Tips To Prepare Lemon Pie For Diabetics
If you think that sugar should be barred from a diabetic diet, and decadent desserts like lemon pie are completely off limits, think again! Dieticians and nutrition experts suggest that cutting down on carbs and glycemic load of any dessert could make it fit for a diabetic. Sweet and tart, lemon pies make for perfect sweet treat for diabetics, not only because they are rich in vitamin C, but also because the traditonal recipe can be easily modified to make it into a calorie-free and low GI dessert. Pick your cues from these tips to prepare lemon pie for diabetics and get making.
How To Prepare Lemon Pie For Diabetics
- One way to make even the most decadent desserts diabetic friendly is to slash down the sugar levels entirely. Nearly all the three layers of lemon pie — crust, filling and meringue contains sugar that can send your sugar levels skyrocketing. In stead, use sugar substitutes like aspartame, sucralose, or stevia-based low calorie sweeteners to add the desired sweetness to your pie.
- Slashing down the fat content will also make it diabetic-friendly. If you wish to skip the typical graham cracker, then opting for whole wheat and combining it with a pinch of sea salt, a dash of olive oil and little soy milk will not only cut down the unwanted calories of your lemon pie, but will also make it much more healthy for diabetics.
- To make the meringue, replace caster sugar with sugar substitute and use egg whites instead of whole eggs to make it all the more diabetic friendly. If you are using three eggs, then replace it with four egg whites instead to make luscious yet healthy lemon pie.
- Also, keep a tab on the fat that you are using. Replacing fat with applesauce, fruit puree, or yogurt will make it nutritious yet diabetic friendly.
Hope that the above tips will make your lemon pie healthy, tasty, yet diabetic friendly.
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