The keto diet: You’ve heard it before, but what exactly is it?
Living a keto lifestyle means minimizing your carbohydrate intake and increasing the amount of fat you consume. This gets your body to use fat as a form of energy. Basically, it breaks down like this: 60 to 75 percent of your calories come from fat, 15 to 30 percent of your calories come from protein, and 5 to 10 percent of your calories from carbs.
But just because you’re cutting down on carbs (buh-bye, bread!) and saying sayonara to sugar, that doesn’t mean you have to live a dessert-free lifestyle. Sure, pastries are definitely out, but after one quick search on Pinterest, we found so many keto dessert recipes.
From no-bake cheesecakes and cookies and crème ice cream (yes, we said ice cream) to peanut butter balls and pecan pie clusters, these 16 recipes will satisfy your sweet teeth — but won’t destroy your diet.
A version of this article was originally published August 2018.