Healthy Recipes #16 – Desserts

Last week we gave you two simple dinner recipe ideas Balsamic chicken with steamed vegetables as well as Lemon and oregano pork loin with zucchini mash 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:

  • Fairy cup cakes

  • Pavlova roll

Healthy option 1

Fairy cup cakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup self-rasing flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons extra-light spreadable cream cheese
  • 2 tables low-fat custard
  • 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • icing sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. line a 12 hole patty tin with paper cases
  3. Using an eletric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale and creamy
  4. Fold in the flour and baking powder until just combined
  5. Spoon into the paper cases, until 2/3 full
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  7. Cool the cakes on a wire rack
  8. Mix together the cream cheesy, custard, sugar, vanilla and cinamon until smooth
  9. Cut a disc from the top of each cup cake and fill with cream cheese mixture
  10. Replace the top and repeat with remaining cup cakes
  11. Dust with icing sugar before serving

Makes 12

Nutritional Info

Calories  Р54
Protein – 2g
Fat Total – 1.5g
Fat Saturated – 0.7g
Carbohydrate – 8g
Sugars – 4g
Fibre – 0.2g

Healthy option 2

Pavlova roll


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • 200g low-fat vanilla fromage frais
  • 250g strawberries, hulled and halved


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. Line a 26 x 32cm Swiss roll pan with baking paper
  3. Using an eletric mixer, beat the egg whites wnitl soft peaks form
  4. Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all the sugar is incorporated ad the meringue is thick and glossy
  5. Beat in the cornflour and vinegar
  6. Spoon the meringue into the prepared pan, gently smoothing the surface with a metal spatula
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes
  8. Turn the pavlova roll out onto a clean towel that has been lightly dusted with icing sugar
  9. Peel away the baking paper and with the long side facing you, carefully roll up, using the tea towel as a guide
  10. Set aside to cool
  11. When completely cool until it and spread with the fromage frais, leaving a 2cm border around the edges
  12. Top with strawberries and re-roll
  13. Slice and serve

Serves 10

Nutritional Info

Calories – 72
Protein – 3.5g
Fat Total – 0g
Fat Saturated – 0g
Carbohydrate – 14g
Sugars – 13.5g
Fibre – 0.6g
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To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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