A delicious introduction to the ULC lifestyle.
One of the biggest problems with eating low or Ultra-Low Carb TM is that it means dessert is out of the question. I found that there simply weren’t any good dessert options that are both delicious and low in carbs. Sure there are sugar-free products—but these can be misleading about their carb content and more often than not contain ingredients that trigger an insulin spike. I was also wary of products that claimed to be low-carb or sugar-free because most are loaded with unknown ingredients. Sometimes you just want to eat something sweet without worrying about it messing up your diet—and your health!
I felt hopeless thinking there weren't any good options for low-carb desserts and therefore no way to feed my sweet tooth without throwing me out ketosis. Sweet cravings are hard to fight and I knew the guilt I would feel if I allowed myself to eat traditional high carb desserts. It was constant battle between wanting to eat deserts that tasted good and wanting to look good.
If at first you don’t succeed, pie, pie again.
Since I couldn’t find anything that satisfied both my taste buds and my desire to cut carbs, I decided to try making my own ultra-low carb desserts. By experimenting with the safe, low-carb ingredients that I had in my kitchen—and plenty of trial and error—I was thrilled to discover a handful of recipes that actually tasted just as delicious as traditional desserts. Using my newfound dessert expertise, I was amazed by how many recipes I was able to turn into low-carb, sugar-free versions without sacrificing flavor or texture! I transformed my favorite desserts—cakes, pies, ice cream and cookies—into Ultra-Low Carb TM (ULC) versions that can be gobbled up without the guilt.
After plenty of taste testing (good thing they’re low carb!), I was convinced. But the true test was making these ULC desserts for people who love traditional desserts and not tell them.
The proof is in the pudding - and the crème brulee.
My family can be tough. They know my penchant for low-carb concoctions, so they’re always a little wary when I serve them something new. And if it doesn’t pass muster, believe me—they let me know!
So I was a little nervous when I brought my chai crème brulee to a recent family get together. Let’s just say that if they did suspect anything, they didn’t manage to say so. They were too busy stuffing their faces with my crème brulee! When you can serve a dessert at a family function and no one realizes it's low-carb and sugar-free, you know you’ve got a winner.
Easy on the waistline. Easy to make.
These recipes will satisfy your sweet-tooth fix without wrecking your waistline or spiking insulin. They use simple ingredients that most people on a low-carb diet will already have in their kitchen. And prep time is easy. You can keep it as simple or get as involved as you'd like and you'll still end up with a sweet treat that even non-ULC dieters will enjoy.