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Diabetic Holiday Dessert Recipes

Diabetic Christmas Desserts

Diabetic Christmas Desserts

Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles Store-bought chocolates fall short compared to these homemade peanut butter and chocolate truffles. Made with almond butter and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, you can add any toppings you like, such as coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa powder, or dried fruit. For only 6 grams of sugar per serving, the options are plentiful. View Recipe: Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles Protein-Packed Cheese Board Nuts and cheese add satiating protein while fruit and dark chocolate add just the right dose of sweetness to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy this nutrient-rich cheese board before or after dinner for only 11 grams of sugar per serving. View Recipe: Protein-Packed Cheese Board Spiralized Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt Not only is spiralizing fun for entertaining, but it’s also a great way to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet without the addition of calorie-heavy and sugar-laden ingredients. To further reduce sugar content, simply omit brown sugar. View Recipe: Spiralized Cinnamon Apples with Greek Yogurt Chickpea Cookie Dough Not only is spiralizing fun for entertaining, but it’s also a great way to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet without the addition of calorie-heavy and sugar-laden ingredients. To further reduce sugar content, simply omit brown sugar. View Recipe: Chickpea Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt Bark Naturally sweetened with only a touch of honey and fruit, this Greek yogurt bark can take on any flavor profile you prefer. We found that strawberries, cacao nibs, hazelnuts, shredded coconut, and dried cherries creates a winning combination for only 6 grams of sugar per serving. Store a batch in your freezer for a fast, protein-packed snack or dessert. View Recipe: Greek Yogurt Bark Berry-P Continue reading >>

31 Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

31 Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes

There's nothing better than spending a cold winter day insideby the fire, whipping up delicious holiday treats for your friends and family. But all those baked goods you indulge in during the month ofDecember can take a toll on your waistline ; according to recent research from Cornell University, the average weight gain for Americans during the Christmas-New Year's season is 1.3 pounds . (What's more, it took half the participants in the study five months to shed the weight they'd gained during the holidays.) The solution: We've rounded up some of our favorite healthy holiday treats that contain significantly less sugar and calories than their more fattening counterparts. From whole-wheat sugar cookies to chewy lemon bars to moist holiday cakes, there's something for everyone on this list. The best part? All of these treats are packed with flavor, thanks to better-for-you ingredients like ground cinnamon, dried cherries, low-fat yogurt,pure pumpkin, and fresh gingerin other words, no one will notice that they're actually munching on healthier cookies and cakes. Happy baking! 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 >>

No Bake Sugar Free Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Sugar Free Strawberry Cheesecake

I used reduced fat cream cheese and chilled fat free evaporated milk. This makes a smaller sized cheesecake. I liked that this particular recipe had a very thin crust which is a dream for someon... This is delicious, and I have made it several times. BUT it is not truly sugar free unless you can find sugar free graham crackers. Graham crackers have quite a bit of sugar in them. Absolutely delicious! I doubled the recipe (family was coming to dinner). No one guessed that there was no "added" sugar in the pie. I did not change any of the ingredients, but assembled it ... I have just made this for the second time for our diabetic friend. I used fat free white chocolate pudding instead of cheesecake pudding for a white chocolate cheesecake. His sugar levelss spi... I used a half pint of heavy whipping cream and slowly added it to the cream cheese. Turned out really good thick like cream cheese filling. But no graham crackers. We love the mixture. Easy & great recipe, but finding sugar free cheesecake pudding was impossible so I substituted vanilla which did work. DOESNT SET! I followed the recipe to a tee for the filling albeit switching out strawberries for blueberries and the mixture is SO gooey. I ended up adding whipped cream to thicken it but the en... I made it with Neufchatel cheese w/no preservatives and Annie's Bunny Grahms (organic). Delicious! Oh, and I didn't use cheesecake flavored pudding. I just used regular vanilla, sugar free, fat ... I also prepared this for a diabetic. While it's true that Graham crackers have carbs, a diabetic is allowed some cards per meal. I chose to use just the filling piped in sliced (crisscrossed a... Continue reading >>

Chocolate Crackles

Chocolate Crackles

December is a tough month for bakers. By the 23rd, I’ve been baking for 23 days. Cookies, cakes, pies, cookies, breads, candies, cookies… Did I mention cookies? I usually spend the last hours before many get-togethers scrambling to find a suitable dessert that’s sweet enough for my dad (a diabetic) to enjoy without feeling cheated but still healthy enough to not knock his blood sugar out of whack. I found the recipe for Chocolate Crackles in The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts. Chocolatey, sweet, chocolatey – the cookies were almost brownie-like in their consistency and should come with a warning label: Chocolate! Do not drink without a glass of ice cold milk! Did I mention they were chocolatey? And with a pretty fractured coating of powdered sugar, they present nicely in a festive Christmas tin. A diabetic-friendly rich chocolate cookie. Ingredients 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup Ideal (or Splenda, but I think Ideal is much better than Splenda for baking) 1/2 cup butter, cubed and at room temperature 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup powdered sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Cream brown sugar and butter on med-high until light and fluffy. Add in Splenda, one egg at a time until well combined, and add the vanilla. Switch mixer to off, add dry ingredients, and turn to low until mixed, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Drop one tablespoon of dough into the bowl, turning to coat, and roll the ball around in your loosely cupped hand - this forms the dough into a ball without pressing the powdered sugar into the dough and allows the excess powdered sugar to fall back into the bowl. Continue reading >>

Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Chip Cookies

Directions 1 Preheat oven to 350. 2 Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium sized bowl. Set aside. 3 Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sweetener in large bowl until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture. 4 Stir in chocolate chips. 5 Drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets by heaping tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart. 6 Bake 8-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet 1 minute then move to wire rack. Amount Per Serving Calories: 90 Calories from Fat: 45 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1.5g Total Carbs: 10g Similar Dishes Continue reading >>

Sweet! 15 Diabetic-friendly Holiday Dessert Recipes

Sweet! 15 Diabetic-friendly Holiday Dessert Recipes

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies Taste of Home These sweet cookies feature white chocolate and cranberries for a delightful taste. The red and white coloring add a great holiday feel to any cookie tray. Recipe shared by Donna Beck, Scottdale, Pennsylvania. No-Bake Peanut Butter Treats Taste of Home This quick and tasty dessert is perfect for a road trip. The treats won't stick to your hands, so you'll crave more than one. Keep them on hand in the refrigerator for an easy snack. Recipe shared by Sonia Rohda, Waverly, Nebraska. Frozen Pistachio Dessert with Raspberry Sauce Taste of Home Raspberry sauce lends bright color and flavor to this cool and creamy pistachio treat. It's a beautiful, delicious dessert that's sure to impress. Recipe shared by Suzette Jury , Keene, California. Get the recipe on TasteofHome.com Makeover Marbled Orange Fudge Taste of Home Orange Creamsicles, you just got a makeover! This time, all the taste is packed in amazing fudge form, so you can enjoy all the flavor in one bite. Recipe shared by Jana Moses, West Linn, Oregon. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Cheesecake Taste of Home This light and airy cheesecake is great for entertaining. The chocolate crust lends a unique flavor that complements the sweet strawberry filling. It always earns praise and adds a touch of elegance to the table. Recipe shared by Kathy Berger, Dry Ridge, Kentucky. Key Lime Mousse Cups Taste of Home Light, lovely, and laced with a splash of tart key lime juice, these fancy little phyllo cups are so refreshing served as an after-dinner dessert treat...and they take just minutes to whip up! Recipe shared by Suzanne Pauley, Renton, Washington. Get the recipe on TasteofHome.com Ganache-Topped Chocolate Cake Taste of Home Although this cake looks very elegant and like something y Continue reading >>

Delicious Diabetic Dessert Recipes For Thanksgiving

Delicious Diabetic Dessert Recipes For Thanksgiving

Delicious Diabetic Dessert Recipes For Thanksgiving Sunrise Senior Living | November 17, 2014 A holiday feast can be tough to navigate when you're watching your sugar intake. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 26 percent of seniors over 65 have the chronic condition. Chances are that someone in your family or from your retirement community has diabetes and can't indulge in traditional Thanksgiving desserts. This year, why not whip up a delicious holiday treat that everyone can enjoy? Here are a few diabetic dessert recipes that will help to bring a little sweetness to everyone's day. This scrumptious cake is bursting with the flavors of autumn. It's sure to be a hit with everyone at your holiday gathering, and they won't even realize it's made for diabetics! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. In a small saucepan, combine raisins and water. Cook over medium heat until the water has evaporated. Remove from heat and add in the applesauce, eggs, sweetener and oil. Stir well to combine. Use a whisk to blend in the baking soda and flour. Finally, stir in the remaining ingredients, then pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Cut the cake into small squares to serve, and garnish with a dollop of sugar-free whipped topping if you desire. What's more American than an apple pie on Thanksgiving? Everyone should be able to have a slice of this traditional treat, so use this easy recipe to make a sugar-free version that your guests will love. 12 oz. unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/3 cup of the apple juice concentrate with the co Continue reading >>

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients 1 9-inch chilled, unbaked pastry shell (store-bought or you can follow the link in the directions to a recipe for Basic Pastry Dough) Directions If you'd like to make your own pie crust, you can follow our Basic Pastry Dough recipe. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin puree, brown sugar substitute, granulated sugar, egg substitute, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Gradually add evaporated skim milk, whisking thoroughly. Pour pumpkin mixture into pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350°F and continue to bake for another 40 to 50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool before serving. Nutrition Information Per serving: 145 calories (32% calories from fat), 6 g protein, 5 g total fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch), 1 fat Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes Center! This is your launching pad for living better with type 2 diabetes. We’ve gathered all the latest type 2 diabetes information, research updates, and advances in devices and medications. And because diabetes impacts every facet of your life, you’ll also find practical advice from leading experts and other people living with type 2 diabetes featured here. That includes mouth-watering, healthy recipes; money-saving tips; advice to help navigate social, professional, and relationship issues; and inspiring personal stories from people just like you. Explore the resources here and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to new additions. Continue reading >>

Diabetic Desserts

Diabetic Desserts

Orange Pumpkin Tarts Orange Pumpkin Tarts Recipe Offer these individual tarts as a reduced-sugar alternative to pumpkin pie at your next holiday meal. The crust is made with crushed sugar-free oatmeal cookies and the filling is a low-sugar version of pumpkin pie filling with a splash of orange juice. Classic Pumpkin Pie Once slice of this classic holiday pie from Cooking Light has 35 grams of carbohydrate–not totally low-carb, but certainly much less sugar than a slice of traditional pumpkin pie. If you choose to make this recipe even lower in sugar, replace the brown sugar with 3/4 cup of Splenda, and top with plain whipped cream instead of sweetened. Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies Use regular sugar in the brownie batter–but only 3/4 cup–and you get a tender instead of rubbery texture. Then swirl in cream cheese that's sweetened with a sugar substitute, and you get a decadent brownie that has only 14 grams of carbohydrate per serving. For more tips on making these brownies, watch the video. Recipe: Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies Peanut butter and jelly break aren't just for the kids' sandwiches–here they're featured in tender, sweet cookies filled with low-sugar strawberry spread. The red strawberry spread is festive for the holidays, but you can vary the recipe by using any flavor of low-sugar fruit spread. Cookies 'n' Cream Crunch What's not to love about a 4-ingredient frozen dessert? If you're serving it to company, you can make it up to a week ahead. And you can transform this one recipe into several different desserts by varying the flavors of the ice cream and the cookies. For more tips on making this easy dessert, watch the video. Raspberry Mocha Cake Add raspberry sweetness to the coffee-flavored chocolate cake by bru Continue reading >>

25 Diabetes-friendly Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

25 Diabetes-friendly Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

25 Diabetes-Friendly Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth By MelissaRudy , SparkPeople Blogger 12/5/2017 So, just like 29 million other people in the country, you have diabetes . You're learning to live with the conditioneating healthier, exercising and maybe even taking medication to keep your blood sugar within a safe range. You're determined to keep your diabetes under control, rather than letting it control you. Here comes November, the start of the sweetest season of all. There's a festive flurry of office parties, family dinners and neighborhood gatheringsand all of them seem to share one common thread: scrumptious, sugary desserts. When you're diagnosed with diabetes, sugar instantly turns into a four-letter word, and cookies, cakes, pies and other sweet treats become taboo. But with smart recipes like these, you can still enjoy your favorite desserts (in moderation, of course) without putting yourself in the danger zone. 1. Mini Gluten-Free Cherry Pies : These adorable petite pies are low in sugar and size, but big on tantalizing taste. Continue reading >>

Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

If you have any diabetics, or anyone who is gluten free or sugar free, on your holiday guest list, whip up this amazing Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe this year. It tastes so great, everyone will want a slice! The holidays are synonymous with friends, family and food! This is the time when we indulge in hearty meals with endless side dishes and eat way too many desserts. But for guests who are diabetic or have chosen to give up sugar, holiday dining can be a disappointment. Three generations of my family have been diagnosed with diabetes, but it wasnt until my dad was diagnosed that it really hit home for me. Ive spent the last year trying to reduce my own sugar intake and create alternative desserts that we can all enjoy on special occasions. If you have any diabetics or anyone who is gluten free or sugar free on your holiday guest list, whip up this easy sugar-free cheesecake to help them feel included. Its delicious enough that everyone will want a taste! Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe There are two secrets to this Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cheesecake and the first is the crust. Skip the usual graham cracker crust and opt for an easy blend of almond flour and nuts instead. Toss two cups of nuts (I used one cup of cashews, one cup of pecans, but feel free to use whatever nuts you like) into the food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Pour into a bowl and combine the chopped nuts with one cup of almond flour, six tablespoons melted butter, and one teaspoon stevia (optional). Mix well and press into the bottom of a springform pan. In another bowl, use a hand mixer to blend four packages of softened cream cheese with stevia. I recommend 4-7 tablespoons, but sweeten to taste (some people find stevia has an aftertaste, Continue reading >>

Check Out This Recipe For How To Make Sugar Free Pound Cake

Check Out This Recipe For How To Make Sugar Free Pound Cake

When you are looking to serve something traditional, it is good to know How to Make Sugar Free Pound Cake Pound cake is something that we see just about everywhere there is some kind of a dessert. Pound cake is that standard cake we have been eating for a long time. With it's buttery taste, who doesn't have a memory of eating this cake? Yet, this is the cake that reminds us of enjoying holiday desserts with loved ones or special gatherings with friends. Hence, this is a traditional cake for us. What I like about pound cake is the various ways that we can eat it. While enjoying pound cake alone is delicious, we also like to eat it with fruit . We even like to eat pound cake with ice cream rather than by itself. I have even tried pound cake with chocolate topping on it. However, you probably also have a preference for eating pound cake as well. Hey- this post has been updated>>> click here to see an EASY recipe for Sugar Free Vanilla Pound Cake that you may enjoy! Pound cake is really not a difficult cake to make Most pound cakes have five basic ingredients. Those basic ingredients include flour, butter, eggs, a flavor extract, and sugar. However, when you are making this sugar free, you are omitting the sugar. As a result, we bake this recipe using a sugar alternative as well. I like to use a bundt style cake pan.I use a springform kind of pan as it allows me to easily remove the cake from the pan . You can buy a springform style bundt cake pans on Amazon at decent prices . You could also bake this cake in a loaf style pan. The good thing about you baking this in a loaf style pans is that you can find them in various sizes. Amazon has individual sized loaf style pans that you can buy as well. The Recipe for How to Make Sugar Free Pound Cake Because pound cake is really Continue reading >>

6 Thanksgiving Desserts Recipes That People With Diabetes Can Enjoy

6 Thanksgiving Desserts Recipes That People With Diabetes Can Enjoy

If there’s any holiday that calls for pausing your diet and splurging on indulgent foods, it’s Thanksgiving. Skipping dessert just seems crazy! While it’s not too hard to bounce back from a cheat day, for those with type 2 diabetes, indulging means more than tight pants and a food coma. Holiday foods high in simple carbohydrates, like apple cake and pumpkin pie, can cause a dangerous blood sugar spike (hyperglycemia), requiring an increased insulin dosage to prevent health consequences like fatigue, headache, and excessive thirst. Frequently relying on extra insulin to correct hyperglycemia can contribute to weight gain and increased insulin resistance—two things that can worsen diabetes. Thankfully, steering clear of hyperglycemia—while still indulging in Thanksgiving desserts—is totally doable and doesn’t require you to ditch your favorite Turkey Day dishes, says registered dietitian and author of the Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Guide, Lori Zanini, RD. Staying Healthy On Turkey Day To keep blood sugar levels even-keeled, fill up on turkey and veggie sides during dinner, and then make smart decisions once the dessert spread comes out. Generally speaking, treats that get their sweetness from fruits or vegetables, like apple or pumpkin, tend to be smart choices, says Zanini, while anything that’s caramelized, browned, or glazed is typically filled with added sugars and should be avoided. But if you want to be extra-cautious, your best bet is to make a festive dessert that you know is diabetic-friendly—which is where these delicious sweets come in. Thanks to their minimal sugar content and use of alternative flours and healthy fats, these six dietitian-approved Thanksgiving desserts are ideal for people with type 2 diabetes. The best part? The other guests Continue reading >>

Sugar Free Pecan Pie

Sugar Free Pecan Pie

This Sugar Free Pecan Pie is easy and a nice alternative those folk who can't have the regular version. It's also easy and fast to make. Ingredients Filling Steps Continue reading >>

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