New Lower Carb Dessert Ideas

New Lower Carb Dessert Ideas

Do you have a sweet tooth? If you have diabetes, then chances are you may be avoiding or limiting some of your favorite treats. Before being diagnosed with diabetes you may have found yourself eating dessert on a daily basis. If you find that you are still longing for a sweet treat but don’t want all the sugar/carbs that come with those treats, consider trying one the following lower carb dessert ideas. Each recipe has 10 grams of carbohydrate or less per serving.

Strawberry Cheese Cake Alternative:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. cream cheese*
  • 3/4 cup halved strawberries

Directions:

  • Wash and dry strawberries
  • Dip strawberries into cream cheese

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 136
  • Carb: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 3 grams
  • Fat: 10 grams

Key Lime Pie Alternative

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar free Lime Jell-O
  • 2 tbsp. full fat whip cream topping

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 25
  • Carb: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 0 gram
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fat: 1 gram

Peanut Butter Cup Alternative

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter*
  • 2 tsp. chocolate peanut butter powder*

Directions:

  • Roll each tablespoon of peanut butter into a ball
  • Roll each ball of peanut butter in peanut butter powder
  • Place in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 207
  • Carb: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Fat: 17 grams

The Un-Jelly Donut:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup 2% milkfat cottage cheese*
  • 1 tbsp. sugar free strawberry jam*

Directions:

  • Mix jam into cottage cheese

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 107
  • Carb: 9 grams
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Protein: 13 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams

Chocolate Banana Milk Shake

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) unsweetened almond chocolate milk*
  • 1/3 small banana (small banana: 6 to 7 inches long)
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients into blender
  • Pulse for 30 to 60 seconds, until all ingredients combined

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 64
  • Carb: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 3 grams

Candied Almonds

Ingredients (recipe makes 6 servings):

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 tbsp. Splenda Sugar Blend
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  • Combine Splenda Sugar Blend, water and cinnamon in saucepan
  • Place on medium heat
  • Bring to boil
  • Add almonds to saucepan
  • Mix almonds until liquid dissolves
  • Pour coated almonds on to baking sheet, covered with wax paper
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 158
  • Carb: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 5 grams
  • Fat: 12 grams

Raspberries, cheese and chocolate syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 tsp. sugar free chocolate syrup

Directions:

  • Wash and dry raspberries
  • Place raspberries on top of ricotta cheese
  • Drizzle with sugar free chocolate syrup

Nutrition:

  • Calories: 125
  • Carb: 10 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 7 grams

Each of you may have brands that you prefer. Below is a list of some of my personal favorites that I used when developing the above recipes:

  • Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Breakstone cottage cheese
  • Smucker’s (sugar free jam)
  • Jif peanut butter
  • Bell Plantation Chocolate PB2 (chocolate Peanut butter powder)
  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (chocolate almond milk)

Do you have a favorite lower carb dessert? Please share your creations with the type2diabetes.com community.

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