Healthy Recipes #12 – Dessert

Last week we gave you two simple dinner recipe ideasĀ  Fish and leek pie as well as Tomato Chilli Prawns and now this weeks focus is on some more tasty dessert ideas.

We at MaxNRG Personal Training aim to provide you with weekly breakfast, lunch, dinner and the occasional dessert recipe idea that will not only revive your taste buds but take you a step closer to reaching a leaner, healthier you!

This weeks two healthy dessert options are:

  • Vanilla-poached nashi pears

  • Ricotta and almond stuffed peaches

Healthy option 1

Vanilla-poached nashi pears


  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 pieces of orange peel
  • 4 nashi pears, peeled


  1. Use a sharp paring knife to split the vanilla beans lengthways and scrape out the seeds
  2. Place seeds and split beans in a medium saucepan with the water, sugar, cinnamon and orange peel
  3. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved
  4. Add the nashi pears to the pears to the pan and increase the heat to medium
  5. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes, or until the nashi pears are tender
  6. Remove pan from heat and leave for 10 minutes for the flavours to infuse
  7. Serve teh poached nashi pears warm and cold, drizzled with syrup

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Calories – 179
Protein – 0.7g
Fat Total – 0.2g
Fat Saturated – 0g
Carbohydrate – 44g
-Sugars – 44g
Fibre – 2.6g

Healthy option 2

Ricotta and almond stuffed peaches


  • 1/2 cup low-fat ricotta
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 peaches, halved and stones removed
  • 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  1. Preheat grill to medium
  2. Line baking tray with baking paper
  3. Place ricotta, icing sugar and vanilla in small bowl and mix together
  4. Spoon into each peach half
  5. Sprinkle with a few almonds and drizzle with honey
  6. Cook the peach halves under the grill for 3-5 minutes

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

Calories – 149
Protein – 5.5g
Fat Total – 5.5g
Fat Saturated – 2g
Carbohydrate – 18.9g
-Sugars – 18g
Fibre – 2g
Our previous healthy dessert recipes:

To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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