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Low-Sugar, Gluten Free Alternatives to Your Favorite Desserts

Yeah! Who doesn’t love homemade Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies? Well, these classic cookies are low in sugar & gluten free. They only have about 7 grams of focused carbs! See below how it’s done.

Prep Time:

Minutes to Prepare: 12 mins.

Minutes to Cook: 12-14 mins.

Number of Servings: 26

Ingredients:

13 oz Almond Flour

1/2 cup Erythritol Sweetener (can use splenda)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 egg

1 stick salted butter

1 Tbls vanilla

1/2 cup Sugar Free Chocolate Chips (any brand is fine)

1/8 cup Water

Directions:

Soften Butter, mix in 1 egg, water, vanilla. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, salt, baking soda, and erythritol. Add wet ingredients to dry, then stir in chocolate chips. Scoop with a small scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets (so cookies do not stick).

Bake at 350 degrees in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy!

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Ooo-lala! This cheesecake recipe can be incorporated into your Rennix Weigh plan!

It is quite thick and as it cools, it becomes even more dense. Sometimes I like to top it with blueberries! I make it with an almond crust, but it can also be made with other types of flours to fit within your weight loss plan (talk to you health coach). Nia’s Sugarless, Gluten Free Cheesecake is one of our team’s favorites and often made during the holidays or other special occasions.

Ingredients:

• 3 packages (1 and 1/2 lbs) cream cheese (room temp.)

• 4 eggs (room temperature)

• 1 and 1/2 teaspoon (1/2 Tablespoon) vanilla

• 1 and 1/2 teaspoon (1/2 Tablespoon) lemon juice

• 1 and 1/3 cups sugar equivalent of artificial sweetener (I personally like liquid sweetener for the smoothness)

• 1/4 cup sour cream

Crust:

• 1 cup almond flour

• 2 Tablespoons melted butter

• 2 Tablespoons sugar equivalent in artificial sweetener

Preparation:

Heat oven to 375 F.

Making the Crust: Combine the ingredients for the crust, and press into the bottom of a springform pan

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until perfumed and just beginning to brown. (Set aside)

Raise oven heat to 400 F, or lower to 350 F if you’re using a water bath (see below).

Make the Cheesecake: Put the cream cheese in a mixing bowl, and beat until fluffy. Add the other ingredients, scraping the bowl and beaters each time (this is key), and fully incorporating each ingredient. When all ingredients are combined pour the mixture on top of the cooked crust in the pan.

Instructions for using a water bath: Wrap the bottom and sides of the springform pan in foil, put it in a baking pan and pour boiling water around the sides. Bake at 350 F for 60 to 90 minutes, checking often. When the cake is firm to touch but slightly soft in the center, or the center reaches 155 F, remove from the oven.

Instructions for non-water bath: For this method, you start the cake at a high temperature, and it slowly drops.

Bake for 60 to 90 minutes, checking often after an hour. When the cake is firm to touch but slightly soft in the center, or the center reaches 155 F, remove it from the oven.

Chill the cheesecake completely in the refrigerator before cutting – this will take at least two hours. Top with fruit, if desired.

Makes 16 servings

Nutritional Information: Each serving has 2.5 grams of focused carbohydrates* plus 1 gram of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 221 calories.

 

How to Choose the Best Tasting Cakes

How to Choose the Best Tasting Cakes

Cakes come in different sizes, shapes and flavours. They are now creative wonders and bakers are like master craftsmen, who can make any wish come true when it comes to cakes. A few years ago, this was not the scene with fewer options in cake flavours and designs. All you could order was a butter cream cake or a plain dry white cake that honestly was just not worth the calories. With plenty of options available, customers are also perplexed how to order the best tasting cake. We help you with a few tips.

Choosing the right flavour for the special occasion is critical and perplexing. Besides choosing the colour, size and tiers, choosing the flavour is also an important task. Before jumping into conclusion and deciding a flavour, it is necessary to do your homework and know how many types of relishing flavours are available other than conventional choices.

Taste the cake

Tasting is the best part of choosing a cake. You probably already have an idea of what the cake will look like on the outside, but it’s also important to know what it tastes like on the inside. If you’re going to have a combination of flavours, taste them all – don’t presume that chocolate cake will be good no matter what. However, it is better not to taste too many combinations or flavours at one sitting. It can be overwhelming to your taste buds and it can also be too rich for your tummy.

White cakes

For weddings the first choice is a white cake. It is a classic cake and the good thing is you do not have to compromise on the flavour. You can choose a white almond cake or a simple vanilla cake. They have a hint of the nuts. Include white chocolate chunks inside the cake for a surprising taste.

Light coloured cakes

Light colours like light pink, lemon yellow and nutty green are flavoured like fruits depending on the colour. There is nothing wrong in choosing fruits for flavours. However, the downside is sometimes the flavour will not go well with the icing on the cake.

Chocolate cakes

Chocolate cake is a popular choice for any event. You can order a dark or rich chocolate or truffle. Since chocolate is a universal favourite, the cake will certainly be appreciated by the guests.

Multi-flavoured cakes

These are also preferred by many. You can go for a marble cake and give flavoured batters in the form of swirls. The cake will look pretty with distinct colours. The cakes can be multi-layered, too with each tier having varied flavours.

Carrot cakes or fruit cakes

A carrot cake or fruit cakes are a good choice and gives a surprise taste for the guests. The cakes should have good icing layer and cream. However, do not expect all the guests to appreciate it. Cheesecakes and Tiramisu are also a popular choice and you can select a variety of flavours. If you are choosing a cheesecake, serve it with toppings of fruits and cream. It will look and taste wonderful.