The holiday season isn’t exactly the time to start worrying about healthy eating.
Which makes your keto diet during this time a little bit complicated for everyone involved. Whether you’re hosting your family and friends for the holidays or you’re being hosted, finding the perfect keto-friendly foods isn’t going to be a cakewalk.
Today, we’re going to try to help you out by telling you the best keto holiday desserts to make this season. Everyone loves Christmas dinner, but delicious desserts are as much a part of the holidays as Saint Nick himself. Try making a few of these treats and you’ll see that Christmas desserts don’t have to pack on the pounds.
Whether you’re going keto for a change or because a weight loss clinic suggested it, it can be hard to maintain and you’re going to want to indulge from time to time.
Cheesecake is the perfect keto dessert because, as we all know, cheese and other dairy products are one of the pillars of the keto diet. The beauty of indulging in cheesecake during the holiday season is that you can integrate a plain old cheesecake recipe with so many different delicious flavors.
There are amazing recipes for pecan-based cheesecakes that will make you feel the holiday spirit. If you need something more overtly Christmas-ey, then inject some candy cane or eggnog into your cheesecake.
It seems like there are always cookies around during the holidays, so it’s hard to call this strictly a “dessert”, but that’s what it is. The problem with regular cookies is that they’re loaded with carbs, so not very keto-friendly, but it’s possible to have your cookie and eat it too.
Instead of finding ways to make chocolate chip or oatmeal molasses cookies that aren’t going to be as good, focus on what you can have. Peanut butter cookies are delicious and require almost no ingredients, or you could go with a good shortbread recipe and dip them in chocolate.
Pumpkin pie is usually associated with Thanksgiving, but as the official entry point into the holiday season, we feel that it’s a must-have on a holiday dessert list. All you really have to do to make a pumpkin pie keto-friendly is make it yourself with a fresh pumpkin, gluten-free crust, and sugar substitutes.
Everyone knows pumpkin pie is delicious on its own, but you can take it to the next level with pecans or infusing pumpkin pie into one of your cheesecakes. Since it’s the holidays, you’re allowed to get wild and crazy.
Finding Your Favorite Keto Holiday Desserts
Keto holiday desserts are all around you, you just have to be willing to experiment with your baking. There are so many great recipes out there, so keep your eyes peeled and you’ll find inspiration this holiday season.
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