You really don't have to give up all sweets and even chocolate because you have diabetes. Of course, you must follow a diabetic diet and avoid sugar. Thanks to today's artificial sweeteners you can still have a sweet treat now and then. In fact, you can find many diabetic dessert recipes for treats that not only taste good but are actually good for you because they are not made with excess fats and sugars. Therefore they are healthy even for non-diabetics to choose over the normal sugar laden desserts. One such dessert is chocolate banana mousse and the recipe for it is below.
Chocolate Banana Mouse Diabetic Dessert Recipe
1 cup evaporated skimmed milk
3 tablespoons granulated artificial sweetener
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
2 sliced bananas
2 egg yolks
In the top pan of a double boiler mix together 1/4 cup milk with the artificial sweetener and chocolate. Put the remaining 3/4 cup of milk into the freezer to start chilling. Stir the chocolate until it is melted. Place the two eggs yolks in a bowl and pour part of the chocolate mixture on the eggs and beat. Transfer this egg-chocolate mixture into the remaining chocolate in the double boiler and stir until thickened. Let cool completely. Now retrieve the milk from the freezer and whisk it until it becomes stiff. Add the cooled chocolate mixture, vanilla, and sliced bananas. Spoon this mixture into cups or a mold and place back in the freezer until firm.
For more delicious diabetic recipes like this one, pick up a copy of The Joslin Diabetes Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Recipes for 1 to 4 People. In addition to great recipes, this book also lists the nutritional content of various foods and lists cholesterol, fat, sodium, and calorie amounts. There is also a FAQ which answers often asked questions about diabetic cooking.
There are many diabetic recipes for desserts, chocolates, as well as main dishes which are easy to make and good to eat. There is no reason to deny your taste buds just because you have diabetes. Sure, you may have to give up candy bars, but those are laden with sugar and other things that are not good for you whether you have diabetes or not. You can substitute healthy sweets instead and help yourself stay healthy and live longer, too.
Follow your doctor's or dietician's guidelines, get some good diabetic cookbooks and enjoy your meals again. Diabetic cooking doesn't have to be difficult at all; there are many quick and easy menu ideas you can implement to keep your meals lively and help you stick to your diet.