Healthy Snacks And Desserts For Diabetics: Cashew, Dates And Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Updated at: May 25, 2020
Healthy Snacks And Desserts For Diabetics: Cashew, Dates And Coconut Ladoo Recipe

Do you know that if you are a diabetic patient, then you need to be conscious of your diet?


Tavishi Dogra
DiabetesWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Apr 03, 2020

Healthy Snacks And Desserts For Diabetics: We can fight any disease by healthy eating along with important medicine. Especially your eating habits matter a lot in a disease like diabetes. Your blood sugar level should remain low as it helps to control diabetes. Because if diabetes is not controlled over time, the situation can become serious and even fatal. Therefore, diabetes patients are advised to keep away from the consumption of sugary foods. Healthy eating is the first step towards the treatment of diabetes, as it can keep diabetes under control. But if you are a diabetic patient, then you must also feel like eating something sweet (dessert). Especially when there is a festival and there are lots of sweets all around you.

Many times you are not able to control yourself, due to the craving of sweets. But now you do not need to do this, because we are telling you, cashew, dates and coconut laddoo recipe (which you can make at your home). These laddus made of dates and cashew nuts are also helpful in reducing your blood sugar and keeping diabetes under control, so you don't have to compromise with your taste.

Dates for diabetes

Dates are a healthy option for reducing obesity to diabetes. Although the calories in dates are naturally high in sugar, experts believe that consuming 2-3 dates a day is beneficial for you. Therefore dates can replace sweet items, or sweets, in a healthy dish for diabetes patients.


Cashew For Diabetes

Nuts help keep your blood pressure and blood sugar, under control. But the amount of fat in cashew is relatively low and it is rich in fibre, which ensures the slowing of blood sugar and helps to control blood sugar levels. Besides, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and oleic acid, which make it excellent and beneficial for heart health as well.

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Dates, Cashew and Coconut Laddu Recipe



  • One cup of cashews and dates finely chopped
  • One cup cashew nuts
  • Half cup grated coconut
  • One pinch of rock salt
  • One tbsp virgin coconut oil

How to make dates, coconut and cashew ladoos?

  • First of all, soak the dates in water for 1 hour.
  • Now in a food processor, mix cashew nuts and grated coconut well (by mixing).
  • Now add dates, salt and virgin coconut oil and mix well, until a sticky mixture is ready.
  • Next, take small scoops of the mixture on your palms, and make small balls.
  • Now keep these laddus on a baking tray and freeze them for at least 1 hour.
  • After this your laddoos are ready and you can enjoy eating them.

"Cashews dates and coconut ladoos can be healthy for people with diabetes since it is made of healthy fats and a good source of sugar; there is no need to add additional sugar in ladoos. It is a good source of healthy fats, fruit like dates. It should fit in the daily calorie requirement, and people with diabetes should never overeat it. Instead of other sweets, the market made deserts, and diabetics can make these ladoos at home and eat it in moderation with exercise every day" says Neha Patania, Senior Dietician, Paras Hospital Gurgaon.

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