Even if you are not following a keto or low carb eating plan, this is the perfect sugar free, gluten free and guilt free dessert for the Christmas period!
Supplementing sugar with a natural sweetener will help you drastically cut down your sugar intake. I started to reduce my sugar about 5 years ago when I noticed what a negative impact it was having on my energy, hormones and skin. I make sure I always have something nice in my freezer so I never feel deprived! After a lot of experimentation I found erythritol gives the closest taste to sugar without that weird sweetener after taste!! I used powdered erythritol for this recipe from Pure and Natural and you can pick 1kg for €11.25 (which is the cheapest I have seen it anywhere!). The powdered variety works best, but it can be hard to get your hands on in regular supermarkets, and Pure and Natural only charge €2.50 delivery! You can pick it up here but you’ll be prompted to register an account first.
1. Melt butter and chocolate over hot water. (Add your vanilla in here if you are using it). While this is melting separate your eggs.
2. Whisk the egg yolks with half of the sweetener.
3. Next whisk your egg whites until fluffy, then add the rest of the sweetener and whisk until stiff peaks form.
4. Add the egg yolk mix to your melted chocolate/butter and then fold this mix into your fluffy egg whites.
5. Pour into a lined quiche dish and bake for 40 minutes at 180 °C
6. It will collapse once you take it out of the oven but don’t worry!
7. Serve with whipped cream and enjoy!
Eating out when following a keto/low carb diet doesn’t have to be difficult or restrictive, there are lots of options and ways to adapt meals so you can continue on your low carb plan.
Following a low carb diet is a lifestyle and that means it needs to fit in with your life. It’s important not to feel deprived, so there should be no fear around things like social events, dining out with family and friends etc, as there should always be an option to fit your needs.
As always, planning ahead is the key to success, here are a few tips for dining out on keto.
Pub menus vary from place to place, but will usually contain at least some of these dishes
Indian cuisine is based on a lot of meat dishes, which can be perfect for a keto diet. If you are having a takeaway you can cook up some cauliflower rice at home to serve instead of rice. You’d be surprised at how less bloated you will feel! Keto friendly choices include:
Most Asian restaurants will have adaptable options:
Italian is another very easy restaurant to make low carb swaps!
Mexican restaurants and street food cafes have a couple of dishes that can be adapted to low carb:
Unfortunately, most restaurants will not have any keto friendly desserts. If you really like something “sweet” after dinner you could ask for strawberries and cream, make sure to ask if the cream has added sugar though!
I often bring a couple of fat bombs in my hand bag and give them out at the table when coffee is served and everybody loves them! 😊