Guilt Free Desserts
Line 13 x9 x2 pan with a layer of graham cracker squares. Prepare 1 large (6 oz.) package of instant sugar-free chocolate pudding as directed on the package. Spread over graham cracker layer. Place in refrigerator to let set a little. Layer another layer of graham cracker squares over the pudding. Prepare a second package of chocolate pudding as above and spread over graham crackers. Refrigerate. This easy dessert is one that diabetics may enjoy.
3 tablespoons melted semisweet chocolate Carefully spoon the chocolate into a small plastic sandwich bag. With scissors, snip off a very small corner of the bag. Squeeze chocolate into the corner of the bag below the snipped corner. Drizzle chocolate from the bag to create designs around each apple, using 1V2 teaspoonfuls of chocolate per apple. Continue until all the apples have been decorated. Place apples on a sheet of waxed paper until chocolate is set. Serve this sundae for a festive dessert or in meringue shells (page 154) on special occasions.
1 2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips Cream together margarine and fructose, beat in egg, water and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in sifter. Sift dry ingredients into creamed mixture, stirring to blend thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by teaspoonsful onto lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Makes 30 cookies.
Often people stray from a diet when choosing beverages, snacks, and desserts. Here are some suggestions to keep things simple, and to keep you on the Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Diet Plan. For desserts, one of the issues is not eating too much a problem when you make or bake a dessert at home. It may be better to buy small amounts of healthy dessert items. Some possibilities include small amounts of Earthsong Cranberry-Orange and Apple-Walnut Whole Food Bars (www.earthsongwholefoods.com), Jennie's Coconut Macaroons (www.redmillfarms.com) bars, Nutiva Flax & Raisin bars (www.nutiva.com), and Hadley date rolls with almonds (www.hadley dates.com). Another possibility is a Van's apple-cinnamon toaster waffle, with almond butter or banana slices and powdered cinnamon.
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 2 cup ground walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts 1 2 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener 1 2 cup reduced-fat sour cream V2 cup egg substitute V2 teaspoon vanilla extract Microwave chocolate in microwave-safe bowl on High for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Scrape into a mixing bowl. Stir in cocoa, nuts, sweetener, sour cream, egg substitute, and vanilla. With spatula, fold in egg whites.
1 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips Cream butter, brown sugar twin, vanilla and egg together. Sift all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl. Add milk, dry ingredients and chocolate chips to creamed mixture. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 7- 10 min. or until lightly brown.
What would life be without chocolate Fortunately, you won't have to speculate or even discover the situation for yourself. Mix up your own tasty chocolate concoctions by substituting your favorite no-calorie sweetener for the regular sugar. Meringue, essentially egg whites flavored and whipped to foamy peaks, is an extremely versatile food. You can create little clouds to hold fresh fruit, top a fruit pie, or even use it to cover a pound cake and ice cream (to create baked Alaska). Meringue is naturally lowfat and takes on the flavor of any extracts, like almond, mint, or chocolate, so experiment and enjoy
Dark chocolate has flavonols, which are antioxidants that may be protective against cancer, but milk chocolate does not have the same benefits because the proteins in the milk bind the flavonols so they are unavailable. Chocolate also has caffeine. Since cocoa, the basis for chocolate, is naturally bitter, high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar as well as fats are added to sweeten it. Carob is a naturally sweet, caffeine-free substitute. It comes from the fruit pods of carob trees found in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The beans are dried, roasted, and ground to make carob powder. Carob powder is high in fiber, unlike chocolate. But don't think that carob is for dieting. When it is used to make candies and so forth, it can contain just as many calories as chocolate.
Many people grab whatever they can find for a quick snack because they're incredibly hungry. It's easy to reach for a bag of chips, a candy bar, or a soda if they're handy. Instead of keeping these convenient, high-fat, high-sodium, high-sugar foods handy, stock your fridge, freezer, and pantry with healthy snacks that can satisfy you and keep you eating on your plan. For example, you can make snack-size servings of cut-up fresh veggies, ready and waiting in the fridge.
1 package (18.25 ounces) super-moist chocolate cake mix Bake in center of oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester or toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool. Carefully invert pan, and turn cake out onto clean surface. Using a 11 2 -inch-diameter cookie cutter, cut out cake rounds. Spoon 1 teaspoon of fruit preserves on top of each chocolate mini-cake. Sprinkle 3 almond slices on each cake. Consider this either a skinny flourless chocolate cake or a most delicious chocolate pancake. Freezes well.
For many people, the early parts of a meal are just a prelude to their favorite part, which is dessert. Most people have a sweet tooth, and dessert is often the way that they satisfy that need. The Italians don't call the part of the menu that features the desserts the dulci (which means sweets ) without reason. Dessert, in many restaurants, has become a showpiece. The pastry chef tries to show how sweet he or she can make the dessert while creating a culinary work of art. The term decadent is often used in describing the richness of these desserts. Does this mean that you can't have any dessert at all No. Making a wise choice simply requires a certain amount of awareness on your part. You need to ask yourself the question, Is the taste of this dessert worth the potential damage it will do to my blood glucose and calorie intake If you can answer this question with a yes, then have the dessert, but check your blood glucose and adjust your medications as needed after eating it. Then...
These little meringues, courtesy of Heather Dismore, are a surefire way to satisfy your chocolate cravings without all the calories and fat. We flavor them with cocoa powder and Splenda to give fantastic flavor. And the texture of these lite bites is outstanding. Top with fresh strawberries for a dash of fiber and vitamin C.
1 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate pieces, melted 1 2 c. chopped nuts 1 tbsp. sifted powdered sugar Combine crumbs, cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk and vanilla, mixing well. Add chocolate and nuts blend thoroughly. Turn into lightly greased 9 inch pan. Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or just until done. Turn out on rack to cool. Cut into 40 pieces sprinkle powdered sugar over top. 44 calories per piece.
Many of us tend to think of ourselves and our personal qualities in the extremes. We are either good or bad, a success or a failure, on the diet program or off the diet program. If you think in these extremes, you might set unrealistic goals for example, I will never eat desserts, or, I will walk every night after dinner. This type of goal setting expects perfection and because it is unrealistic sets you up to feel like a failure. The remedy beware of thinking that includes words like good or bad, always or never. Instead, work toward a balanced view, and remember that one slip isn't the end of the world. In reality, true lifestyle change is a process that is typically two steps forward and one step back. Now, that's a realistic expectation.
Chinese cuisine is generally healthful. It includes lots of vegetables, fruits, and seafood, while keeping sugar and desserts to a minimum. People with diabetes need to avoid eating too much rice. Chinese restaurants offer wonderful vegetable dishes, many with tofu as a protein source. You can go into any Chinese restaurant and find numerous dishes that have only vegetables with tofu as a protein source.
In general, choose foods with a lower glycemic index in order to keep the rise in blood glucose to a minimum. Predicting the glycemic index of a mixed meal (one that contains an appetizer, a main dish, and a dessert) is nearly impossible, but you can make some simple substitutions to lower the glycemic index of your diet, as shown in Table 2-1.
Mexican food comes from the Mayan Indians of the southeastern part of the country. They were hunters and fisherman, so their main sources of food were wild game, such as rabbit and turkey, and fish. Their diet also included beans and corn. The Aztecs later added chocolate, vanilla, honey, and chili peppers. After Spain conquered the country in 1521, the Spanish diet began to influence Mexican food. The Spanish brought livestock like cows and pigs and taught the Mexicans to make cheese and bread.
Try quickcooking methods such as stirfrying meat that you have marinated using tiny amounts of olive or canola oil or
Be careful when you find cookies marked as sugar free or other desserts marketed specifically for people with diabetes. They may be sugar free, but more than 60 percent of their calories can come from fat. You will find saturated fat in all animal products such as butter, whole milk, half-and-half, and meat fat. The vegetable products high in saturated fats and trans fatty acids are palm oil, palm kernel oil, cocoa butter (chocolate) (chocolate), coconut oil, solid shortening, and partially hydro-genated oils. Often these fats are found in mixes for pancakes, biscuits, cookies, crackers, cakes, and some snack chips.
Patient awareness of phosphate-containing foods is essential in order to limit phosphate intake. Dairy products have two to three times more phosphate than equal quantities of protein derived from meat and therefore need to be limited. Milk intake should not exceed 1-3 pt day and other dairy-containing foods such as chocolate, cheese and yoghurt should be restricted. Other highphosphate foods such as offal and offal-containing products, veal and fish with edible bones, such as sardines, pilchards and shell fish also need to be limited.
Treating hypoglycemia is fairly straightforward eat or drink any food that has a lot of glucose and is easily absorbed. Sources of glucose include glucose tablets and gels that you can buy at your pharmacy. Fruit juice and nonfat milk are also good sources. Foods with a lot of fat such as chocolate are not as good because the fat will delay the absorption of the glucose. Fructose does not raise the blood glucose, but most foods that have fructose, such as honey and fruits, also have a lot of glucose.
I continue to be grateful to Linda, her compatriots, and the DPP program and their effect on my health. . . . How have I stayed with the program Much credit is due to the ongoing contacts to remind me why I joined in the first place. I feel better with the ability to pursue daily activities via the exercise and am happy with less of me, that is, less weight and the effect on my choice of clothes. I get reality checks when the weight seems to rise with a vacation cruise there was less of a rise last time as I decided to forgo most of the desserts that were offered and to wear my pedometer. There's a pound to lose at present, but I know 198, attention to intake and exercise will take care of that.
In some families the diabetes diet is seen as very unusual. The person with diabetes may have to sit watching everyone else eat bacon, sausage, and chips followed by chocolate whip and sugary biscuits while she eats chicken salad and fruit. Women are more likely to change their diet to a diabetes one if their husband has diabetes than vice versa. As the diabetes diet is that recommended for the population at large the whole family should adopt it.
Beat together first 5 ingredients. Sift dry ingredients together. Add oatmeal and combine all together. Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Add nuts, raisins, dates, or chocolate chips for variety. Makes 60 cookies.
2 sq. unsweetened melted chocolate Cream margarine, sweetener, and chocolate, beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla add flour, baking powder, and walnuts. Beat until smooth. Spread batter in greased 8 x 8 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool in pan.
A high susceptibility to obesity may also be the result of unlimited availability of palatable and high-calorie-density foods. Laboratory adult rats fed a ''supermarket diet'' consisting of high-carbohydrate high-fat foods (i.e., chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, peanut butter, etc.), gained 2.5 times more weight than normal controls (402). In some animals, the weight gain was not reversed after the rat was switched back to chow. It is believed that supermarket diets increase the number and size of fat cells. In children the portion size offered and the type of food given also play a role. Repeated exposure to a larger portion size of macaroni and cheese resulted in 25 more calorie intake when compared with feedings of an age-appropriate serving size, particularly in older children (403). Therefore, while younger children may be better at regulating the amount of food consumed they may lose this ability as they grow older if exposed to large portion sizes (404).
Some people just can't seem to stay away from the snacks after dinner, especially the sweet ones. Maybe you just want something simple like a bowl of ice cream or a more elegant chocolate mousse or cheesecake. Instead, consider stocking your freezer with the following healthy, quick-grab snacks.
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate 1 4 c. evaporated milk 1 2 tsp. vanilla 1 pkg. vanilla or chocolate artificially sweetened pudding powder (or 8 tsp. finely chopped nuts) Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over boiling water. Add evaporated milk and mix. Cook 2-3 minutes, then add vanilla and sweetener. Spread on small foil pie pan or plate. Chill. Cut into 8 pieces. Form into egg shaped balls and then roll lightly in pudding powder or chopped nuts.
This refreshing treat, courtesy of Heather Dismore (and shown in the color section), makes for a sweet dessert except it doesn't have any added sugar. Raspberries and cranberries are some of the best sources of antioxidants, and you don't even have to wait for summer to take advantage of these nutritional powerhouses. Most berries are available in frozen food sections of supermarkets and have all the great nutrition of their fresh versions. Citrus fruits in particular make great juice choices for adding to desserts. Their strong flavors mean a little can go a long way. And many are tart rather than sweet, so they naturally have few sugars. For the scoop on how to juice your own citrus, check out Chapter 7.
Chef Kyle Ketchum of The Lark in West Bloomfield, Michigan (see Appendix A), offers this fruity dessert sure to please the taste buds. It's a simple recipe, using simple syrup. Simple syrup is made from sugar and water here, however, we substitute Splenda the non-sugar sweetener for the same amount of sugar. Enjoy the natural fruit flavors of these antioxidant-packed fruits with a little something extra drizzled lightly on top.
1 block unsweetened chocolate 1 box ground dates (optional) 1 box chopped raisins 1 c. chopped nuts 1 2 c. peanut butter 1 tsp. liquid sweetener 3 c. quick cooking oatmeal 1 tsp. vanilla Cook margarine, milk and chocolate for 1 minute. Stir while cooking. Add raisins, nuts, peanut butter, sweetener, oatmeal and vanilla. Mix together with hands. Roll into walnut size balls. Makes 40 cookies at 120 calories each. Do not bake. May be frozen.
For planned exercise, the insulin acting during the time of exertion should be reduced beforehand. If the extent of the exertion is unknown (as in learning a new sport) it is better to reduce the insulin by about 20 per cent for the first few occasions. The insulin should be injected away from any exercising muscle. At the mealtime preceding the exercise more high-fibre carbohydrate should be eaten unless this makes the person uncomfortable while exercising, in which this case a glucose- or sucrose-containing drink or snack before, during, and after (e.g. mini-chocolate bars such as Mars) can top up the blood glucose level during and after exercise. There must be no risk of hypoglycaemia while swimming or driving home from the pool or sports field. The next meal should contain more high-fibre carbohydrate than usual to prevent subsequent hypoglycaemia. The next dose of insulin may also need to be reduced after vigorous or endurance exercise. Hypoglycaemia may occur up to 24 hours...
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate 1 3 c. butter Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Add sweetener, vanilla and eggs. Stir until well blended. Add flour, salt, soda and mix well. Fold in chopped nuts and then pour into a lightly floured and greased 9 inch square pan. Level batter and bake at 325 degrees 20-25 minutes. Cut into squares when cooled.
If you encounter the killer B, a buffet table, vow to make only one trip. You'll probably fill your plate with more food than you need, so plan to leave a large portion on the plate. Focus on the foods that you should eat and avoid high-fat and high-sugar foods, particularly desserts. Stick to fruits for high-fiber, low-calorie desserts.
This part presents recipes from A to Z (apples to zucchini) and everything in between. The chapters take you through your eating day, starting with your breakfast, providing snacks for midmorning and midafternoon, and offering larger meals at lunch and dinner. They end, naturally, with wonderful desserts, which show that you're not doomed to give up what you may consider
To perform more detailed calculations, note that the increase in the AUC for whole-wheat bread is 9288 mg dL minutes. The AUC for a different food can be estimated using its SGI. Limited testing suggests that for weights less than 60 grams, the AUC is roughly proportional to the amount of food. Thus 30 grams of Cadbury's dairy milk chocolate has an estimated AUC of about 0.5*(62 100)*9288 i.e. 2880 mg dL minutes. Tests gave a 6 higher result. In contrast, the measured value for 30 grams of wholewheat bread was appreciably less than the scaled value.
Creating luscious fruit desserts with different flavorings Even if you don't have time to prepare a fullblown fruit recipe, you can still concoct wonderful desserts and mouthwatering nibbles simply by using luscious fruit and adding a special ingredient or two. You can use all sorts of herbs, spices, and nuts to enhance the flavor of fruit. Some examples include One of the easiest ways to spice up a fruit dessert is by adding, well, spices. Try sprinkling fresh fruit with traditional Indian spices like green cardamom or with a Latin-inspired combination of cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Get started with the spiced fruit in the next recipe.
These general goals can be achieved by avoiding foods high in sugar, such as honey, desserts, candy, soft drinks, and pies, and avoiding the fatty foods, such as saturated fats, dairy products, lunch meats, and cheese. Foods should be consumed at regular intervals, avoiding skipping meals and irregular dietary habits with ingestion of fish and lean meats in moderation, and consumption of high-fiber foods, including vegetables, cereals, dried beans, and whole grains.
Sublime (www.sublimerestaurant.com) located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, brings you this twist on a traditional dessert favorite. Brown rice, because it retains its bran, has more fiber than white rice and takes longer to cook, so definitely allow extra time during the initial cooking phase.
Even after you have been Herpes free for a long time, stick to your preventive principles. Avoid the trigger foods, peanuts, and chocolate, or be ready to zap. Avoid cold wind or direct sunlight on your face. Don't eat abrasive or acid foods like popcorn, nuts, toast, crackers, candy, citrus. Although you may stop the virus in its tracks by zapping, healing the lesion takes time. Keep the skin softened with a cornstarch or sodium alginate recipe (see Recipes).
Prepare whipped topping mix according to package directions gradually adding remaining 6 packets sugar substitute. Whisk into reserved, chilled mixture until blended smoothly. Spoon over chocolate layer chill until set. Garnish with dusting of cocoa. Makes one (8 or 9 inch) pie or 8 servings.
Chewy Chocolate-Oat Bars 3A cup semisweet chocolate chips Vi cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk 2. In 1 -quart heavy saucepan, heat chocolate chips and milk over low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is 4. Pat remaining dough in pan (if dough is sticky, spray fingers with cooking spray or dust with flour). Spread chocolate mixture over dough. Add 2 tablespoons oats and the butter to reserved dough mix with pastry blender or fork until well mixed. Place small pieces of mixture evenly over chocolate mixture. Mexican Chocolate-Raspberry Parfaits 1V cups 8th Continent* light chocolate soymilk 1 box (4-serving size) chocolate instant pudding Grated semisweet chocolate, if desired 1 tablespoon whipped topping and 2 tablespoons of the raspberries. Top each with remaining pudding and whipped topping. Garnish with grated chocolate.
CHOCOLATE CHIP & NUTS COOKIES 1 2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 4 c. chopped nuts 4 tsp. liquid sweetener 1 egg Combine first 4 ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at high speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add next 4 ingredients with 1 2 cup water. Blend at low speed until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Dough will be soft. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate 1 2 tsp. vanilla 1 pkg. vanilla or chocolate artificial sweetener pudding powder or 8 tsp. finely chopped nuts 1 4 c. evaporated milk Melt chocolate and sweetener add milk slowly. Add pudding powder or nuts. Stir until dissolved and bring to a boil. Remove from fire. Add vanilla, cool. When mixture begins to thicken, add nuts*optional. Pour into cold pan. When firm cut into squares.
You can really make a dent in your diet in the bakery section, where all the desserts are on display. These foods usually contain too much fat and carbohydrate however, you don't have to give up all your treats. The key is to figure a rich dessert into your meal plan, but only on an occasional basis. Remember to keep the portion small, in any case.
Your dietitian can help you learn how to count sugar in your meal plan. For example, if you plan on having a piece of cake for dessert, you might want to skip the roll you normally have at dinnertime. Your dietitian or provider can also help you decide whether you need to adjust your insulin dose to deal with extra carbohydrates in your meal plan.
Eating the whole can (two servings) would give you 144 calories from fat or 26 percent of your daily fat limit. Is this too high Should you avoid this chili The answer depends on what you eat with the chili and at other meals during the day. Even 2 cups of chili as an entree for your evening meal would not be out of line if you accompanied it with a salad with reduced-fat or fat-free dressing, a whole-grain roll or bread, and fruit or fat-free frozen yogurt for dessert. Most important is that you do not garnish the chili with high-fat foods such as cheddar cheese and sour cream or eat it with tortilla chips or cornbread. With careful planning, the chili meal can be kept under 30 percent of your daily fat calorie allowance. Frozen desserts. Choose varieties that contain 3 grams or less of fat per 4-ounce serving (1 2 cup). Look for low-fat frozen yogurt or low- or fat-free ice cream. Try frozen fruit juice bars with fewer than 70 calories per bar. Avoid foods made with cream of coconut,
Christopher Lee, an alumnus of the great Chez Panisse Restaurant, is following in the footsteps of his mentor, Alice Waters, with his Cal-Italian menu revolving around pristine local ingredients. The menu includes several seasonal fruit desserts that any person with diabetes would enjoy.
Most desserts in French restaurants are high in carbohydrate. Limit yourself to a taste or, better yet, don't tempt yourself by ordering the cake or custard in the first place. See if the pastry chef has a fruit dish, like a poached pear, that is both delicious and good for you.
Attempts at changing individual behavior through education have systematically failed, for they do not take into account the social environment. To justify the fact that they address the effects rather than the causes, these approaches blame the patients for adopting irrational conducts and having addictive personalities. However, future health is just one of the many variables that influence a course of action and it is not the one that looks the most attractive. For decades, the mass media have conveyed to us the messages sent by the industry, urging us to indulge here and now in a soft drink, some chocolate, a hamburger rather than in healthy food. Their success lies in that they do not appeal to health but to pleasure. People do not care exclusively about health, and even when they are aware of the risks, they do not do only what is healthy they work 14 h a day, smoke, climb mountains, stay up with friends until dawn, among other things. The theory of rational choice establishes...
Derek's is a casually elegant restaurant renowned for its superb California contemporary cuisine. It is a hidden gem located in a Pasadena mini-mall. The food is prepared in the tradition of classic French cooking. The executive chef, Juan Dominguez, utilizes the seasonal local produce along with fresh seafood, meats, game, and poultry. One highlight for the person with diabetes is that the desserts are offered in mini and regular sizes, so you can get a taste without wrecking your diet.
1 sq. unsweetened chocolate Soften gelatin in 1 4 cup water for 5 minutes. Melt chocolate with cinnamon and sweetener add milk and water slowly. Add gelatin. Stir until dissolved. Remove from fire. Add vanilla, cool. When mixture begins to thicken, add nuts. Turn into cold pan. When firm cut into pieces.
Making Chocolate 101
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