These delicious desserts will curb your sweet tooth without spiking your blood sugars and interfering with your sleeping patterns!
What’s more soothing than a bedtime snack before drifting off into a night of blissful sleep? When it comes to the perfect bedtime snack, there’s a reason why sugar doesn’t make the cut. While typical desserts include nutrients such as tryptophan and choline that may put you in a dreamy wonderland, high carbohydrate, sugar-filled foods have a shortening effect on sleep.
But what about that sweet tooth that calls you from the comfort of your bed at night? Say hello to your new snack soulmate: low-glycemic desserts. These desserts are packed with nutrients and have a sweeter taste that’ll curb your sweet tooth. The beauty of these desserts is that they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike (otherwise known as a sugar rush) and keep you from sleeping through the night.
01 No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts
These decadent tarts from Detoxinista are sure to make your mouth water and curb your cravings. Naturally occurring sugars won’t mess with your blood sugar levels, and that makes these little tarts that much more appealing! Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and we think these would be a delicious addition to your holiday menu.
02 Maple Pecan Apple Crisp
Apples and cinnamon make a great pair, especially when apples are in season! This crisp from Paleo Running Momma combines some of our favorite spices for a warm dessert and is perfect for fall. Because it calls for maple syrup, coconut flakes, and vanilla, you’re enjoying naturally occurring sugars that won’t spike your blood sugar like refined sugars do. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a scoop of sugar-free cool whip!
03 Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
When we think of seasonal desserts, our minds quickly go to pumpkin spice, especially during the fall! Grab a can of pumpkin puree, some almond butter, and a few seasonal spices, and you have yourself a delicious cookie from Paleo Running Momma that’s made of only organic, natural ingredients!
04 Persimmon Ice “Cream”
Maybe chocolate isn’t your thing. When you have a sweet tooth, are you naturally drawn to fruits and fresh berries instead? We have just the recipe for you! This recipe from Straight Up Food calls for a few persimmons (typically found at your local grocery or farmers market) a few dates, nondairy milk, and a few spices. Viola! You have yourself a seasonal, healthy ice cream.
05 Peanut Butter Cookies
Say hello to your new best peanut butter friend! Seven ingredients and just a few minutes are all you need to bake these delicious, sugar-free peanut butter cookies. This recipe from Sweet as Honey calls for almond flour, coconut oil, fresh peanut butter, baking soda, stevia, vanilla, and salt!