I don't typically have a huge sweet tooth - I tend to gravitate to savoury, but now that I've been told I can't have sweets its allllllllll I want. Plus they're calling for snow in my neck of the woods so it seemed like the perfect day for hot chocolate.
Coco powder naturally doesn't have sugar in it, but when you buy prepared hot chocolate it has a butt load of added sweeteners. So I did a little research and found several recipes for diabetic hot chocolate mix, but a lot of them had milk powder and protein powder which I wasn't a huge fan of. Or they had a ton of sweeteners in them (some double of what I used below).
So this worked with my blood sugars, but keep in mind I'm not a registered dietician so enjoy carefully! In addition - now that I'm posting this I also wish that I was storing it in something a little classier than an old cool whip container. Please feel free to class up your storage container :).
> 1/2 cup coco powder
> 3/4 cup sweetener (I used Splenda)
> 1 package sugar free vanilla pudding
> Mix all ingredients above well
> I use milk for making my hot chocolate (I need the calcium and it makes it feel luxurious)
> I just heat up a mugs worth of milk and add about a tablespoon or so of hot chocolate mix (or more or less depending on what you like)
Note: if you are heating the milk on the stove make sure to wish - a lot to keep it from burning.
This weekend Jordan and I hosted Thanksgiving - kinda. Our house hosted Thanksgiving, but due to my current limitations my Mom mostly hosted from our house. Which I really appreciated.
My contribution to Thanksgiving were apple roses. I had seen this on the Domestic Geek's you tube channel and did a few updates to make the recipe a little more gestational diabetes friendly.
These apple roses are all over Pinterest and are super popular and so easy to make. Before diving into the instructions here are a few tips: