When festivals are here, it is quite impossible to imagine celebration without sweets. It’s like a tradition of every Indian home to enjoy scrumptious food and sweets.
But if you (or any family member) are diabetic, you would usually avoid bringing sweets. For this festival season, here are some healthy and delicious dessert recipes for diabetic people which you can relish!
Check out 3 diabetes-friendly desserts India will love to try this festive season:
1. Apple Rabri
1 litre Skim milk,
1/2 teaspoon cardamom.
Green cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp
Ensure® Diabetes Care: 3 scoops
Boil 1 litre milk and keep stirring until it is reduced to half. Wash and chop the apples and add them in rabri. Once the rabri turns thick, turn off the flame add cardamom powder and Ensure® Diabetes Care mix properly. Garnish with almonds (optional) and serve.
2. Ragi Oats Laddoo
Ragi flour – 1½ cup
Oats flour – 1 cup
Milk – ½ cup
Ghee – 1 Tbsp
Cardamom powder – 1tsp
White sesame seeds – ¼ cup
Coconut powder – ¼ cup
Ensure® Diabetes Care: 4 scoops
Separately lightly roast oats and ragi and when they cool down, grind separately. Roast white sesame seeds and cashew nuts. In a pan, put some ghee and roast the oats flour. Keep it separately and roast the ragi flour with ghee in a similar way. Mix both flour and add remaining ghee. Add cardamom powder, Ensure® Diabetes Care and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool down. Apply ghee over your palm and make small balls in the shape of laddoos. Roll over sesame seeds and coconut powder and your healthy laddoos are ready.
3. Lauki Gajar Halwa
Lauki- 1/2 medium
Carrots- 2 large
Skim Milk – 1/4 cup
Saffron – a few strands
Cardamom – 1 (powdered fine)
Almonds / raisins / Cashew for garnish (Optional)
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Ensure® Diabetes Care: 5 scoops
Wash, peel and grate the carrots and lauki. Put the milk and a pinch of saffron in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles. In a pan, heat some ghee, sauté the nuts, add cooked veggies and cook on low flame for 5-6 mins. Switch off the flame add Ensure® Diabetes Care and cardamom powder, mix well. Garnish with nuts and serve.
If you notice, in all of my recipes, there is a secret ingredient – Ensure Diabetes Care. It is a diabetic specific supplement which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. By adding it, you can be rest assured that the diabetic patient under your care is getting nutrition as well.
This festive season let’s all enjoy the sweetness of togetherness with some mouth-watering diabetes-friendly desserts.
Copyright: © Ruchi Verma
Disclaimer – This article is an advisory piece. Before you manipulate your diet habit kindly consult a medical practitioner or nutritionist.
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