In the recent expansion of our subscriptions, we are so proud to announce that we will now be serving diabetic customers. Our Diabetic Supply Bundle can be customized to fit your needs and includes blood glucose test strips, a blood glucose meter advocate, and Lancets! You can customize your own Diabetic Supply Bundle HERE!
Now that we are servicing diabetics, we would love to add a section of our blog that caters to you! With the holiday weekend coming up, today we will be sharing diabetic-friendly festive snacks and desserts!
Indepencence Day is one of the biggest celebrated holidays in our country. It is a day full of good food, family, celebration, and fireworks! Unfortunatly, most snacks and treats enjoyed on the 4th of July are not cattered to diabetics or anyone monitoring thier blood sugar. To help you enjoy your 4th of July while still having fun and festive food, I have attached 3 low sugar Indipendence day desserts and snacks below!
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 4 teaspoons reduced-fat raspberry walnut vinaigrette
- 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla or strawberry Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
- Unsweetened shredded coconut, optional
- Place strawberries and blueberries in separate bowls. Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons vinaigrette; toss to coat. In a small bowl, mix yogurt and mint.
- Spoon strawberries into four parfait glasses. Layer each with yogurt mixture and blueberries. If desired, top with coconut.
1 parfait (calculated without coconut): 172 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad
- 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon
- 2 English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumbers, green onions and mint. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 2 hours before serving.
3/4 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 78mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Berry White Ice Pops
- 1-3/4 cups whole milk, divided
- 1 to 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 10 freezer pop molds or 10 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks
- In a microwave, warm 1/4 cup milk; stir in honey until blended. Stir in remaining 1-1/2 cups milk and vanilla.
- Divide berries among molds; cover with milk mixture. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm.
1 pop: 51 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.
If you end up making any of these recipes, we’d love to see photos! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wishing you all a wonderful 4th of July weekend!