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This is taken from my book, Managing PCOS for Dummies published by Wiley
Per serving: 231 kcals, 12g fat, 4g saturated fat, 0.5g salt
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus chilling time

Serves 6

150 grams/6 ounces/3/4 cup low fat soft cheese (cream cheese or neufchatel)

100 grams/4 ounces/1/2 cup low fat fruit yoghurt (lemon yoghurt works well)

juice and grated rind of 1 lemon

2 tablespoons sugar

1 envelope unflavoured gelatine

3 tablespoons boiling water

white of 1 egg, stiffly whisked

pastry/biscuit base

  • Beat soft cheese with yoghurt, the juice and rind of 1 lemon, and sugar until smooth and creamy. (This can be done in a food processor
  • Dissolve gelatine in boiling water, cool slightly and add to the mixture. Gently fold in the egg white.
  • Pour into your favourite pastry or biscuit base and chill until set.

 Bread and Butter Pudding

This is taken from my book, Managing PCOS for Dummies published by  Wiley
Per serving: 448 kcals, total fat 8g, saturated fat 4g, 0.7g salt,

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves 4

1 malt loaf (225 grams/9 ounces)

100g/4 oz raisins/3/4 cup or other dried fruit

300 mls/1/2 pint/11/4 cups semi-skimmed milk

3 eggs

50 grams/2 ounces/1/4cup caster (superfine) sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla essence (extract)

2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius,325°F gas mark 3. Grease a deep 20 centimetre (9 inch) pie dish.
  • Cut malt loaf slices in half to make 2 triangles. Arrange so that they cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Sprinkle the slices with the dried fruit.
  • In bowl, beat eggs until well mixed. Add milk, sugar and vanilla essence. Beat together.
  • Slowly pour over bread, making sure it is all well soaked.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and bake for 45 minutes.

Tip: This works best if you can make up to stage 5 and allow it to sit for 30 minutes before cooking


Strawberry and Apple Crumble

This is a high fibre, healthy recipe, to be served warm with skimmed milk custard or yogurt. It has a low calorie count of 155 per portion.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 450 grams cooking apples
  • 150 grams strawberries
  • low calorie sweetener equivalent to 1 tblsp sugar
  • half teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp orange juice

For the Crumble

  • 3 tbsp plain wholemeal flour
  • 50 grams porridge oats
  • 25 grams low fat spread
  • low calorie sweetener equivalent to 1 tblsp sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4 (180 degrees Celsius).
  2. Peel, core and slice the apples. Halve the strawberries and toss together with the apples, sweetener, cinnamon and orange juice.
  3. Put the ingredients into a 1.2 litre ovenproof dish, or four individual dishesirst.
  4. Combine the flour and oats in a bowl and mix in the low fat spread with a fork.
  5. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the fruit.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes (or 20-25 minutes for individual dishes) until golden brown and bubbling.
  7. Serve warm, with low fat custard or yogurt.



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