Can you have your cake and eat it too?
The idea that you could actually have a Christmas absent of sweetness is probably quite challenging for most. Rich dark fruit cake, plum pudding, mince pies… it’s the one time of the year where, if you do follow a sugar-free lifestyle it can be quite the challenge.
I gave up sugar back in 2013, but Christmas is that one time when it’s almost impossible to ignore the amount of sugar on the menu.
You still eat sugar but the idea of not-so-much is appealing?
Perhaps, you haven’t given up sugar but you’d like to reduce the amount you consume this year. There’s no need to give up a little sweetness without blowing it completely.
So, I went looking for sweet, sugar-free treats that’ll make Christmas time just as sweet but without being loaded with cane sugar and other high fructose sweetness like, agave, maple syrup and honey.
Apart from the obvious reasons to give up sugar, there is also the effect too much can have on your skin. If you’d like to know more about how a little less sugar can improve the health of your skin you may like this article: You’re fabulous it’s just your AGE that’s a problem.
In the meantime, these four recipes are stunning and guilt-free. Enjoy!!
Who doesn’t love a creamy cheesecake? Look at this Christmas beauty!
Sarah Wilson from I Quit Sugar’s indulgent sugar-free cheesecake is your answer to healthy-but-festive this Christmas treat everyone is sure to love.
15 minutes of preparation time and 35 minutes of cooking time. Sounds sweet!
A traditional pavlova is deliciously sweet, but if you love nothing more than a big beautiful pavlova, but it’s just too sweet?
A sugar-free alternative like this one from Mad Creations might just be the perfect solution this Christmas.
The wow factor? Look at it? Huge wow factor! You’ll find the recipe and a few other variations over at Mad Creations.
10 minutes of preparation time and a further 1 hour 45 to cook and then 3 hours resting. This recipe can be done in the Theromix or in a conventional oven.
The topping is only limited by your imagination.
Present this gorgeous white Christmas fudge on the table and see how long it lasts. Don’t turn you’re back or the bark will be gone!!
Even though the recipe uses sugar-free white chocolate, it will still be quite sweet because of all the dried fruits.
So, even though it’s sugar-free you’ll still find it to be naturally sweet. Another lovely recipe comes from Mad Creations.
It will take you about 9 minutes to prepare and a further 5 minutes of cooking time. And, you can make in advance as this recipe will freeze ready for later.
From the Sugar-Free Londoner. These not so sweet little cookies make a delightful addition to a Christmas hamper, for gifting or really anytime. Who needs an excuse!
A brilliant alternative to traditional shortbread if you’re looking for a little less sweetness.
The recipe makes around 50 stars, with 20 minutes of preparation time and a further 25 minutes to cook. Easy.