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by Hannah Whittenly, The Health Advocate

 
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Meal preparation for holidays can be difficult as you have make sure that you meet the dietary requirements of all your guests. One of the most difficult parts of the Easter dinner to navigate is dessert if you or any of your loved ones have diabetes. The desserts have to be low in both sugar and carbs. Here are some ideas that will be enjoyable for the whole family.

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits


These are great because they are satisfying, sweet, and healthy. They are quick to throw together and can easily be customized to your tastes. Just intermittently layer some plain yogurt with some fresh fruit. You can use Greek yogurt to add some extra protein to this dessert. If you wish, you may also top them with oats or granola for some extra crunch. They can be made in individual serving sizes which is a huge plus in case there are any further dietary restrictions or picky eaters in the family. These can be prepared early or right at serving time. Top with dark chocolate shavings for a decadent treat.

Tiramisu


This recipe puts a spin on tiramisu to make it both lighter and diabetes-friendly. It’s a dessert that is sure to excite the whole family. Plus, it’s a chilled dessert that only takes about 30 minutes to make. Only 2 hours of chilling is needed, but it can also be prepared the day before and chilled overnight to give you more time with your family.

Sugar-Free Pudding Pie


This is another great idea for day before preparation as it needs to be chilled before serving. Pudding pies are common Easter desserts so this is a great option. You can make your pie with any sugar-free puddings. Your options include banana, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, and more for you to get creative with. You can also add some sugar-free whipped topping for a delicious finishing touch. Ribbon pudding pie looks fancy and ties together some deliciously sweet flavors. This recipe only takes about 20 minutes of prep time and then can be chilled for a few hours or overnight.

Everyone is sure to be digging in for seconds on these delicious diabetes-friendly desserts. Not taking care of your diabetes can lead to kidney damage and Dialysis treatment options . If you’re ever unsure about any dietary restrictions that your loved ones may have, be sure to ask. However, these recipes should help you enjoy a stress-free holiday meal with your family. Happy Mother's Day!




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