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Low Sugar Dessert Ideas for the Holidays


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Ideas to make low-sugar desserts this holiday season

Enjoy the Festivities with Tips from the Home Instead Care Team

The holidays are the time of year where gooey, sweet treats abound. While Sugar Plum Fairies dancing in dreams may be fun in the Christmas poem, we all are aware that too much sugar can cause problems. Having a little pie after dinner is okay as long as you do not overdo it. However, when there is a wide variety of cookies, cakes, and pies to choose from, how do you stop at just one? When you are the caregiver for your aging parent, you understand that healthy eating for seniors is a 365-day adventure.

Give your elderly loved one the tastes they love with less sugar when you choose low-sugar desserts for the holidays. If you need assistance making sure Mom is eating healthy every day of the year, seek the services of a personal support worker from Home Instead Senior Care in Hamilton. We can provide your mom or dad with tailored services, including cooking, companion care, light household duties, and transportation. Let us help make this holiday season and any other day of the year less-stressful and keep Dad living life at home on his terms.

Home Instead Senior Care Hamilton is once again offering our community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior® program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Read more here

We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season!

5 Recipe Ideas to Make Low-Sugar Desserts this Holiday Season

Dad can enjoy his dessert while you can sit back and smile, knowing he is getting less sugar. When you pair it with nutrient-dense ingredients, you have a win-win situation. Here are a few recipes to get you started:

  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars – Not only are pumpkins good to eat; they are good for your body. The squash is rich in Vitamin A, high in antioxidants, and nutrient-dense. Instead of making a pie with the pie crust, try bars as found in this recipe from Delish.
  • Skinny Pumpkin Pie – For the purists, you can still have pumpkin pie without additional sugar. You can try this recipe for Skinny Pumpkin Pie from Skinny Mom.
  • Mint Matcha Superfood Fudge – Who doesn’t like fudge? Yet, this delectable dessert can give anyone a sugar crash to remember, unless you pack it full of superfoods like tahini and cocoa butter. If you are looking to switch up your recipe, try this recipe from Blissful Basil.
  • Chocolate Avocado Mousse – Mmmm…chocolate mousse. Can you sense the chocolatey, sugary goodness coursing through your veins? Not if you use healthy fats like avocado. Why not try a twist on this favourite with Anna Olson’s recipe?
  • Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bark – Forego the white chocolate peppermint bark for this match made in nutrient-rich heaven. Packed with protein, this treat may become a holiday favourite. You can get the recipe here.

Let Low-Sugar Lead the Way with the Help of a Home Instead Senior Caregiver

Let everyone enjoy desserts this holiday season when you swap sugar-laden ones for low-sugar choices. For year-round nutritional help with Mom and Dad, the staff at Home Instead Senior Care in Hamilton is happy to step in and help. We have a variety of home care services and resources to make this holiday season and each day through the year better for your senior loved one. You’ll find all the help and advice you need from our trained caregivers. For the exemplary services they provide, we are very grateful and happy to recognize our staff with a CAREGiver of the Month Award.

Call us at (905) 521-5500 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care we deliver each day to families in the Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek area.

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