Think Diabetes and Dessert Don’t Go Together? Think Again!

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Who doesn’t love to indulge in dessert every now and then? But if you have diabetes, you might be worried about partaking in your favorite sweet treats.

We used to think that the only desserts appropriate for people with diabetes were those that were sugar-free, low-carb or made with artificial sweeteners like stevia and Splenda. Those options are fine but there are plenty of other ways to satisfy your sweet tooth and prevent dramatic spikes in blood sugar.

The secret lies in several key ingredients: Protein, healthy fats and fiber. This trio, in combination with carbohydrates, is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream at a slower rate than refined carbs alone. As a result, you maintain a more stable blood sugar level, without the abrupt ups and downs typically associated with sugary sweets.

Below are some of my favorite dessert recipes that make excellent use of protein (from Greek yogurt or milk), healthy fats (from nuts and nut butters), and fiber (from fresh fruits and whole grains like oats).

Dig in!

If it’s chocolate you crave, try my Chocolate Protein Pudding or a dairy-free version that’s just as tasty.

For a creamy and decadent treat, make my Warm Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit.

Have a hankering for baked goodies? Try my Banana-Pecan Cookies.

If you’re looking for cake-like texture, my Gluten-free Gingerbread Muffins will surely satisfy.

If you’re in the mood for a frozen dessert made with fruit, try my Cherry-Vanilla Yogurt Popsor my Frozen Crunchy Bananas.

For some of my favorite cake recipes that are also great for people with diabetes, click here.