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Q:

When it comes to dessert , what can I buy in the supermarket?

Amy Campbell

A:

People with diabetes can enjoy dessert – and there are a lot of options available in your local supermarket. One of the best (and healthiest) choices is fresh fruit. Try making a fruit salad with a mixture of your favorites : berries, kiwis, bananas, grapes and oranges work well. Top off a small dish of fruit salad with a dollop of lowfat Greek-style yogurt. Many of the sugar-free products taste good and can easily fit into a diabetes eating-plan, including sugar-free gelatin and pudding (topped with some light whipped topping), sugar-free popsicles and sugar-free fudgesicles. Some of these products, like sugar-free gelatin, contain 0 grams of carbohydrate, so you can eat them anytime. Other sugar-free foods contain carbohydrate, so you do need to watch your portion and plan how to fit them into your eating plan. You might also enjoy lowfat or light frozen yogurt and ice cream – one-half cup contains approximately 15 grams of carbohydrate, which is the amount of carb in a slice of bread or a small piece of fruit. A small slice of angel food cake drizzled with a bit of chocolate syrup or some berries and topped with whipped topping makes a tasty but light dessert, too.

November 26, 2012 at 11:51 am