Low-Carb Dessert Recipes & Fun Snacks That Are Atkins-Friendly



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celery-and-cream-cheese-low-carb-by-size8jeans.jpg The whole premise behind low-carb diets (like the Atkins Diet) is to eat a balanced diet that is low in refined carbohydrates such as sugar, flour, and high fructose corn syrup.

By avoiding carbohydrates, the body’s metabolism changes from burning glucose to using stored fat as the fuel for the human furnace.

When we think of snacks and desserts, we generally think: cake, pastries, cookies and any number of things concocted from refined carbohydrates (which are the root cause of obesity for many people).

Interestingly, these refined carbohydrates will also negatively affect those of us who are Type II Diabetic.

Does this mean that forever more you are restricted to a menu of steak and vegetables?

Fortunately, no! There are many satisfying snack and dessert options available that will satisfy your sweet tooth if you’re on a low-carb diet, like the Atkins Diet.

low-carb-strawberry-cake-by-Signe-Karin

It is usually deprivation that causes a diet to fail. Who wants to be deprived of all the things you love to eat?

If you feel that it’s impossible to satisfy your cravings, it will likely become impossible to remain true to any diet, including the Atkins Diet.

The magic key is to leave those pre-mixed cake mixes and store-bought cookies on the shelf.

By altering the ingredients in some everyday recipes, you can still make lots of treats and snacks that are quite tasty. All they’re missing is those things that don’t do a body good.

 

Tasty Low-Carb Dessert Recipes

Here’s a collection of low-carb dessert recipes that will allow you to satisfy your sweet tooth when you’re on the Atkins Diet:

 

How To Find Low-Carb Treats In Stores

The Atkins Nutritional Approach has been around for a number of years. Many food manufacturers these days clearly recognize Atkins as a popular approach to weight control. That’s why, in most food stores, you can easily find products labeled as Atkins-friendly.

Just remember to stay away from the chips and candy bar aisle. Instead, go further into the supermarket and study the labels a bit. Don’t rely on bold print on the front of the package that may indicate a product is “low carb”. Instead, read the nutritional label and make your decision from accurate information that is supplied on most foods these days.

Remember, the same is true for Diabetics as well… it’s the processed foods that often are the worst for you. By experimenting with low-carb recipes and preparing your deserts from fresh products instead of processed ones, you will be able to have your cake and eat it too!

Here’s a recipe for low-carb peanut butter fudge that will keep you away from the fudge shop in the mall:

 

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Curtis

I’ve been involved in RVing for 50 years now -- including camping, building, repairing, and even selling RVs. I’ve owned, used, and repaired almost every class and style of RV ever made. I do all of my own repair work. My other interests include cooking, living with an aging dog, and dealing with diabetic issues. If you can combine a grease monkey with a computer geek, throw in a touch of information nut and organization freak, combined with a little bit of storyteller, you've got a good idea of who I am.

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