Desserts

DESSERTS

Change your food, change your life.

Yes, it may be as simple as that. We all know that many of us are prediabetic because of our food choices.

Together, let’s share recipes that are common and healthy. Let’s learn from each other—life is much easier that way, don’t you think?

Note: Before making any changes to your diet, talk with your healthcare provider and a nutritionist/dietitian to discover what will work for you.

T = tablespoon

t = teaspoon

EVOO = extra virgin olive oil

c = cup

Fruit and Cheese Platter

Rather than finish off a meal with a slab of cake or pie, try a platter of fruit and cheese. Doesn’t matter if you’re serving yourself or yourself and 11 friends, just adjust the amount to accommodate. You can add crackers and breads, but we prefer not to, due to the unnecessary carbs. Nuts and a few pieces of very dark chocolate can round out the platter, if you’re looking for a bit more.

A selection of ingredients:

Fruits (avoid super juicy fruits, as they’ll make a mess)

Berries, assorted

Plum

Cherry

Apple

Pear

Persimmon

Pomegranate

Apricot

Fig

Kiwi

Papaya

Mango

Melon

Dragon Fruit

Star Fruit

Pineapple

Cheeses (Go with a soft, a hard, and a crumbly)

Brie

Camembert

Gourney/Boursin

Mozzarella

Burrata

Cheddar

Parmesan

Pepper Jack

Gouda

Gruyere

Asiago

Manchego

Provolone

Edam

Roquefort

Gorgonzola

Stilton

Goat Cheese (lots of flavors)

Feta

Watermelon, Feta, and Mint

This is another recipe that has dozens of variations. Basically, you chop up enough watermelon to accommodate your guests (make it bite-sized), sprinkle small chunks of good feta throughout, along with fresh mint leaves for definite flavor. Add a small, thinly sliced red onion and segments of two mandarin oranges, if you want to be fancy. That’s it.

Serve this after the evening meal as a dessert, or as an afternoon snack. Whenever you like. Even breakfast!

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