Diabetes is a very difficult disease to deal with. While it may lead to other health problems like cardiovascular issues, it may also lower down the threshold of the body to combat other serious problems. Low immunity is a major cause of concern in the times of the pandemic, and those with diabetes are advised to be extremely cautious. Winter is the perfect time to gorge on some sugary sweet desserts that warm up our heart and tummy at the same time. Our body starts craving for sweets naturally during this weather and it could be difficult for diabetics to ignore it.
Sugar is a big no-no in a diabetes diet; but does that mean desserts are forbidden? They don't have to be, if you make them smartly. So, here we list down some winter-special desserts that can be made sugar-free yet they'll still taste amazing.
Here Are 5 Sugar-Free Winter-Special Desserts For Diabetes Diet:
1. Sugar-Free Gajar Ka Halwa:
Of course, this had to top the list. Gajar ka halwa is a winter essential and it's unfair for the ones dealing with diabetes to be devoid of this warm delight. So, here is a recipe of sugar-free gajar ka halwa, which they can consume in moderation and keep their taste buds sated. Click here for the recipe.
2. Sugar-Free Chocolate Brownie
Chocolate is our BFF in winter. It is our perfect companion when we feel low in some gloomy, chilly days. This chocolate brownie sans any sugar is just the indulgence overload we need for healthy bingeing. Click here for the recipe.
3. Amaranth Chikki
Chikki or gajak is another one of our favourite winter sweet treats. This chikki is made with amaranth (or rajgira, cholia or ramdana), which is touted as a great food for diabetes diet. This chikki is sweetened with the healthier jaggery (gur) - another winter staple. Click here for the recipe.
4. Sugar-Free Malpua
Hot malpua topped with cold rabri - this killer combination has our heart, always. If you also love malpua but don't want it dripping with sugar syrup, this recipe is for you. Make khaas malpua, which is a fusion dish of pancakes filled with gajar ka halwa, and paired with rabri - all sugar-free. Click here for the recipe.
5. Sugar-Free Barfi
Walnuts, figs, pistachios and almonds - many of us try to consume these in winter for good health. Why not combine them all and make a delicious sugar-free treat that we would love to have every day this season? Click here for the sugar-free barfi recipe.
Make your diabetes diet interesting this winter with these sugar-free dessert recipes. But always remember that moderation is important.
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