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Food is nourishment. It's comforting. (It's also delicious.) And when you're living with diabetes, food is also a factor in blood sugar management. Here at Children with Diabetes, we believe that people with diabetes should be able to eat what fits their needs, their preferences, and their culture, while pursuing and maintaining healthy habits.

CWD Eats aims to provide food and nutrition information that's backed by science, fits the diverse needs and desires of our community, and tastes GREAT. We have dozens of carb-counted recipes, with gluten-free, low carb, and vegetarian choices available, as well as some delicious dessert options. We're hoping you'll find some ideas and inspiration in our articles and recipes!

Diabetes can add some extra emotional baggage to food, and we recognize that, too.  We also have articles and interviews addressing the mental health aspect of eating and diabetes. Gather 'round our digital table, check out the spread, and enjoy CWD Eats!

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Featured Recipe

 

Deviled Strawberries

Kristen O'Dell MS, RD, CDCES
These Deviled Strawberries are a delightful twist on a classic treat, offering a burst of creamy sweetness in every bite. Topped with graham cracker crumbs, these strawberries are a perfect balance of tangy, sweet, and crunchy. Ideal for parties or a special dessert, they're sure to impress!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 149 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs large strawberries
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar can be substituted with 2/3 cup sugar substitute
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

Instructions
 

  • Start by preparing the strawberries by cutting off the stems and slicing them in half. Then, cut a small sliver off the back of the berry so that it lies flat.
  • Use a small melon baller to hollow out the middle carefully. (It doesn’t need to be much, just enough so the filling doesn’t slide off.)
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form (~5 minutes).
  • In another mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Fill a piping bag with the cream cheese mixture and pipe into each strawberry.
  • Finish with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs on each strawberry. Enjoy!

Notes

This entire recipe vanished within 24 hours in my household, with a family of four.
With sugar substitute:
Serving Size: ­­­­­­3 Deviled Strawberries
Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5U | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 2mg. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3 Deviled StrawberriesCalories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 108mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 56mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dessert, strawberry, summer

CWD Eats Contributors

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Kristen O'Dell, MS, RD, CDCES
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Kathryn Hitchcock, MS, RD
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Kim Rose, RDN, CDCES
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