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Adapted from the ”Eat Fit Cookbook,’’ these Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies are a perfect solution for satisfying pumpkin spice cravings when on a gluten- or grain-free diet. Soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside, these guilt-free cookies are the perfect treat for an autumn afternoon.
Fall is in the air, which can only mean one thing: Pumpkin spice is on the brain. But this seasonal treat can be anything but healthy. From lattes and cheesecakes to cookies and spreads, pumpkin-spiced products can pack in multiple days’ worth of added sugar. But no worries. We’ve got you covered with these five pumpkin-spice finds that will satisfy your cravings for this favorite autumn flavor without wreaking nutritional havoc.
This healthful Pumpkin Butter recipe is low in carbs, has zero added sugar and is keto-friendly. It’s perfect for stirring into yogurt or oatmeal, spreading onto low-carb scones, whole grain toast or waffles, or even as a topping for grilled pork, fish or chicken. All the flavors of fall, and oh-so-versatile!
These street tacos include all five food groups wrapped up in a warm tortilla. One taco has around 250 calories, 15 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, no added sugar and loads of flavor. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring and bland. And with this taco recipe, it’s easy to mix and match ingredients to make it your own!
To make matcha, whole green tea leaves are ground into a fine powder. By consuming it, we reap even more of green tea's antioxidant benefits. Adapted from the "Eat Fit Cookbook,” these Matcha Chocolate Chip Cookies each pack in the health benefits of a cup of matcha for an energizing sweet treat that’s naturally gluten-free and grain-free.
As summer heats up, we need ways to cool down. Infusing your water with herbs and fruit is the perfect way to not only add flavor but also electrolytes, vitamins and minerals, without all the added sugar. Registered Dietician Lauren Hulin shares six of her favorite infused water recipes.
In New Orleans, the Hurricane is known for being sneakily strong, not to mention crazy high in sugar. But the talented team at Swerve has done it again, making over the famous drink with zero added sugar, zero artificial food dyes and zero alcohol. Summer never tasted so refreshing.
When it comes to condiments, ketchup is a must-have for sauces, spreads and sides, but most of what’s available at the supermarket is chock full of sugar and salt. Keep your nutrition in check by avoiding the store-bought stuff and opt instead for this delicious and healthful homemade ketchup by Swerve.
The secret ingredient of these delicious cookies is white beans, but you’d never know it. Sweetened with Swerve and a dash of honey – or maple syrup to make them vegan – each cookie has just 100 calories, minimal sugar and the added bonus of 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. Plus, they’re gluten free, low carb and oh-so-easy to make.
Decadent, rich brownies that are also low in carbs, gluten-free, grain-free and keto friendly? Yep! These better-for-you brownie bites are a reality, thanks to key ingredients such as almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and Swerve. If you’re looking to break away from boxed mixes, but still want to keep things easy, you’ll love this DIY recipe for cute and tasty muffin tin brownie bites.