Healthy Orange Treats for Diabetics

By Lymy

  • 4-6 nice firm oranges with nice looking skins. (could use grapefruit & grapefruit juice too. Would need to add some Splenda to take the edge of the tartness of the grapefruit though).

  • 1 46oz can unsweetened orange juice

  • 1 box un-flavored gelatin

  • 1 can lite whipped topping

  1. Wash & dry oranges and cut crosswise, in half.

  2. using a grapefruit knife carefully remove the orange pulp. Be careful not to puncture the orange peel. place 1/2 oranges on a plate or cooling rack. Place them together to avoid them getting knocked over. Sit aside. Make gelatin mix as per directions on box. Make sure there are no lumps in your gelatin mix. Cut the orange pulp into very small pieces and place into a medium saucepan. Slowly pour in the gelatin orange juice mixture, stirring all the time to prevent any lumps from forming. Bring mix to a slow boil then remove from stove. Slowly fill each of the orange halves with the boiled mixture, making sure that none of them get knocked over. Put in refrigerator until set. Once set remove from fridge and cut into quarters or wedges. Let guests apply whipped topping if they so desire. Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Calories 160
Total fats 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total carbs 35g
Potassium 340 mg

healthy snack fruit breakfast or dessert

10 replies

Anonymous 2011-06-07 21:21:32 -0500 Report

For anyone who is on cholesterol medication, be careful when using grapefruit or grapefruit juice. The fruit & it's juice reacts to the cholesterol medication.

Auntie D
Auntie D 2010-07-31 12:51:24 -0500 Report

I love oranges, but have sworn off them since being diagnosed with diabetes. This sounds as if it could be a manageable way to enjoy it again, without the guilt of an occasional glass of juice!!

Anonymous 2010-07-10 13:07:55 -0500 Report

Read the directions again! It says to place the 1/2 oranges on a plate (NOT) 1/2 OF the oranges. Also when making the gelarin you would use the orange juice to make it, and then only use the amount the gelatin box suggests to use. Any remaining juice could be drunk.

karen7070 2010-07-05 23:29:49 -0500 Report

I think she means place the orange halves aside, not 1/2 of the oranges, also, if you read carefully the orange juice is mixed in with the gelatin, it says to " pour the gelatin- oj mixture"

ThreeCats 2010-06-30 14:17:37 -0500 Report

This recipie doesn't mention what to do with the can of oj - I assume, when making the gelatin, the oj is used, but 46 ozs? Also, the recipie says place 1/2 of the cut-up oranges on a plate or cooling rack - what about the other 1/2?