You might be wondering why a person whose blog is called “Pure Sugar” is suddenly so down on sugar and carbs. Well, when my husband was diagnosed with diabetes about a little less than a month ago, it became necessary to make some dietary changes, and that’s why we’ve been eating low-carb. I’m also really interested in Paleo diets because I’ve read a lot of research about how eating Paleo is beneficial to diabetics and people with auto-immune disease (like Hashimoto’s, which I have). I’m not 100% committed to this just yet (and maybe I never will be I don’t know), but I do feel a lot better avoiding certain foods so I’m mostly looking for these types of recipes lately.
Main dishes, side dishes? No problem. The desserts are giving me trouble though. I have quite the sweet tooth as my blog’s name suggests. So I’ve been collecting low-carb and Paleo-friendly treat recipes as I see them. My birthday is next week, so I think I might be picking one of these instead of a more traditional cake. Just goes to show, you don’t need flour to make a fab dessert! Check it out!
Pumpkin Pie Dessert – This one needs some tweaking to fit into our diet, but I don’t think it would be too hard. Pumpkin and pecans are both allowed, and we do eat dairy, so I think this one has potential!
Apple-Walnut Dessert – A Paleo twist on apple crisp, one of my favorites
Fudgy Paleo Brownies – For some reason, this doesn’t seem to be linking back to the original source, but check out Health-Bent’s recipe here. I would use peanut butter instead of almond butter, but wow, do these sound great!
Chocolate Paleo Snack Cake – Sense a theme here? I looove chocolate! I can stick with any eating plan as long as it includes chocolate cake on occasion.
Paleo Coconut “Rice” Pudding – I haven’t totally ruled out rice yet, but for now I’m not eating it. However, I used to really enjoy my Kheer recipe and if I can make something similar (with cauliflower of all things) I will be thrilled!
Be sure to head over to Finding Joy in My Kitchen and see what inspired everyone else this week!