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Holi 2023: 7 ways to make your desserts diabetes-friendly

Updated On Mar 08, 2023 08:11 AM IST
  • Holi is here and it's the perfect excuse to munch on snacks and indulge in sweets. But before you ignore your diabetes diet guidelines, here are some diabetes-friendly ways to make your desserts.
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"It is festival time again, and we are bound to celebrate it with our family and friends with sweets and goodies. However, those living with diabetes might feel it’s like any other day, where they are supposed to restrict eating sweets and sugar intake. Well, you can still enjoy this festival with your favourite sweets made from some alternative ingredients that would render sweetness to your dishes," says Dr Meghana Pasi, Nutrition Consultant at MyThali, Arogya World.(HT File photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 08:11 AM IST

"It is festival time again, and we are bound to celebrate it with our family and friends with sweets and goodies. However, those living with diabetes might feel it’s like any other day, where they are supposed to restrict eating sweets and sugar intake. Well, you can still enjoy this festival with your favourite sweets made from some alternative ingredients that would render sweetness to your dishes," says Dr Meghana Pasi, Nutrition Consultant at MyThali, Arogya World.(HT File photo)

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Add whole wheat flour and other millet flours to your sweets in place of maida to increase the fibre and nutrient content.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Add whole wheat flour and other millet flours to your sweets in place of maida to increase the fibre and nutrient content.(Pinterest)

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Add flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds to your goodies to increase your heart friendly fats.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Add flax seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds to your goodies to increase your heart friendly fats.(Pinterest)

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Replace refined sugars with fruit pulps, dates, figs, honey and raisins. Try orange oats rabdi, coconut-dry fruit gujjiyas, apple pancakes, lauki halwa, gajar halwa, apple kheer, dates and nuts roll, anjeer roll, besan/ragi laddus. Here, majority of refined sugar can be replaced by dry fruits, fresh fruits and spices. (pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 08:11 AM IST

Replace refined sugars with fruit pulps, dates, figs, honey and raisins. Try orange oats rabdi, coconut-dry fruit gujjiyas, apple pancakes, lauki halwa, gajar halwa, apple kheer, dates and nuts roll, anjeer roll, besan/ragi laddus. Here, majority of refined sugar can be replaced by dry fruits, fresh fruits and spices. (pinterest)

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Add cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and nutmeg to perk up the sweetness of your desserts. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Add cinnamon, cardamom, saffron and nutmeg to perk up the sweetness of your desserts. (Shutterstock)

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Bake goodies at home rather than purchasing from bakeries. This will help cut down not only on sugars but hydrogenated oil/dalda/vanaspati oil as well and reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular diseases.  (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 08:11 AM IST

Bake goodies at home rather than purchasing from bakeries. This will help cut down not only on sugars but hydrogenated oil/dalda/vanaspati oil as well and reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular diseases.  (Pinterest)

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Opt for high-quality dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate as dark chocolate contains less sugar.(Unsplash (Merve Aydın)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Opt for high-quality dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate as dark chocolate contains less sugar.(Unsplash (Merve Aydın))

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Try using alternate methods of cooking like roasting, baking, steaming or grilling in place of deep frying to reduce the amount of oil.(Unspalsh) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 08, 2023 08:11 AM IST

Try using alternate methods of cooking like roasting, baking, steaming or grilling in place of deep frying to reduce the amount of oil.(Unspalsh)

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