7 Satisfying, Low Carb Sweets

We all want to watch our weight. So, if our sweet tooth pines for something sugary, we need to find some look for low carb sweets!

As I get older, I find my sweet tooth getting decidedly stronger. I honestly can’t help myself. But I still need to fit into that cute dress I just bought. It’s not fun when your clothes fit you like you’re a sausage wrap. So, I have started experimenting in and collecting recipes of low carb sweets that satisfy my sweet tooth’s cravings. Whether you want to complete a healthy meal or snack on something healthier, it’s important to have sweets in your life!

When in Doubt, Use Natural Sources of Sweetness

The world of artificial sweeteners is an utterly confusing maze to me. We’ve all seen too many articles about the unnatural effects of this and that sweetener. It’s too much of a headache. I’d rather eat berries for sweetness. It’s not fun wondering if the powder from a little packet is secretly destroying the tips of my kidney tubules.

But if you need to add some additional sweetness, try adding Stevia. The FDA has still not granted unrestricted approval to Stevia, which is the current favorite of most low carb dieters looking for an artificial sweetener. Entire civilizations have been using this natural sweetener for centuries, and they’re still around today to talk about it. Seriously, go ahead and read about the South American Indian tribes that have heavily guarded and used Stevia plants in the past. Until proven harmful in clinical trials, I’ll be using Stevia to sweeten my desserts too.

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Stevia is an all-natural sweetener that has been used for centuries.

How to Bake Low Carb Sweets

The dessert lover has to come to terms with some substitutions while going low carb. White flour is substituted with nut (typically almond flour) or soy flour. Calorie and fat content can shoot up, but this is managed by controlling portion size. Learn to make the best and most imaginative use of ramekinsRamekins are perfectly portioned, can go from oven to table, and can showcase small but elegant single serve desserts.

 

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Use a ramekin to enjoy your sweets in healthy portions!

7 Low Carb Sweets to Enjoy

Here are some of my favorite picks whenever I need to indulge my sweet tooth. Some of these are super simple with few ingredients, ready to go in minutes. Some are elaborate and are for days when I feel like baking and want the house to fill with decadent aromas.

  1. Chocolate Mint Mousse
  2. Peanut Butter Thumbprints
  3. Berries and Chantilly served in a ‘tulip’ waffle made with unsweetened almond flour.
  4. Low Carb Apple Tart
  5. Chocolate Rum Pie
  6. Berry and Mousse Parfait
  7. Cheesecake (with variations: strawberry, pumpkin, pumpkin pecan)

My favorite of these is the chocolate mint mousse. It’s quick to make and the ingredient list is short!

 

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A chocolate mint mousse is easy and quick to make!

Here’s the recipe for it:

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Chocolate Mint Mousse

Net Carbs: 1.9 grams

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Beat the cream until it starts thickening.
  2. Add in the whey powder slowly till it is blended in.
  3. Also add the mint extract.
  4. Divide into portions and refrigerate.

I love it when the ingredient list is short and sweet. If I have to shop around for a long list of items, I might not have the energy to make it by the time I get home.

This quick and easy recipe makes 8 servings. Each serving has:

  • 190 Calories
  • 1.9 grams net carbs
  • 16.5 grams of fat.

All of these recipes and many variations of them are available online, in cookbooks, and on TV cooking shows. Try a few and find ones that work for you. Remember, going low carb does not mean giving up on desserts! You can always eat healthy any time of the day, whether its the side dishes you have with dinner, or the desserts you enjoy afterward.

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