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Treats for Valentine’s Day that won’t spike your blood sugar

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Dark chocolate can be a healthy and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth – in moderation! Dark chocolate is commonly lower in sugar and contains more cocoa than milk chocolate. It also has more than twice as many beneficial flavonols than milk chocolate. So whether you’re sharing it with someone special or spoiling yourself, here are two of our favorite Valentine’s treats that won’t spike your blood sugar:

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Let’s face it, what would a Valentine’s treat be without strawberries? These heart-shaped, bright red fruits not only symbolise love, but they’re delicious and low in calories. Win-win! Strawberries are often thought to have more sugar than other fruits. But in reality, strawberries have the lowest amount of sugar per 1 cup serving when compared to popular fruits. Strawberries can be the perfect low-calorie solution for someone who doesn’t want to spike their blood sugar. (Not a fan of strawberries? Here’s our diabetic’s guide to fruit.)

For an easy yet decadent dessert, chop up a bar of 88% or 90% dark chocolate. Combine with a bit of coconut oil in a bowl and microwave, stirring occasionally until melted. Dip the strawberries in the melted chocolate and refrigerate or allow them to rest until the chocolate settles. And enjoy!

Berries drizzled in chocolate

Try drizzling dark chocolate over fresh strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Get the added benefit of heart-healthy polyphenols when you use 70% cocoa. Berries also contribute healthful antioxidants, and are very low carb.

Greek yoghurt treats

Greek yoghurt has more protein, fewer carbs and fewer sugars than traditional yoghurt. Greek yoghurt can be an excellent snack option for people with diabetes. It’s best to opt for plain Greek yoghurt and sweeten it at home with your favourite fruits, along with a sprinkle of cinnamon or some chia seeds. Yoghurt is one of those incredibly versatile, easy-to-love dairy products – it can go on pretty much anything. Here are two dessert options to try out.


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