Dessert

alesiafae
By alesiafae Latest Reply 2012-03-30 15:45:33 -0500
Started 2012-03-25 23:18:48 -0500

What's your favorite low cal dessert? I myself am a dessert lover so I have many :) today's treat: sugar free jello and fruit parfait with a dallop of whipped cream. Total calories: 105


44 replies

šärøøñ
šärøøñ 2012-03-30 13:20:19 -0500 Report

هااي

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-30 13:41:57 -0500 Report

مرحبا šärøøñ هل لديك أي شيء للاهتمام إضافة إلى هذه المناقشة؟ إذا كان الأمر كذلك لكنا نحب أن نسمع ذلك!

(google translate from english to arabic) "Howdy šärøøñ Do you have anything interesting to add to this discussion? If so we'd love to hear it!"

2012-03-29 15:44:13 -0500 Report

My favorite dessert? Is no dessert. I'm afraid to consume anything legal or illegal. I took myself off my own meds since I was getting really sick being on them.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-03-30 12:55:38 -0500 Report

How is that working for you? I have been so tempted to do the same, but my levels don't do well. What have you done to compensate for the lack of medical assistance?

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2012-03-29 13:37:16 -0500 Report

I am more concerned with the carb coung than calories. So, one of the desserts I have made for my husband and I is: 2 8oz pks of cream cheese softened, 1 c. of whipping cream, a bit of splenda, vanilla extract, and 1/2 c. sour cream. You whip up the cream with the Splenda and vanilla to soft peaks. Add some more Splenda to the cream cheese and stir it in. Mix the whipping cream, cream cheese and sour cream together and taste it for the right amount of sweetness. Place in a pretty glass and enjoy. I have also added a cup of canned pumpkin and some spices to it which is really good. My husband loves this. I've added sugar free jello to it for a different twist too. I have also added 3 eggs to it and baked it. It really tastes like cheesecake that way.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2012-03-27 07:55:51 -0500 Report

I posted a recipe here for Pumpkin Panna Cotta. It's low carb and easy to make and I just LOVE it!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-03-28 08:56:15 -0500 Report

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/recipes/4659-pumpkin-panna-cotta
And I updated your nutritional values Lou. I can't wait to try this one. Pumpkin should be in our diets more than just once a year.

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2012-03-26 13:37:22 -0500 Report

I've been making a dessert with sugar-free Jell-O (any flavor) and Sugar-free Cool Whip. Make a box (one of the 0.6oz sizes) of any flavor jell-o, mix in 1-1/2 cups of the Cool Whip and let set in the fridge. It'll separate on it's own to make a fluffy layer on top with a creamy layer underneath. Serves 4 people and has about 80 calories and 9g carbs per serving. It's so good with orange Jell-O. Tastes almost like a creamsicle!

Gambling
Gambling 2012-03-26 09:18:45 -0500 Report

My only desserts so far are sugar free Jello (Zero carbs ).. Soon I will be adding others gradually

bearladylee
bearladylee 2012-03-26 12:52:25 -0500 Report

I have been eating no sugar added Ice Cream 6g sugar and 3g alohol sugar. Not sure what that is, but last night my husband gave me a real big portion and my sugar shot up to 145. So tonight I told him to cut it in half. Do you think no sugar added ice cream is ok as a dessert.

I feel I have given up so much. No more candy bars, no more soda, pizza maybe once a month. I have been eating sweet potatoes and rice, I guess when I go to doctor I am going to try to get a diet and I am going to try until then a couple of things jayabee put on onre of the discussions.. Have a good day all.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-03-28 08:50:17 -0500 Report

I eat real ice cream. Homemade vanilla bean by Blue Bell. If I stick to the correct portion size, 1/2 cup. I do just fine if I add some walnuts to it and some cinnamon. I can't do the ones with other things in them, they are bad, but this one is my favorite because it allows me that treat without the spike. The key is eating the nuts with it and the full fat of the ice cream.

byrun
byrun 2012-03-28 10:21:29 -0500 Report

Fortunately for me so far, ice cream doesn't cause a huge spike. . I do cover it with a fair amount of cinnamon and nuts thiugh. I prefer the Breyer's brand. No HFCS and contains the least amount of ingredients…all of which are pronouncable.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-27 21:16:00 -0500 Report

bear lady I eat it all the time. Sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrates called "polyols". Part of their chemical structure resembles sugar, and part of it resembles alcohol — hence the confusing name. Examples of common sugar alcohols are maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt, and xylitol. Splenda is made with this.

I have not had a problem with blood sugars rising after eating this. I guess it is because I don't eat a lot of carbs. If I want the ice cream, I don't eat any kind of bread, potato or starchy veggies.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-28 01:29:39 -0500 Report

I have never heard of splenda being made from sugar alcohols.

See the wikipedia article on splenda here ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splenda where we are told that chemically "Sucralose is made by replacing three select hydrogen-oxygen groups on sucrose (table sugar) molecules with three chlorine atoms."

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-03-27 21:15:47 -0500 Report

bear lady I eat it all the time. Sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrates called "polyols". Part of their chemical structure resembles sugar, and part of it resembles alcohol — hence the confusing name. Examples of common sugar alcohols are maltitol, sorbitol, isomalt, and xylitol. Splenda is made with this.

I have not had a problem with blood sugars rising after eating this. I guess it is because I don't eat a lot of carbs. If I want the ice cream, I don't eat any kind of bread, potato or starchy veggies.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-28 01:37:20 -0500 Report

I have had problens with no sugar Ice Cream as I have a lot of gastro-intestinal problems (= "hershey squirts") with sugar alcohols of many kinds. About the only one with which I don't seem to have a problem is Eritherol. But that seems not to be used in icecream.

MrsCDogg
MrsCDogg 2012-03-29 13:41:35 -0500 Report

The same thing happens to me and my husband with sugar alcohols! Nasty stuff! I'd sooner eat the real stuff and deal with the spike than be sick from the sugar free.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-29 14:03:10 -0500 Report

don't ya know it. When I eat Ice Cream I eat the regular stuff, but eat a single ice cream cone ("drumstick") or an ice cream bar so I don't go back and clean out the whole carton/bucket as I've done previously (and regretted it).

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-03-30 12:56:59 -0500 Report

I like the little single serving cups of BlueBell. They only come in vanilla and chocolate, but that keeps me from "licking the platter clean".

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-30 13:09:34 -0500 Report

I had done that too Gabby but having those single serving containers in the freezer where I could get at them easily I would go back for seconds (OH they were SOOOO GOOD!) and I ended up eating the whole package's worth in one or two nights! I found that I had to give a friend the package with instructions to allow me to have ONLY one per day. At that time I was grieving the loss of "Jem", so I allowed myself some "comfort food". But it put a lot of weight on me and raised my BG levels also.

Gambling
Gambling 2012-03-26 13:42:46 -0500 Report

I found Russel Stovers sugar free candies that i have had as a snack midday or even at nite.I think no sugar ice cream should be test by each user as it could affect each differently .Also moderation does help

ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2012-03-26 13:31:44 -0500 Report

What you have to watch out for in no sugar-added ice cream is the total carb count, not just the count for sugars. No sugar added just means the mfg. doesn't add any sugar or sweeteners for added flavor, but there is plenty of "natural" sugars in it. If you keep the total carb count down, it should have a better affect on your BS.

Jeanae
Jeanae 2012-03-26 08:14:33 -0500 Report

My favorite go to dessert is always a small amount of fresh fruit grilled. I can grill a half of a small pear, a ring of pineapple, even a small wedge of melon. If I do not want to grill I will have a small serving of berries or a small piece of apple. I try to stick to naturally sweet foods like fruit as I have other issues besides just the diabetes. And if I am really hungry I will add a small dollup of Greek Yogurt on the fruit.

alesiafae
alesiafae 2012-03-26 12:19:34 -0500 Report

Umm sounds good. Why do you grill the fruit? Does that make it taste better?

Jeanae
Jeanae 2012-03-27 03:38:35 -0500 Report

yes, it makes the sugars caramalize which brings out a more naturally sweet taste. Plus I grill almost everythign I can get my hands on. Probably because I live in Texas now where the weather is good year round. I am making up for all those years in Michigan where we only grilled out a few months a year.

JSJB
JSJB 2012-03-27 04:08:41 -0500 Report

Yes James portion control is what I do not have but I am getting there. Wish you the best in getting there.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-03-26 00:43:53 -0500 Report

What is the carb load for that dessert, Alesia?

For people with diabetes (PWDs) it is the carbs that matter not necessarily the calories.

Without resorting to a carb counting recipe application I would guess that it is the fruit parfait would be the most carb laden part of the dessert. But as a whole it seems not as bad as other desserts.

Another consideration is how much does one eat of it? If one eats a low carb dessert but eats multiple helpings of it, it is no better than eating a regular dessert. Portion control is key.

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