Guess what today is?!  Well, it’s obviously Healthy Red Velvet Waffle Day (you know, that should really be enforced into calendars nationwide), but it’s also the day of my first ever virtual potluck.

Yes, you read that correctly…  Virtual. Potluck.

I partnered up with Sarah from Fresh, Fit & Healthy and we’re both providing you with healthy patriotic recipes for July 4th this Friday!

Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Frosting (sugar free, low carb, low fat, high fiber, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

^^ This is the dish I’m bringing to the “potluck”

Healthy Red Velvet Waffles.

Want a bite?

Ummm, I know you do.  Otherwise you wouldn’t be here, right?  ;)

OOOO, and here’s the recipe that Sarah is bringing to the potluck:

Red White and Blue Margarita for July 4th! Watermelon, Coconut and Blueberry Margarita by Fresh Fit & Healthy - Desserts with Benefits

*drools*

Gosh darn it why is this potluck VIRTUAL???  I want a gallon giant glass of that right now.  Hmph  :(

I could definitely dive in that glass head first.  The colors alone are incredible, and they’re all natural too (no sugary, syrupy, artificially-flavored pre-made mixes here)

Anyways, while I sulk about not being able to get drunk from Sarah’s red, white & blue margarita, here are my waffles:

Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Frosting - Desserts with Benefits

These waffles were inspired by a boxed mix I saw at Target by Archer Farms.  My jaw literally dropped to the floor when I saw them.  While I’ve heard of Red Velvet Cake, Red Velvet Ice Cream and even Red Velvet Cookie Dough, I’ve never heard of Red Velvet Waffles.  Too bad they were full of unhealthy (and strange) ingredients, like highly processed white flour, bleached white sugar and artificial red food dye…  hmmm, no thanks.

So I made a good and healthy all-natural version.  These are sugar-free, low-carb, high-fiber, high-protein and gluten-free.  Instead of highly processed white flour, I used a mixture of coconut flour and brown rice protein powder.  Instead of high-calorie, high-glycemic white sugar, I used Truvia (which is all-natural and non-GMO).  Instead of artificial red food dye, I used…  a vegetable…  I used beets.

WAIT!  Don’t run away!

These waffles don’t taste like vegetables at all (trust me, I hate beets…  beets taste like freshly cut grass to me).  And these waffles?  They’re legendary.  They’re soft and sweet and cakey and decadent…  especially with the super thick and creamy cream cheese frosting!

Oh, and yes, I am aware that the frosting in the pictures looks like toothpaste straight from the tube.  I don’t care much for aesthetics when I’m about to shovel something directly into my pie hole…  ;)

Healthy Low Carb and Gluten Free Red Velvet Waffles with Cream Cheese Frosting (sugar free, low carb, low fat, high fiber, high protein, gluten free) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

If you’re craving some Red Velvet Cake, but it’s only 8am (apparently that’s a socially inappropriate time to be eating cake?), then make these Red Velvet Waffles!

They’re sugar-free, low-carb, high-fiber, high-protein and gluten-free, but you’d never know it!

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