Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Sweet Treats.

July 21, 2019

 

 

 

Whether you are craving something sweet but are not sure what to grab, or you are

looking for a healthier alternative to some of your favorite desserts, the recipes below

are simple and delicious ways to satisfy that sweet tooth. Yes, avoiding desserts can

be an option, but sooner or later you might find yourself wanting to satisfy your craving

anyway you can. Instead of grabbing a highly processed, sugary dessert that can

leave your body feeling unpleasant, fatigued, and craving more sugar, try something

that tastes JUST AS GOOD and leaves your body feeling good also. Shout out to the

creators of these awesome recipes!

 

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Yield: 14 medium size cookies Serving: 2 cookies

Ingredients:

 

1 cup almond flour

1 tbsp coconut flour

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp sea salt

4 Tbsp + 1 tsp grass fed butter, at room temperature (sub coconut oil for dairy free)

1 egg

3 tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup dark chocolate chips or chunks

Optional: sprinkle with coarse sea salt

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Use the middle rack for even baking.

2. Combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium size

bowl

3. Combine egg, honey, butter, and vanilla in a small bowl

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix well

5. Drop tablespoons of dough on a parchment lined baking sheet

6. Bake for 10 -12 minutes.

7. Let cool and serve

 

Per serving: 210 calories, 16 g fat, 13 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 5 g protein

Recipe from: https://lexiscleankitchen.com/paleo-chocolate-chip-cookies/

 

 

Vanilla Chia Pudding

1 serving

 

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp chia seeds

½ cup almond or coconut milk

1 tsp honey (optional)

½ tsp vanilla

Top: berries, unsweetened coconut shreds

 

Directions:

1. Mix ingredients in a jar

2. Cover and store in fridge overnight or at least 2 hours

3. Top with favorite berries before eating

 

Per serving with honey: 172 calories, 10 g fat, 18 g carbs, 10 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 5 g protein

 

 

Brownie Bites

Serving: 16

 

Ingredients:

4 dates, soaked and pitted

1 cup nuts or almond flour

4 Tbsp cacao powder

¼ tsp salt

2 Tbsp cashew or almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

1-2 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

1. Blend ingredients together in blender or food processor

2. Roll into 16 balls

3. Store in refrigerator or freezer 

 

Per serving: 58 calories, 3 g fat, 6 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 1 g protein

 

 

Almond Butter Bites

Serving: 15

 

Ingredients:

3/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 tablespoons ground chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Directions:

1. Mix almond butter and maple syrup together then add in coconut flour, chia

seeds and cinnamon until everything is well blended

2. Roll 1 tablespoon dough into a ball to create 15 servings

3. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2

weeks or in the freezer for 1-2 months

 

Tips:

If dough is too dry, add a small amount of almond butter until the consistency will

hold the shape of a ball. If the dough is too wet, add a small amount of coconut flour at

a time, until the consistency will hold the shape.

 

Per serving: 110 calories, 8 g fat, 8 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 4 g sugar, 3 g protein

Recipe adapted from: https://www.theworktop.com/breakfast-brunch-recipes/almond-butter-energy-balls-paleo-vegan/

 

Copycat Wendy’s Frosty

1 serving

 

Ingredients:

¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

15 ice cubes

½ teaspoon Vanilla

1-2 Tbsp unsweetened Cocoa Powder

⅓ banana

 

Per serving: 84 calories, 3 g fat, 15 carbs, 5 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 3 g protein

 

 

Paleo Zucchini Brownies

Prep: 10 Cook: 20 Serving: 12

 

Ingredients:

2 eggs

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup almond butter

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup almond flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 cup finely shredded zucchini, squeezed to remove extra moisture (I grated it,

then pulsed it through my food processor for extra fine texture) *do not need to peel the

zucchini.

1/2 cup chocolate chips + more for sprinkling on top

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F, line an 8×8 with parchment paper and non-stick spray.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and maple syrup. Whisk in coconut oil,

almond butter, and vanilla.

3. In a separate small bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa

powder.

4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir till combined.

5. Add in the shredded zucchini and chocolate chips.

6. Pour into 8×8 dish and top with more chocolate chips if desired.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick or knife inserted in the center comes out

clean.

8. Let cool before cutting. Store on counter for up to 48 hours, or in the fridge or

freezer for longer.

Per serving: 224 calories, 15 g fat, 14 g carbs, 9 g sugar, 4 g protein

Recipe From: https://www.erinliveswhole.com/paleo-zucchini-brownies-gluten-free/#tasty-recipes-4926

 

 

Perfect Paleo Banana Bread

Prep: 15 Cook: 50 Yield: 1 loaf (8 slices) Serving: 1 slice

 

Ingredients:

¾ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¾ cup almond flour

¼ cup coconut flour

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

2 large eggs

2 very ripe medium bananas, mashed

¼ cup maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan by oiling or lining with

parchment paper

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon,

nutmeg and flours

3. In a small bowl, mix together coconut oil, eggs, bananas, maple syrup and vanilla

until combined

4. Add wet ingredients to dry and gently mix until combined. Avoid over mixing

5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out

clean in the center.

 

Per serving: 120 calories, 6 g fat, 13 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 9 g sugar, 3 g protein

Recipe from: https://www.peanutbutterrunner.com/perfect-paleo-banana-bread-recipe/

 

For more healthy recipes and other recommendations on healthy lifestyle call the office of Dr. Koganski 215-750-7000, or go online https://www.NewtownInternalMedicine.com

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