National Milk Chocolate Day is coming up. We are huge fans of any day devoted to our favorite treat. Over the years, many studies have claimed there are medical benefits to chocolate. But we have always said that, while it might aid the heart, chocolate isn’t a health food.
For a healthy, balanced life, it’s critical to remember that not everything you eat has to aid your health. What’s important is that it doesn’t harm you! You can enjoy chocolate in ways that won’t upset your blood sugar or derail your progress on your goals. Here are four low-carb desserts that aren’t too high in fat to enjoy while staying healthy! And the best thing about them is that none of them need to be cooked. While the summer heat is on, we don't want to warm up our homes. But we still want to enjoy good food.
We love mousse desserts. But often they are high in fat. By mousse standards, this one is very low in fat. And it can be reduced by using a light cream cheese. But be sure to use block cream cheese — whipped will mess up the consistency. The mousse delivers a milk chocolate cheesecake flavor and is rich and creamy. A serving has 192.7 calories, 3.2 grams of carbs, 0.8 grams of fiber and 19.6 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
We love cookies. But there are times in the summer when there is no chance we’re turning on our oven to bake! When those days hit, it’s time to turn to these cookies with a fudgy consistency and a coconut crunch! They’re best enjoyed right out of the freezer as they are very soft at room temperature. A serving has 153 calories, five grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and 13 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
Ice cream and cottage cheese are not two phrases that usually get linked in people’s minds. But this high-protein, low-carb, low-fat ice cream has taken the internet by storm this summer! It’s effortless to make, extremely creamy and requires three ingredients. It has three ingredients, and the only churning happens in a blender. This is probably the easiest ice cream recipe we’ve ever shared, and it’s delicious! A serving has 167 calories, 12 grams of carbs, 1.9 grams of fiber and six grams of fat. Get the recipe.
If there is anything we love more than baked goods during the summer, it’s no-baked goods! As we said before, we’re not turning on the oven! It’s just too hot. But we still want brownies. The ingredient list matters for this recipe. There are only four, but substitutions won’t work well. Almond butter is key because it has the best texture for the recipe. And coconut flour has the right consistency because almond flour has too much oil. This isn’t a recipe you can tweak much. But the results are delicious! A serving has 212 calories, 12 grams of carbs, seven grams of fiber and 18 grams of fat. Get the recipe.
With these recipes, you can enjoy chocolate while keeping your blood sugar steady and your kitchen cool!