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5 diabetes-friendly desserts

Think managing diabetes means that you can’t indulge your sweet tooth now and then? Think again! Here are eight diabetes-friendly desserts that you can enjoy, guilt-free

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Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu

This delectable take on the popular Italian dessert includes the traditional sponge cakes soaked in coffee and liqueur for the base. Then a light and creamy mixture of sweetened ricotta cheese and yogourt replaces the whipped high-fat mascarpone cheese that usually layers the ladyfingers. A sprinkling of grated dark chocolate is the finishing touch.

Get the full recipe: Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu

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black forest cake

Black Forest Mousse Cake

Here’s one of those heavenly warm, dense chocolate cakes that is very light, surprisingly low in fat and much easier to make than you might think. Cocoa delivers a rich, chocolatey flavour with less fat than plain chocolate. A dollop of mock whipped cream spiked with cherry brandy adds a delightful touch to each slice of cake.

 

Get the full recipe: Black Forest Mousse Cake

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oatmeal cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Look what happened to the traditional chocolate chip cookie! This recipe yields cookies with half the fat of the original, plus old-fashioned oats, which add a fibre boost. Yet, all this trimming has not slimmed down the flavour-these cookies will disappear fast.

 

Get the full recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

 

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oatmeal cookies

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Look what happened to the traditional chocolate chip cookie! This recipe yields cookies with half the fat of the original, plus old-fashioned oats, which add a fibre boost. Yet, all this trimming has not slimmed down the flavour-these cookies will disappear fast.

 

Get the full recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

 

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baked peaches

Baked Almond-Stuffed Peaches

Turn fresh peaches into a fabulous warm dessert by stuffing them with dried apricots, toasted almonds and crushed amaretti cookie crumbs, then baking them in the oven until they are brown and bubbly. Try a variation featuring apples and stuffing them with a cinnamon macaroon filling. The fruit can be served with light sour cream or vanilla ice cream.

 

Get the full recipe: Baked Almond-Stuffed Peaches

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melon soup

Iced Melon and Berry Soup

Honeydew melon is perfect for this dazzling display, but it is essential that the melon be very ripe and sweet. Serve the soup as a refreshing first course when the weather is hot, dressing up each bowlful with a swirl of berry purée and some whole berries as a garnish.

 

Get the full recipe: Iced Melon and Berry Soup

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More diabetes-friendly desserts

You don’t have to “cheat” to eat scrumptious food! Discover over 300 of the most delectable recipes compiled to help stabilize blood sugar and supercharge your health. Enjoy treats like Vanilla Angel Food Cake and Flambéed Asian Pears with Oranges. Each recipe comes with a complete nutritional analysis. Plus, with information on meal planning, alcohol consumption, and sugar substitutes, this unique cookbook is where nutritious meets delicious!

 

Available now in the Best Health Store.

 

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