Diabetic Friendly Desserts – Berry Parfait Tops My Best Berry Desserts

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Yes It’s True – Delicious Diabetic Friendly Desserts!

Diabetic friendly desserts are amazing especially when berries are in season.  I have the best berry desserts. My super easy diabetic recipes like my Berry Parfait from my arthritis cookbook will wow you! Eating Well To Fight Arthritis includes healthy easy recipes to help with an anti-inflammatory diet.  I have a sweet tooth!  So, I included desserts in this cookbook. Berries are high in antioxidants making them good for an arthritis diet.  My healthy easy recipes make eating with nutrition a lifestyle.

Fresh Juicy Berries Make Best Berry Desserts

You can find berries year round, but when strawberries are in season put this fantastic sweet treat high on your list.  My Berry Parfait is a fabulous, but you can use your favorite seasonal berry combination also. Garnish with an impressively easy curl of orange peel and I like to serve this gorgeous parfait in individual dishes for extra pizzazz and presentation like these inexpensive glass bowls. Also, a fun gadget to help hull strawberries is this strawberry huller simplifies

 Eating Well to Fight Arthritis: 200 Easy Recipes and Practical Tips to Help Reduce Inflammation and Ease Symptoms by Clegg, Holly (2013) Paperback Godinger Dublin Set Of 4 Candy Bowls Joie Stainless Steel Strawberry Huller

My Best Berry Desserts Make Amazing Diabetic Friendly Desserts

I absolutely love berries and I promise this strawberry parfait is always a hit!  Most people think this is their favorite diabetic friendly dessert. However, I usually don’t even tell anyone this is one of my diabetic friendly desserts recipe and they never know!  With layers of cream cheese filling, raspberry jam and ladyfingers, who would ever think it was a diabetic berry dessert? To make party planning easier, I make the dessert in individual servings.  I put in small glass custard cups ahead of time and refrigerate. Remember, I specialize in healthy easy recipes.  This dessert tastes like a bite of decadence. You wouldn’t know it was healthy!

Berry Parfait from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis 

Light and delightful, strawberries or your favorite berries layered with a luscious cream cheese filling and lady fingers or angel food cake makes one of the best berry desserts. Angel food cake is easy to find. This is a great make ahead dessert.

16 (1/2-cup) servings

2/3 cup spreadable seedless sugar free raspberry jam
1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice, depending on taste
6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 (8-ounce) container free fat free whipped topping, thawed
2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers, split in half (24) or angel food cake cut into pieces
1/2 cup raspberries
1 1/2 cups strawberries, stemmed and sliced

1. In small bowl, mix together preserves and orange juice.
2. In mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until light.  Mix in whipped topping and resreve 1/2 cup for topping.
3. Line bottom of an oblong small dish with split ladyfingers. Layer with preserves mixture, cream cheese layer, and top with strawberries. Repeat layers with remaining ladyfingers, preserves and cream cheese layer.
4. Carefully top with thin layer of remaining whipped topping. Top with remaining strawberries. Cover, refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 128, Calories from fat (%) 24, Fat (g) 3, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 9, Sodium (mg) 79, Carbohydrate (g) 23, Dietary Fiber (g) 1, Sugars (g) 11, Protein (g) 2, Diabetic Exchanges: 1 1/2 carbohydrate, 1/2 fat

Get This Cookbook For Cooking Tips To Simplify Your Kitchen

 Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC EATING WELL TO FIGHT ARTHRITIS: 200 easy recipes and practical tips to help REDUCE INFLAMMATION and EASE SYMPTOMS

Terrific Tip: Substitute raspberries or blueberries for strawberries. Then, if you are having joint pain you won’t have to slice strawberries. Try using a berry mixture. Lower the recipe’s sugar content by using sugar-free angel food cake. You can also leave out the orange rind or find dried orange rind in the spice section.

Eating Well Through Arthritis is filled with tips to simplify your cooking and recipes!  You’ll love the healthy easy recipes.  You probably already have the ingredients!  Not only does this cookbook contain arthritis diet recipes but it is truly everyday recipes.



Flourless peanut butter cookie and diabetic peanut butter cookie

These Peanut Butter Cookies are desserts for diabetics and my all time favorite cookie recipe!

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What to do with all those berries?! Find more berry recipes on my blog, and you cannot go wrong with my Berry Good Oatmeal Cookie Cake!

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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