Desserts

Protein-Rich, Low-Carb Cheesecake

Protein-Rich, Low-Carb Cheesecake This is a quick and healthy dessert you can make whenever you have your cravings for cheesecake. Simple, tasty, and just right for calorie counters and Type II diabetics. What you need: • Water • 8.5 ounces of cottage cheese (low-fat) • 1 serving pack of strawberry Jell-O (sugar-free) • 2 egg whites • 1 tsp of Stevia • 1 scoop of protein powder (vanilla) • 1 tsp of vanilla extract Check out our Clearance Products at Biovea.com How you make it: Preheat your oven to 160 deg C or 325 deg F. Prepare the strawberry Jell-O based on the instructions on the package. Place it in the freezer to set. Get a mixing bowl and in it, combine egg whites and cottage cheese. Mix until you get rid of lumps and the consistency is smooth. Add in the vanilla extract, protein pow...

ORANGE-PUMPKIN TARTS

ORANGE-PUMPKIN TARTS Who says you can’t enjoy a pumpkin pie-like dessert? Make these tarts and indulge in the reduced sugar version of this well-known special occasion dessert treat. What you need: • ¼ c of frozen whipped topping (thawed, low calorie) • 1 c of oatmeal cookies (sugar-free, crumbled) • ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice • 2 tbsps margarine or butter (melted) • 2 tbsps of orange juice • Cooking spray • ¼ c of egg substitute • 1 tsp of APF (all-purpose flour) • ¼ c calorie-free sweetener • ½ c of evaporated milk (fat-free) • ½ c of canned pumpkin How you make it: Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F or 191 degrees C. Get your tartlet baking pan and coat it with cooking spray. Sprinkle flour on the compartments. Mix the butter and the cookie crumbs. Press the mixture onto the bottom of ...

Apple Dumplings

Sweet treats are not bad for diabetics as long as they are healthy. Here is a delicious dumpling recipe, you can satisfy your sweet tooth without the enormous guilt. What you need: • 1 egg white (beaten slightly) • 4 apples • Basic pie shell • 4 tsps of margarine • 1 tbsp of lemon juice • ¼ tsp of cinnamon • 3 tbsps of granulated fructose or sugar replacement How you make it: Pre-heat your oven to 425 F (220 C). Line a baking pan with baking or wax paper. Roll out your pie dough and cut it into 4 equal parts. Prepare the apples by peeling and coring them. Coat the apples with some lemon juice to prevent them from browning. Place an apple in the center of each piece of dough. In a bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar replacement. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over each apple. Place a teaspoon of ...

Balsamic and Honey Fruit salad

You don’t need to add refined sugar to this recipe. The combination of fruits and the honey-balsamic dressing are enough to satisfy your sweet tooth and refresh your palate at the same time. What you need: • 1 tbsp of honey • 1 grapefruit (peeled, sliced into sections, seeded) • 3 tbsps of balsamic vinegar • 1 c of pear (cored, sliced) • 2 kiwi fruits (peeled, chopped coarsely) How to make it: Get a medium bowl and in it, combine the kiwi, grapefruit, and pear. In a small bowl, whisk honey and vinegar together. Transfer the mixture into a sprayer. Spray the fruits with the mixture as you toss. Once the fruits are coated, serve. Enjoy! ***Each serving (half a cup) contains 21 grams of carbohydrates, 83 calories, 1 gram of protein, and 2 mg of sodium.

Balls of Trail Mix

If you want an easy-to-make snack made of organic ingredients, then this is the recipe for you. It is full of healthy stuff that you won’t even notice the absence of refined sugar. This is truly a snack that must be included in the diabetic diet. What you need: • 1 tbsp of sesame seeds • 1/3 c of honey • ¼ c of flaked coconut (unsweetened) • 1/3 c of honey • ¼ c of peanuts (lightly salted) • 2 tbsps of water • ¼ c of sunflower kernels (salted) • 1/3 c of peanut butter • 1/3 c of dried fruit bits • ½ tsp of vanilla • ¾ c of rolled oats (toasted) • ¾ c of rice cereal (crisp) How you make it: Get a small saucepan and in it, mix water and honey. Stir as you cook over low heat until the honey becomes runny. Take the mixture off the heat. Add in the vanilla and peanut butter. Whisk until the mix...

Country Recipes – Pumpkin Nut Bread

Whether you need a wonderful dessert for the Holidays or just because, pumpkin nut bread is a great country recipe. You have many options for this tasty treat and here is just one of the many ways you can bake your own pumpkin nut bread. 1-cup pumpkin (cup of mashed sweet potatoes substitution) 1/2cup sugar 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice – (substitute ¾ tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. ginger, ½ nutmeg and dash ground cloves) ½-cup oil 1/3 cup water 2 eggs 1 ½-cup flour 1 tsp. baking soda ½ cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts work well) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well. Beat 2 eggs and add to dry mixture along with oil. Add in all wet ingredients: water and pumpkin Pour into well-greased loaf pan and bake for 1- 1 ¼ hours or until knife inserted in center comes out ...

Easy Poached Pears

This is another easy, quick dessert to make that is sure to impress your family and friends. You could use other fruit such as berries, nectarines, plums, even apples.It has some chocolate and some cream but very little of either which makes it the ideal dessert for nearly anyone. You get that great sweet taste and some healthy fresh fruit. Poached Pears The berries would not need to be poached but the other fruits would have to be poached before putting the dessert together. Ingredients – serves 4-6 Poached Pears 1/2 cup (extra fine) sugar 1 quart (1 litre) of water Juice from 1/2 lemon 1 vanilla pod, split length-wise 6- 8 pears (depending on size) other fruit could be used, see above 1/2 pint heavy cream (250ml double cream) 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract 2 cups (300g) small Amaretti ...

Healthy and Easy Grilled Bananas.

What You Will Need Bunch of Bananas Cinnamon Grill Grilling Utensils Honey How to Grill Them Allow your grill’s grate to become hot. Cut your bananas unpeeled lengthwise and drizzle some honey on the cut side, then sprinkle some cinnamon on the honey. Place the banana on the grill with the cut side down. Turn after two minutes to the opposite side and allow it to grill for an additional five madditionalFlip one last time for an addition two minutes to get some black grill marks then serve. Tips and Warnings The banana itself will be hot and soft, use a spoon to scoop it from the peel to make eating easier and more enjoyable. Consider using whipped topping to add a creamy texture to the dessert, or vanilla ice cream.

Lemon Sponge Cake

Cake rolls are one of the easiest desserts to make and they are a sure crowd-pleaser because they are so adaptable to individual tastes. The cake itself is simple to make and takes a minimal amount of baking time so you don’t have to spend a great deal of time in a hot kitchen, which is particularly nice during the summer months. The filling and frosting can be made of almost anything or any flavor that you like. From jams and jellies to puddings or plain whipped cream, the only limit is your imagination. This is a wonderful dessert for those hot summer days when you want a dessert that is satisfying but not heavy. It is also lower in calories and lower in sugar so it’s useful if you have diabetic friends or those who are steering clear of a lot of heavy sugary foods. Ingredients For...

Pineapple Walnut Pie

For those of you that don’t prefer to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking, this is a simple and delicious solution for dessert. No baking necessary! Ingredients: 1 Pre-made graham cracker crust (store) 1 cup cold fat-free milk 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 package vanilla instant pudding mix (sugar-free) 1 can crushed pineapple (8oz.) 1 container thawed whipped topping Directions: 1. In a large bowl, mix together the pudding powder and the fat free milk. 2. Mix the whipped topping, pinaeapple, and walnuts into the pudding mix. 3. Pour everything into the pie crust. 4. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or more before serving.