No matter how important your health is to you, it can be hard to resist sweet desserts. I think a key success factor in changing your diet and trying to limit your carb intake are having alternatives that are healthier than your regular dessert choices. For example, 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. Even though dark chocolate contains sugar, it’s still a much better alternative than 200 grams of milk chocolate. I would say dark chocolate is a healthy dessert if you can stop before eating all the chocolate like I often do. So it’s not just about eating healthy, it’s also about eating in healthy amounts.
Three quick low-carb dessert suggestions
The chocolate should be at least 70% cocoa, but the darker the better as the darker chocolates contain less sugar.
1) Berries with whipped cream
This is my favorite dessert of all time. It’s easy and delicious. Raspberries are lowest in carbohydrates.
2) Chocolate whipped cream
Melt dark chocolate. whipped cream. Mix the chocolate with the cream and some chopped orange zest. Put it in your fridge.
3) Strawberries covered in chocolate
Dip your strawberries in melted chocolate. Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate has set.
These are just a few quick suggestions. There are many low-carb dessert alternatives. Some other favorites include homemade chocolate mousse, ice cream, and cheesecake. A dessert doesn’t have to be high in sugar to be enjoyable.
Thanks to Lena Hanson