Four Low-carb, Low-Calorie Chocolate Desserts to Help You Ease into the New Year

We all have our resolutions and plans for the new year. But we think baby steps are usually the best steps forward. Being too hard on yourself sets you up to crash and burn. If you are anything like us, there’s a good chance that goodies are lingering in your house from the holidays. Giving them away is usually the best thing to do. That is harder this year when we aren’t seeing people. Throwing them out is another option. But if you have family members who are still eating them, you can’t simply get the treats out of the house.

We can hear the sweets calling our names. Sometimes the best way to stay away from the huge temptation is to give in to the smaller ones. Today, we’re sharing four absolutely scrumptious chocolaty recipes you will love that are low-carb and at most 161 calories! That makes them easier to fit into your health plans and lets you enjoy a sweet treat.

Chocolate Mug Cake


After the holidays, you might be feeling done with your kitchen. There’s so much cooking to be done to enjoy all your favorite family recipes! If you are avoiding your kitchen as much as possible, this two-minute mug cake is perfect for you! It’s also perfect for people who are avoiding dairy or gluten. This cake is so easy and delicious! You can enjoy chocolate cake without the hassle of preheating the oven! A cake has 127 calories, eight grams of carbs and five grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Flourless Chocolate Cake


If you’re someone who loves baking, you might prefer this recipe instead. This recipe is just seven ingredients, and none of them are flour. It’s a dense, decadent dessert that allows you to celebrate chocolate without the carbs! The phono shows icing, but the recipe and nutritional information, are just for the cake. After the holidays, we think taking a break from the icing is a great idea. The site does have a lot of different frosting and icing options. But, this cake works well on its own! A slice has 130 calories, six grams of carbs and 3.3 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Avocado Mousse


Most people know that the fastest way to make low-carb chocolate mousse is to whip sugar-free chocolate Jello pudding powder with heavy cream. It’s amazingly decadent and easy. It is heavenly. But, if you don’t mind working with a few more ingredients and are looking for something a little healthier, this is for you. You can get your veggies in with your dessert! You can easily halve this recipe if you want to make a smaller amount the first time you make it, but you are probably going to find this becoming a favorite! You just blend and chill everything for delicious mousse! A serving has 157 calories, 10.5 grams of carbs and 6.7 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Four-ingredient Fudge


Sometimes you want to cut right to the center and just have chocolate! But, with things you buy, there will be massive amounts of sugar and tons of ingredients you might not want. That’s why we love this four-ingredient fudge! You get slapped in the face with chocolate flavor, but it’s low in carbs, simple to make and lower in calories than a lot of what you can buy. When it comes from your own kitchen, you can do the math yourself and know what you’re eating, and that helps you reach your health goals sooner! A serving has 161 calories, one gram of carbs and .6 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

We hope these recipes brighten up the first week of January! As we fall back into our everyday routines, these can help you bring a little sweetness to your day!

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