When the weather begins to cool down, it’s easy to get excited about the endless amount of seasonal dishes we see trending. We all love pies, stuffing, drinks, and desserts as much as the next person. Unfortunately, many classic holiday treats come with a high carb price tag. Which is why today we are sharing our top five, tasty fall recipes that will be sure to meet your diabetic needs – so you can enjoy your holiday pie, and eat it too.
Rosemary Deviled Eggs by EatingWell
A classic, yet healthy fall treat for everyone to enjoy. These rosemary deviled eggs are not only diabetic friendly, but are a decadent twist on the classic appetizer. Everyone knows that eggs are a versatile source of protein, but did you know that the American Diabetes Association specifically recommends them to people with diabetes? One large egg only contains a small, half gram of carbohydrates which means it is a good option if you are someone who needs to keep your blood sugar levels on track. The secret to this recipe is a hint of rosemary on the whites to give each bite an extra boost of flavor.
Hearty Beef and Veggie Chili from Easyhealth Living
A bowl of hearty chili is typically filled to the brim with carbs, which is why this recipe (specifically curated for diabetic diets) is perfect to whip up when you’re craving a warm and hearty meal this fall. This chili is vegetable heavy – including ingredients such as celery, carrots, bell peppers, and diced tomatoes. No one will ever know that this flavor-filled dish is secretly a nutrient filled, low sodium, low carb alternative to the classic chili they know and love!
Fall Apart Beer Brisket from Diabetic Gourmet
Fall screams comfort food and football! If you’re looking for a recipe that will not only satisfy your comfort food cravings, but satisfy your family and friends while watching the game – this healthier fall-apart beer brisket is the choice for you. Once the brisket is trimmed and topped on thick multigrain bread, the end result is extremely high in protein, with 29 grams per serving, and low fat content. Add in the fresh flavors of garlic, onion, thyme, and oregano and you’ve got yourself a fall flavored, savory, and filling meal or appetizer to enjoy on game day.
Decadent Peanut Butter Pudding Pie from Everyday Diabetic Recipes
Whether it’s a special occasion or a casual treat – there’s no guilt in satisfying your sweet tooth with this decadent peanut butter pudding pie. You’d never know that this pie only includes lighter ingredients such as skim milk, fat free peanut butter and whipped cream, and reduced fat graham cracker crust. All of the indulgence with half of the carbohydrate and fat content, what’s not to love? One of our favorite secrets for diabetic treats is to replace the fat and sugar heavy ingredients with low sugar and fat alternatives. Same rich sweetness that diabetics can also enjoy!
Easy Chocolate Fudge from Happy Healthy Mama
Versatile and classic, this chocolate fudge is a healthy twist on a seasonal treat everyone loves. With only 5 health-conscious ingredients included, it’s the perfect recipe to sink your teeth into this fall and beyond – especially if you enjoy a hint of coconut flavor! The simple, five ingredient list only contains coconut milk, coconut butter, bittersweet chocolate chips, and coarse sea salt to top! Sweet, salty, chocolaty, and health-conscious. We don’t see anything wrong with that!
Although there are many healthy, diabetic-friendly options, not many are as hearty, decadent, and crave-worthy as we all hope during the chilly fall months. We couldn’t be more thrilled about trying these recipes out and enjoying them with loved ones this year. From appetizers, meals, and desserts – you’re bound to find a new dish that will satisfy your diabetic palate.
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