Having diabetes doesn’t have to mean you’ll never get to enjoy delicious desserts again! Although you have to avoid the usual go to’s like cookies, cakes, candy, and ice cream, there are some great alternatives that will still leave you satisfied without spiking your blood sugar levels! Not only will you enjoy these treats, but they will also give you a chance to get creative in the kitchen. There are many creative desserts that can be healthy, but also satisfy your sweet tooth. These recipes require little to no work and can be enjoyed by those who aren’t trying to lower their sugar intake. Part of being completely healthy is changing your lifestyle and these recipes consist of low sugar fruits and sugar substitutes.
(1 slice: 170 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein)
This guilt-free dessert consists of fruit, cream cheese, and flour, containing less than half the calories, sugar, and fat of any desserts you will eat!
Grapefruit Lime and Mint Yogurt Parfait
(1 parfait: 207 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 3g fiber), 10g protein)
This delicious snack consists of grapefruit, lime and mint which are great to have in your diet when watching your weight and blood sugar level.
Rainbow Fruit Ice Pops
These treats have no added sugar and are made with six different fruits. Kiwis, strawberries, mango, blueberries, watermelon, and pineapple are the main ingredients for this snack,
Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies
This delicious chocolatey treat can be enjoyed guilt-free and only has seven ingredients!
This treat tastes like it has little to no compromises on the flavor considering sweet potatoes are naturally sweet.
No Sugar Added Peanut Butter
If cookies are your weakness this is the perfect option for you!
Made with a sugar substitute, these peanut butter cookies along with a few other ingredients are the perfect dessert for your sweet tooth.
If you’re watching your sugar intake and looking for gluten-free baked goods, these peanut butter cookies are absolutely perfect.
Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
This delicious low sugar snack is made with a sugar substitute called sucanat, which is unrefined sugar that has a molasses flavor.
Although they have way less flavor than your average chocolate cookies, they are just as tasty!
Strawberry Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Bark
This is a super easy snack to make and only consists of four ingredients.
All you have to do is spread plain yogurt on a lined cookie sheet and top it with your favorite fresh fruit.
The yogurt is sweetened with a hint of maple syrup, but you can always use a sugar substitute.
All of these delicious and healthy desserts are perfect for those with diabetes, heart disease, or for someone who is just watching their weight. If you don’t fall into that category you can still enjoy them and use them as a preventive method. It’s important to not wait until you are overweight or have diabetes before you start indulging in healthier snacks.