When you’re trying to live a lifestyle that’s mostly gluten and grain-free, it can be difficult to find desserts you can actually enjoy. Though there are many products on the market that claim to be gluten-free, these alternatives aren’t always healthy. They’re often loaded with extra sugar and fat to make up for the lack of texture that comes when you take out wheat — meaning they’re not such a healthy option.
Whether you’re limiting wheat, grains, and simple carbs out of medical necessity or to lose weight, dessert is likely something you’ve come to terms with giving up. Good news! With these four delicious, healthy recipes, you can quite literally have your cake and eat it, too.
Paleo Marble Cake
Based on its taste, you would never know this decadent dessert is grain-free. Made with ingredients like almond flour, coconut palm sugar, coconut milk, and raw cacao powder instead of your usual highly refined sugars and saturated fats, this is one cake you don’t have to feel guilty about eating.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls
Remember when you were a kid and you’d sneak a few bites of ooey, gooey, oh-so-bad-for-you raw cookie dough behind your mother’s back? Well, this is like that — only healthy and not forbidden.
This dessert is made with only five ingredients. It’s vegan, grain-free, and dairy-free. As an added bonus, it’s packed with protein and makes a great post-workout snack.
If you’re a mom, you get bombarded daily with begging from your kids. Begging for new toys, begging to stay up late, begging for junk food. With this yummy brownie recipe, you can indulge your kids a little without feeling like a horrible parent.
Oats and almonds are the main ingredients in this recipe, while applesauce and honey add just the right amount of sweetness.
Strawberry Banana Fudge Pops
It may be the begining of November, but it’s still warm in Amarillo. So why not cool off with a delicious, healthy popsicle? This version is grain-free and vegetarian, and can be made with a lower-carb recipe as well.
At Matrix Age Management, we understand that being healthy is about more than hitting the gym three times a week. It’s a combination of fitness, hormone management, stress and sleep management, and nutrition. Reach out to us today to learn how you can achieve optimal health and maintain your active lifestyle, regardless of age.