Creating a GDM-friendly Kitchen

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Recipes

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Whole-Baked Blueberry Apples

Servings: 4 people
Carbohydrate Serves: 1.75 per person
(1 carbohydrate serve = 15 grams of total carbohydrate)

How sweet it is to be loved by you! Happy 1st birthday to Gestational Diabetes Recipes. Since Natasha and I started this in 2011, we’ve received so many inspiring messages from women and men from around the world. Your words constantly inspire, motivate and encourage us to grow the service so thank you. And no birthday celebration is complete without a sweet treat. So here is our gorgeous gestational diabetes friendly Whole-Baked Blueberry Apples. It’s juicy, sweet, easy to make and healthy for you. If you’re making it as a dessert, consider eating a low carbohydrate main meal to remain within your carb allowance. And around half a serve would be equal to a snack portion. (Main carbohydrate containing ingredients are listed in bold.)

Ingredients

  • 4 medium green or red apples, washed, cored
  • 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 150ml/ ~½ cup/ 2 oranges freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla paste or vanilla essence
  • 120g/ ½ cup/ 4.2 ounces natural unsweetened low-fat yogurt

Preheat oven to 180 C/ 350F.

Combine thawed blueberries, orange juice, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla in a bowl.

Make a light incision around the circumference of each apple so the skin doesn’t split and the apples explode in the oven.

Place the apples into a lightly oiled ovenproof dish and spoon the blueberry mixture into the cored centre of each apple. Push it in gently with a spoon until all mixture has been used up.

Bake in the oven until apples are soft when skewered (approximately 35 – 40 mins). As they bake, the juice will dribble out into the dish. Periodically, carefully spoon a little over the top of each apple so they don’t dry out.

Serve each apple with a dollop of natural unsweetened yoghurt.

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I’m Lisa Taylor, the mum behind GDRecipes. I created this site after having GDM myself & because I love food. I’d like to inspire, motivate & support you to cook & eat well during your pregnancy with GDM & beyond. Come read my story. My kitchen is your kitchen. ... Read more

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