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So if you don't eat added sugar then what on earth do you do for pudding?

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gettingtogreat Thu 30-Jun-16 08:40:14

It's all very well this no-added-sugar healthy eating lark, but three days in and I am at a loss for my pudding options.

Am I destined to a lifetime of Greek yoghurt and fruit for afters??


shuckleberryfinn Thu 30-Jun-16 08:42:35

Banana ice cream smile with cocoa. Or you could cook with dates rather than refined sugars. Surprisingly one green planet does a lot of good dessert recipes.

Tonis2297 Thu 30-Jun-16 08:43:40

We don't do puddings in this house hmm we must be weird grin

ImogenTubbs Thu 30-Jun-16 08:44:48

Fruit salad and cream

Nivea101 Thu 30-Jun-16 08:51:53

Berries and cream. The longer you do this the more you won't miss puddings.

gettingtogreat Thu 30-Jun-16 09:08:03

Cream! I'd never thought of cream. Isn't it's horrifyingly calorific though?

Babymamamama Thu 30-Jun-16 09:13:08

I've just made dd pancakes with mashed banana and a few berries in the mix. Could that be a desert? It's yummy.

lastqueenofscotland Thu 30-Jun-16 10:10:34

Do people really have pudding every day?

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 30-Jun-16 11:59:53

My lot have yoghurt and fruit for pudding most days.

DataColour Thu 30-Jun-16 12:05:31

Do people really have pudding every day?

Yeah we do. Usually something home made like cake. Sometimes yoghurt and fruit. Or even just a couple of squares of dark chocolate.

gettingtogreat Thu 30-Jun-16 16:19:29

Yeah we have pudding every day. Else we get ravenous a couple of hours after dinner!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 30-Jun-16 16:21:53

Hmm... Haven't had pudding (except rarely at a restaurant) since I was about 6!

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Thu 30-Jun-16 16:22:18

gettingto have more dinner??

gettingtogreat Thu 30-Jun-16 16:25:26

Baby mama - how do you make the pancakes?

bigkidsdidit Thu 30-Jun-16 16:26:28

We never have pudding! I didn't realise people did. Just have more main course? Berries aren't going to fill you up for hours if that's the aim.

Artandco Thu 30-Jun-16 16:26:49

Just have more dinner... We very rarely eat desert, mainly Xmas/ maybe in restaurant or guest over.

toffeeboffin Thu 30-Jun-16 16:27:58

Does anyone have a proper pud, like sticky toffee and the like more than once a week?

ErrolTheDragon Thu 30-Jun-16 16:28:50

Gosh, I thought people only had pudding on high days and holidays.

Cheese and biscuits?

Instant 'icecream' is good though - I always chop up and freeze any bananas which are getting overripe, then blend with greek/other yog, sometimes with frozen raspberries or some cocoa and almond butter.

Icklepickle101 Thu 30-Jun-16 16:38:31

With fruit/yoghurt/ice cream

Also good for brekky grin

drspouse Thu 30-Jun-16 16:42:07

I do this three days a week and have fruit or NAS yogurt or a frozen smoothie bar. I don't have dessert every day anyway.
I am more likely to get peckish an hour or two later when I do miss biscuits. I usually go for something like baked crisps or a home made fruit scone (raisins but no sugar).

TheDropBear Thu 30-Jun-16 20:52:51

Avocado chocolate mousse/pudding?
Frozen yoghurt (think if you're making it yourself you can make it sugar free)
Sugar free cakes (I've seen applesauce used, probably still quite sugary though)
Sugar free jelly (if you don't mind artificial sweeteners)
Another option if you like more than one course is to switch it up and do starter and main rather than main and dessert.

Statelychangers Thu 30-Jun-16 21:03:31

Don't do puddings as a rule, the odd Sunday and maybe birthdays, Christmas etc.

whois Fri 01-Jul-16 11:22:41

It is a bit joyles all these no-pudding houses!

I like a spot of pudding. It is a good way to get a portion of fruit in - chopped up apple with a square of dark chocolate, berries and yog, orrange cut into segments with cinnemon sprinkled over.

Pinkheart5915 Fri 01-Jul-16 11:30:44

I've always had pudding every day and I'm never stopping.

toffee Yes Some days (probably 2-3 days a week) I do sticky toffee pudding, chocolat tart and cream.

If I am being good OP I have;

Frozen yoghurt & berries
Bannana pancakes
Frozen smoothie ice lolly
4 squares dark chocolate

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Fri 01-Jul-16 13:38:37

Not joyless, it's just genuinely never occurred to me! Never had pudding growing up except Christmas and Sunday lunch at the grandparents, and never had it as an adult. I prefer savoury food anyway so not having pudding takes no joy away at all!

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