Anybody else get diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GD) and still have a HORRIBLE sweet tooth? No? Just me? Perfect. 🙂
Well for those of you who do, or who are just looking for some healthier options, this article is for you!
Desserts can be tricky when you live with diabetes. You absolutely can have a sugary dessert like everyone else, but you may not always want to.
Sometimes a low-carb diabetic dessert that doesn’t mess up your blood sugar is a better option, and, luckily, there are plenty of delicious low-carb dessert recipes to choose from.
Below, I have included some of my favorites that I have found from around the interwebs. Click on the recipe title to access the recipes!!!
These Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies are a delicious, healthy way to satisfy your cookie craving! They come together in 1 bowl with only 5 ingredients for a super easy treat.
These indulgent keto chocolate brownies are gluten-free, sugar-free, and come together in one bowl! They’re the perfect sweet treat for a low-carb diet.
This gluten-free, low-carb cheesecake has the flavor and rich, creamy texture of a traditional cheesecake without the sugar! This is the perfect keto dessert to share with family and friends.
These healthy homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles have all the delicious flavor of a summer treat without any of the added sugar! And you only need 5 simple ingredients to make them.
These healthy raspberry pumpkin muffins taste so sinful that nobody will believe that they are actually low-carb, low-fat, and sugar-free when you tell them.
This healthy Low Carb Protein Cheesecake will satisfy your cheesecake cravings without blowing a whole week’s calorie budget. It’s simple to make and simply delicious!
I’m a chocolate lover, and these cream cheese brownies have satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can’t be beat. My family requests them often, and I’m happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson, Worland, Wyoming
We always have an abundance of apples in the fall, so I like to make this easy pie. My husband has diabetes, and this recipe fits into his diet…but everyone enjoys it. —Shirley Vredenburg, Ossineke, Michigan
This is the kind of recipe your kids will look back on and always remember. And you don’t even need to use an oven. —Cindy Reams, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
Instead of pumpkin pie, try this flavorful light holiday dessert. My husband’s aunt shared the recipe after she brought this treat to a family party. —Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Perfect for road trips, these peanut butter oatmeal balls won’t stick to your hands. Keep them in the refrigerator for portable snacks. —Sonia Rohda, Waverly, Nebraska
This decadent apple pie serves up homemade flavor in every bite. This is a perfect snack with coffee or as an after-dinner treat. —Sarah Klier, Grand Rapids, Michigan
These are fun, refreshing and low in fat! —Lynn Bernstetter, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
Everyone loves ice cream, but we all know it doesn’t make a great after-school snack. Until this! With its sweet banana-almond flavor and chunky texture, this appealing banana peanut butter “ice cream” is a crowd-pleaser. People who ask me for the recipe can’t believe how easy it is to make. —Kristen Bloom, Okinawa, Japan
15. Eggnog Mousse
Guests will always find room for this light, fluffy, mouthwatering mousse. It makes an elegant, refreshing finish for heavier meals—and it’s also a great way to use up any extra eggnog in the fridge. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
My grandmother and aunts made this for family gatherings to go along with fresh homemade ice cream. I now share it with my family and friends during special gatherings. —Keith Gable, Goddard, Kansas
Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store them in a tin for a day to allow the flavors to meld…I think they taste even better the next day.— Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Whole wheat flour gives a rustic look to little tassies that are big on flavor. The velvety, rich filling is a delectable contrast to the cookie cup.—Rebekah Radewahn, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
My mother-in-law handed down this recipe from her mother. They’re a special treat—even better, I think, than those at a carnival or festival. And (shh!) they’re baked, not fried. —Delores Baeten, Downers Grove, Illinois
We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with a scoop of low-fat ice cream. If the batter seems really thick, don’t worry: Once you stir in the apples it loosens up. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois
And a bonus recipe since Halloween is coming:
Scare up a good treat using prepared cake mix, ice cream cones and whipped topping. These “ghosts” are as easy as child’s play. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Do you have any gestational diabetes friendly desserts you’d like to share with us? Feel free to post a comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
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