If you have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, the chances are that you have already made a conscious effort to eliminate starch, sweets, and fat from your diet. Good going!
A few months of sugar-free beverages, low carbohydrate bread, and the incessant protein-packed meals would make most diabetics bored stiff. So the challenge here is in sustaining and sticking to a healthy low-glycaemic diet that controls the spikes in your blood sugar level post meals.
Desserts for Diabetics?
As opposed to common perception, a diagnosis of diabetes does not disconnect you from desserts. You just have to put in some extra effort to choose carefully, practice portion control and learn to save desserts for special occasions.
We have put together a list of some decadent desserts that are diabetic friendly. With these recipes, you are sure to wash away those low-carb food woes and take your taste buds on a special journey.
- Baked Peaches Stuffed with Almonds
Peaches transform magically into a comforting warm dessert when you stuff them with dried apricots, toasted almonds or walnuts, and crumbs of amaretti cookies.
Don’t forget to bake them in a preheated oven till golden and bubbly. You can serve these beauties with a helping of light sour cream or low-fat vanilla ice cream.
These are packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Riboflavin, and can be enjoyed guilt-free at 174 calories per serving.
Here are step-by-step instructions for the making of this dessert.
- Roasted Apples with Walnuts and Maple
Maple syrup is mixed with a dash of apple juice and unsalted butter to form a thick drool worthy glaze. Halved apples are basted with this mixture, and sprinkled with crunchy walnuts. Apples are then baked in an oven and served with frozen yoghurt and more of that decadent sauce.
All this at only 207 calories per serving. Bliss!
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- Fresh Berries with Maple Infused Cream
The two-ingredient sauce is the bomb here. Mix some maple syrup into the fat-free sour cream, and you have a sauce that is perfect for those rushed summer evenings when you want your sugar fix in 5 minutes or less.
Dress up some fresh berries (raspberries or blueberries will do) with this maple-infused cream, and don’t forget to close your eyes while you savour each bite!
By the way, this dish is packed with antioxidants and has an impressive calorie count of 140 per serving.
The complete recipe can be found here
- Grapefruit and Banana Dressed in Honey
Toss some chilled red grapefruit sections with sliced bananas, honey and finely chopped mint. This is a quick and simple recipe, but is high on taste!
Well poised at 122 calories per serving and packed with Vitamin C, fibres and potassium, this dish is a superstar.
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- Cookies and Cream Crunch
Fruits do not spell the beginning and end of diabetic desserts. So, for all the chocoholics out there, here is a stellar recipe that is sinfully delicious at only 232 calories per serving.
Combine some crushed sugar-free chocolate sandwich cookies with chopped toasted pecans and a dab of low-calorie margarine. Press this mixture into the bottom of a pan and freeze for 10 minutes. Soften some sugar and fat-free vanilla ice cream and spread it over the crumb mixture in the pan. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the ice cream and freeze for at least 8 hours. Cut into squares and relish!
The detailed recipe can be found here.
Diabetics need to focus on eating a good and varied diet that you can stick to diligently. Indulging in desserts once in a while does not pull you off track in any way. So, eat Healthy and stay Decadent!