If you’re a fan of desserts, you know how hard it can be to stay on track with your diet. Desserts make us feel full for longer than other foods do. However, they also tend to spike blood sugar levels in most people, but not all.
The ones below, however, can be consumed without such fears.
Black Bean Brownies
Black bean brownies are a great way to get protein, vitamin B6 and magnesium. They are also high in fibre and iron, which can help keep you feeling full.
The black beans add only 7 grams of sugar per serving (about 1/4 cup), making them one of the least-sugar-containing desserts on this list. The beans also add texture—they provide an interesting texture without being heavy or dense, like chocolate chips.
Chickpea Cookie Dough
This cookie dough is a healthy version of the classic. It is prepared using chickpeas, which provide fibre and protein while also being low in glycemic index (GI). The flour mixture contains gluten-free oats and almond meals, which help slow digestion and stabilise blood sugar levels.
Almond Flour Caramel Cake
The cake is made with almond and coconut flour, both high in fibre. It also has a lower glycemic index than other grains like wheat, so you’re less likely to spike your blood sugar levels after eating it.
However, if you want something more traditional (or if you don’t have any almond flour), try those baked with eggs instead of oil or butter and have plenty of vanilla extract to help keep the flavour balanced!
Pro tip: Try baking your desserts instead of frying them. You can use a pan and bake or even broil your ingredients in the oven. The results will be delicious, and the sugar won’t spike significantly.
With these tips, you can now enjoy your desserts without worrying about the impact on your blood sugar. Hopefully, this has helped you find some new delicious diet-friendly treats that satisfy your sweet tooth without giving you a high.