Here you will find recipes for low-calorie eye catchers. These are made with the artificial sweeteners, Sweeta and Sucaryl. They have valuable functions when used with moderation, but their excessive use is not encouraged.
These dishes have the eye appeal of high-calorie desserts and dressings. This does not mean, however, that they will satisfy you in the same way.
It is suggested that you reserve them for party and special occasions. If you are overweight, your eating habits need a reeducation. If the following preparations ease the strain of your reeducation they perform a valuable service -but the sooner you can discard them entirely the sooner you will reach and maintain your desirable weight.
Low-Calorie Eye Catchers
Vanilla Ice Cream
1 1/2 cup skim milk
1 tbsp. Sucaryl solution
2 eggs, separated
1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
2 tsp. Vanilla
Few grains salt
Mix Sucaryl with 3/4 cup skim milk; scald; pour over beaten egg yolks. Sprinkle gelatin over remaining milk mixture; stir until dissolved. Cool. Add vanilla and salt. Pour into freezing tray; freeze firm. Remove from tray to chilled bowl. Break up with wooden spoon. Beat with electric mixer or rotary egg beater until free from lumps but crumbly. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Return to tray; freeze until firm.
Crush Sucaryl tablets; dissolve in 2 tbsp. of the milk. Scald remaining milk in top of double boiler over simmering water. Beat eggs frothy. Stir in salt, vanilla, and dissolved Sucaryl tablets. Add hot milk and mix well. Strain into individual custard cups; sprinkle with nutmeg. Set filled cups in pan of hot water, having water within 1/2 in. of top of cups. Bake in slow oven (300F.) 1 hr., or until knife inserted comes out clean. Serve cold.
Yield: five servings; 100 calories per serving.
Herb Salad Dressing
1 egg 1 1/2 cups water
2 tbsp. flour 1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbsp. mustard l 1/2 tsp. Sucaryl solution or
1/4 tsp. marjoram 12 tablets
1/4 tsp. rosemary
Beat eggs thoroughly; combine dry ingredients; add to beaten egg. Add water, vinegar, and Sucaryl solution (or Sucaryl tablets which have been dissolved in a portion of the liquid), beating well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; cool.
Yield: 32 tbsp.; 10 calories per tablespoon.
10 Sucaryl tablets or 1 1/4 tsp.
2 cups soft coarse bread crumbs solution (2 slices bread)
1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. salt
4 medium apples, sliced thin
Mix or dissolve Sucaryl with water and lemon juice. Toss together bread crumbs, cinnamon, and salt until well mixed. Spread about one-third of the crumbs in greased 1 1/2 qt. casserole; cover with half of the apple slices. Add layer of crumbs; add remaining apple slices; finish with layer of crumbs. Spoon Sucaryl mixture over top layer. Cover; bake in a moderate oven (375F.) 20 min. Remove cover; continue baking 30 to 35 min. longer. Serve warm or cold.
Yield: five servings; 90 calories per serving.
1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin
2 tsp. Sucaryl solution or
1/4 cup cold water 16 tablets
2 cups strong, hot coffee
Soften gelatin in cold water; dissolve in hot coffee, with Sucaryl. Pour about one-fourth of this mixture into small, shallow pan to depth of 1/2 in.; chill until firm; cut into 1/2 -in. cubes. Chill remaining mixture until syrupy. Beat with rotary egg beater until light and fluffy. Spoon into sherbet glasses; chill until firm; garnish with the 1/2 -in. cubes of coffee jelly.
Yield: six servings; 6 calories per serving.
Special Fruit Punch
1/2 tsp. Sweeta 4 cups cold strong tea
1 cup water Ice
1/2 cup lemon juice Angostura bitters
No. 2 can unsweetened pineapple juice
Combine Sweeta, water, lemon juice, pineapple juice, and tea. Chill. Serve over ice and add a dash of angostura in each glass.
Yield: about 8 1/2 cups before adding ice, or ten servings; 30 calories per serving.
Eat and enjoy while being sure you are not gaining weight!
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