We are taught growing up to eat our fruit and veggies but is fruit sugar bad for you? Healthy recipes will be included for those of you interested, so now let us begin learning more about fruit sugar.
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Is Fruit Sugar Bad For You
The sugar in fruit isn’t bad for you when you consume the whole fruit, now you do want to avoid or moderate your consumption of fruit juices. What are the ones that are the best when managing your weight, that is what I have found for you below.
- Red Grapes
- Honey Dew
We now have a nice variety of fruit to choose from, but could there be some that can sabotage our weight loss goals? That is what we are going to look into in my next paragraph, just keep reading to learn more.
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Fruits To Eat In Moderation
This paragraph is going to provide you with the fruits to eat in moderation, we often have the idea that all fruit are good choices to lose and manage our weight. That is not correct, below I have listed some that might be sabotaging your goals.
- Bananas are high in calories with excessive sugar content, so this is my number one fruit to eat in moderation.
- Dried Apricots
- Dried Figs
- Overripe Mangos
The fruit on the list above are not unhealthy choices, what you want to do is consume them in moderation. Eating too many of these regularly can cause you to gain weight, and bananas are at the top of this list to consume in moderation.
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Zero Sugar Fruit Choices
There are a few fruits with extremely low sugar or zero sugar, I thought as a bonus I would include this information to help you even more. Knowledge is the key to accomplishing any of our goals, and my guides make it a point to include information that is brand new to you.
This information comes from the Be Body Wise website, just so you know my resource that provided the zero-sugar fruit choices. Next, we will have access to some recipes to help you get started on a healthy weight-loss plan.
Fruit Pizza Recipe
Our first recipe is going to provide us with less than 200 calories, now this is a very low-calorie dessert that we are able to enjoy without feeling guilty. This was provided by the Taste of Home website, one of my favorites for searching for healthy recipes.
What You Need
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 5 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1-1/4 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 package (8 ounces) of reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
How to Prepare
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix flour and confectioners’ sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto an ungreased 12-inch. pizza pan. Bake until very lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a small saucepan, mix glaze ingredients until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Cool slightly.
- In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread over crust. Top with berries and mandarin oranges. Drizzle with glaze. Refrigerate until cold.
I absolutely love this recipe and have made it countless times! I personally prefer it without the glaze, I think it makes it taste fresh. Also, I like to load it with all types of fresh fruit.
Taste of Home Cookbooks
Weight Watchers provided this unique pizza recipe for pizza lovers, this is one that caught my eye being I love watermelon. Healthy and low calories recipe, even a great choice for a kids’ birthday party.
What You Need
Plain fat-free Greek yogurt ½ cup(s)
Powdered sugar (confectioners) 1½ Tbsp
Almond extract ¼ tsp
Fresh watermelon 1 slice(s), a full circle, 1-in-thick
Fresh raspberries ½ cup(s)
Fresh blueberries ½ cup(s)
Sliced almonds 1½ Tbsp toasted
Mini semisweet chocolate chips 1 Tbsp
Let’s Make Watermelon Pizza
- In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt and Neufchatel until smooth. Stir in the sugar and almond extract.
- Pat the surface of the watermelon slice dry with paper towels and spread the yogurt mixture over the top. Top evenly with the berries. Sprinkle with the almonds and chocolate chips. Cut into 6 wedges.
- Serving size: 1 wedge
Let me know in my comments if you try this recipe, I am anxious to hear what you think about it. Before we move on to my next paragraph, I want to thank you for visiting my website and reading “Is Fruit Sugar Bad for You”.
One Lovely Life Recipe
Mainly for the children, we have watermelon star sparklers. One Lovely Life provided this one for the kids, if you wish to share it on your social media, Gizmo would much appreciate your kind gesture. You are my best marketing strategy, and in return, if you have any requests feel to leave them in my comments.
What You Need
- 3–4 round slices of seedless watermelon
- Fresh blueberries
- A star-shaped cookie cutter
- Wooden Skewers
Lime Yogurt Fruit Dip
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, dairy-free as needed
- 1 tsp. honey or agave
- 1/4–1/2 tsp. fresh lime zest
- 1 tsp. lime juice
How to Prepare
- If you haven’t already, cut a few round slices of watermelon (when the watermelon is whole, slice widthwise (the short way) to cut the watermelon into rounds. Ideally, you want to cut the slices the same thickness as your cookie cutter. (if your cutter is 1″ deep, cut 1″ slices, for instance.)
- Use a star cookie cutter to cut star shapes out of the watermelon rounds. I’ve found it’s easiest to cut the star shapes if I use a plate or cutting board to press down on the cookie cutter rather than using my hands.
- Repeat, and set stars aside until you have enough to make the number of sparklers you’d like to make. (You’ll need 1 per sparkler)
- Thread blueberries onto your skewers (I usually do at least 4-5, but if you have long skewers, you can do them as far down as you like!). Reserve 1″ space at the top of the skewer for the watermelon stars.
- Add stars to the top of the skewers and repeat until all the skewers are assembled.
- Chill until you’re ready to serve!
For The Lime Yogurt Dip:
- In a small bowl, combine yogurt, honey/agave, lime zest, and lime juice.
- Stir to combine well. Taste and add additional honey, lime zest, or lime juice, as desired.
Sounds like another good one to try on the little ones, love to know how it turns out and if they like it or not. Remember you found these recipes by visiting Gizmos Self-Help Guides, there are a few more paragraphs you will want to read before you take off.
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Fruit Recipe Cookbooks
Maybe reading “Is Fruit Sugar Bad for You”, has inspired you to start creating your own homemade healthy fruit desserts. What I have for you next will provide you with just this at bargain prices, so if you are a bargain hunter shopping for recipe books, this will solve your problem.
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The books listed above are at bargain-friendly prices, so why pay more when you can pay less? Consider this Gizmo’s shopping tip of the day, now let us move on so you are able to get on with your day.
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