Looking for some fast, no-fuss diabetic desserts? Try these three easy recipes from www.BetterHealthKare.com!
One of the challenges for people with diabetes is finding dessert recipes that are easy to make and able to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. People who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes need to avoid desserts that are loaded with processed sugars that can cause their blood glucose levels to spike. Desserts that are high in carbohydrates also pose a problem because carrying extra weight can lower your body’s ability to process glucose. We have found some delicious, no-fuss diabetic desserts that fit the bill. These recipes are simple to fix, with healthy ingredients that can actually make it easier for you to manage your diabetes. Enjoy!
Berries and Cream
Fruit is common ingredient in diabetes dessert recipes because it gives dishes a sweet and satisfying flavor without the need for processed sugar that can cause blood sugar levels to spike. This scrumptious berry parfait recipe from AllRecipes takes just 15 minutes prepare. Easy to make and absolutely delicious!
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon nonfat evaporated milk
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons Marsala wine
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts
Layer the strawberries and blueberries in 6 individual serving dishes.
Whip together the ricotta cheese, milk, sugar and wine with an electric beater.
Spoon a portion of the cream over each fruit serving, top with toasted hazelnuts, and serve.
Makes 6 servings
Date Shake Popsicles
When summer months have you longing for a frozen treat, this easy diabetes-friendly recipe from Martha Stewart will really hit the spot. Cinnamon and dates combine for a unique taste treat that is a delicious, adult-version of the popsicles you loved as a child.
2 cups low-fat plain Greek yogurt
12 pitted dates, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup low-fat milk
Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Makes 10 servings
Roasted Mango with Coconut
This tasty delight from Diabetic Living looks impressive, but is incredibly simple to prepare. It is the perfect example of what to look for in easy diabetic recipes: just a few healthy ingredients and a quick prep time to create a delicious tasty treat.
2 medium ripe mangoes, seeded, peeled, and cubed
2 tablespoons flaked coconut
2 teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
2 teaspoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place mango cubes in four 6-ounce custard cups.
Combine coconut, orange peel, and crystallized ginger in a small bowl, then sprinkle over mango cubes.
Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until topping just begins to brown.
Makes 4 servings.
You can supercharge this yummy recipe from the American Diabetes Association to make it even more diabetes friendly by using whole oats and whole wheat flour for added fiber. Served warm, it makes the perfect end to a meal.
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups peeled, sliced red apples (about 5 apples)
Preheat oven to 375⁰ F. Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, margarine, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Blend with a fork until moistened (mixture should be crumbly).
Layer apples in a pan and sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over top.
Bake 30 minutes.
Makes 7 servings.
For more easy diabetes recipes, visit www.BetterHealthKare.com. You’ll find tons of helpful information on ways to manage diabetes through diet and exercise, delicious low carb recipes, and other advice on healthy living.