Have I mentioned that I am pregnant? And by pregnant I mean I am 39 weeks into a very difficult pregnancy and I am just SO ready to be done being pregnant.
Well, I had the idea to bring goodies to my ob-gyn’s office this past Monday to perhaps “bribe” him into helping things along, or inducing me…or anything really! Sounds like a good idea right? It can’t hurt in any case. Some people try walking or castor oil to help induce pregnancy, I bribe my ob-gyn with goodies!
However, my ob-gyn is diabetic, and not being diabetic myself or having anyone in my family with diabetes, I had no clue where to begin! So I went searching for a recipe that was both diabetic-friendly and that didn’t include me needing to waddle to the grocery store to pick up ingredients.
Enter…Chocolate Almond Meringues!!!
Update: Baby boy decided to make an early arrival early on Monday morning! I never made it to my dr’s apt. The fabulous nurses at the hospital where I delivered enjoyed the meringues instead!
To be honest, I have never made meringues. They scare me slightly. But I have always wanted to attempt to make them so this gave me the perfect opportunity to try them.
I found this recipe from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website and it looks yummy, simple and I had all the ingredients I needed to make them! Hurray!
Chocolate Almond Meringues (diabetic-friendly)
- 1/2 cup sugar (divided: 2 tablespoons and then the remaining portion)
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 egg whites
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray
- In a small bowl, mix:
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Yield: about 2.5 dozen cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Sodium: 7 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 0.3 g
Carbohydrates: 4 g
Exchanges: 1/4 bread or starch