syns per serving. I had mine with fat free Greek yogurt but if you want to add low fat custard add another 1/2 Syn per level tbsp.
We loved the zing that the orange gave this recipe.
- 600g frozen mixed berries
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- Finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange
- 6 tbsp artificial sweetener
- 110g self-raising flour
- 50g low fat spread
- Preheat the oven to 220°C/200° Fan/Gas 7. Put the mixed berries in an ovenproof dish and set aside to thaw.
- Place the mixed spice, orange zest and juice and half of the artificial sweetener in a bowl and stir. Sprinkle over the berries and stir again to combine.
- Make the crumble: place the flour and remaining artificial sweetener in a bowl and mix. Using your fingers, rub the low-fat spread into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Spoon the crumble over the berry mixture and bake for 15 minutes until lightly browned. Serve with fat free natural fromage frais or low fat custard (½ Syn per level tbsp).
Immune boost fresh fruit salad
This is one of my own creations, so I am maybe bigging it up a bit. However, we loved this immune boosting fruit salad and have had it a couple of times.
The combination of melon, orange and ginger makes for a refreshing and very light pudding. None of the ingredients are expensive either. It’s lovely with a big blob of fat free Greek yogurt.
You can find the recipe here.
A Slimming World fail
I would be lying if I said my experiments to find the best Slimming World desserts have been all plain sailing. One day I tried the delicious sounding Melting Chocolate Puddings. They were horrible! Tiny and bitter, with an over whelming after taste of artificial sweetener.
The sauce wouldn’t thicken at all until I added a little cornflour, but even then they didn’t taste good. I can’t recommend this one.
I would be interested to hear what you think of my choice of the best Slimming World desserts. Do you have go to favourites?
I’m not affiliated in any way to Slimming World, I just think it’s a great plan! The food is interesting and healthy, the ingredients are nearly always available in Aldi or Lidl, it is easy to follow and it really works.