I’ve always found the expression “treat” to be ironic when it is referring to a food that is devastating to the body’s health. I consider a true treat to be something that tastes amazing AND contributes to your health rather than your demise. Eating something that will make my energy and blood sugar crash, lower my immune defenses and increase my chance of catching a cold or flu, and adds pounds of fat to my body is hardly a treat!
Thankfully, there are many healthy dessert options available. So, for my birthday this year, I will be enjoying Flour-less Chocolate Tiramisu Torte. Are you drooling yet?!
What makes these treats healthy?
- Stabilizing to blood sugar. The ingredients include protein (mostly from eggs), quality fats such as butter and coconut oil and grain-alternative flour such as almond flour or coconut flour (very high in fiber).
- Sugar alternatives such as stevia, erythritol, or xylitol. Benefits of these sweeteners include no insulin surges, no or low calories, beneficial to dental health and gut health, and they don’t suppress the T-cells of the immune system like sugar does.
Many happy returns! 🙂