Diabetic Dessert of the Week – No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

July 22, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Zwieback Toasts, fresh Blueberries, Butter, Unflavored Gelatin, Water, Cream Cheese, Sucralose-Based Sugar Substitute, Vanilla, Frozen Whipped Topping, and Unsweetened Frozen Blueberries. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
Looking for a decadent and delightful dessert that you can make without turning on the oven? Look no further! This creamy, low-carb cheesecake can be made with just some processing, mixing and a bit of boiling water. Refrigerate to set and serve with some fresh blueberries for a treat that can’t be beat!

Ingredients
8 zwieback toasts*
Fresh blueberries and mint sprigs (optional)
1 tablespoon butter
1 envelope (2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin
1 cup boiling water
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sucralose-based sugar substitute
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup thawed frozen whipped topping
3/4 cup unsweetened frozen blueberries

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of total recipe

1 – For crust, place zwieback toasts and butter in food processor. Cover; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Pat thin layer of crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.

2 – For filling, place gelatin in medium bowl. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved.

3 – Beat cream cheese, sugar substitute, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Beat in whipped topping. Add dissolved gelatin in steady stream while beating at low speed. (Mixture will become loose and lumpy.) Beat 4 minutes at medium speed until smooth and creamy, scraping side of bowl occasionally.

4 – Fold frozen blueberries into cream cheese mixture; spread in prepared pan. Refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint, if desired.

*Zwieback toast can be found in the baby food aisle of most grocery stores.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 284 calories, Carbohydrates: 11 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 24 g, Saturated Fat: 15 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 196 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/no-bake-blueberry-cheesecake/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Very Strawberry Shortcake

February 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | 4 Comments
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The Diabetic Dessert of the Week is an Very Strawberry Shortcake. included is recipes for the Strawberry Filling and the Shortcakes. This recipe for Shortcake is with a Biscuit instead of a Sponge Cake. Splenda replaces the Sugar in the recipe. The Very Strawberry Shortcake is 120 calories and 22 carbs per serving. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

Very Strawberry Shortcake
Unlike the familiar little sponge cake, this is a sweet and tender biscuit filled with fresh strawberries that are laced with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Recipe Ingredients:
Strawberry Filling
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Shortcakes
2 1/2 cups reduced-fat biscuit mix
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)
Mint sprigs (optional)

Cooking Directions:
1 – Strawberry Filling Directions: Stir together strawberries, 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and balsamic vinegar; let stand 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2 – Shortcake Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
3 – Combine biscuit mix and 1/3 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a large bowl.
4 – Stir together yogurt and vanilla; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
5 – Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead 3 or 4 times. Pat dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/4-inch round cutter, reusing dough scraps, if necessary.
6 – Place shortcakes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
7 – Serve warm with sliced strawberries. Garnish, if desired.
Makes 12 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 120; Calories from Fat: 5; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 350mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 4g.
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/very-strawberry-shortcake

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