With these principles in mind, I'm actually able to think up recipes that work for me. These baked apples with ricotta are one such example. They're a simple and delicious sweet treat that don't impact on my blood sugar levels too much. Who says I have to miss out on desserts just because I have gestational diabetes?
2 apples, halved
100g low fat ricotta
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons uncooked oats
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Use the sharp tip of a knife to cut out centre core of each apple half to make a hollow. Place the apple halves on the lined tray.
2. Spoon the ricotta in the hollows of each apple half. Drizzle with agave nectar and sprinkle with oats.
3. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm.