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diabetic recipes - where's the REAL food?

kate | Nov 23, 2004 02:12 PM

My boyfriend, a fellow chowhound, was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and it's come as a bit of a cooking blow to me! Savoury food isn't going to be the challenge - I already cook mainly healthy, high fibre, low(ish) GI foods. Dessert is the big cut that he's really feeling at the moment.

Research online has been a bit of a dead end - recipes either based around half a cup of splendor, or a packet of sugarfree instant vanilla pudding! Aren't there any recipes which naturally lend themselves to low sugar?

So what I'm looking for are any recipes that diabetic hounds, or hounds with diabetic loved ones, would like to share, specifically dessert recipes.

I've been fooling around with recipes I already like, using fruit puree, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder (he really loves chocolate!), etc. with varying success. He is actually underweight at the moment, so I'm not worried about fat content.

I am not planning on feeding him 'special' diabetic food; I know that he should budget for dessert if he wants it. I'm not asking for miracle recipes - just slightly less sugary options so that he can have a bit of dessert more often than not. Any chocolatey recipes (ok, not naturally low-sugar!) would be lifesavers.

There have to be some special desserts out there!Please share them...

Many thanks.

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