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Santa Snacks

It's just about time to leave cookies out for Santa. What's to stop you from snagging one for yourself? Nothing! A diabetic friendly recipe ingredients swap should take care of that. Let's help Santa keep his blood sugar in check too!

Try out these healthy protein bars. It's made with Burt's Bees chocolate flavored daily protein. It's a brand I love and trust. It just happened to be in a recipe I was looking at last Christmas. I enjoy the Healthy Maven's website and gained inspiration from her base recipe for protein bars. Just a tweak here and there; and voila, an excellent holiday treat!


- 1 1/4 cup sunflower butter

- 25 drops of 50/50 stevia/low sugar vanilla flavoring mix

- 3 scoops of Burt's Bees chocolate protein powder

- 1 cup almond flour

- 1 1/2 oz. sweet almond oil


  1. Combine the stevia and sunflower butter in a large bowl.

  2. Add the almond flour and protein powder to the bowl and mix well with a fork. It will be dry.

  3. Add the almond oil and mix thoroughly.

  4. Place wax paper in a meatloaf pan with extra overlapping the sides.

  5. Put batter in the pan and smooth to fill the entire pan. I use the back of a spoon.

  6. Slice into 9 bars.

  7. Freeze overnight.

These are amazing! They have 3 protein sources; almond flour, protein powder, and sunflower butter. Since protein doesn't digest as fast as carbohydrates and sugars, there isn't a huge blood sugar spike. The quantity does matter, so please only have one.

Santa will thank you for a break from all the cookies. Not to worry, I have an excellent coconut cookie recipe coming out in the future in an e-book. In the mean time... I'm off to cook up some low carbohydrate blueberry bread. I hope you enjoy! Please comment, like, share and come back for more weekly recipes and diabetic information. Don't forget to subscribe for weekly recipe reminders on Tuesdays and tips and ideas on diabetic health on Thursdays..

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up to date lab work.

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