Before losing my weight on a low carb lifestyle I loved to bake treats and send them in care packages to my college age kids. As your body adjusts to low carb eating, many of the baked goods become too sugary sweet for your adapted tastebuds. That’s not to say the sweet tooth disappears…just changes a bit. These low carb sweets are adapted to low carb baking. Yes, they still have calories, but total deprivation is really not part of a low carb lifestyle IMHO.
Using Sugar Substitutes:
By the way, there are healthy sugar substitutes and some not-so-healthy ones. Erythritol and Stevia (Truvia is a blend of both) are the ones I recommend. They are not artificial sugars, but rather natural sugar substitutes. Here is more information on sugars that can be used in low carb cooking.
Low Carb Clafoutis
Although many fruits like mangos, bananas, pineapple, etc. can be too high in sugar for a low carb or slow carb diet, some fruits CAN fit into a low carb or slow carb lifestyle.
This low carb cherry dessert recipe (a Clafoutis) is made with almond flour, eggs, a bit of sugar (or sugar substitute), and of course cherries. It is easy, delicious and the cherries can easily be swapped out for other fruits.
Strawberry Panna Cotta
This one is an elegant dessert. Although it looks fussy, it is actually quite easy if you just get the right mold and are patient. This Strawberry panna cotta recipe one of many low carb and keto sweets that includes fruit.
Chocolate Truffles with Pistachio Coating
**Note: Place these in the freezer and pull out one when you need a chocolate fix. Just know that the cocoa has quite a bit of caffeine so don’t eat too close to bedtime.
Enjoy these pistachio coated chocolate truffles as low carb and keto sweets or make them the traditional way with pure cane granulated sugar. Either way, they are delicious! Just make sure if you choose the sugar version that it’s on cheat day!