For People with Diabetes: 6 Sugar-Free & Easy Diwali Dessert Recipes

For People with Diabetes: 6 Sugar-Free & Easy Diwali Dessert Recipes

Diwali, the festival of lights, is just around the corner, and it's time to get ready for some yummy treats. But what if you or your loved ones are diabetic? Worry not, because we've got you covered.

Without compromising on taste or health, we are sharing six mouthwatering diabetes-friendly recipes that are perfect for celebrating Diwali. The best thing is that every dessert shows how many calories it has, so you can enjoy it without feeling guilty about your diet!

Here are Six Sugar-Free Diwali Dessert Recipes for Diabetes Patients:

1. Oats and Dates Ladoo

Ladoos are an integral part of Diwali celebrations, and you can enjoy them guilt-free with sugar-free alternatives. These ladoos offer the same rich, nutty flavors and are a hit among diabetics and non-diabetics.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates.
  • 1/4 cup mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder

Instructions

  1. Dry roast oats in a pan until they turn golden and fragrant.
  2. Grind oats into a fine powder.
  3. In a food processor, blend dates, mixed nuts, and cardamom powder until they form a sticky mixture.
  4. Combine the oat powder and the date-nut mixture.
  5. Store in an airtight container, and enjoy these fiber-rich, naturally sweet ladoos as a guilt-free treat.

Laddu

Calories: Around 60-80 kcal per serving

2. Gajar Halwa

Gajar Halwa, a beloved Diwali dessert, can be prepared without sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook grated carrots in low-fat milk until they become soft and the milk reduces.
  2. Add sugar substitute and cardamom powder and cook for a few more minutes.
  3. Garnish with chopped nuts before serving.

Gajar Halwa

Nutritional Value

Calories: Around 150-200 kcal per serving

3. Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun is a Diwali classic that diabetics can savor by choosing a healthier, baked version.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • A pinch of baking soda
  • Sugar-free rosewater syrup

Instructions

  1. Mash the paneer and mix it with almond flour, sugar substitute, and a pinch of baking soda.
  2. Shape the mixture into small balls and bake them until golden.
  3. Soak the baked gulab jamun in sugar-free rosewater syrup.

Gulab Jamun

Nutritional Value

Calories: Around 100-120 kcal per serving

4. Rasmalai

Rasmalai is a cool, creamy dessert, perfect for Diwali. Create a sugar-free version by using low-fat milk and a sugar substitute for the sweetening so that you'll have a delightful Rasmalai that won't spike your blood sugar.

Ingredients

  • Sugar-free rasgullas (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • A few saffron strands
  • Chopped nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare sugar-free rasgullas (you can find these at most stores).
  2. In a separate pan, heat low-fat milk, add sugar substitute, saffron strands, and chopped nuts.
  3. Soak the rasgullas in the milk mixture and refrigerate until serving.

Rasmalai

Nutritional Value

Calories: Around 100-150 kcal per serving

5. Sugar-Free Kheer

Kheer is a beloved dessert at Diwali gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice or vermicelli
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Boil rice or vermicelli in low-fat milk until soft.
  2. Add sugar substitute, cardamom powder, and chopped nuts.
  3. Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Kheer

Nutritional Value

Calories: Around 100-150 kcal per serving

6. Lauki Kheer

Mixing a vegetable into a dessert might not sound very delicious, but it can be a pleasant surprise. By using low-fat milk, chia seeds, green cardamom, and jaggery for sweetness, Lauki Kheer becomes a unique, nutritious, and yummy dessert that's good for people with diabetes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated lauki (bottle gourd)
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar substitute (e.g., Stevia or jaggery)
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Chopped nuts for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook grated lauki in low-fat milk until it softens and the milk thickens.
  2. Add the sugar substitute and cardamom powder, and stir.
  3. Garnish with chopped nuts.
  4. Serve this diabetes-conscious Lauki Kheer as a healthy and delicious Diwali dessert.

Nutritional Value

Calories: Around 100-120 kcal per serving

So, Diabetes doesn't mean missing out on delicious Diwali desserts. We just need a little creativity and some sugar substitutes.

Wrap Up

Let's make this festival of lights truly radiant with these delicious, health-conscious treats. With these recipes, your Diwali will shine even brighter, and your health will thank you. These sugar-free Diwali desserts are not just better for you; they add a delightful twist to your celebration, balancing health and happiness.


So, savor every moment and enjoy the sweetness of Diwali, worry-free and full of joy, thanks to these guilt-free treats. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy Diwali filled with love, light, and sweetness!

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