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What are some safe desserts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I know from reading PHD that I'm not supposed to consume fructose with PUFAs but I'm really used to eating something sweet after meals. What can I consume that's safe? So far I've been consuming Coconut ice cream, which has a sugar alcohol, and low sugar chocolate bars. What else can I consider? Are there any fruits which would be safe to consume with meats?

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on February 12, 2012
at 07:27 PM

It is fine with pufa as the berries are pretty low in fructose.

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:16 AM

Hmm good point. People always ask me whether I miss pizza or other junk food. My answer has been that you don't miss anything when you're not hungry.

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Not especially high. Sometimes poultry sometimes grain fed. Even grass fed will have some PUFAs. As well, any Olive oil would. Are you suggesting that it's not in a quantity to concern myself with?

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on February 11, 2012
at 01:40 AM

I'm not really understanding what it is you are looking for answer-wise. Are you saying that you typically eat high PUFA meats so now you want to find some low/no fructose desserts? Are you looking for a low fructose fruit? Please clarify so we can answer :)

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on February 10, 2012
at 11:40 PM

@AnnaA, I froze some bananas for the first time last month and they were ripe so they did taste similar to ice cream. I didn't smash them up though, but I will have to try that next time.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 10, 2012
at 11:38 PM

@ Invisible Caveman, yes I started to realize that eating chocolate before bed was not a good idea because the caffeine was affecting me also.

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on February 10, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Smushed up bananas,frozen, make a good almost ice cream dessert.

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on February 10, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Apparently we eat the same "desserts", so +1! I have to go easy on the chocolate though or the caffeine gets to me.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:04 PM

So the idea is to consume only a small amount of fructose?

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Sounds tasty but doesn't really answer the question, which is what desserts are safe to consume with PUFAs from my meal.

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2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:26 PM

How about frozen berries with coconut butter on top, with some dark chocolate shavings. Works for me. Top off w/ some cinnamon.

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Sounds tasty but doesn't really answer the question, which is what desserts are safe to consume with PUFAs from my meal.

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on February 12, 2012
at 07:27 PM

It is fine with pufa as the berries are pretty low in fructose.

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on February 10, 2012
at 08:39 PM

When I worked at a place with a vending machine in the lunchroom, no meal was complete without a candy bar for dessert. But one day I just decided to stop bringing change to work, and went cold turkey on the after meal treat. It sucked for few weeks, but I didn't even take much notice of the vending machine after that. And I have lost the feeling for something sweet after meals most of the time now. So, you might want to try refraining outright for a couple of weeks just to see if you can retrain your taste buds and expectations.

The first thing that comes to mind when feeling the need for dessert is that the meal itself didn't contain enough fat so you're not feeling satiated. At least that is what happens to me.

On the odd occasion when I still get a sweet tooth after a meal I'll sometimes go for banana, ice cream, chocolate, a piece of candied ginger (it has sugar, but the intensity makes it self-limiting), coconut milk hot cocoa, a glass of wine, or a nor-cal margarita. If I'm feeling industrious and didn't make enough dinner, I'll sometimes make a dutch baby with rice flour, coconut milk, butter, and banana or canned pumpkin, with a little drizzle of maple syrup.

What about making the sweet taste part of your meal?

Sweet potato with cinnamon and a hunk of butter is tasty.

Curry soups with coconut milk and squash taste sweet.

Pate or liver and onions have a scrummy sweetness all their own.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on February 11, 2012
at 03:16 AM

Hmm good point. People always ask me whether I miss pizza or other junk food. My answer has been that you don't miss anything when you're not hungry.

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6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 10, 2012
at 08:14 PM

A banana is good for dessert and it is also a safe starch.

Dark chocolate in small quantities is also a good dessert.

Organic blueberries with heavy cream is my personal favorite after dinner treat.

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on February 10, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Apparently we eat the same "desserts", so +1! I have to go easy on the chocolate though or the caffeine gets to me.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 10, 2012
at 11:40 PM

@AnnaA, I froze some bananas for the first time last month and they were ripe so they did taste similar to ice cream. I didn't smash them up though, but I will have to try that next time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on February 10, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Smushed up bananas,frozen, make a good almost ice cream dessert.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on February 10, 2012
at 11:38 PM

@ Invisible Caveman, yes I started to realize that eating chocolate before bed was not a good idea because the caffeine was affecting me also.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:29 PM

When I need a dessert I sometimes whip about equal parts whipping cream and (separately) cream cheese and blend them together with a dash of vanilla and a bit of fruit, like berries. Yum.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on February 10, 2012
at 07:04 PM

So the idea is to consume only a small amount of fructose?

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on February 10, 2012
at 06:33 PM

I love making smoothies with frozen berries and a orange-carrot juice I found at a health foods store. For me, it's the perfect balance of sweet and tart. If I had a particularly hard workout, I will add a banana to it. Not everyone here eats bananas and some may say it doesn't actually help post workout, but for me it does.

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