There Ain’t Nothing Like Chocolate: Celebrating Valentine’s Day As A Diabetic

This post was written by Chef Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic.

You could buy every rose in town, but on Valentine’s Day, chocolate is the only true out. Oh dear, you and I are diabetics. Now what do we do?

Well as it happens, cocoa is actually not very high in carbohydrates. And believe it or not, it even has some fiber. It is the white sugars and milk solids that pump up the carbs.

diabetic chocolate recipe

So using HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK cocoa powder and a granulated sugar substitute, I have created this tongue titillating, soul satisfying, utterly romantic chocolate crème confection almost guaranteed to make your celebration, well…. you know.

Get the recipe here.

Just don’t forget to put it in a special glass and have some strawberries handy for dipping!

So this Valentine’s day, just fall in love with chocolate all over again.

Allow me to share another chocolate product that I fit into my diet from time to time: PERUGINA BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE. It is made in Italy by NESTLE. So incredibly rich that 2-3 squares (each square is 2.7 net grams of carbohydrates) will satisfy your craving for chocolate. Both the HERSHEY’S Cocoa powder and the Perugina chocolate are a permanent part of my pantry.

As long as it is Valentine’s Day, let me mention some perfect pairing: Chocolate and Orange, Chocolate and Strawberries, Orange and Strawberries. I very often “soak” my fresh strawberries in a tablespoon of TROP 50. It just makes the flavor fresher.

diabetic valentines day

Enjoy, be healthy, be DECADENT!