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Desserts are delicious. End of story. So if you’re doing a strict diet like Whole30 that doesn’t necessarily encourage traditional desserts, you need a handy little list of the best Whole30 desserts to add to your repertoire instead. Keep reading.
Before you dive in, the Whole30 basics: “The Whole30 diet is a restrictive meal plan that focuses on consuming only unprocessed foods for 30 days,” Erin Palinski-Wade, RDN, tells WH. “The goal is to ‘reset’ your body to curb cravings, reduce inflammation, and improve energy versus focusing on weight loss.” Overall, any processed foods, breads, cereals, rice, oats, beans or legumes, dairy-based milk, yogurt, or cheeses are off-limits.
It’s definitely a more restrictive diet, which isn’t always the way to go depending on your relationship with food. “Dieting can lead to thinking with a restrictive mindset, which can unfortunately set you up for making poor choices long term,” Marisa Moore, RDN, tells WH. Basically, proceed with caution and definitely consult a doctor before you dive in.
All that said, if you’re set on trying out Whole30, here’s what you can cook up when it comes to Whole30 and desserts: soft serve ice cream, fudge, fruit bakes, puddings, smoothies, and more. *Licks lips*