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1/9/12 8:40 A

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1) I see this is an old thread and
2) I dont have anything productive to add other than --
What a wonderful way to use the community resources/ group mind that is SparkPeople to make a lovely, healthful meal for a friend!

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8/14/11 6:24 P

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It's so nice out, if you have time, I'd suggest a a fruit granite. A small scoop with a thin slice of starfruit for decoration is both beautiful and a treat. My coworker is diabetic and he stills enjoys dessert (with moderation) and a small serving would look beautiful and taste like summer.

This blog also has some other ideas for small delish cold desserts fit for summer:
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3/3/11 12:15 P

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Sugar is not the enemy of diabetics... too much sugar is! A friend has been diabetic for 40 years and his wife makes a wonderful apple pie with Splenda. Everyone loves it... but the sugar in the apples, the carbs (starch sugars) in the crust, and the thickeners for the sauce far out weigh the savings of omitting the sugar. Simple solution... a smaller slice! Same outcome!

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Thanks PATTK1220. I will definitely check these websites out.

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5/25/09 10:16 A

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I found another website where you can tailor recipes according to health conditions www.chefmd.com He does segments on Lifetime TV.

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5/21/09 12:00 P

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Check out www.drgourmet.com It's a fabulous web site run by a physician chef. Recipes are noted with conditions, e.g. something might not be GERD-friendly. In addition to recipes, he gives you lots of tips. It's one of my very favorite sites!

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2/10/09 9:04 A

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I know a lady & her adult son who are diabetic. He will eat food with Splenda instead of sugar but still tries to keep the carbs down. She will eat regular sugar items but in tiny amounts as she says she won't eat the fake stuff.

Unless someone asks you too, don't assume they need a special dessert.

The Splenda website has some great ideas and the recipes seem to work better than if you try to convert it yourself.

good luck and have fun with it.

Edited by: KOSTA2 at: 2/10/2009 (09:09)
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1/9/09 9:52 A

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DH is the chef around here, so I can't offer up a specific recipe myself... but we rarely have sweets after dinner - it's always a cheese course of a few different kinds warmed up to room temperature. Sometimes we have nuts or a bit of fruit along with it. Often we have it a little while after dinner, so that we don't stuff ourselves, and can take the time to really savor it. A few ounces is plenty and very satisfying because of the fat content.

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Would something like that be appropriate for your friend? If you can't get good cheese locally, try Artisanal:

www.artisanalcheese.com/

Illustrated cheese plate:

www.artisanalcheese.com/cheeseclock/

DH ate there once on a business trip and enjoyed it, so I ordered from them for his birthday and it was AWESOME. Well worth it...

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1/8/09 10:33 P

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Hi everyone.

I was sitting here tonight planning a menu. I'm making dinner for a dear friend this weekend. He is a diabetic, and I would like to make a fabulous dinner for him. I was a little stumped trying to come up with a dessert.

This got me thinking. How many of us have health issues? How many of us need to modify our diets for these health issues? My point is, when you are newly diagnosed, or have been doing this a while and are now in a rut, we may feel like there's nothing for us to eat.

But, we have a great resource in each other. I would like everyone to add a recipe here that's appropriate for a health issue. Obviously you'll need to say this is great for diabetics, or something like that. I really look forward to seeing what everyone can add. I really want us to support each other and come up with new ideas to make this new life exciting, and manageable.

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