Use the following suggestions below to discover low carbohydrate desserts for those on a low carb way of eating to satisfy your sweet tooth while living with diabetes.
In honor of American Diabetes Month®, Atkins is sharing tips and recipes for low carb desserts perfect for anyone living with type 2 diabetes or trying to decrease sugar consumption. Living with type 2 diabetes doesn’t mean entirely eliminating desserts from your diet. Instead, type 2 diabetics should focus on making healthier choices to satisfy a sweet tooth. Picking low carb desserts can help your body avoid blood sugar spikes and help regulate blood sugar levels.
- Make fruit the star of your desserts as long as you’re not in Phase One of Atkins. Blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, and strawberries are all good lower carb fruit options.
- Look for sugar-free chocolate, syrups, gelatins and other baking ingredients when you grocery shop.
- Eliminate sugar-sweetened beverages, since these have been linked to higher obesity rates associated with type 2 diabetes.
Treat yourself to these low carb desserts on special occasions; or on average days, and be mindful of portion size and ingredients. When you’re craving something sweet, try one of these low carb desserts. They’re perfect dessert recipes for diabetics: they’re easy-to-make, no added sugar, low in naturally occurring sugars and carbs and can satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth: