White sugar, white flour, and fats, often contribute to making certain foods highly addictive. This is why I do not use any of that white stuff in my baking and only use smaller amounts of healthy oils in place of those unhealthy fats.
I can truly say I used to be a “Sugar Addict.” Thankfully, those so-called yummy, sugary treats have no attraction to me anymore. I do not have to control myself. I simply have no interest in them after making a switch to whole foods.
It literally took me years to totally get past my addiction. One of my main strategies was to never keep any “treats” at home. Otherwise I would eat them. The second step I made was creating my own healthy, white-ingredient-free dessert recipes.
These five healthy treats aren’t just non-addictive. They are all extremely tasty, gluten-free, white sugar-free, and white flour-free. They have small amounts of healthy fats and small amounts of healthy sugars.
1. Millet Pudding: Sugarless, Gluten Free
This is a simple and very nourishing alkaline pudding, and it is vegan, too.
- 2 cup cooked millet
- 2/3 cup sultanas
- 2 cup coconut milk or almond milk
- 1/3 cup pecans or almonds, left whole
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2/3 tsp light liquid stevia
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of cardamom
- pinch of salt
1. Mix all above ingredients together except for the pecans or almonds.
2. Pat in baking dish.
3. Place pecans or almonds on top of mixture.
4. Bake at 350 for 50 min – 1 hour
To read all the health benefits of this alkaline, gluten free grain, click here.
2. Cherry Pecan Chocolate Bar
Chocolate as we know is very addictive. It is the high amount of sugar and unhealthy oils that cause the trouble. I never buy chocolate bars anymore. I make my own, and they are yummier for me. Try this one.
- 4 squares (approx 112 gm) unsweetened chocolate*
- 3 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
- 2 tbsp unpasteurized honey
- 1/4 teaspoon liquid stevia
- 1/4 cup pecans, roasted and chopped
- 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cherries chopped in half.
1. Dry roast pecans in a toaster oven or in frying pan (stir frequently so they do not burn).
2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or very carefully in saucepan.
3. Oil with coconut oil, a small pan of approximately 8 inches square.**
4. Evenly sprinkle the cherries and pecans in the pan.
5. When chocolate is melted; remove from heat.
6. Mix in coconut oil and stevia.
7. Then mix in honey.
8. Pour melted chocolate mixture over the cherries and pecans.
9. Let cool in refrigerator or freezer.
10. Once set, cut into squares.
11. Store in covered container in refrigerator or freezer, if desired.
*Not all chocolate comes in the same dimensions. For example:
Organic Camino Chocolate is in a 200 gm package with 36 rectangles.
200 gm divided by 36 = 5.55 gms X 20 rectangles = 111 gms.
What you need to do is use approximately 112 gms.
This recipe is just one of the many recipes in the Healthy Chocolate Project.
3. Raw Carob Pudding
Sometimes we need a break from chocolate–even healthy chocolate. Carob, although it does not really taste like chocolate, fills the chocolate […]