Low Carb Holiday Desserts
Studded with both chocolate and peppermint, these meringues are the stuff sugar plum dreams are made of. Better yet, because meringue cookies do not require flour, they are lower in carbohydrates than most cookies.
Note: For these, a combination of sugar and sugar substitute is used. Do not eliminate the sugar entirely as the cookies will not dry out properly.
Note: This collection of holiday treats comes from kitchen magician Marlene Koch, author of Eat What You Love, unless otherwise noted.
Orange/Walnut Broccoli Filet Mignon with Mushroom Wine Sauce Real Mashed Potatoes Turkey Breast with Barley-Cranberry Stuffing Cheddar Cheese Herb Muffins Chocolate Raspberry Frosty Mushroom Stuffed Chicken with Madeira Sauce Herbed Couscous & Vegetables Low Carb, Low Fat Roasted Pepper Dip Tuna-Vegetable Salad
Holidays are tricky, no? Between managing diabetes among massive amounts of junk food, managing stress to manage bloodsugar among (sometimes) massive amounts of family squabbling, shopping stress and the like, and trying to get enough sleep and exercise in the cold winter months - it's a lot to handle. So I've got a two tier plan to keep bloodsugars at bay this year. Tier one - diet and exercise. Typically, at this time of year I do what I call the nutrition and gym...