Now that the verdict is in about just how harmful white sugar and artificial sweeteners can be, those with a sweet tooth might be in despair at the thought of giving up dessert. The good news is that there are many ways to enjoy dessert naturally once you learn how to prepare your own food and not rely on pre-packaged food from the supermarket. Here are some ideas on how to enjoy dessert naturally.

Fruit

Ripe fruit is naturally sweet and contains many vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants.

Applesauce is often used in baking as a healthy substitute for both sugar and butter, increasing moisture but decreasing fat content. In addition, several varieties of apples are amongst the top 20 foods containing the most antioxidants. For example, Granny Smiths are perfect for pies, and Galas are versatile apples you can use in any recipe.

Bananas have a sweet starchiness that will keep you full. You can eat them as they are, with a sweet sauce like a bit of chocolate, or even cooked with butter and a splash of maple syrup.

Berries are another excellent fruit for all-natural desserts. They are also in the top 20 antioxidants list, including blueberries and strawberries. They can be eaten hot or cold and blend well into smoothies. They can also disguise the taste of healthy vegetables you can sneak into your smoothies. Doing so will make the rest of the family never know how good their ‘dessert’ is for them.

Fruit Juice

Fruit juice has a similar sweetening effect and can be used in smoothies, shakes, and desserts instead of added sugar. The main thing to watch out for is that the juice you buy is not only 100% juice but also the juice on the label. For example, cranberry juice is often high in apple juice, not cranberry juice.

Vegetables

Sweet vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes can work well in many recipes. You can also try some zucchini bread.

Making your own natural desserts means you can have your cake and eat it too. Best of all, it also means you have complete control over what you are eating. You know exactly what’s in the dessert you and your family are eating. This means a significant reduction in artificial colorings, flavorings, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, gluten-used for thickeners, and more. Being chemical free can only be a good thing.

Start looking up all-natural, low-carb, and sugar-free recipes. You should soon find a range of delicious desserts you can enjoy whenever you fancy a sweet treat. BBC Good Food is one of many sites with recipes for healthy desserts. Check them out on this link: Healthy Dessert Recipes. They have ingredients, preparation steps, and internal links to other desserts that go well with the one you read. At the bottom of each recipe, they have a section for comments, questions and tips.


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Jeff Moji

Hi there. I'm Jeff Moji, an engineer, information technologist, and health enthusiast. I have set up this website to explore the best ways to keep fit and healthy as I grow older during this pandemic-prone time. Please keep in touch so we can exchange information and spur one another on.

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