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Smart food swaps: the holiday dessert table

While the turkey remains the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner, the dessert spread rules December. Our gift to you―here's how to enjoy traditional holiday desserts without sending your blood sugar level off the charts.

Yule Log
Your bûche de Noël doesn't have to be heavy, as we see in this lower-carb Yule Log, that's also gluten-free. Instead of slathering on frosting, give it a light dusting of powdered sugar and shave some dark chocolate flakes on top. You won't lose points for presentation and it will still taste amazing.

Chocolate Cake
With this rich, decadent flourless chocolate cake, you get dense-pack chocolate flavor, without a dense-pack carb count.

Bread Pudding
This simple bread pudding with raisins makes a warm dessert (or even a great breakfast the next morning).

This reduced-fat chocolate cheesecake with an almond crust has only one-quarter the carbs found in traditional cheesecakes. Top with fresh raspberries.

Fudge is so rich and delicious that a little goes a long way. We love this cinnamon and dark chocolate fudge combo and so will all of your friends and family!

Spice Cake
Unsweetened applesauce and all the flavors of the season will make this sugarless spice cake a holiday staple.

Peppermint Bark
Opt for a high-quality, 70% or 80% dark chocolate and sugar-free candy canes when making this traditional peppermint bark.

With only 7 grams of carbohydrate per serving, this easy, no-added-sugar tiramisu might just be your new favorite holiday dessert.

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