17 Thyroid Friendly Desserts

Feed your sweet tooth without the flare up
17 Thyroid Friendly Desserts

We all know that avoiding sugar should be one of our top dietary goals. But did you know that there is a connection between thyroid disorders and diabetes? Both conditions involve a dysfunction of the endocrine system. In fact, a study was conducted that evaluated diabetic patients and it found a higher prevalence for thyroid disease among diabetics.


Another reason for thyroid patients to decrease their sugar intake is because sugar can increase inflammation in the body. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an auto-immune disease that may cause chronic inflammation and Hashimoto’s disease is one of the most common causes of hypothyroidism. 


We all have a sweet tooth occasionally and thankfully all hope isn’t lost. Here are 17 recipes that will satisfy our need for sweets without giving in to the sugar temptation. Who said that cooking without sugar must be hard?


Vanilla Cream Pudding Parfait

This recipe is super quick and easy. Plus, not only is it sugar free, it’s dairy-free as well. Using coconut milk as the base, this rich pudding has a hint of vanilla flavor and is full of antioxidants from the fresh berries. The walnuts that are added on top are also a great way to increase magnesium.


Coconut Chocolate Bars

If you love a candy bar that’s full of chocolate and coconut, then this recipe is for you. Using unsweetened, shredded coconut, stevia, and cocoa butter you will never miss the sugar.


Grain Free Berry Cobbler

Grain free and sugar free, this berry cobbler prepared in a cast iron skillet is full of fresh berries and topped with homemade whipped cream. This recipe can be changed up several different ways by adding different types of fruit. Not only could fresh or frozen peaches, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries be used, but pears and apples would also be amazing in this quick cobbler recipe.


Keto Brownies

Everyone craves a fudgy brownie from time to time, but between the sugar and white flour, it should be avoided. This recipe however, calls for dark chocolate, almond flour, and real butter.


Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Ready in just four minutes, this creamy smoothie is made with almond milk, cream cheese, a small amount of heavy cream, and strawberries.


2 Minute Chocolate Truffle

You read that right! Two minutes and you can have a chocolate truffle that will rival anything from a bakery.


Peanut Butter Cup Dessert

When you have thirty minutes to spare and are craving peanut butter, this mason jar dessert is perfect. A chocolate crumb crust pairs perfectly with the layers of chocolate pudding, peanut butter mousse, and whipped cream topping.


Sugar Free Cream Cheese Dip

Cream cheese, plain Greek yogurt, and orange extract is the start to an easy fruit dip perfect for apples or fresh berries.


Salted Caramel and Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

These low carb bars include sea salt, real butter, pecans and sugar-free chocolate chips. These are decadent all by themselves, but for an extra special treat try it crumbled over sugar-free vanilla ice cream.


Cinnamon Bundt Sock it to Me Cake

When you are craving a warm slice of cake with coffee on a cold afternoon, this cinnamon bundt cake will hit the spot. Not only is it sugar free, but it’s grain free as well.


Cranberry, Apple, and Pear Crisp

Warm apple and tart cranberries paired with an oat topping makes a perfect dessert for cold months. Try it with sugar free vanilla ice cream or a hot cup of coffee and you will have a satisfying dessert that is free of sugar.


Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

This gluten free mug cake is perfect when you need a single serving dessert. A chocolate cake and honey topping make this dessert quick but super satisfying.


Chocolate Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze

Who doesn’t love doughnuts on a Saturday morning? But traditional doughnuts are full of sugar and white flour and are not a healthy start to the day. This recipe for chocolate doughnuts is grain free and sugar free and has an amazing peanut butter glaze.


Fudgesicles

Everyone has memories as a kid enjoying a fudgsicle on a hot summer day. This recipe is sugar and dairy free so you can indulge without the guilt! 


Sugar Free Lemon Pie

Fresh squeezed lemon juice and monk fruit sweetener create the tart filling for the coconut flour crust in this tangy but sweet summer dessert.


3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie

Sometimes a peanut butter craving hits so strongly and this recipe is perfect. These peanut butter cookies are just like grandma made - minus the sugar! 


Watermelon Mint Sorbet

Just five ingredients and you can make this refreshing watermelon and mint sorbet. The sweetness of the watermelon pairs perfectly with the fresh mint leaves. This recipe is ideal for a warm summer night.


These 17 delicious sugar free desserts listed will curb the sweet tooth without harming the thyroid. Hypothyroidism patients many times suffer from food allergies or need help creating a diet plan especially suited for their health concerns. Speaking with a nutritionist that specializes in thyroid health can help you achieve your goals toward better thyroid health.  


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