Friday, August 29, 2008

Quick Berries and Cream Dessert


1/2 small banana, sliced in chunks
1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
2 cups sliced berries-any combination of strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries


1. Combine sour cream, banana, and juice concentrate in blender. Blend til smooth.

2. Place berries in two serving bowls. Top with sour cream mixture. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tropical Fruit Coconut Tart


1 cup cornflakes, crushed
1 can (3 1/2 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut
2 egg whites
1 can (15 1/2 ounce) pineapple tidbits in juice
2 tsp cornstarch
2 packets sugar substitute or equivalent 4 tsp sugar
1 tsp coconut extract (optional)
1 mango, peeled and thinly sliced
1 banana, thinly sliced and dipped in lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 425. Coat 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

2. Combine cereal, coconut, and egg whites in medium bowl and blend. Press mixture in bottom and 1/2 inch up side of pan.

3. Bake 8 minutes or til edges begin to brown. Cool completely on wire rack.

4. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Combine pineapple juice and cornstarch in small saucepan til cornstarch dissolves. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool completely. Stir in sugar substitute and coconut extract. Combine pineapple, mango, and banana slices in medium bowl. Spoon into pan. Drizzle with pineapple sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Applesauce Diabetic Cake


2 cups raisins
2 cups water
2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 lg eggs, beaten
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tblspns Splenda
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup vegetable oil


Boil raisins and water until all water evaporates. Cool. Combine flour, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In separate bowl, beat eggs, applesauce, Splenda, vanilla, and oil. Blend well. Add raisins and dry ingredients blending well again. Bake in greased and floured 8X8 inch pan at 350 for 25 minutes. May also use small tube pan.


For pineapple cake, omit raisins. Cook large can unsweetened pineapple until juice evaporates.

For banana nut cake, omit raisins. Use 2 large bananas, mashed and 1/4 to 1/2 cup nuts.

Note: Use applesauce in all cakes.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


This is going to be a site where I post recipes and tips for diabetics and their families. I will publish easy and tried recipes. It is very hard being a caregiver for a diabetic in addtion to having to prepare quick healthy meals. I am just getting started so it will take a little time to get a good start. Anyone who likes make comment and add a recipe or quick tip of their own. You may also ask if I have ever tried a certain dish sugar free and I will try to help you.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Quick and Easy Sugar Free Dessert


1 box sugar free chocolate chip cookies
1 small container sugar free Cool Whip
1/3 cup lowfat milk


Dip cookies in milk and place a layer in casserole dish. Cover with Cool Whip. Repeat until you have 3 layers of cookies and end with Cool Whip on top. Sprinkle a few crushed cookies on top and chill.

Note: You can make as many layers as you like buy I find 3 works pretty well. You may also use any kind of cookie. I think the best are coconut chocolate chip cookies but they are sometimes hard to find.