"But, that doesn't look like diet food?!" I hear you ask. I know it doesn't. But I also know one more thing - if I deprive myself totally, I will fail. Fact of life. What I will strive to do is to go for the healthier option when I allow myself a treat. Like these sugar free "Bounty" choccies. Simple to make, low carb, and totally delish.
1 tin of coconut milk
2 tbsp cocosa (virgin coconut oil)
Sukrin (Erythritol) or stevia to taste
Dark and/or sugar free chocolate (I love the Cavalier brand)
Use only the solid bit from the tin of coconut milk (use the liquid in a sauce later, if you don't want to waste it) and melt it in a pan with 1-2 tbsp of cocosa and sukrin or stevia to taste. Stir in desiccated coconut until the mixture has a porridge consistency. Shape the micture in one of the following ways:
- Put it in silicone moulds and place in the freezer for half an hour.
- Put the mixture in the fridge to set, roll into balls and place in the freezer for a while.
- Put the micture into a lined cake tin and place in the freezer for a while. Once set, cut into bars.
Dip them in some melted chocolate. Leave to set in the fridge. Enjoy! Try not to scoff them all in one go though... They may be a healthier option, but they're not totally innocent!
(Note: if you have a low fat, rather than low carb, approach to weight loss - these might not be ideal for you. They do contain a fair bit of fat from the coconut milk and -oil.)