For people with diabetes, sugar is one component that they should avoid to control their blood sugar level. Sweets can affect your blood sugar. That is why if possible, you need to prevent consuming desserts or sweets because they are high in carbohydrates that can affect your blood.
When you have elevated blood sugar levels or have prediabetes or diabetes, you must carefully monitor your carbohydrate intake. Some desserts are sugar-free, but that doesn’t mean that you should not be concerned about their effect on your body. Natural sweeteners also impact your body, just like other sugar sweeteners only. It has stevia that is recognized as a food additive and comes from Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia can be added to desserts made at home. It is significantly sweeter than regular sugar but does not increase blood sugar levels.
You can still enjoy sugar foods when you have diabetes, but you need to eat it in the proper amount or portions, eat it in moderation, and understand how it could affect your blood sugar level.
Desserts for people with diabetes
Suppose you are buying store-bought desserts or desserts that have labels. All nutrition information on the title is calculated in the serving size of the food.
You should calculate your Carbohydrate and calorie intake based on how much you eat. For example, if the serving size is two cookies and you only ate one cookie, you should halve the number of carbs, and if you eat four cookies, you should double the serving size.
Here are some diabetes-friendly desserts:
- No-sugar-added granola and fresh fruits
- This trail mix includes nuts, seeds, roasted pepitas, and dried cranberries.
- nut butter on graham crackers
- cake made with angel food
- pudding made with chia seeds
- avocado mousse with minimal sugar
- Plain Greek yogurt and berries are used to make frozen yogurt bites.
- handmade whipped cream with mixed berries (with no sugar added)
- brownies with less sugar
Here are some easy desserts that you can make at home. To know the ingredients and how you can make it check out milk and honey’s website here (https://www.milkandhoneynutrition.com/27-diabetes-desserts-you-must-try/)
- Bites of low-sugar chocolate chip cookie dough (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
- Chocolate Avocado Muffins (Gluten-Free) (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
- Fruit Dip with Peanut Butter and Low Sugar (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
- Cookies with Peanut Butter (Wholistic Living)
- Chickpea White Chocolate Blondies without the Flour (Beautiful Eats and Things)
- Tofu Creme with Lemon (Nutrition Starring YOU)
- “Sugar” Cookies without the sugar (Erin Palinski Wade RD)
- Brownies with Chocolate Fudge are simple to make (Jennifer Hunt Nutrition)
- Ice Pops with Chocolate Chickpeas (Theresa Gentile RD)
- Apples Stewed Without Sugar (The Miller’s Kitchen)
- Chocolate Caramel Oatmeal Protein Balls with Low Sugar (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
- Bites of Lemon Cheesecake that don’t need to be baked (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
- (Shaw’s Simple Swaps) Strawberry Nice Cream
Low carb desserts:
- Almond Flour Cookies (Low Carb) (Milk & Honey Nutrition)
- Cups of Almond Granola (Your Choice Nutrition)
- Brownies with Protein (Smart Nutrition)
- Energy Balls with Caramel Dates (Spicy RD Nutrition)
Here are some store-bought desserts that you can enjoy:
- Good Pop Frozen Pops
- Soozy’s Grain-Free Muffins
- Simple Mills Cookies