Missing the sweets because of diabetes? We've got you covered with 15 recipes, and counting!
Sugar is considered the arch nemesis of diabetics, but sugar isn't the only blood-sugar-spiking ingredient in desserts. Most desserts are made with white flour, and flour has a ton of carbs per serving. So even if you buy a sugar free dessert, there's a good chance your blood sugar will spike just from the carbs in the flour.
Eating a store-bought or restaurant-bought dessert means eating a bunch of nutritionally empty and blood-sugar-spiking carbs. Unless there's a diabetic-friendly baker near, it's best to make your favorite desserts yourself to be healthier and low glycemic.
There are plenty of sweeteners on the market these days that substitute for sugar. I hate to break it to you, but not a single one will give you the exact same taste that you're used to, and sometimes it'll ruin the dessert's texture. That's why The Gestational Diabetic re-imagines desserts. Our diabetic dessert recipes sometimes use a little sugar, but we most often sweeten desserts with natural sweeteners like applesauce, bananas, honey, etc. to keep the overall dessert low glycemic. And because nutrition is super important during pregnancy, we use low carb flours with increased nutrition.
We've created desserts for you so that you don't have to figure it out, or deprive yourself! Check out our popular diabetic brownie recipe, cinnamon roll in a mug, cheesecake cupcakes and other safe desserts for gestational diabetes.
For quick sweets check out our diabetic smoothies.
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