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5 Ideas for Healthy and Delicious-Diabetes friendly Desserts

by IBD Medical on March 24, 2023
Having diabetes doesn't necessitate forsaking desserts. By utilizing some healthier ingredient substitutions and a touch of creativity, there are several delectable dessert choices that individuals with diabetes can savor without causing a surge in their blood sugar levels. Below are five dessert ideas for those who are living with diabetes:
1. Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding
Chocolate enthusiasts can savor a velvety and delectable pudding without the extra sugar. Just utilize sugar-free chocolate chips or cocoa powder and a low-calorie sweetener like stevia to give the pudding its sweetness. For a dairy-free and lower-carbohydrate alternative, unsweetened almond or coconut milk can also be substituted for dairy milk.
2. Fruit Salad with Yogurt: 
A colorful fruit salad can be a refreshing and nutritious choice for dessert. Combine your preferred fruits, such as berries, kiwi, melon, and grapes, and serve with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a wonderful substitute for sugary whipped cream because it is high in protein and low in sugar.
3. Low-Carb Cheesecake:
Those who enjoy cheesecake can still treat themselves to a scrumptious and creamy dessert with a cheesecake recipe that is both low in carbs and free of sugar. Utilize almond or coconut flour for the crust and a low-carb sweetener such as erythritol or monk fruit for the filling. Additionally, you may reduce the fat and calories by using low-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt.
4. Baked Apples:
Baked apples make for a cozy and satisfying dessert that's also low in sugar. To make them, core and slice an apple, sprinkle with cinnamon and a low-calorie sweetener like stevia, and bake in the oven until tender and caramelized. For extra texture and flavor, consider adding chopped nuts or dried fruit.
5. Frozen Yogurt Bark: 
Frozen yogurt bark is a simple and enjoyable dessert that's great for hot summer days. Combine plain Greek yogurt, a low-calorie sweetener, and your preferred mix-ins like berries, nuts, and coconut flakes. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and freeze until it becomes firm. Then, break the frozen yogurt into pieces and serve it as a refreshing and healthy snack or dessert.
Individuals with diabetes can indulge in delectable and fulfilling desserts by substituting healthy ingredients and practicing portion control. The trick is to opt for ingredients that are low in sugar and high in fiber, and to be mindful of serving sizes. Additionally, it's crucial to collaborate with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian to establish a personalized meal plan that caters to your specific requirements and preferences.
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