Being on a low-carb diet doesn't mean you have to skip dessert. With some smart ingredient swaps, you'll be able to enjoy healthier versions of the comfort foods you already know and love, from cookies and ice cream to cheesecake and trifles.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars
These low-carb bars don't require any baking whatsoever. All you need is a microwave and a little patience while they harden in the fridge.
Get the recipe at Primavera Kitchen.
Tofu Chocolate Pudding
To create a healthier — and protein-packed! — version of chocolate pudding, just blend silken tofu and cacao powder. "Tofu is surprisingly low in carbs," Goodman says. "And by using a protein powder like PlantFusion Chocolate Brownie Protein Powder that has a rich chocolatey flavor, you'll save on carbs and sugar."
Get the recipe at Fit Living Eats.
3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Good news: This recipe only calls for peanut butter, sweetener, and an egg. "In addition to antioxidants, peanut butter's monounsaturated fat and protein content will help keep you feeling fuller longer," Goodman says.
Get the recipe at Moscato to Mom.
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