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Best Christmas desserts that won’t ruin your teeth

Christmas is almost upon us and a lot of people are already making plans for the meals that are going to be prepared for Christmas day. But, when we are talking about desserts, it is often difficult to devise a means to make them healthier without compromising the flavour. One way to make your Christmas desserts healthier is to replace the sugar with natural sweeteners. Given the fact that there are as many as 774 calories in just a cup of sugar, by avoiding it this Christmas, you will also be reducing your calorie count. So, here is a list of X-mas desserts that won’t ruin your teeth.

  1. Paleo ginger-snap balls

    Paleo ginger-snap balls - Christmas dessertsIf you want to eat healthy this Christmas or are required to by your diet plan, then you should opt for this easy to make Christmas dessert. The Paleo ginger-snap balls are a vegan and gluten-free dessert that is healthy in more ways than one, and it could be just what you need. To make these, you will need some pumpkin seeds, a vanilla bean, dried raisins and apricots, ground flaxseed, and spices. This recipe will yield 24 balls and would take you about 45 minutes to make. You can also store them in your fridge for up to two weeks if there are any left.
  2. Pumpkin chocolate chip whole grain scones

    Pumpkin chocolate chip whole grain sconesThese healthy desserts are ideal for a good number of reasons. Firstly, you are required to make use of pastry flour instead of the traditional refined grain. Research made on whole grains shows that they lessen your chances of coming down with chronic illnesses and also help with weight control. These desserts are not sweetened with sugar, but rather with stevia powder. Stevia is a plant-derived sweetener that contains zero calories and is 100% safe for human consumption. You can consume these scones without feeling guilty as one serving contains around 30 calories. And your teeth will thank you too!
  3. Sugar-free gingerbread men

    Sugar-free gingerbread menGingerbread men are desserts that cannot be missed on Christmas day. You are probably wondering whether it is possible to make these delicious cookies without utilizing brown sugar. This Christmas dessert recipe for gingerbread men replaces the sugar with ¼ cup of Erythritol and uses Almond flour instead of regular flour. You can’t successfully make gingerbread cookies without utilizing the spices, and this recipe takes a traditional approach with vanilla, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and ground cloves. This recipe will give you ten large gingerbread cookies and will take you about 25 minutes to prepare.
  4. Vegan Eggnog

    Vegan EggnogChristmas just doesn’t feel complete without the eggnog, but is it possible to make it without using eggs? This Christmas dessert idea is also sugar-free and replaces the eggs with cashew nuts. Cashew nuts are said to be very effective when it comes to relieving anxiety because they are rich in magnesium, tryptophan, and vitamin B6. When soaked, cashew nuts give the same fluffy texture as cooked eggs. This recipe uses Medjool dates as the sweetener and calls for coconut milk in place of dairy milk. The perfect healthy “guilty” Christmas pleasure not ruining your teeth (and shape).
  5. Chocolate lava cake

    Chocolate lava cakeWhen baking these cakes, ensure you don’t over-bake to avoid having cakes that are too dry. To make the cakes, you will need four greased ramekins, dark chocolate, butter, eggs, milk, buckwheat flour, corn flour, and stevia powder as the sweetener. The antioxidant-rich dark chocolate and gluten-free buckwheat flour are what make this Christmas dessert a healthy and tooth-friendly choice.

Normally, a Christmas dessert or two might contribute to causing some dental problems like cavities, especially if consumed regularly. Should you experience tooth pain during this festive period, visit Angel Smile to get the emergency dental treatment you need.