Carbs are the main fuel source for the body. In other words, your body needs them in order to function. However, not all carbs are created equal. Simple carbs – those that are found in veggies and fruits – are good for the body; however, complex carbs – those found in refined foods, such as white pasta and sodas – are bad for the body. Why? – Because when they are digested, they are stored as fat. Low carb diets focus on eliminating or reducing complex carbs to shed weight, and these diets can be highly effective. Unfortunately, many desserts are loaded with complex carbs.
Fortunately, you don’t have to completely give up desserts if you are on a low carb diet. With some changes, you can still enjoy your sugar fix. Here’s a look at 30 decadent low carb desserts that are sure to tickle your sweet tooth without packing on the extra pounds.
1. Cinnamon apples with vanilla sauce
Apple pie is delicious, but it’s also loaded with carbs. This dessert has a taste that’s quite similar – if not better – than apple pie, but it has a fraction of the carbs. To make it, you’ll need heavy whipping cream, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and egg yolk. Combine whipping cream, vanilla, and butter in a pot on medium heat, bring to a boil, reducing heat, and letting it simmer until it becomes creamy.
Remove from heat and whisk in yolk and set in the refrigerator to cool. Whisk in more whipping cream into the mixture and refrigerate again. Core and slice apples and heat in frying pan with butter until they become golden brown. Top the apples with cinnamon. Remove the cooled vanilla cream sauce and place a few scoops on top of the warm apples for a low carb version of apple pie.