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    Need a sweet!

    Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 pm Groupie
    Not a sweet fan but on occasion I do. So I had a sugar free popsicle today but that didn't cut it. Need an easy low carb treat! Love lemon flavor!
    Karyl Lee
    Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:57 am
    Forum Host
    Hey, Verelucky--I have had some great results using avocado for the fat in desserts, although it was usually chocolate. It will be a strange color if it's lemon--still you might try this.
    Blend in your blender half an avocado, 1 tsp lemon zest/1 T. lemon juice, and enough splenda to taste for sweetness. Run it until it's smooth, adding just a little water if need be. You could also use a sugar free lemon syrup, if you have such a commercial product. Chill and eat!
    Panda Rose
    Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:57 pm Groupie
    or whip some heavy cream , add sweetener to your taste, then add some lemon juice, and you will have a lemon possett. This is an old English dessert.
    Diann is Cooking
    Thu May 05, 2011 8:35 pm Groupie
    I've found that the thing that best helps sugar cravings is to substitute in savory cravings. Spices, herbs, seasonings. I distrust artificial sugar (which to be honest is a distrust originally founded in the realization that for me, most of them certainly don't taste a thing like sugar.. but other people's tastebuds may differ...) I've also gotten away from a need of excess salt by exploring those savory herbs and spices.

    I make my own salad dressings and BBQ sauces (by and large -- not quite to purist level yet, but working on it...). I don't add additional salt or sugars (or faux sweeteners our great grandparents never heard of). I see recipes where people toss sugar or sweetener into, say, a stir fry? WHY? A good stir fry should NOT be sweet. We've entrapped our bodies to miss the boat.

    Okay, sorry for the rant. To answer your concern, the best way to modulate cravings for sweet/sugar, might very possibly to do it gradually. That's how I did it with salt. My parents were diagnosed hypertensive, and modified diet accordingly. Since at that time I was still living there, I went along. I kept the salt shaker full tilt for potatoes and one or two other items, but it was easy enough to find tasty savory seasonings over time.

    I've also heard tell of a negative feedback loop regarding faux sugars. One will still drink "diet" soda, but latch onto whatever else is high in sugar content in one's environment; I'll look into that info later this week or early next. The body can't be fooled forever.
    Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:51 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Try my Mock Cheese Danish recipe
    Put 2 oz cream cheese in coffee cup and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. Add one egg, 1 teaspoon of your choice vanilla extract or lemon extract, one packet of Splenda sweetener. Stir vigorously and microwave for 45 seconds. It will slightly rise. Put a pat of butter on top and sprinkle with cinnamon ( no sugar ) This is delicious for breakfast or a dessert. Enjoy! 1 - 3 carbs
    Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:11 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Try freezing some lemonade! I love making fruit juice pops or ice cubes. Perfect for dessert, but still low carb and low calorie.
    Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:06 pm Groupie
    Low Carb Lemon Dessert is easy and you can sub in any flavor you want.
    I've made it with my own sweetener and either TrueLemon, vanilla, chocolate, or coffee... depending on what DH feels like.[/recipe]
    Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:59 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    freeze some yogurt and make popsicles!
    Greek yogurt is an awesome topping for strawberries too!
    Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:57 am Groupie
    using almond flour or just stiff egg whites, add in sweetener and coconut flakes and make macaroons.

    I usually fill my mouth with sweetened whip cream once a day.

    I find however, I NEED that crunch factor.
    Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:39 pm Groupie
    This should fit the bill! The ONLY sugar is in the glaze and, you can easily use Splenda or Stevia.. that's what I do.. use some lemon juice and/or extract!

    Almond Danish Puff

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