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Diabetic Sugar Free Desserts and Candy

Having a sweet tooth accompanied by a medical condition that prevents you from eating sweets can be quite a maddening combination. Our experts have put together an article that mitigates the problem through sugar free desserts and candy. Read on.

Children and adults, teenagers and grandmas, almost everyone loves desserts and candies. Candy satisfies your craving for sweets. But the main ingredient in candies – sugar – is something that isn’t exactly good for your health. Sugar causes cavities and tooth decay. Sugared foods like desserts and candy will make you overweight, especially if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. And, for the diabetics candy is a big no-no. But, for all those candy lovers and for those who are diabetic, there is still hope. Sugar free desserts and candy is great for those sweet cravings while avoiding the dangers of sugar and maintaining a healthy diet.

Here are a few recipes for sugar free desserts and sugar free candies that will not only help you maintain a healthy diet, but will also satisfy your sweet cravings…

Sugar Free Chocolate-coated Fruits

Now, this is one of my favorite sugar free desserts that give you a healthy serving of fruits while satisfying your sweet tooth.

You need a few chunks of unsweetened chocolate or baking chocolate, fruits of your choice and some raspberry or orange flavoring. Melt the chocolate chunks on low heat. Cut up fruits of your choice, apples, bananas, pears, etc. and dip into the melted chocolate. Coat the fruit pieces with the melted chocolate and set to dry on wax paper. You might add a bit of flavoring to the melted chocolate to make this sugar free dessert more interesting.

Sugar Free Candy Cubes

You’ll need
3 oz. size boxes of sugar free Jello, 3 boxes
Boiling water 4 cups
Knox unflavored gelatin 4 packets

This is a quick candy recipe that is easy to make and can be served as a sugar free dessert at lunch. Mix all the powders and dissolve in the hot water. Stir for about five minutes until the powders are completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a flat tray and chill in refrigerator. Once cooled, cut into bite-sized pieces and serve.

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups

You’ll need
Unsalted Butter ½ cup
Unsweetened baking chocolate 1 ounce
Splenda Granular 1/3 cup
A tablespoon of cream or half-and-half
Peanut Butter 4 tablespoons
Chopped walnuts or nuts of your choice ¼ cup

Melt butter, chocolate and Splenda in microwave on ‘High’ heat till melted. Heat for about a minute or minute and half, but do not boil. Into the chocolate and butter mixture, add the cream and stir. Line ten muffin tins with cupcake paper and sprinkle nuts at the base. Divide and pour the mixture among the ten muffin tins and freeze the Peanut Butter Cups until firm. You need to store these in the freezer compartment as they melt quite quickly. If you don’t like to use Splenda, you could substitute it with honey.

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Diabetes – Tips for a summer of Healthy Cookouts

If you have type 2 diabetes it will mean that there are some restrictions on your diet. This does not mean though, that you still can’t enjoy socializing with food. Now that the summer is here you might be considering a cookout. There is no reason why you can’t enjoy your foods for diabetics in the great outdoors just like everyone else. It is important though, to stick to food that is not only healthy, but also that won’t put blood sugar levels at an unacceptably high level.

Nearly everyone knows about the dietary risks of summertime cookouts; the menu tends to be loaded with items that are high in fat, high in calories, and full of grease. # However, there are healthy diabetic meals alternatives that you can include in your next cookout to ensure that your menu stays tasty, but won’t ruin your dietary goals. Here are some healthy food choices to add to your next cookout:

Grill Veggies

Cut veggies, such as peppers and onions, to roughly the diameter of a silver dollar. Dust them with a light layer of extra virgin olive oil and season to taste.

Wrap the veggies tinfoil and throw the package on a grill. Cook the veggies alongside your hotdogs and hamburgers for about 20 minutes, or until the veggies are tender and hot.

Mayo-free Potato Salad

Not all potato salads require mayonnaise. In fact, without the mayo, potato salads can be quite healthy and incorporate not only a healthy dose of carbohydrates, but also onions, celery, oils, and dairy. Check online for mayo-free potato salad recipes that suit your taste buds.

Full-Fruit Popsicles or Ices

Instead of offering ice cream or another high fat, high sugar dessert, plan diabetic dessert ahead and make your own full-fruit popsicles or ices. Simply freeze any flavor of 100% fruit juice in an appropriately sized and shaped container, add small fruit chunks, and serve. You can find Popsicle trays in just about any grocery store. Always prefer to use sugar free candies and deserts in summer.

Limit the Alcohol

Most people enjoy having a summertime beverage, such as a margarita, daiquiri, or even a simple beer during a cookout. However, many fancy drinks are loaded with sugar that is not healthy for Diabetics. While a splurge may not hurt every now and then (as long as you monitor your blood sugar level), it is always a good idea to have low-sugar alternatives or sugar free desserts. One of the best low-sugar alcohol beverages is rum and diet coke.

The Right Melons

Watermelons are classic cookout favorites. However, watermelons are notorious for having loads of sugar and calories in them. In fact, one slice can pack as much as 80 calories. Instead of serving watermelon wedges at your next cookout, opt instead for honeydew or cantaloupe. You’ll still enjoy a flavorful slice, but you’ll only get about half the calories and sugar.

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