We rarely eat anything sweet, and we don’t usually publish recipes with sweeteners of any sort. But sometimes you have to make exceptions. Valentine’s Day is one of those times.
If you’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate, there are ways to do it that shouldn’t make your blood sugar soar. You can eat dark chocolate (over 70% cacao). We plan to be fancy this year, and make a few recipes by our favorite low carb baker, Carolyn Ketchum, who writes the blog All Day I Dream About Food.
Carolyn was diagnosed with pre-diabetes a few years ago. In an essay for ASweetLife she wrote, “Diabetes has altered my relationship with food in a way I never anticipated. Having to think about what I put in my mouth every single time I eat is something I am still not used to doing. Sometimes I resent it immensely. But I also know that there are many good things that have come out of it. At 38-years-old, I am in better shape than I have ever been in my life and have discovered a love and talent for running, an exercise I previously detested. I am far more conscious of what my whole family eats, everyone’s diet has improved, and I have become a better baker.”
We would say Carolyn has become an exceptional baker. You won’t believe her recipes are low carb. And they aren’t just delicious, she gets the textures right, too. For sweeteners, Carolyn uses stevia and erythritol, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and fermented foods.
Take a look at these recipes and at Carolyn’s fantastic photos. Irresistible, we think!
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- Description: If you're going to celebrate Valentine's Day with chocolate, there are ways to do it that shouldn't make your blood sugar soar. We plan to make a few recipes by our favorite low carb baker, Carolyn Ketchum, who writes the blog All Day I Dream About Food.