A Sweet Treat! Desserts For Diabetics

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with type one or type two diabetes recently, you might be thinking that sugar and carbs are off the menu – but this simply isn’t true. While it’s important to monitor sugar intake in order to control your blood sugars, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the sweet things in life!

At TNM, we’ve not only come up with a range of lower carb meals (all with 25g of carbohydrates or less), but we think we’ve found and made some great desserts for diabetics as well.

Chocolate Bavarian Cheesecake

A chocolate Bavarian cheesecake is a delightful dessert that combines the richness of cheesecake with the light, airy texture of a Bavarian cream. It uses a classic cheesecake base, which is smooth and creamy and topped with a layer of luscious chocolate mousse. This mousse isn’t heavy or overly sweet, making it an ideal dessert idea for a diabetic!

Lemon Cream & Blueberries

This genius dessert comes from Martha Stewart herself, and is made with tofu of all things! All it takes is some lemon (as well as lemon zest), honey, silken tofu and blueberries, and you’ve got yourself a tangy, delicious dessert that’s also got a decent amount of protein thanks to the inclusion of tofu.

Homemade “Ice Cream”

Love a fruity, frozen treat? Ditch the added sugar and even the dairy by making your own ice cream in just minutes. You’ll need around 450g of strawberries, two bananas, a bit of lemon juice, and ice-cold water. Simply blitz it all together in a food processor, and you have one of our favourite desserts for diabetics that keep you cool even in summer.

Mini Hot Cross Buns

This recipe comes from Diabetes Australia and utilises wholemeal flour instead of white. Because they’re mini, they’re great for portion control, making them a good choice when it comes to desserts for diabetics.

Yoghurt Bark

Are you a big fan of chocolate bark when it comes to the table during Christmas? Yoghurt bark is a delicious alternative you can enjoy year-round! You can make this by freezing a good amount of Greek yoghurt, a sweetener such as honey or maple syrup, and any toppings you like, such as strawberries, dark chocolate chips or granola. Freeze until firm, and you’ve got yourself a snapping good dessert.

Peanut Butter Balls 

Natural peanut butter is low in carbs and sugar, so it’s a great ingredient in this dessert. If you happen to have a peanut allergy, almond butter can be substituted. Combine this with rice cereal such as Rice Bubbles (or a similar alternative), maple syrup, and coat them in melted dark chocolate chips.

Dark Chocolate

If you’re happy with a few pieces of chocolate for dessert, it can be smart to switch to a dark chocolate alternative if you’re a diabetic. This is because dark chocolate is packed with flavonoids, which are like tiny warriors fighting for heart health. These flavonoids are antioxidants – meaning that the darker the chocolate, the more flavonoids, and potentially the greater the benefit for your heart. Plus, dark chocolate can be much lower in sugar when compared to milk and white chocolate, making it easier to control your blood sugars.

As you can see, there are plenty of options when it comes to desserts for diabetics! When complemented with low carb meals such as those offered by TNM, you’ll find it much easier to enjoy food, control your blood sugars, and control life!