10 Holiday Treats for Diabetics
What’s on the treat menu that diabetics can eat during the holidays?
It’s no secret that cookies, candy, cakes, and pies are ubiquitous around this time of year. Every office party, family gathering, and social event includes some kind of holiday treat. But you already know, too many sugary foods can elevate blood sugar to dangerous levels.
So what kind of treats can you enjoy during the holidays?
If you’re careful about what you eat and pay close attention to your blood sugar levels with regular testing, you may be able to enjoy a small amount of sweet treats. It’s a good idea to talk to your doctor or nutritionist about what to eat and what not to eat during the holidays.
If you’re looking for some sweet holiday treats you can enjoy during the holidays, check out this list of ideas:
1. Cinnamon-baked apples.
Make your own or try one of our Diabetic-Friendly meals that includes baked apples seasoned with cinnamon like Cheese Omelet, Broccoli & Cinnamon Apples or Whole Grain Pancake & Sausages, Sweet Potatoes & Cinnamon Apples
2. Dark chocolate
Try a square to satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s lower in calories and fat than milk chocolate, and contains antioxidants.
3. Peanut butter and jelly bars
Bring this to the party. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on whole-grain bread cut into shapes likes stars, Christmas trees, candy canes, or a snowman.
4. Chocolate mousse
Cool, creamy, sweet, and lower in calories than many other desserts.
5. Fresh fruit
Pick your favorites and eat as a snack, or enjoy with cottage cheese.
6. Nuts with chocolate mix
A small handful of nuts with a few chocolate chips can satisfy your sweet tooth without a big impact on blood sugar levels.
7. Sugar-free pie, cakes, muffins, and cookies
Make your own or find a local bakery with sugar-free options.
8. Greek yogurt ice cream
Lower in calories and higher in protein, but still tastes great.
9. Angel food cake
It’s fluffy and sweet, but lower in calories and sugar than typical cake.
10. Sugar-free hot chocolate
Take a sip of the holidays with cup of sugar-free hot chocolate.
Hungry for something sweet during the holidays? Try these sweet treats for diabetics, and check out our complete Diabetic-Friendly menu.