Pudding club: raspberry chiffon squares

A meeting of the pudding club again this evening. Today, however, I am a few days into a somewhat radical, no carb diet. The diet I am on is supposed to be no carbs – no rice, no pasta, no bread, no cereal. Which is proving challenging, but not nearly as challenging as the no-alcohol rule. It’s the holidays! I did choose to start during the holidays as I wasn’t sure how eating like this would make me feel and I didn’t want to be too far off my game in the classroom, but I hadn’t quite factored in how many social occasions there would be.

A no carb, no sugar dessert that isn’t plain fruit is quite a challenge. Next to impossible if you also avoiding highly chemical artificial solutions like sweeteners.

A bit of googling took me to this dessert idea. Blend cream cheese into sugar free jelly and use it, with fruit as a topping for an ersatz cheesecake. Since a biscuit base is out, replace it with blitzed nuts bound by melted butter and maple syrup.

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2 comments on “Pudding club: raspberry chiffon squares

  1. Catofstripes says:

    Blimey set yourself a challenge! I wouldn’t like that at all. Is it having the desired effect?

  2. "little" bro says:

    how was it? and are you managing to keep up with the lowcarb thing?
    you may remember i tried atkins for a couple of months while i was at college, mostly to see what effect it would have on hunger and what side effects there might be…

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