Tasty Sweet Treats That Diabetics Can Enjoy!

People with diabetes can still eat sweet snacks, it’s just there are certain restrictions you should keep in mind. First, you should learn to recognize sugar on food labels. Instead of just “carbohydrates,” examine ingredient lists for items such as dextrose, fructose, maltodextrin, molasses and high-fructose corn syrup. Make sure to keep portion sizes small, and try to avoid certain foods in restaurants or even store-bought sweets so you can control the ingredients. Monitoring your blood sugar is also important when it comes to sweet snacks, so here are a few treats that let you indulge your sweet tooth.

Rice Cakes


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Store bought or homemade rice cakes contain good carbs, including dietary fiber, with a slight sweet taste. Rice cakes also have small portion sizes that let you control the amount you eat.

Graham Cracker Snacks


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Many snacks use graham crackers as a base, and snack packs commonly contain 100 calories or less of sweet treats, allowing you monitor how much sugar you eat in one sitting.


Fruits


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Fruits are one way to get carbs without a lot of processed sugar. Fruits do contain high amounts of fructose, but they also have vitamins, minerals and fiber as part of a healthy diet. Consider substituting applesauce for oils to sweeten a dish that calls for vegetable oil or canola oil.


Melon Salad


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Combine a few types of melons, such as honeydew and cantaloupe, in a bowl with a drizzle of 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves. You get a high-fiber snack with more than one type of sweet flavor.

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