If you have read my about me page I say that most of our indulgences are healthy too, and there are many times when I am asked to clarify this statement. As most of you know that I am a staunch proponent of eating healthy food. But eating healthy does not mean that it should be devoid of taste (who can stick to boring and bland food for whole life).
If you do not give in to few indulgences you are setting yourself for a failure from beginning itself. Any healthy eating plan should leave some scope for indulgences and going by popular opinion sweets or desserts are life’s little indulgences, so I tend to leave some room for desserts. That makes it easier for me to stick to my plan without cheating and feeling bored.
These weekly desserts tend to be healthy and made from wholesome natural ingredients and low fat. This week I had a few overripe bananas and when you have over ripe banana what do you make? Off course banana bread so that’s what I baked too :-). Even though this low fat banana bread contains banana, it is a healthier version as compared to traditional banana bread which is loaded with fats and sugar.
Both the Teens Enjoyed it with Some homemade Low Fat Vanilla Icecream
So It was quite a challenging job to make it low in fat and healthy and that too without compromise on taste and texture. After lots of trials and errors, I have come to a conclusion that if the healthy food does not taste good (if not better) than normal food, people are not going to eat it.
This is the reason that typically my approach is to slim down the recipe to an extent that it does not lose its original taste and at the same time healthier than the normal version of banana bread.