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  • diabetic recipes without artificial sweetners wanted

    I will be cooking for someone who is diabetic but who also has a reaction to artificial sweetners such as splenda etc. Does anyone have good diabetic (low carb, sugar free) recipes that don't use sweetners? (I realize that there's a Diabetic forum group on this site, but I'm not a member since this is a one time request)

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     I've been diabetic for many, many years and diabetics can eat small amounts of sugar per serving. When I bake I use part sugar and part natural sweetener like stevia or xylitol or agave (in place of honey). All of them are low-glycemic. They are all available in health food stores or stores like Whole Foods. I do not use artificial sweeteners.

    Did you want dessert recipes or all types of recipes?

    A diabetic can eat the same foods as all other people should eat. Just use whole wheat or a mixed grain pasta, brown rice not white, sweet potatoes or red potatoes, whole grains, fruits that aren't tropical are lower glycemic so a better choice but all fruits can be eaten especially if eaten along with protein or high fiber foods. 

     I hope I'm making this easier for you not more confusing.

    chefly 

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    Thanks for the info Chefly!!! I could use snack and dessert recipes the most since protein and veggie meals can be used for meals. I see you suggested red potatoes (or yams)...are they lower glycemic?  You've been very informative!

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  • Re: diabetic recipes without artificial sweetners wanted
    •  Good morning….. 
    • My husband has been diabetic for years….sweet potatoes are his best friend, fixed on an open air charcoal, yum! You want something w/out artificial sugar I’m wondering if you would like to use the sugar free/fat free pudding/Jell-o etc? Since this is a one time thing I know you wouldn’t want to order the sweetener I use that is absolutely the best thing to bake with I have ever found. 
    • In case you do want to go the Jell-o/Pudding route I’ll list a couple of my husbands favorite ~ too bad you don’t want the splendid or honey…the Apple Dews are to die for and DH’s all time favorite! 
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    • Good luck.
    •  *waving to Chefly* 
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    • I love this one and it's SO pretty!

    • Raspberry Peach Delight
    • This a  Light and Tasty Recipe and picture.
    • Posted by: lindachicken__Oklahoma

       Raspberry_Peach_Delight.jpg picture by LindaChicken
    • 1 -prepared 8-in angel food cake cut into 1-in cubes (SUGAR FREE)
    • 1-.3 oz pkg.. of sugar-free raspberry Jell-O
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1 cup cold water
    • 1-16oz can light peach slices
    • 3 cups fat free milk
    • 1-1.5oz pkg. sugar-free vanilla pudding
    • 1-8oz. carton of light or fat free Cool Whip (I use the free)

    • Arrange cake cubes on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
    • Dissolve jello in boiling water then stir in cold water.
    • Pour Jell-O over cake.
    • Arrange peaches over Jell-O.
    • Mix together milk and pudding; spread over peaches.
    • Top with Cool Whip(FREE).
    •  Refrigerate at least 2 hours before cutting.
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  • Re: diabetic recipes without artificial sweetners wanted

    zoe...

     

    I have a small collection of recipes here ... Diabetic Recipes & Low Carb/Low Fat  ... if you would like to look through them. I am sure you will find some that are helpful.

     

     

     

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    MARVELOUSMELON.jpg Marvelous Melon picture by LindaChicken

     

     
    • Marvelous Melon
    • This is another Light & Tasty recipe and picture
    • Posted by_lindachicken__Oklahoma

    • This is such and impressive/colorful great dessert.
    • I fix this every Easter to take to my DGS’s *other* grandmother’s house. The kids will beg to have you save wedges to take home, very good!
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    • 1 large cantaloupe
    • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry banana gelatin
    • 1 cup boiling water
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
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    • Cut melon in half lengthwise from bud to stem end; discard seeds. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each half so melon sits level; pat dry.
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    • In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in applesauce and strawberries. Pour into melon halves (discard any remaining gelatin mixture or save for another use)
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    •  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
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    •  Just before serving, slice each melon half into three wedges. Yield: 6 servings.

     

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  • Re: diabetic recipes without artificial sweetners wanted

     You could also get a SUGAR FREE Angle Food Cake (I buy the ones at Wal-Mart, you may have to ask at the bakery for the sugar free) Top with some fresh strawberries and Cool Whip Free.

     

     
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    • Raspberry White Chocolate Dreamsicle
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    • 1 pkg sugar free raspberry Jell-O
      1 pkg sugar free/fat free white chocolate pudding mix
      1 (8 oz) container fat free Cool Whip

      Dissolve Jell-O in 1 cup boiling water and add 1 cup cold water.
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    • Let stand 5 minutes.

    • With a mixer add pudding to Jell-O mixture and then fold Cool Whip, FREE.

    • Refrigerate.

    • This also can be frozen.
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    • Change the Jell-O-o to different flavor’s its good and not one person has EVER know it was sugar free!
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    • Heavenly Chocolate
    • This reminds of a French Silk texture….the topping is like
    • A Heath Bar! 


    • 1-1/2 packages sugar free chocolate pudding (1.4 ounce packages)
      2 cups ½ & ½ (no fat – I like the Viva brand)
      1/2 cup water
      12 ounces Cool Whip (sugar free or free)
      6 each Russell Stover Sugar Free Chocolate Covered Toffee


      Mix pudding, cream and water in mixer for 1 minute on slow then about 2-3 minutes on medium high to fluffy.

      Put in bowl or small cups and layer w/cool whip and crushed Chocolate Covered Toffee pieces from Russell Stover.

      Hit the individual packets with a meat mallet then open them and just sprinkle the candy over the mousse and cool whip.  (I put the unwrapped candy into a freezer zip lock and then crush).

      Refrigerate.


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  • Re: diabetic recipes without artificial sweetners wanted

    Here is one that I just found on these boards.

    DIABETIC RECIPE
    Rice Pudding

    1/2 cup white rice
    1/4 cup water
    2 cups skim milk
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup raisins

    Cook the rice in 3/4 c water over medium heat until tender, about
    45 minutes. Add the skim milk and sugar. Cook slowly over low
    heat until thickened, about 30 minutes. Cook. Add the vanilla and
    raisins and spoon into six serving dishes.

    Per serving: 154 calories, 0 gm fat, 1 mg cholesterol,
    44 mg sodium, 34 gm carbohydrate, 0 gm fiber, 4 gm protein

    Food Exchanges: 1 starch/bread, 1 fruit, 1/2 milk

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    How are Jell-o and pudding mixes sweetened? I thought they used artificial sweeteners. I have had reactions to artificial sweeteners so I avoid them all. I think I need to do some more research. I am just wanting to eat less sugar.
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     Yes, sweet potatoes and red potatoes are lower glycemic than Russet potatoes and boiled potatoes are lower glycemic than baked.

    E-Z PEACH CRISP

    2 cans (15¼ oz.) peaches packed in juice, drained (only drain one can)
    2 pkgs. cinnamon and spice oatmeal, dry (Quaker Multi-Grain Cinnamon & Apple)
    1/3 cup flour (whole wheat flour)
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    1/3 cup melted butter (3 Tbsp.)
    (I added 4 tsp. sugar plus 1/2 tsp. cinnamon)

    Preheat oven to 425°. Pour peaches into a lightly greased (8" square) 2 quart
    baking dish. Combine oatmeal, flour and nuts in a bowl; stir in the butter;
    sprinkle over the peaches. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm,
    over ice cream or yogurt that you sweeten with stevia.
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     Hi Linda!

    This is also good and you can't tell it has tofu in it. If you can't find stevia or don't wish to use it you could purchase xylitol and use 1 cup of it dissolved in either 1/2 cup fat free milk or 1/2 cup soy milk. My changes are in ( ). chefly Don't use all unsweetened chocolate, it would be too bitter. This is rich so just a small slice is enough. Oh, if the dessert is eaten right after a low glycemic meal the person's blood sugar won't rise as much as if eaten several hours later.

    chefly 

    REC Chocolate Silk Pie
    Posted by: misspatty1 Replies: 1 Posted on: 2/18/2007 12:35:18 PM
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    Chocolate Silk Pie

    The silkiness comes from the silken-style tofu.

    Ingredients:
    12 graham crackers
    2-3 tablespoons apple juice concentrate
    8 oz. unsweetened chocolate(1 oz. unsweetened, 7 oz, dark chocolate)
    2 10-oz. pkgs. silken tofu (extra firm)
    1 10-oz. jar blackberry preserves (strawberry all fruit spread)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup honey (1/2 cup soy milk, 1 tsp. stevia powder= to 1 cup sugar)


    Serves: 12

    Cooking Time: Over one hour

    Instructions:
    Crust: Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor, combine crackers and apple
    juice concentrate and pulse to make fine crumbs. Press into bottom of springform
    pan or pie plate. Bake 10 minutes. Cool. Filling: Melt chocolate in double
    boiler or over very low heat. Put remaining ingredients in bowl of food
    processor or blender and add melted chocolate. Process until very smooth,
    stopping occasionally to scrape down sides. Pour filling into crust, smooth top,
    and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.

    Good filling flavor. Firmed up overnight to a very silky filling. Delicious! chefly

     

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    Chefly ~ that looks wonderful! I've started using Sugarless de Lite, it's honey flavor "nature sweet", (Sugar free Sweetener)  I've had excellent results with it, so far....this recipe looks so good -- my husband would LOVE this, thank you!

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    CookieCarol
    How are Jell-o and pudding mixes sweetened?

     

    CC.....looking at the pudding box it says it has aspartame and acesulfame potassium (sweeteners). The Jell-O contains the same.

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