7 Diabetic Friendly Indian Sweets
Diabetics can also enjoy limited amounts of sweetmeats as long as they are prepared correctly, with the right mix of ingredients. But they can enjoy limited amounts of sweets as long as they are prepared correctly, with the right mix of ingredients.
Tips to keep in mind while planning diabetic sweets:
1. Avoid the use of sugar: It is refined and thus has a tendency to surge the blood sugar levels quickly.
2. Keep the use of sugar substitute to minimum: Sugar substitute in very small quantities can be used to sweeten the desserts and satisfy your sweet tooth. Please use sugar substitute under your dietitian’s supervision strictly occasionally. Apple Rabdi is one such example. It makes use of 1 tsp sugar substitute.
Apple Rabadi, Diabetic Friendly
3. Use fiber rich grains and flours: Avoid the use of refined maida and top your pantry with oats and whole wheat to make sweets. This would add some fiber to your daily diet. Remember fiber is highly essential to manage blood sugar levels. Try Oats Apple Phirni.
Oats Apple Phirni
4. Replace full fat dairy products with low fat counterparts: Diabetics who have been advised to keep a close check on their fat intake can include low fat milk and paneer to make sweets. It isn’t that difficult. These low fat dairy products are easily available in the market now-a-days. Try making Paneer Kheer and enjoy in small quantities on festivals.
Paneer Kheer ( Diabetic Recipe)
5. Add some fruits as well: Use fiber rich fruits like pear and apple. These are comparatively sweet and help add sweetness. Mixed Fruit Srikhand is one such recipe for you.
Mixed Fruit Shrikhand, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
6. Learn healthy way to make Indian Sweets: We have specially created Malai Peda recipe which can be enjoyed in very small quantity by diabetics.
Malai Peda, Diabetic Friendly
This recipe makes use of equal quantities of full fat and low fat milk and some sugar substitute. It also has very little cornflour. With 35 calories and 2.7 g carbs per peda, these are healthier to feast on occasionally than the store bought sugar-laden option.
7. Use Low glycemic index ingredients: Low glycemic index ingredients ensure that your blood sugar does not get a surge when eaten. Chana dal is one such ingredient. Use it innovatively to make Diabetic friendly Puran poli for festivals.
Below is the list of diabetic-friendly recipes. Hope you enjoy them. Kindly keep in mind that every diabetic has individual needs and these are only basic guidelines. It is best to consult your dietitian for individualised diet plans and inclusion of sweets and sugar substitute.