Four Dessert Recipes with Hidden Veggies

Being an adult who doesn’t like vegetables can be embarrassing. People will judge adults as “childish” or mock them for “eating like a kid.” But judging someone for things they can’t change is unfair.

In the past, we have written blogs about how to find ways to enjoy veggies more, different ways to cook them, and things to try. But you shouldn’t feel guilty for not liking something!

As adults, we know how essential vegetables are for our health. But you shouldn’t have to choke them down. Instead, do the trick your mom used to do: hide them. For decades, moms have been hiding spinach in meatloaf and pasta sauce. You can do that for yourself. You don’t have to taste your vegetables to get their vitamins and nutrients. Today, we’re sharing four low-carb desserts with hidden vegetables so you can enjoy something sweet while getting some greens in your day!

Fudgy Keto Zucchini Brownies


We love zucchini bread. But if that doesn’t hide the vegetable well enough for you, have no fear: chocolate covers everything. These moist, dense brownies taste like normal brownies. The zucchini keeps them moist and fudgy without adding any flavor. Let the batter sit for five minutes before baking to ensure the mix has absorbed the liquid from the zucchini, and it’s well incorporated. You’ll never know it’s there! A serving has 76 calories, three grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and seven grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Paleo Double Chocolate Beet Brownies


The vegetables in this recipe aren’t just hidden; they’re helping! Pureed beets make these brownies moist, and avocado makes them rich. They taste indulgent and fancy. But you make them in a food processor or blender. They take the term “one bowl” recipe to the max, as you blend your ingredients together and pour them into muffin tins to bake. They’re made with cocoa and chocolate chips, meaning you get double the chocolate along with double the veggies! The recipe uses a little honey. You can use a non-caloric substitute if you want to make the carb count even lower. But it is low in carbs as it’s presented. A serving has 70 calories, six grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and four grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Cauliflower Chocolate Pudding


Chocolate pudding is loved by children and adults alike. This recipe lets you enjoy the flavor of childhood without all the carbs and with a boost of veggies! Most of us only think of cauliflower as a replacement for rice, but it can also lower the carbs and up the fiber in pudding! And it’s so easy! You steam the cauliflower and then whip it in a blender or food processor with the other ingredients until it’s completely smooth. Then, let it set in the fridge. As this recipe uses gelatin, it’s not suitable for vegetarians. You could use chia seeds in place of gelatin. As it’s written, a serving has 84 calories, 6.8 grams of carbs, 3.5 grams of fiber and 6.4 grams of fat. Get the recipe.    

Keto Avocado Key Lime Pie


A regular key lime pie has around 50 grams of carbs per slice. By replacing sweetened condensed milk with avocado, you can keep all the creaminess of the pie and cut out a ton of carbs! It has the added benefit of being vegan, so any vegetarian you know can enjoy this delicious dessert! The pie doesn’t taste like avocado, but it is beautifully green. It is sweet, tart lime perfection! A serving has 289 calories, 9.8 grams of carbs, 3.6 grams of fiber and 27.7 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

These four recipes will undoubtedly help you eat your veggies while enjoying a delicious sweet treat! We hope you love them all!

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