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Old 10-28-2009, 07:15 PM   #1
ANewCreation
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Default Carb friendly desserts???

My doctor has me on a low glycemic index diet because I'm prediabetic. I am wanting to come up with some carb friendly desserts for the holiday season.

I just made pumpkin pie, following my old recipe but substituting a xylitol/sucralose sweetner for the sugar and a whole wheat crust for the white crust. Is there any way to make desserts more carb friendly? I figure I can do the same with my cheesecake recipe too. I am going to look for whole grain grahamn crackers (or are they already whole grain?), add nuts to the crust and use the same sugar substitute.

I am getting pretty good at portion control. I made two pumpkin pies and sent one home with my college student, and the other one to work with my husband. I only had one piece of pie. I also subtracted those calories from my daily allotment. So, I figure if my family doesn't mind (and they don't--they loved the pie and even my whole wheat hater didn't notice the different crust) then I can have my pie and eat it too!

Would appreciate any and all suggestions! Thanks in advance!
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