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7 Best Low-Carb Festive Desserts & Petit Fours

Rachel Lett, RNutr

Chief Care Officer


The festive season can be a time of indulgence, particularly for sweet treats. Pre low-carb lifestyle, you probably wouldn't have second guessed a helping of pudding or an after dinner chocolate. By the time January rolls around, you feel like a stodgy iced muffin and deal with the extra weight gain like every other year — a gym membership that you'll only use once, and a week of good intentioned 'healthy eating'.

How about this year, you continue with your healthy lifestyle, but enjoy some low carb treats, that wont 'undo' all your hard work— you can truly have your cake and eat it.

End the year as you mean to go on, and avoid the vicious cycle of festive splurging and January blues.

Here's our top 7 desserts that feel indulgently festive!

1. Low-Carb Yule Log

This low-carb yule log looks terrific, and tastes even better — fluffy sponge filled with a light cream and covered in a silky, rich, chocolatey frosting.

2. Macaroons

Bombs of light, toasted coconut, this is the perfect recipe to use up your leftover egg whites.

3. Bounty Bliss Bars

Are you a bounty hunter? If every Chirtsmas you find yourself pillaging the celebrations box for the very last bounty bars, then this recipe is for you! Delicate, cool coconut, encased in rich chocolate.

4. Chocolate Espresso Fudge Slice

This is a genius recipe from Jordan Pie. These fudge slices are loaded with caffeic acid, a polyphenol found in both coffee and cacao. This is an antioxidant that’s tooted for having anti-inflammatory effect. They certainly give you a ‘buzz’ like no other—especially with all the healthy fats, too! After one slice, you’ll as feel sharp as a pin and super alert, so best eaten early in the day for maximum benefit, and a restful night sleep!

5. Chocolate & Hazelnut Profiteroles

Pillowy, buttery pockets of choux, filled with cream and glazed with a chocolate and hazelnut sauce. A tumbling tower of profiteroles are the perfect celebratory dessert — you never need to feel like you miss out on special occasions again!

6. Chocolate Truffles

Need a chocolate fix? Only 1 g net carb, these are a great end of meal treat that you and your guests can enjoy!

6. No-Churn, Whipped Vanilla Ice-cream

This is a lush, creamy whipped ice-cream, that replicates the much adorned 99 from seasides. This recipe not only evokes a squeal of delight, but also, many fond memories, that I’m sure you will find, too! Adapted from Gnom-Gnom, we have her to thank for this!

7. Velvety Chocolate Ice-Cream

This recipe is adapted from Dave Asprey’s “Get Some” ice-cream. This nutritious bomb, is better than any ice-cream I’ve ever tasted. The fats and eggs make it velvety smooth and luscious, yet it feels light like a mousse. It’s beautifully rich, without that cloying sweetness. I can’t quite believe I’ve been living my whole life without this. It’s a big hit with everyone—fat lovers or not.

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