A Gallon Of Fat-Free Yogurt? Easy!

If anyone has an issue finding fat-free dairy for Dukan diet, or considers the cost of it being a bit too high, you are not alone. Here is an easy solution: make it yourself.

Pictured: Top right– home-made Greek yogurt, top left – home-made tvorog, bottom – Greek yogurt with a drop of Dassani Strawberry-Kiwi flavor, Walden Farms no-calorie Chocolate Syrup, Fat-Free Whipped Cream, and strawberry.  Yummm!!!

Seriously, it is not as hard as it seems – all you need is a lot of fat-free milk + small jar of fat-free yogurt (Greek is the best, I use Fage) as a starter culture.

Next thing you need is something to support body temperature outside of the body, for a period of 8-10 hours.

This is called “thermostat”.  Of course you can ask your husband, Grandma, or even your pet to sit on a top to keep your yogurt warm, but I don’t think that would be a practical idea. There are lots of things around your house that can assume the role of Grandma thermostat.

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Gü-style dessert (Dukan-style)

This recipe was inspired by Gü products.  I actually make it in Gü ramekins 🙂

Left – chocolate ganache with whipped cream, right – strawberry cream dessert.

 For chocolate ganache:

2 tbsp nonfat sugar-free cocoa powder

2 tbsp ff dry milk

1-2 tbsp water (adjust the amount if needed)

1/3 tsp xanthan gum

1 little bag of stevia

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For whipped cream:

1.5 cups fat free half-and-half

1 tsp non-flavored gelatin

1 tsp stevia powder

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

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Shrimp Alfredo

Ingredients:

Raw shrimp 1 lb, cleaned, de-veined, washed and dry.

Cooked shrimp can be used instead

1 shallot, diced

Dry chicken stock for seasoning

Tofu shirataki pasta substitute

Skinny Alfredo sauce ( no cooking required;  tastes very authentic)

Ingredients for Alfredo sauce:

FF Half-and-Half, 1 cup

Garlic, 1 clove, crushed

Parmesan-Romano low fat powder 3 tsp

Xanthan gum 1/2 tsp

Salt, pepper, Italian seasoning to taste

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