People with diabetes can enjoy the same healthy meals as the whole family.  Read our healthy cooking fact sheet for ideas on how to make small changes to your favourite recipes.
Some great ways to make recipes healthier are to:
  • add extra fibre
  • add extra fruit & vegetables
  • reduce the amount of sugar, salt, or saturated fat

Our recipe of the month is recommended by our dietitians using Diabetes Australia’s own recipe guidelines.

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Raspberry and vanilla yoghurt ice blocks

The Australian Women’s Weekly Diabetes – Delicious recipes that will have you happy to eat healthy

Prep + cook time:  25 minutes+ cooling and freezing      
Makes: 14

Type of recipe: low-fat sweets, gluten free


  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 vanilla bean, split

  • ¾ cup water

  • 300g frozen raspberries

  • 2 & 2/3 cup low fat plain yoghurt


  1. Combine sugar, split vanilla bean and ¾ cup water in a small saucepan; stir over low heat for 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. 

  2. Bring to the boil without stirring; reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes or until syrupy. Remove vanilla bean; cool. 

  3. Blend cooled syrup and frozen raspberries until smooth. Very gently swirl in low-fat plain yoghurt. 

  4. Pour into fourteen ⅓-cup (80ml) ice-block moulds. Freeze overnight or until firm.

Tips:  Don’t stir the yoghurt into the raspberry mixture or you will lose the marbled effect. It will swirl naturally when you pour the mixture into the moulds. Use a skewer to swirl it once in the moulds, if necessary. You could use frozen strawberries, cherries or mango.

Nutrition information

Per serve (14)
Energy        229KJ
Total fat       0.2g 
Saturated fat    0.1g 
Protein        3.5g
Carbohydrate   8.3g 
Fibre           1.3g 
Sodium       39mg


All recipes from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Diabetes, Bauer Books, $12.95.
Photographer Louise Lister 
Stylist Vivian Walsh 
Food preparation Sarah Hobbs, Cynthia Black