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Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Recipes

By |2020-03-27T10:15:03-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Just because you have diabetes or are just trying to maintain a low-sugar diet doesn’t mean you have to suffer in the dessert department. Here are a couple tasty treats that are low in sugar but high in flavor.

S’more Cups

1 1.4 ounce box sugar-free instant chocolate pudding
2 cups skim milk
1 1/2 graham cracker sheets
8 tablespoons light whipped topping
4 teaspoons mini chocolate chips
4 small juice glasses or parfait dishes


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding and skim milk according to package directions. Cool in refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  • Place graham cracker sheets in a small plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush graham crackers into crumbs.
  • Place 1/4 cup pudding into bottom of juice glass. Top with 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon whipped topping. Sprinkle top with 1 teaspoon chocolate chips.
  • Repeat procedure for remaining three desserts.

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

Nutritional Info
Calories: 140
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Protein: 6 g
Fat: 3 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Sugar: 14 g
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 400 mg
Potassium: 245 mg

Apple Crisp

Cooking Spray
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups peeled, sliced red apples (about 5 apples)


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Coat a 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, oats, margarine, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
  • Blend with a fork until moistened (mixture should be crumbly).
  • Layer apples in a pan and sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over top. Bake 30 minutes.

Serving size 1/2 cup

Nutritional Info
Calories: 145
Carbohydrates: 27 g
Protein 1.8 g
Fat: 4 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 41 mg

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