Ever Heard Of Low Carb Desserts?
Sugar is only one of the many foods that people have constant cravings for. That craving seems to be biologically ingrained in us. During the prehistoric times, sugar was in very short supply so it came as no surprise that foods containing sugar, such as berries, were eaten a lot. However, that’s not the case any more. We now eat way too much sugar, because we have access to cakes, sweets, donuts and chocolate on a continuous basis. You cannot possibly avoid sugar, even.
Low carb diets are specifically targeted for people who want to avoid sugar and lose weight at the same time. But don’t you find it excruciatingly hard to turn your back on all those sweet, great-tasting pastries and cookies that you’ve grown up with? That’s why low carb desserts can be so essential for a low carb diet. Instead of grabbing that sugary cookie when you crave desserts, you instead can eat a healthy cookie that contains no sugar but yet is just as fulfilling!
I wouldn’t blame you if you are sitting there with disbelief on your face. But low carb desserts are very, very real, and they are here. They can be eaten every day when your fancy strikes you. Low carb muffins and cookies can be the perfect afternoon snack while at work. You will never run the risk of running out of low carb food, since they are very easy to make and store. It’s also convenient for when you are traveling as planes and trains rarely have low carb foods available. I frequently take low carb cereal with me when I travel.
So where can you get low carb desserts? Unfortunately, low carb desserts are not really sold in stores although some people have started selling breads and chocolates that are reasonably low carb. The best thing to do is to make your own low carb desserts at home. Aside from putting in a bit more effort in baking and mixing, the recipes are pretty much similar to that of the normal recipes. In this manner, you will be able to make sure you get only the freshest and healthiest ingredients in your dessert.
But you might get to thinking: how can something with no sugar still be sweet? That is because of artificial sweeteners. These sugar and honey alternatives have zero calories and zero carbohydrates. They usually taste just like sugar, especially in baked goods. There are a large selection of different artificial sweeteners available now. I personally like using sucralose, which is the main ingredient in Splenda. Its taste perfectly mimics that of sugar and using it is no hardship, either. It is safe, as proven by the lack of substantiated health issues related to it. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering it shares very similar chemical structure with sugar.
Flour cannot be used in baking low carb desserts; that is why there is a need for a few different ingredients. Common alternatives to flour are flaxseed meal and coconut flour. Coconut is great for low carb dieters. It contains healthy fats, low carbs and tastes great! You will often see low carb baking recipes having coconut milk and desiccated coconut in its lists of ingredients. Similarly, another good and healthy addition to your baked goodies are nuts. In fact, there are some cookies that are made from peanut or almond butter.