Are you looking for ways to indulge in some of your favorite treats with diabetic recipes? From appetizers through dessert, there's no reason not to enjoy your meals.
In just 15 minutes, you can whip up a tasty guacamole1 to serve with tortilla chips as a delicious introduction to your Mexican fiesta! First start by making pico de gallo with:
12 roma tomatoes
3 red onions
2 to 3 jalapenos, depending on the level of spice you enjoy
2 cups fresh cilantro
Salt to taste
Dice the onion and tomatoes in equal sizes and then roughly chop the cilantro. Once you have cut the jalapenos in half, be sure to remove all of the seeds – unless you want especially spicy pico! Then dice the peppers finely and toss those four items together in a bowl.
Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juices from one half into the bowl. Add a touch of salt and combine. Now it's time to taste test – you can add more salt or jalapeno if you'd life. It's best to start out with a little of each, because you can always add more.
Now it's time to add the pico to three avocados. You'll want to halve each one of those lengthwise, remove the pits and skin. Dice the flesh of the avocado and place it in a separate bowl.
Sprinkle with a small amount of salt and begin mashing the flesh with a fork. Depending on preference, you can work on this until completely smooth or leave chunks in your guacamole. Begin adding pico to the avocado in small amounts, stirring and tasting before adding more. Any left over pico can be served along side your guacamole or saved for later. However, don't be afraid to use it all! You may also want to add more salt as necessary. Once it's to your liking, serve or refrigerate until it's time to eat!
Chocolate and hazelnut drop cookies
With only five ingredients, you can make a delicious drop cookie2 to enjoy, that's also diabetic friendly. All you need is:
1 cup plus 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chocolate-hazelnut spread, at room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Before you get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll need three baking sheets that are lined with parchment paper as well.
Use a stand mixer with a paddle attachment to blend the butter and 1/4 cup sugar together on high speed. It will take 2 to 3 minutes until the combination is light and fluffy in texture. Then it's time to incorporate the vanilla. Slowly add the flour to your mixer while it remains on. Once it has all been added, you can now beat in the spread.
Use a tablespoon to "drop" 12 balls of dough on each baking sheet, leaving room for the bottoms to flatten and spread. These should be cooked about 10 to 12 minutes. Allow 5 minutes of cooling time before you transfer the cookies to a cooling rack – leave there for 30 minutes.
Take the remaining 1 cup of the powder sugar into a medium-sized bowl, and roll the cookies in the sugar to coat. Keep the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature until they have all been enjoyed.
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