Treat your self to a delicious low sugar Russian dessert recipes fruit salad filled with vitamins and minerals and low fat.Most people love trying foods from the countries their ancestors originated from or simply enjoy sampling foods from other cultures and countries. Desserts from distant lands are always fun to try, but often times desserts from any country contain high amounts of calories, fats, and sugars that simply aren't good for your health.

Russian Desserts are known for their sweetness and sometimes high fat content and while these desserts have wonderful flavors finding ways to cut out some of the sugar and fat is definitely better for your health.

When trying Russian dessert recipes you can use sugar substitutes for some of the sugar in the recipes and exchange some of those fats for low fat ingredients and in many cases it is difficult to tell the original recipe from the one you've made changes too. In the meantime here is a simple fruit recipe you can try that only uses one teaspoon of powder sugar and has low fat mayonnaise substituted for regular mayonnaise.

Low Sugar Russian Dessert Recipes:

Yalta Fruit Salad

This delightful Russian fruit salad can be served as a part of a light luncheon or as perfect end to a meal. It is loaded with tons of healthy fruit that will give you a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, but all you will notice is the delightful taste.


・ 1 medium orange peeled and sectioned

・ 1 medium tangerine peeled and sectioned

・ 1 pear peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2 inch bites

・ 3 apples peeled cored and cut into 1/2 inch bites

・ 4 prunes pitted and cooked and cut into 1/2 inch bites

・ 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

・ 1/3 cup light low fat mayonnaise

・ 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Low Sugar Russian Dessert Recipes:


In a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise and lemon juice and set aside. Prepare fruit and sprinkle with powder sugar, mixing thoroughly to ensure that all the fruit gets sugared. Pour on the dressing, mix gently and refrigerate until ready to serve.

When serving scoop into small dessert bowls or serve on dessert plate on a bed of lettuce.

This lightly sweet dessert makes a wonderful ending to a summertime meal and also makes a great bedtime treat. The wonderful thing about this treat is that it is filled with a number of healthy fruits that gives you a ton of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber all of which are as good for you as this sweet treat tastes. It is also quite easy and simple to make and can be made up hours ahead of time so that you won't be spending time in the kitchen when you can be seeing to your guests.

For a slightly different taste and twist on this Russian favorite try substituting low fat french vanilla yogurt for the mayonnaise. This will give your Yalta Salad a slightly sweeter taste. Exploring and trying new treats are always fun and it is even more fun when you can find those great tasting treats that are good for your health as well as your taste buds.

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Popa Woolsey has been writing about self-improvement-health issues for more than fifty years. He is a teacher, author and personal motivational coach.