The Health Advocate

by Hannah Whittenly, The Health Advocate

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Diabetes is a serious disease that comes with severe consequences for those who fail to maintain a healthy balance between dieting and exercise. Although the condition can progress to be a life-threatening situation, there are several things that you can do to keep Type 2 Diabetes under control.

Contrary to what some may think, you do not have to give up all of the sweet treats that you love to live a good life when diabetes is a factor. Here are five dessert options that are both sugar-conscious and good.

Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate with Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
Hot chocolate is the ideal treat when the weather outside is frightful. You can bundle up next to the fireplace while enjoying a hot cup of the sugar-free version of the beverage. Add a bit of sugar-free whipped cream to make your selection complete and do not worry about the calories or carbohydrates associated with such a sweet delight. Sugar-free hot chocolate with sugar-free whipped cream usually tacks on about 60 calories and 20 grams of carbs.

Pudding Sans the Sugar
Pistachio or dark chocolate pudding sounds good, doesn’t it? Did you know that you can enjoy these flavors without worrying about going overboard? Sugar-free pudding comes with the benefit of variety and only adds about 80 calories to your diet. This dessert carries about 15 grams of carbs.

Fruit Dipped in Yogurt
You can almost never go wrong with fruit when you are diabetic. Dip your grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and other healthy treats in low-fat yogurt for an extra treat. Some food lovers even get creative by mixing fruit in yogurt right before freezing the dairy choice. Who needs a frozen yogurt parlor when you have innovation at your fingertips?

Coconut Macaroons
Perhaps one of the greatest things about coconut macaroons is their simplicity. This cookie has few ingredients so that you can spend more time enjoying and less time preparing the meal. One coconut macaroon adds approximately 76 calories to your diet. This dessert type comes with 3 grams worth of carbs.

Angel Food Cake
No, you should not eat a whole cake, even if it is Angel food. There is nothing wrong, however, with cutting the main pastry into small bites that can be handled and digested in one bite. Add a fruit of your choice or a bit of sugar-free whipped cream to your Angel Food bites for the next level of good taste.

In addition to being healthy, desserts that are diabetes-friendly should also be tasty. Many people can feel tempted that they when it comes to dessert it’s all or nothing, this mentality can be unhealthy and lead to dialysis and CKD treatments. Whether you’re pre-diabetic, diabetic, or in dialysis these recipes will help you be able to have your cake and eat it too. Use these suggestions to add a bit of sweetness to your diet.

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