7 Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

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  • Delicious Treats

    Delicious Treats

    Whether it’s after dinner or during a coffee break, dessert is most people’s favorite meal of the day. But when you have diabetes, it can be difficult to navigate which desserts aren’t off limits.

    Try one of these seven delicious recipes, perfect for a quick treat at any time of day.

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  • Chocolate, Pistachio, and Cranberry Meringues

    Chocolate, Pistachio, and Cranberry Meringues

    Sometimes, trimming the fat can mean enhancing the flavor. That’s definitely the case with these meringues. Like cookie dough without the dough, you’ll better savor the intense flavors of chocolate, pistachio, and cranberry.

    Calories per serving: 35

    Carbohydrates: 4g

    Fiber: 1g

    Sugar: 3g

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  • Avocado Pudding Cups

    Avocado Pudding Cups

    Avocado for dessert? The very notion might perplex you, but the avocado is a fruit after all. Mixed with lemon and fat-free yogurt, this has summer afternoon treat written all over it.

    Calories per serving: 230

    Carbohydrates: 18g

    Fiber: 7g

    Sugar: 7g

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  • Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Sherbet

    Blackberry Lime Buttermilk Sherbet

    Buttermilk is the creamy, tart, and delicious liquid left behind after cream has been churned to make butter. Variants of buttermilk have been popular in Eastern Europe and the Middle East for centuries because of their digestive benefits. Drink this fruity version fresh or eat it frozen.

    Calories per serving: 100

    Carbohydrates: 22g

    Fiber: 2g

    Sugar: 20g

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  • Lemon Rhubarb Muffins

    Lemon Rhubarb Muffins

    If sherbet isn’t your thing, there’s a lot more you can do with buttermilk. Its tart flavor is the perfect complement to lemon and rhubarb in this muffin recipe.

    Calories per serving: 170

    Carbohydrates: 32g

    Fiber: 2g

    Sugar: 16g

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  • Broiled Grapefruit

    Broiled Grapefruit

    It’s as simple to make as it is filled with antioxidants, making broiled grapefruit perfect for an afternoon snack. And if ‘dessert for breakfast’ appeals to you, why not make your morning grapefruit more interesting?

    Calories per serving: 70

    Carbohydrates: 16g

    Fiber: 1g

    Sugar: 13g

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  • Strawberry Yogurt Pops

    Strawberry Yogurt Pops

    You don’t need an ice cream maker to make ice cream at home. Save a few pennies and spare yourself those extra calories with this recipe.

    Calories per serving: 80

    Carbohydrates: 16g

    Fiber: 1g

    Sugar: 14g

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  • Apple Cinnamon Scone

    Apple Cinnamon Scone

    What’s teatime without scones? This whole wheat recipe substitutes apple sauce for butter, keeping the fat content down while also adding texture.

    Calories per serving: 130

    Carbohydrates: 22g

    Fiber: 2g

    Sugar: 6g

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