Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) — “Zanoud al-Sit” dessert is famous in the Levant, especially during Ramadan and holidays. It consists of crispy baklava dough, rolled and stuffed with cream and pudding, and decorated with syrup and pistachios.
In order to prepare it in a healthy and nutritious way, the clinical nutritionist, Dina Jamal Qeshta, offers some tips, here are what they are:
- Use low-fat cream and milk instead of full-fat, as they contain less than 50 calories.
- Prepare it in the oven or by using an air fryer instead of deep frying in oil, to reduce the amount of fat consumed. This will help you avoid obesity, heart disease, and some cancers.
- Replace the syrup with pure maple syrup rich in antioxidants, which contains many nutrients such as zinc, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, in addition to containing almost half the calories of syrup.
- Finally, it is advised not to overeat and to be content with no more than two fingers.