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Want to host a birthday party or family reunion, but not sure what to serve that’s safe for you or your family member’s diabetes? The good news is there are many delicious alternatives for those with diabetes so no one has to feel left out. There are so many healthy and tasty options to replace dishes that are unsafe for those with diabetes. Click To Tweet

Diabetic Friendly Dishes & Drinks

A party just isn’t a party without a buffet of mouth-watering food and appetizers. Work with your family doctor or endocrinologist to develop a diet that will fit the needs of your family member. In the meantime, add some of the following to your menu for a diabetic friendly get together:

Shrimp Cocktail

This popular appetizer delivers great flavor with the perfect kick. Bring this out early in your party, and add scallops for some variety.

Faux Sangria

Fun drinks are an absolute must when hosting a holiday party. For a diabetes-friendly variation on sangria, offer a non-alcoholic drink made with diet ginger ale, grape juice, and fresh fruit.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Combine ground chicken sausage with chopped onion and spoon into your mushrooms. Spice up the chicken sausage with a dash of red pepper and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan before popping these morsels in the oven. This is the perfect finger food and can be absolutely addictive.

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Put a twist of traditional deviled eggs with crab meat and chutney piled on top of the deviled egg mixture. For an extra kick add a dash of red pepper.

Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce

Coat cauliflower in a mix of unsalted butter, hot sauce, and olive oil. Roast until it begins to brown. For a delicious dipping sauce mix sour cream, skim milk, 2 tablespoons of crumbled blue cheese and mayonnaise. A healthy and savory alternative to traditional wings!

Mascarpone Cupcakes with Strawberry Glaze

For something sweet, add this succulent treat. Amazingly moist and tasty, the mascarpone substitutes the traditional butter and decreases the need for sweetener. Use egg whites only and make the glaze with a sugar substitute. 

A Smart But Delicious Menu

It’s possible to have great tasting and healthy food options at your next gathering. You don’t have to feel guilty that you’re leaving friends or family out. Get started exploring great food options with these diabetic additions to your menu.

To learn more about a diabetic friendly diet or to meet with our in-house endocrinologist, Contact Us.