The holiday of Passover begins next week, and with all the carb-and-sugar laden traditional dishes served over the 8 days of the Jewish festival, coming up with a balanced diabetic meal can be a bit of a nightmare!

If you’re looking for some menu ideas that won’t throw your health out of whack, head on over to our Pinterest page, and check out this amazing Macaroon recipe from Diabetic Gourmet Magazine!


  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2-1/4 cups grated coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form. Continue beating, adding the sugar substitute. Fold in the almond extract. Then fold in the grated coconut. Mixture will be stiff.

  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes.

  3. Remove macaroons to a wire rack to cool. Cookies will be 1" in diameter.

Dr. Andrew Schneider
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