By Jane Barthelemy. Everyone asks me: “How can I lose weight and still enjoy eating sweets?” The answer is easy. Eat low-carb Paleo Desserts! I discovered the secret to making delicious traditional desserts with low-carb, healthy ingredients. I eliminated gluten, grains, refined sugars and dairy. I carefully measured the carbs compared to other recipes. Then I wrote a cookbook to share my creations. It’s called Paleo Desserts – 125 Delicious Everyday Favorites, Gluten and Grain-free.
My favorite low-carb skinny desserts:
The 2 Keys to Low-Carb Skinny Desserts:
1. Real Food. It’s essential to use natural ingredients like low-sugar fruits, vegetables and nuts. Forget refined and prepared foods like flour, sugar and even so-called “natural” sweeteners. Forget wheat and gluten-free flours. Don’t even think about using common allergens like dairy, corn, soy or peanuts. You’ll be amazed at the delicious flavors of authentic, unrefined food.
2. The REAL key is the LOWEST carb flour and the LOWEST carb natural sweetener.
The first essential is flour. I use pure shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, ground in any home food processor. It’s a delicious, nutritious whole food with only 27% carbs.
The second essential is a sweetener. I use a natural sweetener made from chicory root fiber called Just Like Sugar Table Top. It tastes wonderful, and is easy to use cup for cup like sugar. You can buy Just Like Sugar Table Top in some whole food stores, online, or by clicking the link right here. Chicory root is high in FOS inulin, a sweet fiber that is not digested as a carbohydrate. It is a natural, zero carb, zero sugar, and non-caloric sweetener that causes no rise in blood sugar or insulin response. I don’t sell it, I just like it and I use it. Make sure you ask for the Table Top, not Baking, which is measured differently. You’re free to experiment with your favorite sweetener, however you may miss out on the benefits of low-carb desserts.
Do the Math for Yourself. What is the Lowest – Carb Flour?
(Note that most gluten-free flours are very high in carbs. And coconut flour is high in carbs, since it is refined, defatted and processed into powder including the hull and husk.)
High-carb sweeteners are in everything these days. These are the sugars (glucose, fructose) that doctors say are at the root of our epidemic of obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
When you eat conventional desserts, including gluten-free and most Paleo desserts, you’re eating tons of carbs. They’ll give you a nice big spike in blood sugar and promote weight gain. My Paleo recipes are a new concept in delicious health! There are a few new techniques you’ll need. Learn how to make them low-carb in my book Paleo Desserts.
My recipes are compatible to many popular alternative diets, such as gluten-free, celiac, dairy-free and diabetic. Almost everyone can enjoy them, because the Paleo diet eliminates the whole gamut of refined foods and common allergens. So if you or anyone in your family is on a special diet, these recipes can help everybody to enjoy their favorite sweets, without risking your health or breaking your diet. Check out the Recipe List by Diet.
Everybody loves sweets – this is a joy that we need and deserve in our lives. The good news is we don’t have to give them up. These delicious Paleo Dessert recipes will help you stay healthy and happy – without the carbs that cause weight gain. They’re nutritious, real food, so you can forget the guilt. Make real-food sweets a joyous part of your day and of your diet. Just take a risk, try one recipe, and you will become a believer, just as I am. My sweet tooth is satisfied, I stay healthy and feel great eating real-food sweets. This is truly a new concept in desserts.
Words do not describe my joy when I taste my low-carb desserts. I feel no sugar rush, yet I can enjoy the sweet comfort of Brownies, Chocolate Fudge and Apple Pie. They taste so delicious, I can hardly believe they’re desserts! Say good-bye to blood sugar swings and weight gain, by eating low-carb treats made with nourishing ingredients.
And that’s how to lose weight or stay slim eating desserts. Eat low-carb Paleo Desserts. You can do it! Check out my cookbook at Paleo Desserts .com.