love sweets but to be honest, it’s been my greatest food struggle. If you’re
like me, then you’ll know how hard it is to find something to satisfy a sweet
tooth that’s not loaded with sugar.
years on Atkins, I've found some delicious ways to literally have my cake and
eat it too! Who wouldn’t love something like that?
is a lifestyle change. Lately one of my favorite sweet treats is fresh berries
with whipped cream. Yum! Ozzy and I love having this healthy
dessert. We even enjoyed it for our anniversary this year!
When I'm in
a hurry and I'm craving something sweet, I'll just grab some Atkins chocolate
candies. They're so fabulous when you're on the go.
doubt, my all-time favorite Atkins-friendly treat would have to be these
fabulous fresh baked sugar-free lemon bars. Take a look at the recipe below and
make a batch. I’d love to know what you think!
you? What Atkins-friendly treats do you have when you're craving something
Sugar- Free Lemon Bars:
1 1/2 C. almond flour
1/2 C. (1 stick) softened, unsalted butter
1/4 C. xylitol
4 egg yolks
1/2 C. xylitol
1 packet of gelatin
1/2 C. cold water
2/3 C. fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350*. Butter an 8X8 in. square pan then line
it with parchment making sure their are flaps on two sides so you have handles
to take out the bars with. Next butter the parchment. Set pan aside.
With a fork mix together almond flour, xylitol and softened
butter until the texture resembles chocolate chip cookie dough, it will be very
moist. Press dough into pan and par bake for 10 minutes. Take out and let cool
while you're making your filling.
Add the packet of gelatin to the 1/2 C. of cold water and
let stand 5 minutes.
With a hand or stand mixer, beat the egg yolks. Once creamy,
add the xylitol and gelatin mixture. Blend until smooth. Finally add the lemon
juice and beat until well blended, about 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture into the par baked pastry shell and bake in
the oven for about 20-25 minutes. The edges will be bubbly and wrinkly and the
middle will be just set, not moving.
Take out and let cool on counter for about two hours and
then refrigerate for another two hours or overnight.