Diabetic Treats for Halloween
Across the country during the Halloween season, parties will abound with food and treats and wine flowing. When it comes to those tasty party treats those with diabetes need not miss out. Please read on to see a selection of scary mouth-watering foods to tempt your taste buds this October.
Starting with an exotic Japanese theme this bento contains squid-ink spaghetti tossed with roasted pancetta, pumpkin, garlic and tomato, representing some foul-looking (but tasty) witches’ brew. “Eye of newt” edamame with nori eyes are rolling about inside and the web is made from a slice of smoked turkey. The spider itself is made out of polish sausage.
HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN COOKIES
What buffet would be complete without crunchy cookies? Made with a little sugar and using an artificial sucralose-based sweetener such as Splenda these are perfect with a cuppa.
SIMPLE FINGER FOOD
In amongst the more complex foods can sit these little, simple Monkey Nuts sliced in half with diabetic jellybeans on top.
Mmm… More sweet treats!
- 1/2 cup Splenda
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 10 pretzel rods, about 8 1/2 inches long, cut crosswise in half
- 2 teaspoons shortening
- 2/3 cup diabetic chocolate chips
- Butterscotch-flavoured chips, melted
Take your favourite melon, carve imaginatively then liberally pour diabetic raspberry sauce over it. Irresistible!
Take the top off some oranges scoop out the fruitiness and make into juice while your child decorates the skin. Then fill the oranges with low sugar sorbet or diabetic ice cream.
Not really one of your five-a-day! These are really easy to make. All it takes is a steady hand to do the faces.
Not all treats have to be strictly sweet; some of the best are savoury. Take this one which I think is the best of both worlds.
- 8oz cream cheese, softened
- Black diabetic icing
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweetened chutney
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- 8oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- 8oz whipped cream cheese
- green food colouring
- 1 can chopped ripe olives, drained
- 3 colossal ripe olives
- 2 slices peeled parsnip
- 1 pretzel rod
- 1 small cucumber
- Assorted fresh vegetables
Tabitha is a busy food critic who is taking time out to judge something intense in a different way. She’s getting married in the New Year so is looking into low fat recipes to get into that beautiful dress but she needs to lose weight fast.