Dessert: Be smart and you can treat yourself without breaking the rules! 150 calories and under. This healthyrecipe is featured in the dessert section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes to help you meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
1/2 cup short-grain rice
2 cups fat-free milk
2 tbsp. natural sugar sweetener, such as agave
1 vanilla pod, split
How to Make It
Place the rice in a saucepan with the milk, sweetener, and vanilla pod. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat, and simmer gently for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently until the rice is creamy and tender. Remove from the heat, and serve warm or cold.
Smart tip: Use leftovers to make an easy mango brûlée for non-fast days (199 cals). Pop 1/4 cup sliced mango in a ramekin, top with rice pudding, sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar, and broil until brown.
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