My favorite sugar free treats and sweets are my secret weapon to enjoying this beautiful season without feeling deprived. This Trim Healthy Tuesday, I’ve collected photos of my current favorite treat recipes for the holidays, like this almond butter buckeyes recipe!This time last year, I was busily making candy with pounds and pounds of butter, sugar, and my special ingredient….love. This year, I’ll once again be dipping chocolates, unwrapping sticks of butter, and whipping up some sweet treats full of love. But there are two major changes: I won’t be using sugar in my treats this year, and I weight about 50 pounds less than I did this time last year.
I also will not feel in the least bit deprived, because I love how I feel when I’m not tanked up on loads of sugar. I absolutely love the treats that I’ve been able to make with Trim Healthy Mama friendly ingredients!
This buttery fudge is a favorite here. Prior to THM, I used to use honey to sweeten it, but you may make it sugar free really easily by subbing 1/4 cup of blended truvia or erythritol + stevia extract to get it to the sweetness you want. It’s SUPER easy, and there are tons of variations on the basic recipe. I *love* adding cacao nibs to the recipe for the crispy-crunch texture. (Think a sugar free superfood version of a Nestle crunch.)
Starting out with Trim Healthy Mama, it was really important to me to find new ways to enjoy food that didn’t undermine my health. I just really love to cook and eat, and I have always ALWAYS known that diets that ‘deprive’ me of the joy of food would never really work long term. After all, we’re hard wired to enjoy food. It’s beautiful and pleasurable. It’s fuel, but it’s not ‘just’ fuel. I connect with people over food…I emote over it. I need it to be good.
I knew that the key for me to really enjoy Trim Healthy Mama style eating as a lifestyle was to re-discover NEW ways of enjoying and making special foods. Things like our traditional Saturday pancake brunch, Friday night pizza & ice cream, and the candy making and holiday drinks that we love during this time of year didn’t need to disappear, but they did need a MAJOR make over.
The drive through seasonal shakes were a major downfall for me last year, but no more! I’ve THM’ed my favorites, including this Mint Chocolate Chip milkshake that tastes like my favorite peppermint chip ice cream!
We can put *AWAY* some egg nog in this house. But now that we’ve discovered this sugar free egg nog recipe, the high fructose stuff no longer even whispers my name at the grocery store. With sugar free treats this good and this easy, I won’t miss the sugar.
I’m SO looking forward to trying some brand new sugar free treat recipes this year! I’m still learning my way around the low carb ‘flours’ and this old hen felt like a newly hatched chick for a while trying to learn a whole new way of cooking. But I’m here to tell you that you CAN find delicious ways of enjoying lower carb sweets & treats that support your health.
Be sure to check out even MORE sugar free trim healthy holiday treats below.
And now for LOTS more Trim & Healthy Inspiration…
This is my favorite thing about Tuesdays! I love the creative recipes, the exchange of ideas, meeting new bloggers, hearing inspirational stories and reading all of the comments from you guys. And guess what? Your clicks and comments mean a lot to the bloggers who link up here.
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