Do you have any replacements for your favorite sweets and candies in prepaleo time?
For choclate, cookies, cake, winegume, licroce,...
For cookies, i just eat raw eggs with gingerbread spices. Also good nuts working well. Sometimes i Just drink water or try to do something joyful and feel well in my body.
This natural fat goat milk was very satisfiying. I keep away from sweet stuff. I last days i got some orange juice from the shop named fresh pressed. Natural sweet highlight. I also tried to sweet with rosehips, they are natural high sugar and vitamin C, and local.
The nice thing about these kinds of desserts is that they do well when not nearly as sweet as their originals. Usually I'll use a combination of a sweetener like stevia/erythritol, plus a touch of real (raw) honey, molasses, or maple syrup. Egg-based stuff works particularly well to have only a bit sweet.
Most of these I have pretty sparingly but it's nice for special occasions or cravings.
I also just managed to get my hands on some gluten free, sugar free black licorice chews to replace my hubby's favourite, which are sitting under the tree for him right now :)
Tonight I'm going to be going to a restaurant I've been dying to try... it's a super local/organic grass fed burger place that has sweet potato fries (apparently fried in rice oil) with a maple/chipotle dipping sauce, which will be a nice treat!
a tablespoon with one part grass fed ghee, one part sprouted almond pecan butter, one part raw honey, one small piece of dark chocolate. it tastes like a candy bar (like snickers or something). the honey replaces the nasty caramel. the almond pecan butter replaces peanuts, the ghee replaces the 'buttery' taste/texture that was likely faked with hyrdogenated oils, and the dark chocolate replaces milk chocolate. if you add a few dry rice krispies, you might enter 100 Grand territory. don't knock it till you try it. positively scrumdiddlyumptious.
I think you can't go past a good trail mix.
Assorted nuts, dark chocolate (85%+), small amounts of dried fruit. Throw in some good quality jerky and you've got yourself a real treat.
I'm also a big fan of MDA's Spicy Almonds: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/top-10-ways-to-go-nuts/
Usually a good cup of tea will calm the urge. The trick for me is to have all different kindas of flavors, green, black, ginseng, ginger, etc.. I also will have some dark chocolate or maybe even just a spoonful of coconut oil.
I generally eat a fairly low-carb version of paleo, which makes some paleo-ish items true treats when I do want to indulge. Sweet potatoes with some cinnamon (and maybe a little coconut milk) becomes a decadent treat.
As for true replacements, in one of his podcasts, Robb Wolf mentioned dark chocolate + coconut butter (oil?) + almond butter as being better than an Almond Joy. Haven't tried it myself but it sounds amazing.
I made these for the holidays...I'm sure they pass some levels of dogma.