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Healthy Desserts For Your Diabetes Diet

Healthy Desserts For Your Diabetes Diet

You might think a diabetes diagnosis means you’ll have to skip dessert forever. “Not so,” says Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, a certified diabetes educator at DuPage Medical Center in Chicago. “With a little planning, you can satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your blood sugar under control.” But just how do you do that? There are several ways. Swap Other Carbs for Dessert “Everyone focuses on the sugar, but what’s really important is the total carbohydrates,” says Rondinelli-Hamilton, author of the American Diabetes Association cookbook Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking. “If you’d like to have a small piece of pie for dessert, skip the starchy vegetable during dinner,” she says. But she’s quick to point out that this isn’t something you should do on a regular basis. “Desserts and sweets don’t have the nutritional value that other foods do, so it’s best to save them for special occasions,” she says. Think Small Along with limiting how often you have dessert, you’ll also need to limit how much you eat -- and that can be a challenge. “Sugar sets off fireworks in your brain, making you crave more,” says Jessica Bennett, RD, a dietitian at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Fighting the urge to overdo it takes a lot of effort. But there are ways to make it a little easier. “Set yourself up for success by buying desserts that are packaged as a single serving, like a sugar-free fudge pop or a small square of dark chocolate,” Rondinelli-Hamilton says. And be realistic. “If you can’t have cake in the house without eating the whole thing, don’t buy a cake,” she says. When you go out, check the menu for miniature desserts. Many restaurants now offer treats served in small dishes or shot glasses. “If that’s not Continue reading >>

Diabetic Friendly Desserts Berry Parfait Tops My Best Berry Desserts

Diabetic Friendly Desserts Berry Parfait Tops My Best Berry Desserts

Yes Its True Delicious Diabetic Friendly Desserts! Diabetic friendly dessertsareamazing and especially when berries are in season. I have the best berry desserts and I couldnt wait to share them.My super easy diabetic recipes like myBerry Parfait from my arthritis cookbook will wow you! Eating Well To Fight Arthritis includes healthy easy recipes to help manage an anti-inflammatory diet. I have a sweet tooth! So, I included desserts in this cookbook. Berries are high in antioxidants making them good arthritis diet recipes. I want you to enjoy food and make healthy eating with nutritiona lifestyle. Youll love this luscious berry dessertand how quick you can make it. I dont like diets! A diabetic diet is the healthiest way to eat and not a diet. My easy diabetic recipes include your favorite foods. Best of all, my desserts or diabetic recipes dont taste like your sacrificing flavor. This berry dessert makes the perfect ending to any meal. My cookbooks include mainstream easy diabetic recipes! Start eating healthy with my cookbooks and these cookbooks highlight easy diabetic recipes. MyCookbooks Highlight Diabetic Recipes with D My Best Berry Desserts Make Amazing Diabetic Friendly Desserts I absolutely love berries and I promise this strawberry parfait is always a hit! Most people think this is their favorite diabetic friendly dessert. I usually dont even tell anyone this is one of my diabetic friendly desserts recipe and they never know! With layers of cream cheese filling, raspberry jam and ladyfingers, who would ever think it was a diabetic berry dessert? To make party planning easier, I make the dessert in individual servings. I put in small glass custard cups ahead of time and refrigerate. Remember, I specialize in healthy easy recipes. This dessert tastes like a bi Continue reading >>

Healthy Diabetic Desserts For Fall Season

Healthy Diabetic Desserts For Fall Season

Healthy Diabetic Desserts For Fall Season Posted by ADW Diabetes | Sep 18, 2015 | Diabetes Management , Diet & Nutrition | 0 | As summer slowly melts into fall, the flavors of food change along with the seasons. In the fall, people start to crave foods such as apples, pumpkin and chocolate. Discover healthy diabetic desserts for fall that taste great and wont make you feel guilty. Apple dippers are a perfect way to end a fantastic fall day. Go apple picking to get exercise and fresh air. When you get back home, slice the apples into wedges and serve with a bowl of sugar-free Jello chocolate pudding. It only takes five minutes to prepare and tastes as yummy as a fondue -without all the work. Serve a handful of walnuts on the side for added flavor. Baked apples are another way to celebrate the fall season and fill the house with a pleasant aroma. Slice apples into wedges and place in a shallow, 8 round baking pan filled with 1/8 inch of water or diet soda. Sprinkle brown sugar substitute and cinnamon liberally over the apples. Add a handful of chopped walnuts and a handful of dried oats over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until the topping is browned and the apples are soft. Get the colors of candy corn without all the sugar. Prepare a package of sugar-free Jello vanilla pudding and a package of sugar-free orange Jello gelatin according to the instructions on each package. Use a cup or custard dish to make a colorful dessert. Put the vanilla pudding on the bottom, then a layer of orange gelatin. Top with a dollop of fat-free whipped cream. It looks just like fall candy corn! Nothing is easier to make or more decadent to eat than a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake in the fall. All it takes is some basic ingredients and some patience to wait while the cake se Continue reading >>

Blueberry Crisp (diabetic)

Blueberry Crisp (diabetic)

2 cups unsweetened blueberries, fresh or 2 cups unsweetened blueberries, frozen, thawed and well-drained Filling:. Toss together flour and sugar. Mix together with blueberries and place in a 9x9 inch glass baking dish. Topping:. Mix all topping ingredients together. Sprinkle on top of blueberry filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Makes 6 servings. Per Serving:. 110 calories 17 g. carbohydrate 1.5 g protein 2 g fiber 0 g fat. Advertisement Continue reading >>

Healthy Fall Desserts

Healthy Fall Desserts

Warm up with one of these fabulous dessert ideas that incorporate the cozy flavors of fall. Each of our brownies, cookies, cakes, and pies is low in calories and fat but filled with irresistible autumn ingredients like apples and pumpkin. Refrigerated piecrust makes these fruity fall pastries a cinch. Use muffin cups to shape the dough, then fill with vitamin-rich apples and toffee pieces for a low-calorie harvest dessert that can be frozen for up to 3 months. Chopped tart apples and apple juice give these low-calorie cookies a double dose of fall flavor. Homemade caramel frosting and a sprinkle of walnuts, which contain a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, finish the scrumptious dessert. Canned pumpkin isn't just for pies. These individual baked puddings taste like the holiday classic but without the calorie-laden crust. Plus, the dessert features crisp pepitas, which are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, are low-calorie, vitamin-rich, and incredibly tasty. Drizzle the seeds with oil and a sprinkle of salt before popping them in the oven for a crunchy fall dessert topping or healthy harvest snack. These cozy custards are made with an unexpected ingredient: carrots! Blend the vitamin-A-packed root vegetable in a food processor until smooth, then combine with four common pantry ingredients for an easy 130-calorie treat. Light ingredients like low-sugar marmalade and reduced-fat cream cheese make these gorgeous galettes a healthy dessert choice. Low-calorie sweet-tart plums contribute vitamins A and C to the pretty pastries. Sticky-sweet molasses transforms ordinary cupcakes into a fall favorite. Reduced-fat cream cheese and marshmallow creme keep the cupcake's tangy frosting fluffy and low in fat. Apples are a budget-friendly, fiber-p Continue reading >>

The Big Book Of Diabetic Desserts

The Big Book Of Diabetic Desserts

Over 150 tantalizing treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth. This first-ever collection of guilty pleasures from the American Diabetes Association and author Jackie Mills proves that people with diabetes never have to say no to dessert again. The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts, the first dessert cookbook ever published by the American Diabetes Association, features mouth-watering treats that will satisfy every sweet toothand without using substitutions or those odd ingredients that can make a dessert taste bitter.With over 150 recipes that cover everything from pies, tarts, cakes, and cookies to custards, mousses, cheesecakes, and frozen delights, this cookbook has every great dessert you will ever need. The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts also shows you how to bake with artificial sweeteners and keep your recipes low-calorie and luscious. Every recipe includes a special tip to help make each dessert delectableand easy to make. Finally, a dessert cookbook for people with diabetes that actually has great-tasting recipes! I have an unbelievable sweet tooth having been raised by a mother that constantly baked and always had something for us to eat. I thought I would never have anything really sweet again. Boy, was I wrong. I've only tried 2 recipes so far but I didn't know being a diabetic could taste so good. I wish I had this book when I was diagnosed years ago. My disease might not have gotten so out of hand. Thanks for a great book! 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful for you? I wanted to review the ratings, I have not purchased therefore can not fairly rate. Entered anyway as I was not able to proceed! 0 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful for you? Never Again Will I Use Artificial Sweeteners! I couldn't use this book. It Continue reading >>

Caramel Apple Crisp Bites Delicious, Easy To Make Fall Dessert

Caramel Apple Crisp Bites Delicious, Easy To Make Fall Dessert

Caramel Apple Crisp Bites bring all of the flavors of fall into one delicious dessert. The apple cinnamon filling and the graham cracker crust will warm your heart and fill your tummy. Are you ready to be obsessed with a dessert. Seriously, get ready. You are going to be totally and completely crazed over these Caramel Apple Crisp Bites. They are one of our all time favorite fall desserts! Ahhhhh.. Fall is here. The air is crisp and cool. The leaves are changing colors. BUT, best of all it is apple picking season!! (our familys favorite apples are large Golden Delicious apple, right off the tree what is yours?) My family and some friends went apple picking today. There is nothing like a fresh apple picked right off of the tree! However, it is easy to get carried away and over pick which only means one thing APPLE RECIPES! You have heard me cook with my sister, my kids, my niece and my almost-niece but today was a special treat I got to cook with my husband! Adam is my best taste tester and my best critic. When I told him I wanted to make apple crisp bites (I have a little obsession with bite sized desserts) he jumped right in to help! Ingredients needed to make Caramel Apple Crisp Bites Graham cracker crumbs (I used store bought in a can. I find these to work the best) UPDATE/NOTE: Some people have found the crust recipe to work perfect, while some others found the 12 tablespoons of butter was way to much and the butter started to pool - you may want to start by using 1/2 C butter (1 stick vs. 1 1/2 sticks, or 12 T). Melt the butter and add slowly to the crumbs, a little bit at a time, making sure its not too wet. You can always add more or save the leftover butter for later. You want a soft dough that sticks together slightly when you try to form a ball, not a wet dou Continue reading >>

Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes

Cozy Fall Dessert Recipes

Diabetic Living / Diabetic Recipes / Dessert The cozy flavors of fall -- pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and chocolate -- make our sweet desserts perfect for the season. These comforting cobblers, cookies, pies, and cakes are even better served warm with love. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts You can enjoy this luscious swirled cheesecake without turning on the oven -- it's a mix-and-chill recipe perfect for holiday gatherings. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts Smooth and creamy, these two-tone desserts are rich in flavor but low in fat because they're made with reduced-fat peanut butter and fat-free half-and-half. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts Take advantage of the season's delicious fruit. There's nothing like this old-fashioned apple dessert to top off a good home-cooked meal. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts Chocolate and cherries are delicious additions to basic bread pudding. And we've added another twist by using whole grain bread, which produces a heartier pudding. Serve warm and enjoy! Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts What is fall without pumpkin pie? Our version is crustless and can be enjoyed plain, but it's even more delicious when you add a sweet topper. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts Apples are a fall favorite and a must-have for this heartwarming dessert. Leaving the peel on the apples saves time and adds fiber. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts Whole grain cereals increase the fiber in this low-sugar fruit crisp and make the topping easy to fix. Fall Recipes , Diabetes Recipes , Diabetes Desserts Have your cookies and eat them, too! Whole wheat flour, rolled oats, barley flour, oat bran, and wheat bran pack these yummy c Continue reading >>

Diabetes-friendly Desserts

Diabetes-friendly Desserts

You don't have to give up dessert with these diabetes-friendly sweet treats! From diabetic cookies and cakes to tortes and tarts, you'll find diabetic recipes to love and share. 225 Pins56.15k Followers Continue reading >>

Delicious Diabetic Friendly Desserts

Delicious Diabetic Friendly Desserts

Valentines Day is usually associated with sweets, whether gifted from a loved one, a parent, a friend, a co-worker, or just a little something you buy yourself. But if youre one of the millions of Americans who are trying to eat less sugar , enjoying a box full of chocolates might not be on the agenda. Luckily, there are a ton of simple, homemade sweets that are diabetic friendly and delicious! Heres a few recipes to enjoy with your sweetheart, your family, or simply after a long day of work. Heart Shaped Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies -Serves 12 The smell of cinnamon can help you relax for a night of love or self-care, and it can also help lower your blood sugar levels! A recent study showed that cinnamon powder (Cinnamomum cassia), taken over a 40-day period, reduced mean fasting serum glucose by 18-29 percent, triglycerides by 23-30 percent, LDL cholesterol by 7-27 percent and total cholesterol by 12-26 percent. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a large fork, mash bananas in a bowl. Add mashed bananas to a second bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Let sit for five minutes. Scoop batter into balls (an ice cream scooper may help) and then flatten to form a cookie. If desired, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to form heart shaped cookies. Bake for about 13-15 mins. Enjoy! Chocolate Covered Strawberries Serves 2 Studies suggest that flavonoids found in the cocoa plant may be helpful in slowing the progression of type 2 diabetes by improving endothelial function, improving glucose metabolism , and lowering oxidative stress. The darker the chocolate, the more flavonoids it typically has! 2 cups fruit of your choice (strawberries are a classic but you can use pineapple, oranges, cantaloupe, etc. Just cut them into two-bite pie Continue reading >>

Carrot Cake Towers: Diabetic Friendly

Carrot Cake Towers: Diabetic Friendly

You don’t have to be a diabetic to enjoy these, my kids can vouch for that. However, if you need it, the nutritional information is available at the end. I found this recipe in a magazine called Diabetic Living run by Better Homes and Gardens. This whole diabetic thing is still very new to me, but I am determined to stay healthy, lose weight (lost 7.5 pounds so far!), and keep my diabetes in check. I knew that one thing that I would have trouble with giving up was sweets. Turns out I don’t actually have to give up anything, I just need to watch my portions and keep track of my carbs, proteins and fats. This is why the nutritional information, especially the diabetic counts, are so important on recipes. I was immediately drawn to the photo in the magazine and knew I had to try it. I did search out the magazine online and found the recipe here. This can also be made as a layer cake by using two 8 or 9 inch round pans. I was a little skeptical about how it would taste. Carrot cake can be good or really, really bad, and this recipe had flax seed meal. I’ve never used that before and it sounds so darn healthy, which of course is often associated with poor flavor. Nothing could be further from the truth. The cake is delicious and the cream cheese frosting is divine. These would be perfect for a party, however I think if I made these again, I would make them into triangles or squares and avoid the scrap cake all together. SERVINGS: 14 to 16 servings CARB GRAMS PER SERVING: 34 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup flax seed meal 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups finely* shredded carrot (about 6 medium) (3 large for me) 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup g Continue reading >>

95 Diabetic-friendly Desserts

95 Diabetic-friendly Desserts

Sweet cravings, begone: This free-form plum tart is done in only 35 minutes. Plus, it's extra-awesome when served warm. Taste of Home Test Kitchen Get Recipe I'm a chocolate lover, and this treat has satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. Heidi Johnson Worland, Wyoming Get Recipe When I make this ice cream, I mix and match bananas for their ripeness. Very ripe ones add more banana flavor. Less ripe ones have a fluffier texture. Melissa Hansen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Get Recipe Next time you make cake from a mix, try my easy and delicious recipe. The pears and syrup add sweet flavor and prevent the cake from drying out. And since there's no oil added to the batter, this tender fall-perfect cake is surprisingly low in fat. Veronica Ross, Columbia Heights, Minnesota Get Recipe What a simple, delectable way to enjoy fresh raspberries. For a change, also try the custard with strawberries or peaches. Sarah C. Vasques, Milford, New Hampshire Get Recipe This is the perfect guilt-free version of a classic dessert. My friends even say that they prefer my lighter recipe over other tiramisu.Ale Gambini, Beverly Hills, California Get Recipe I love grilled pineapple. This recipe combines the fruit's natural sweetness with the tart and spicy flavors of lime and chili powder. It's great for dessert and even as a side dish with ham or pork chops. Geraldine Saucier, Albuquerque, New Mexico Get Recipe I enjoy these frozen yogurt pops because they double as a healthy snack and a cool, creamy sweet treat. Colleen Ludovice, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Get Recipe You can treat yourself to one or two of my crackle cookies without guilt. Most molas Continue reading >>

10 Delicious, Diabetic Desserts

10 Delicious, Diabetic Desserts

Black Forest Mousse Cake Recipe Anna Pustynnikova/Shutterstock Here's a heavenly warm chocolate cake that is very light, surprisingly low in fat, and much easier to make than you might think. Anna Pustynnikova/Shutterstock If you love cheesecake -- and who doesn't? -- you will certainly enjoy this wholesome bar cookie. Creamy Baked Custards Recipe Africa Studio/Shutterstock These creamy baked custards, delicately flavored with vanilla and accompanied by a fresh cherry compote, are easy to put together. Angel Food Cake Recipe Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Virtually fat-free, this light sponge cake is a crowd-pleaser. Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu Recipe YuliiaHolovchenko/Shutterstock This delectable version of the popular Italian dessert includes traditional sponge cakes soaked in coffee and liqueur. Five-Star Cookies Recipe Teresa Kasprzycka/Shutterstock These nutty, moist cookies are satisfying without being too sweet. Baked Almond-Stuffed Peaches Recipe Liv friis larsen/Shutterstock Turn fresh peaches into a fabulous warm dessert by stuffing them with dried apricots, toasted almonds, and crushed amaretti cookie crumbs. Maple-Walnut Roasted Apples Recipe NoirChocolate/Shutterstock Walnuts and maple syrup make this baked apple recipe a deliciously satisfying and healthier dessert. Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Trail Bars Recipe Vitylia/Shutterstock These homemade trail bars are packed with protein and make a great energy-boosting snack. Strawberry-Banana Delight Recipe Katarzyna Hurova/Shutterstock Turn a classic pairing of flavors into whipped gelatin. Continue reading >>

Diabetic Thanksgiving Desserts

Diabetic Thanksgiving Desserts

Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles You'll never crave a store-brand peanut butter and chocolate candy again with these homemade truffles. Made with almond butter and melted dark chocolate, you can add any toppings you like such as coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or dried fruit. Make a bunch of these to save in your fridge as a quick, sweet snack that won't make you crash later thanks to 8g of protein, 5.1g fiber, and little added sugar thanks to unsalted almonds, almond butter, and dark chocolate cacao. View Recipe: Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles Protein-Packed Cheese Board Enjoy this spread as an appetizer or dessert. Nuts and cheese pack in the protein while the fruit and chocolate add just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your cravings. Not only does this cheese board pack in protein, there is more than 390mg of calcium per serving thanks to the cheese, almonds, and chocolate. Guests will love this lighter alternative to traditional Thanksgiving desserts. With 10 servings per cheese board, there's plenty for friends and family, but the recipe is easy to double if you need more. View Recipe: Protein-Packed Cheese Board Almond Butter Nice Cream A blend between frozen yogurt and ice cream, "nice" cream is the easiest and healthiest way to satisfy your sweet tooth. There's nothing better than the salty and sweet combination of nuts and chocolate. We've elevated this classic combo with creamy almond butter and high quality cocoa powder for 5.84g of protein, 5.32g fiber, and just 13.71g of sugar. Guests will love the taste of this alternative to traditional ice cream, and you'll love how quick and easy it is to make. View Recipe: Almond Butter Nice Cream Spiralized Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt We’re kind of obsessed with spiralizing, so naturally we had Continue reading >>

Diabetic Desserts

Diabetic Desserts

Following a diabetic diet doesn't mean you have to miss out on dessert recipes. These irresistible cookies, frozen treats, and cheesecakes are lower in calories and under 30 grams of carb, so you can add them to your diabetic recipe repertoire while keeping blood glucose in check. Bring out the sophisticated side of the classic kids' treat. Better-for-you dark chocolate melts just slightly when topped with the broiled blackberry-and-marshmallow skewers. Each loaded s'more has just 150 calories and 25 grams of carb to fit a diabetic meal plan. Snipped fresh rosemary balances the natural sweetness of apricots in this irresistible diabetic dessert recipe. Pine nuts add extra crunch to the streusel, and a simple vanilla drizzle gives these dessert bars a party-worthy finish. No need to turn on the oven when you're craving homemade cheesecake. A simple graham cracker crust and three kinds of soft cheese make this a quick and easy cheesecake recipe. Neufchatel cheese and sour cream help keep each serving to 184 calories and 15 grams of carb, making it a great diabetic dessert. We didn't skimp on indulgent ingredients here! The key to making this chocolate dessert recipe fit your diabetes-friendly meal plan is portion size. Three simple ingredients -- smoky bacon, rich caramel sauce, and bittersweet chocolate -- team up for a unique spin on homemade candy with 107 calories and 11 grams of carb per serving. Craving a frozen treat? Turn that carton of healthful Greek yogurt into a diabetes-friendly spin on ice cream. Chocolate syrup adds fudgy swirls to each scoop, and sweet raspberry preserves lend delicious fruit flavor. Swap in sugar-free syrup and lower-sugar preserves to reduce carb grams further. These gorgeous dumplings only look difficult to make. Fresh apples and zesty Continue reading >>

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