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So.. Suggestions on a Paleo Dessert?

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Created October 03, 2012 at 12:16 AM

I was gaining or staying the same at 129 - 130 until I realized I was eating a pumpkin granola at night. (Lots of seeds and nuts.) Cut that out and started losing. I am a female over 50 and realize counting calories is also very important for me. Try to stay at 1200 a day. I don't use stevia, honey or other sweeteners just because the food is so good. (If I needed to, I don't have a problem with stevia for sweetening). I stay under a carb count of 30 - 50 with very low fruit. I do eat avocado.

After dinner a lot of times I want something sweet or satiating like a dessert. Any suggestions?

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This sounds great. Thank you!

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at 05:40 AM

Bought this book. Thank you.

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at 05:39 AM

Thank you -- this sounds great!

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at 05:38 AM

Sounds great! Thank you!

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at 03:49 PM

I usually have a small glass of red wine. :-)

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on October 03, 2012
at 03:24 PM

Oh, and vanilla in the panna cotta too.

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at 03:24 PM

This sounds soooo good. Definitely trying both of these. Also, I love panna cotta (cream/milk/coconut milk/whatever, gelatin, a bit of honey, a bit of salt). Sometimes I throw other stuff into the panna cotta, like pumpkin pie spice or lemon peel or coconut. Yum.

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on October 03, 2012
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You're welcome, bon apetit

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This sounds awesome. There's a slightly more detailed recipe here: http://paleomg.com/moist-chocolate-zucchini-bread/

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Thanks for those!!! :)

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Raw unfiltered honey has plenty of health benefits without the guilt, Mark Sisson approved http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-honey-a-safer-sweetener/ and the first choice of hunter-gatherers like the Bayaka ...

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:47 AM

I'm into just eating a little bit of dark chocolate. Yup.

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on October 03, 2012
at 09:37 AM

I made a chocolate cake from zucchinis last night that took 30 minutes

1 cup almond meal 2 medium zucchini cores (peeled/skinless, i use the skins for "pasta"), pur??ed 1 T vanilla 2 eggs 2 yolks ?? c olive oil ?? c cocoa powder 2 T honey (can omit) 1 t baking soda

dry ingredients in bowl everything else in blender, then stir the 2 together i put mine in a glass 13x8 pan gas mark 5 (or 375F) for 30 min

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:28 PM

This sounds awesome. There's a slightly more detailed recipe here: http://paleomg.com/moist-chocolate-zucchini-bread/

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on October 03, 2012
at 04:55 AM

If you are eating out or its an occasion, have a desert off of the menu. Just try to make it as Paleo friendly as possible or not. You'll love it. I used to always skip desert because I thought I'd save the calories (?) but always fill up on the bread before. I got medals from athletic events and lost 30 pounds on a good day gone Paleo. Who needs a cookie, nobody, but if it is at a high end place I'm gonna do desert. I find the higher end the restaurant, the smaller the portion size of desert, so you got that to work with.

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on October 03, 2012
at 04:14 AM

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on October 04, 2012
at 05:40 AM

Bought this book. Thank you.

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:53 AM

I just put a jello jiggler thing in the fridge to set that tastes just like cherry parfait, made with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, sour pie cherries blended with a can of coconut milk, gelatin, vanilla and almond flavor to taste, and stevia to taste.

For something more satisfying, I'll make coconut chocolate brickle with melted dark chocolate, melted coconut butter, melted coconut oil, with some toasted coconut flakes and raw pumpkin seeds mixed in, and then pour the whole thing into a shallow dish to set in the fridge.

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on October 03, 2012
at 03:24 PM

This sounds soooo good. Definitely trying both of these. Also, I love panna cotta (cream/milk/coconut milk/whatever, gelatin, a bit of honey, a bit of salt). Sometimes I throw other stuff into the panna cotta, like pumpkin pie spice or lemon peel or coconut. Yum.

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on October 03, 2012
at 03:24 PM

Oh, and vanilla in the panna cotta too.

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on October 03, 2012
at 12:41 AM

i bake apples and peaches with butter and a little stevia and cinammon

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on October 03, 2012
at 03:09 PM

I've depended heavily on greek yogurt as well, for desserts. Things such as the yogurt mixed with egg to make a 'cheesecake' which can be flavoured with dark choco, or lemon, or stewed apple, or berries etc. I also use small amounts of coconut flour and ground flax seed gruel for baking. Satiates that carbie craving.

Recently I decided I need to try eliminating dairy products for health reasons. So the other night when I was craving dessert, I made something out of mashed avocado and coconut manna and a wee bit of honey. a splash of hot water melted the coconut and dissolved the honey. Stirred vigorously.I was thinking if you put that in the blender with ice, you would have a shake, ice ream like, but I ate it like a pudding. So filling, so delicious!

Will definitely use avocado again as a base for desserts.

Also, I agree with others that a small piece of quality dark chocolate can really hit that spot.

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on October 04, 2012
at 05:39 AM

Thank you -- this sounds great!

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on October 03, 2012
at 02:44 AM

I like full fat greek yogurt with some chocolate whey protein powder stirred in. To make it a little thinner, I add a couple tablespoons of heavy cream. Stir it all together really well and it is like mousse. NOM.

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on October 04, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Sounds great! Thank you!

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on October 04, 2012
at 05:40 AM

This sounds great. Thank you!

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on October 03, 2012
at 01:55 AM

Hmm, lower calorie ideas...

Greek yogurt, some fruit, and a little honey (bit of fat/protien makes it more satisfying, but greek yogurt is tart, so a little sweetner heaps)

If you want real low calorie, you may be better to stick with berries, perhaps slightly sweetened (most berries are fairly tart, save for blueberries). Or poached pears or apples (also reasonable low in sugar) are nice. Can always add vanilla or cinnomin to taste too.

I really like dark chocolate melted into cream and whipped, but I am trying to add calories :P

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on October 03, 2012
at 04:20 AM

Raw unfiltered honey has plenty of health benefits without the guilt, Mark Sisson approved http://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-honey-a-safer-sweetener/ and the first choice of hunter-gatherers like the Bayaka ...

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on October 03, 2012
at 01:22 AM

i love dates, dried mangoes, and apples.

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