Dessert

Low Carb Dessert Ideas

No matter how important your health is to you, it can be hard to resist sweet desserts. I think one important success factor when changing your diet and trying to limit your carbohydrate intake, is having some alternatives that are healthier than your normal choice of dessert. For instance I often eat more dark chocolate than I should, but compared to my old habit of eating 200 grams of milk chocolate, I now eat 100 grams of dark chocolate. Although dark chocolate contains sugar it is still a much better alternative than 200 grams of milk chocolate. I would say dark chocolate is a healthy dessert if you are able to stop before eating the whole chocolate, like I often do. So it is not just always about eating healthy meals, but also about eating healthy amounts.

Three quick low carb dessert suggestions

The chocolate should contain at least 70% cocoa, but the darker the better since the darker chocolates have less sugar.

1) Berries with whipped cream

This is my all time favourite dessert. It is simple and delicious. Raspberries are lowest in carbohydrates.

2) Chocolate whipped cream

Melt dark chocolate. Whip cream. Mix chocolate with cream and some shredded orange peel. Put it in your fridge.

3) Chocolate covered strawberries

Dip your strawberries in melted chocolate. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets.

These are just a few quick suggestions. There are many low carb dessert alternatives. Some other favourites are home made chocolate mousse, ice cream and cheese cake. A dessert does not have to be high in sugar to be enjoyable to eat.

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