Guest Post from Sarah of Whole Intentions
Do you have special holiday treats that you look forward to each year with anticipation?
Maybe it’s pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner or cinnamon rolls for Christmas breakfast?
I think most of us do. Personally, I love fudge. What’s not to love about creamy, chocolatey goodness?
Maybe you’re on a special diet and glaring at your monitor right now because I just reminded you of something that you won’t be able to eat this year.
If you’re on a restrictive diet, like I am, then all those sugar and wheat-laden treats are temptations that we really need to avoid to remain healthy and on the right track.
I’m to the point, after months on a sugar, wheat, and dairy-free diet, where eating those things would pretty much guarantee a holiday spent on the couch with a stomachache.
So, what’s a girl on a special diet to do?
Watch everyone else longingly as they stuff their mouths with our favorite treats? Uh, no, we just find amazingly good alternatives. *wink*
And now, maybe you’re shaking your head, thinking, “yeah, right!” what on earth could possibly replace Grandma’s famous apple pie or Aunt Susie’s ginger cookies?
My dear friend, Paula, and I just finished The Sweeter Side of Candida, a cookbook packed with over 70 sugar and wheat-free treats!
We took several polls before completing the book to be sure that we had a thorough selection of everyone’s favorite holiday desserts.
We also learned numerous “baking tricks” to perfect the use of the specialty ingredients (like stevia and almond flour) that can make sugar and gluten-free treats an amazing alternative to your favorites.
- Snicker Doodles
- Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Frosted Sugar Cookies
- Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Cake
- White and Chocolate Cakes
- Gingerbread Cake
- Apple Cake
- Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Pie
- Apple Pie
- Pecan Pie
- Spiced Nuts
- Chocolate Truffles
- Chocolate Fudge
- English Toffee
- Rice Pudding
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Apple Crisp
- and many more!!!
Get yourself a copy of The Sweeter Side of Candida and try your favorite holiday treats – “healthified” to keep you on track.
We hope that this cookbook is a blessing to you this holiday season!