It’s official: backsliding into oblivion is no longer a given this holiday season. Sure, there will be desserts galore…but now, you can see to it that at least some of them are clean.
The holidays are part of the reason I wrote “Sweet Comfort, Converging Nutritious with Delicious: 44 Fabulously Clean Dessert Recipes.” By clean, I mean they’re gluten-free, cow-dairy-free, and low in sugar. I’ve also given options for Stevia or Monk Fruit for those who choose to or must live a sugar-free life.
Sorry, there’s no clean version of sugar cookies in the book, mostly because I’m just not patient and methodical enough for the cookie cutter process…but there are some delicious takes on classics such as Carrot Cake, Banana Cream Pie, Low-Carb Pancakes (one of my favorite unconventional desserts), and Peanut Butter Cookies. The latter are more on the decadent side, even if they are gluten-free and cow-dairy-free. But I deliberately made the book a spectrum of decadence. Some desserts are appropriate for splurges and special occasions. Others, such as Dos Leches Cake, Lemon Squares, and Mint Chip Pudding are crafted with super-clean ingredients plus a few superfoods thrown in for extra sustaining power.
So there it is in a nutshell: the first of my companion books to “Clean Comfort: Finding Peace, Balance, and My Perfect Weight.” If you’re looking for the memoir part of my transformation story, definitely check this first book out. It also has 75+ clean appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Meanwhile, I’m gearing up for my first Christmas party (it’s never too early!) and plan on bringing a clean twist on the classic ginger bread topped with whipped cream. This year, I’ll be wowing the crowd with gluten-free molasses cake (a denser, more intense version of a spice cake) topped with coconut whipped cream. Look Ma, no hangover! It’s also a great post-workout snack.
Have a delicious rest of 2015 everyone!