Is there such a thing as too many holiday treats? We don’t think so! But if you have diabetes, finding sweets and treats that won’t wreck your blood sugar can be harder than spotting a sleigh in the sky. We’ve shared our favorite sugar-friendly holiday sweets before, but it’s easy to get flavor fatigue when your choices are limited. That’s why we’re back with a second round of diabetes-friendly holiday treats to add another dash of sweetness to your holiday season.
Diabetic-Friendly Holiday Treat Recipes
These light cookie bites will melt in your mouth and look festive on your holiday table. And with just 5 calories and 1 gram of carbs in each cookie, you can soothe your sweet tooth without stress.
Fresh cranberries, zesty oranges, and a crisp almond flour crust make these crumbly Christmas bars a truly guilt-free treat. Make a batch ahead of time and pop them in the freezer so you have a healthy holiday snack all season long!
Gingersnaps are a classic Christmas treat, but they’re often loaded with carbs and excess sugar. These rich cookie cups taste totally indulgent, but call for sugar-smart ingredients like whole wheat flour, fresh ground spices and unsweetened apple sauce to keep them nutritious and delicious.
Spicy, rich, and packed with sugar, pumpkin pie is a holiday staple that can fully derail your meal plan. This diabetes-friendly version uses sugar substitute, fat-free creams and fresh raw spices to create a light and luscious pie that’s full of holiday flavor.
The name rings true – we dare you to taste the difference in these decadent low-fat brownies. Pureed prunes and a small dash of oil keep them moist and chewy, while unsweetened cocoa powder delivers a rich chocolatey taste. Don’t like prunes? Swap them for applesauce!
The hallmark of Christmas cookies without the sugar rush? It’s possible with smart swaps like a sugar substitute, unsweetened applesauce, and sugar-free gelatin. The kids will love cutting them into fun Christmas shapes, and you’ll love skipping the post-cookie crash.