We know that as holiday seasons approach, treat temptations can be hard to resist. Some diabetics find that it’s more fun to make your own, low sugar, treats to share with friends and family.
Here are two diabetic friendly holiday recipes that are sure to be a hit at any part this holiday season!
Chocolate Almond Meringues
- ½ C sugar
- ¼ C ground almonds
- 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 2 egg whites
- 1/8 tsp. cream of tartar
- ½ tsp. vanilla (or ¼ tsp. almond extract)
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Spray a foil-lined baking sheet with non-stick spray. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp. of the sugar with almonds, cocoa and cornstarch. In a stainless or glass bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until frothy. Add cream of tartar and beat on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add flavoring and remaining sugar. Beat until stiff and shiny. Gently fold cocoa mixture into meringue.
- Drop cookie mixture from a teaspoon onto the baking sheet to form small mounds. Leave about 2 inches between each mound. (Mixture could also be piped through a large pastry bag fitted with a large star tube.) Bake at 250 degrees F for 40 minutes. Cookies should be dry and slightly browned. Cool completely. Store in a tightly covered container.
Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
- 8 oz. fat-free cream cheese (or Neufchatel cheese)
- 15 oz. pure pumpkin (freshly cooked/mashed or canned)
- ¼ C. brown sugar
- ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until well blended
- Chill for approximately one hour and serve with fresh slices of apples, pears, or any other your favorite fruits!
Optimum Clinical Research Clinic Can Help!
Joining a clinical research study with OCR is a good way to receive free diet and exercise counseling as well as free diabetic medications and test supplies (not to mention payment for time and travel!). You also contribute to important research evaluating new and better medications for diabetics. Without everyday heroes like you joining research, we wouldn’t have improved medications or therapies.
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