I’ve been on a keto diet since summer. I’ve dropped 40 pounds. It’s not been the easiest diet to be on and with the holidays around the corner, I’m looking for ways to continue to stay on keto. All the sugar that surrounds me continues to drive me crazy. I think I’ll always crave it, but there are ways I can curb it.
Stress can cause us to eat things that aren’t good for us, or cause us to overeat. One thing Keto has helped me with is learning to eat smaller portions and saying no to desserts and foods that aren’t going to benefit me.
Keto doesn’t have to suck. In fact, I’ve found numerous recipes that are pretty close to the original in regards to taste.
I’ve rounded up several recipes that I hope will help you if you are trying to go low-carb, eliminate sugar, or are on a keto diet.
1.) Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake (Keto Daily)
With only 4 net carbs per slice, this pumpkin pie will be on your favorites list! Use monk fruit sweetener or your own sweetener of choice (I prefer to use Swerve–I think monk fruit is too sweet!). Add sugar-free whip cream for a delicious treat.
2.) No-Bake Sugar-Free Peppermint Pie (Sugar-Free Mom)
Using peppermint extract, peppermint liquid stevia, and sugar-free candy canes, this no-bake pie will be a hit for the holidays. It’s on my to-do list to make this year. Can’t wait to try it!
3.) Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies (Sugar-Free Londoner)
Do you miss doing cut out sugar cookies with your kids? This recipe has two different recipes and one of them is with cut-outs, just in time for Christmas! Also, check out the icing recipe too. You won’t miss Christmas baking with this one!
4.) Sugar-Free Gingerbread Roll (My PCOS Kitchen)
I haven’t tried this one but it’s on my to-do list for Christmas baking. The recipe consists of heavy cream and cream cheese for the filling and whey protein and almond flour for the base. Takes very minimal time to make and then you chill it in the refrigerator. Less than 4 net carbs per slice, so you’ll not feel all the guilt!
5.) Dairy-Free Hot Chocolate (Sweet as Honey)
I tried this on Thanksgiving and it was heavenly! The almond milk added a creamy texture. Not too sweet or too tart. It was perfect. Add a little bit of sugar-free whip cream and you won’t be missing the store-bought, sugar-loaded drinks. It’s super easy to make and you can even use the microwave if you wish!
6.) Low Carb Peanut Butter Blossoms (Sugar-Free Mom)
Another yummy recipe from Sugar-Free Mom. I enjoy making peanut blossom cookies every year for my kids. Since going keto, I miss making desserts like this one. So I was pleasantly surprised when I found this recipe! It doesn’t use Hershey kisses as my original recipe does, but it still uses chocolate and peanut butter. It’s only 7 ingredients!
7.) Crockpot Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Fudge (Sugar-Free Mom)
This recipe is so easy and only has 2 carbs per piece. If you miss fudge and are craving something sweet, this will definitely hit the spot. Use your crockpot, set it and go!
8.) Low-Carb, Chocolate Almond Biscotti (Sugar-Free Mom)
Almond, chocolate…what’s not to love? This recipe is a great holiday favorite. Looks delicious!
9.) No-Bake Keto Snowballs (Sweet as Honey)
Got 10 minutes? That’s how long these no-bake coconut “snowballs” take to make! Easy to make for surprise guests, an instant treat, or for the holidays. You can’t go wrong.
10.) Keto Gingerbread Cookies (Wholesome Yum)
It’s not Christmas if you can’t have a gingerbread cookie, right? With this recipe, you’ll have the entire family asking “is this really keto?”
And there’s my list of ten recipes. Hopefully, this will curb your refined sugar and flour desires.
If you are trying to avoid sugar for the holidays, what’s your favorite dessert? How do you curb sugar and overeating?