Guilt-free for the holidays?

Hello, lovelies. I’m still not blogging as much as I’d like, but I have been (mostly) low-carb since right after Labor Day. I recommitted on Sunday after a week of insidious carb creep. Tracked everything and ended up eating 32.8 net carbs for the day — only a few more than the 20 I aim for when I’m being strict with myself.

It’s a daily struggle, isn’t it? Every day, I have to make the choice whether to stick to my diet or indulge — and if I indulge, whether to stress about it or enjoy every bite.

With the holidays coming up, there are even more choices to make. (Is Thanksgiving really less than two weeks away? How did that happen?)

I’ve been invited to a friend’s for Thanksgiving dinner, and I plan to whip up a pumpkin-pecan cheesecake from the Atkins website. It’s a proven hit, because I’ve made it a couple of times already.

Last year's Atkins-approved dessert: Delicious pumpkin cheesecake.

Atkins-approved Thanksgiving dessert: Delicious pumpkin cheesecake.

But if I didn’t have a plan, I’d be turning to Healthful Pursuit’s Christmas Dessert Freedom book, for sure.

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The description from Leanne’s website:

Post-Christmas guilt doesn’t have to be your reality this go-around. No more stressing about hurting friends’ feelings, having to justify your dietary choices or feeling helpless around the dessert table

Christmas Dessert Freedom Cookbook is a 35-page, full-colour PDF digital/ebook with paleo, vegan & gluten-free dessert recipes that will motivate you to celebrate a guilt-free Christmas. Rum balls, Tiramisu, Peppermint Patties and all. Your friends and family will be blown away with your dessert skills, and you can rest easy knowing that everything you are enjoying this holiday season?

Better yet, it’s only $10! A small price to pay for a guilt-free holiday season …

(Note: This button is an affiliate link. If you buy, I get paid a little.)

Healthful Pursuit’s recipes are always tempting. Every time one comes up in my blog reader, I drool. I can’t tell you how many of them I’ve saved to Pinterest so I can try them later.

One that I’ve actually made is Leanne’s No-Sugar Added Coconut Almond Bark. So delicious — and only 2.7 net carbs per serving!

This picture, which I found deep in my blog archives, in no way does it justice. Click the link above to see Leanne’s beautiful photography on her blog, Healthful Pursuit.



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