Hi, looking out for some ideas on how you staisfy your child’s craving for all things sweet in general - icecreams, chocolates, puddings etc? I am from India and do not see a lot of goodies that can be consumed by a diabetic. So, I was thinking of sourcing some items from the US or UK. It will be very helpful if you all could help me prepare a list. Someone told me about Lilys Sweets too.
My daughter totally loves icecream. Can I do something at home?
That’s what Tarzan would say. I enjoy sweets, but I keep a lid on it. I’ll have a biscotti with my coffee. Or a few thin mints. At dinner (or regular meals)? I end the meal with what many people all around the world consider dessert: fruit! I always include half an apple, half an orange and when it’s inexpensive a quarter of a cantaloupe. Plus, fresh fruit has vitamins that are beneficial.
I think it’s a balanced approach for me and it seems to work, but as with all things:
Your (or your daughter’s) diabetes may vary. That means experiment and find what works for you/your child.
Lots of desserts can be made with almond flour. The preference for sweet foods will change over time. I actually prefer crunchy and even salty, to sweet. My 7 yo who is following a lower carb diet, actively rejects sweets at least some of the time now. She also eats all and any vegetables with gusto. So it can happen.