It is almost that time of the year when avoiding the temptation for sweets become hard. The cold weather outside demands something sweet to calm the nerves but if you are a sugar patient, then go for diabetic friendly desserts. The word sweet and diabetic don’t mix but trying out healthier choices will let you enjoy the sweet pleasures of this winter.
If you are a sugar patient, a good way to reduce your craving is to use natural sweeteners such as jaggey (Gur), Dates and raw honey. They carry a lower GI score than refined sugar and it is best for sugar patient since they also have vitamins and minerals.
Here are some of the diabetic friendly desserts that you can opt for this winter
Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate With Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
When it gets cold outside, a nice hot cup of chocolate will not only keep you warm but also satisfy your sugar cravings. Hot chocolate is mostly considered the star of the winter and this low sugar combo only contains 60 calories and about 20 grams of carbohydrate, which is manageable for sugar patients.
Sugar-Free Pudding With Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
This combo clocks at only 80 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrate. Sugar free pudding comes in a variety of flavours but the most popular among them are dark chocolate and pistachio. You can buy sugar free pudding from any good general store. When you top this pudding with sugar free whipped cream, it becomes a dessert worth having.
Sugar-Free Gelatine With Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
Sugar free gelatine is available at all most all good grocery stores. It comes in a variety of flavours and is a free dessert for sugar patients. You can get creative with this dessert by add colour to the gelatine or cutting it down into different shapes.
Fresh Fruit Dipped in Yogurt
This one is the most easiest from all others diabetic friendly desserts. All you need for this desserts is ¾ cup of seasonal fruits (Preferred berries) dipped in 2 ounces of fat free yogurt. This dessert carries only 90 calories and about 19 grams of carbohydrate. This dessert can be presented in many ways and tastes just as good as it is to look at.
Frozen Grapes and Banana Slices
Sometimes opting for the simplest of ideas is the best option. For a sugar patient, this dessert is the best option. Just make sure to freeze the banana slices and grapes beforehand. Grapes (when frozen) get a slushy texture. One small banana or 15-17 grapes clock up to 60 calories and about 15 grams of carbohydrates.
Grilled Fruit with Sugar-Free Whipped Topping
Grilling the fruits adds more flavour to it. If you are opting for this recipe make sure to store some pears or peaches or nectarine halves beforehand. You can also use season fruits for this recipe. Make sure to spray non-stick cooking spray on the grills before grilling the fruits. Top the grilled fruits with 2 tbsp. of sugar free topping.