Christmas season is one of the happiest times of the year. It’s full of gift giving, reunions, and sweets. As this period is full of sweets, it is imperative for you not to forget to take your medicine for diabetes to prevent any unexpected trips to the hospital.
Of course, not all the treat out there are sugar laden; there are numerous diabetic friendly desserts you can try. There are several sweet treats made specially for people with diabetes. We’ve compiled a list just in time for the Holiday season.
With these gingersnap cookies, you won’t have to brood on the side while everybody else feasts on cookies and milk, hours before Christmas Eve. All you need are butter, eggs, molasses, vinegar, flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, and clove. To make sure that this treat won’t be bad for your blood sugar level, use a sugar substitute.
Since its origin in Italy, people from all over the world are falling in love with tiramisu. But since you are watching your blood sugar level, it’s probably been a long time since you’ve tasted this dessert. If that is the case — or if you have never tasted this sugary goodness at all — then make some tiramisu bites using this diabetic-friendly recipe. Prepare to be reacquainted with this baffling sweet treat this Christmas.
One sweet treat favorite every December is a brownie. Somewhere along the line, you probably stopped eating these square pieces of chocolate of heaven in fear of your blood sugar. You need not worry because these delectable swirled cheesecake brownies are not bad for your diabetes.
People with diabetes usually stay away from frozen, sweetened yogurt, but if you want to taste this flavorful cold dessert this cold season, you only need a few things. Just prepare a can of peaches in juice, some yogurt, vanilla, and a sugar substitute. Voila, you now have some frozen peach yogurt to eat by the fireplace once the clock strikes twelve!
If you count the number of cake slices you’ve turned down this season to prevent your blood sugar level from spiking, you’ll probably have a cake. All kidding aside, you probably deserve cake for being good and denying yourself of sweet treats this year. With this recipe for strawberry shortcake, you’ll be able to make your cake and eat it this Christmas— without any guilt.
Are you craving for tarts this Christmas? Before, it would be hard to enjoy this treat without getting a sugar high, but luckily these days, we have artificial sweeteners to take over the role of natural sugars. Now you can make and enjoy a country apricot tart that won’t be bad for diabetes. Isn’t that sweet?
Ah, peanut butter. Match it with some jelly and you’ve got a top favorite snack. Another way to savor this yummy spread is by making it into cookies. in fact, some people prefer peanut butter cookies over gingersnaps. Using just a few ingredients, you can now make these nutty delights, perfect for Christmas.
Have a merry Christmas this year by preparing any of these treat. Think of it as your Christmas gift for being a good person and for staying away from unhealthy foods throughout the whole year. Just don’t indulge too much; remember — everything in moderation.