High-Sugar Holiday Desserts

Diabetics struggle with holiday desserts. Sweets are everywhere: Thanksgiving pie, Christmas cookies. Treats are part of holidays with friends and family.

Half a brownie will reduce the sugar to 112 teaspoons, and keeping the walnuts in the mix will limit the absorption of the granulated sugar.

Best Fudge Brownies

This treat has 16 grams of carbohydrates, so cut it in half for blood sugar control.

Apple Turnover

Fruit can help control blood sugar. Instead of syrup, try 1⁄2 a poached pear without syrup.

Chai Poached Pears


No Bake Lemon Cake Pops

Cake pops are little, so they're already portioned for blood sugar control. Peanut butter protein slows blood sugar absorption.

These cookies use Purecane, a zero-calorie, zero-carb sweetener manufactured from the Reb-M molecule of the stevia leaf.

Strawberry Shortcake Drop Cookies

Cupcakes have 237 calories, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 23 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein.

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Sugar equals two pieces of bread (two carb equivalents). Half a portion reduces sugar grams to 15 or fewer, which is suitable for dessert.

Chocolate Pudding with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

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