WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

BERRY PARFAITS

1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free strawberry or cherry gelatin
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cold cranberry juice (use additional water if the sugar in the juice is too much for you)
Ice cubes
1/2 cup thawed sugar-free frozen whipped topping
fresh blueberries
fresh strawberries

Completely dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water. Pour gelatin water into a blender container.

Combine the juice and enough ice cubes to measure 1 1/3 cups; add to the gelatin water in blender container and stir until ice is partially melted.

Place cover on blender container and blend at high speed 10 seconds. Add the whipped topping and replace cover; blend another 15 seconds.

Pour half the gelatin mixture equally into 6 straight-sided dessert glasses, add a few berries and let stand 1 minute. Top with the remaining gelatin mixture.

Chill until set, about 1 hour. Dessert will 'magically' form layers.

Before serving, garnish with additional berries and fresh mint leaves, if desired.