A diabetic diet isn’t necessarily for those that are diabetic only. Even those that don’t suffer from this disease can follow a diabetic diet in order to reduce the consumption of sugar and to lead a healthier life. However, many people with a sweet tooth refuse to do so, as they cannot bear the thought of parting with their favorite desserts. That said, even those that follow a diabetic diet can enjoy sweets, so they won’t have to part with their favorite desserts. The following article features a few of these desserts for diabetics that are both healthy and delicious.
Chocolate Mousse Pie
That’s right, even those that are diabetic can enjoy a delicious chocolate mousse pie that is very easy to make and is also low in calories. This pie makes 8 servings and has 194 calories in every slice. The ingredients are:
- 4 ounce fat-free and sugar-free chocolate pudding mix
- 19 inch pie crust, prepackaged
- 18 ounces of divided fat-free whipped topping
- 12/3 cups of fat-free milk
- 2 tbsp. of semi-sweet chocolate chips, minis
You first need to begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Then, according to instructions of the packaging, bake the pie crust and then, set it aside to cool. Next, take a medium sized bowl and whisk the milk and the pudding mix. In that mixture, fold 4 ounces of the whipped topping and fold it until it blends in completely. Once that’s done, take the pudding mixture and spread it on top of the pie crust. Finally, top it with the remaining whipped cream and add the chocolate sprinkles.
Banana Split Cake
A perfect recipe for banana lovers, this contains 156 calories in each slice and makes 16 servings. The ingredients of this cake are:
- 1 ounce of instant, sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
- 6 ½ sheets of graham crackers (two squares of 11 ½ inches per sheet)
- 8 ounces of light cream cheese
- 2 cups of fat-free milk
- 4 medium sized bananas, sliced
- 10 ounces of drained, crushed, and canned pineapple which is packed in juice
- 3 tbsp. of chopped pecans
- 8 ounces of light, whipped topping
Begin with a pan that is 9x13 inches in size, and cover the bottom with sheets of graham crackers. Then, take a medium sized bowl and prepare the vanilla pudding according to the instructions, along with 2 cups of fat-free milk and cream cheese. Next, spread the pudding mixture on top of the graham crackers. Take the pineapples and the bananas and spread them on top of the layer of pudding. Spread a layer of whipped topping, and finally, sprinkle the pecans on top to complete the dessert.
Following a diabetic diet does not mean that one has to give up eating sweets forever. There are many desserts for diabetics that one can enjoy which are low in calories and still satisfy the cravings of those with a sweet tooth. The above recipes are delicious and easy to make, so be sure to give them a try.