Hello Friends. Happy Thanksgiving week to all my US followers!
Today, I decided to do a quick roundup of a few of my favorite low FODMAP desserts because everyone deserves a little treat on turkey day, right?
I hope this post provides a few recipe inspirations to make your holiday just a little sweeter. 🙂
Thanksgiving is a special day in US history as it truly gives Americans a moment to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for in our lives.
When your heart is full of gratitude, you can experience the joy you deserve to feel.
One of my colleagues shared this quote with me … and I thought it was very fitting for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
So…onward to desserts….shall we?!…
My favorite dessert that does not require a major recipe is semi-sweet chocolate dipped low FODMAP fruit. Simply melt chocolate chips with a drizzle of vegetable oil in your microwave. Check often to avoid over cooking. One cup of chocolate chips takes about 1-2 minutes microwave cooking time…be sure to stir mid-way through the cooking time.
Dip your favorite low FODMAP fruits in the melted chocolate, sprinkle with nonpareils and place on parchment paper lined tray. Refrigerate to set chocolate and enjoy.
Strawberries, of course, are the most popular chocolate dipped fruit…but clementines, banana and even pineapple make super yummy choices. A great way to slip in some fruit for dessert!
One of my most popular recipe posts are these tasty flourless chocolate cookies. So decadent! Find recipe here.
Are you familiar with the bakery, Dancing Deer? They started their bakery in a small store front in Roslindale, Massachusetts, which was just a few blocks from where we used to live in Dedham. They made the most amazing cornmeal biscotti…infused with orange zest. Truthfully, I was a ‘regular’ at their bakery! But… these cornmeal cranberry cookies taste very similar to Dancing Deer’s delicious cornmeal biscotti and are a wonderfully light dessert (and low FODMAP)…perfect with espresso or a cup of tea. Recipe can be found here!
This frosted biscotti recipe is another family favorite. Easy to make and so festive. Click here for the recipe.
Creamy quinoa pudding, anyone? I love this fiber and protein rich seed…quinoa makes a nice pudding somewhat similar to rice pudding. Click here for the recipe.
When my kids were little, they loved to eat anything they could on a skewer or a toothpick. Somehow…everything is a bit more fun that way. 🙂
Your guests will love these colorful fruit skewers…for a healthy and light dessert option.
We all need to eat more produce…why not treat those you love to the gift of good health this holiday?
I hope that you have some time to relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones.
If you need more recipe inspirations for your Thanksgiving table, see my past post here.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!