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The Best Low-Sugar Desserts

 

Have a sweet tooth but don't want to overdo it on sugar? Looking for a new favorite low-sugar dessert? This list of the best low-carb desserts will do the trick!

 

I've been surrounded by cake. Yup. My fiancé's birthday was last week, and we had two parties for him—a celebration with friends during a weekend getaway and then a larger celebration at our home with friends and family. And I may have overestimated how many guests were attending...we've been giving away leftover cake to every friend we've recently seen!

While I love a good slice of cake (especially the frosting!), I also have a such a sweet tooth that I'd much rather have lower-carb sweet treats so my cravings don't go into overdrive. And of course, I'm always wanting to avoid that post-dessert sugar slump. You may also have a medical condition, such as type 2 diabetes, or be following a specific diet that lends itself to low-carb desserts. For your next birthday blowout, dinner party, or just-because treat, add a few of these lower-sugar desserts to the treat table. Looking for more 
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9 Surprisingly Low-Carb Desserts

Yes, even cheesecakes, cookies, and pudding can be made low carb! My go-to low-sugar dessert is included in this Everyday Health article, and I can't wait to try the other dietitian-approved desserts. Psst...I also love a prune jam with brie.

 

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8 Mouthwatering Low-Carb Brownie Recipes

While standard brownies rely on sugar and butter to yield that melt-in-your-mouth texture, these healthier alternatives do the trick, too. By adding in creamy healthy fats like almond butter and avocado, you'll find ultra-moist, lower-sugar sweet treats (including a go to low-sugar dessert!) on this Everyday Health list that also happen to provide a slew of extra nutrients. Are you an ice cream fan? You may enjoy my healthier 
chocolate nice cream.

 

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Amy's Recipe of the Week: Almond Butter Protein Balls
 

When you need a small piece of something sweet to help you get through the work day, turn to my chewy energy balls. These bite-sized, chocolatey treats offer plenty of protein, fiber, and healthy fat to keep you full until your next meal—all in just 180 calories per treat. Now break out that mixing bowl, stat! My vanilla smoothie is also plenty sweet without any added sugar.

 

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What's your favorite low-sugar dessert? Which of these low-carb sweet treats are you going to try first? Tag @amydgorin on Instagram  and Pinterest and @amygorin on Twitter  and Facebook.

  

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.