Diabetic Cooking

Chocolate-Baked Grapefruit

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Baking time: 5–7 minutes.


  • 1 grapefruit (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 small strawberries


Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut a thin slice off each end of the grapefruit (so that the grapefruit halves won’t roll around) and slice grapefruit in half crosswise. Using a knife, gently cut around grapefruit sections to loosen them inside the skin; remove seeds. Sprinkle each grapefruit half evenly with 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips. Place grapefruit halves in a pan and bake uncovered for 5 to 7 minutes, or until chocolate chips soften. Top each grapefruit half with a strawberry and serve immediately.

Yield: 2 halves.

Serving size: 1/2 grapefruit.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 144 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 0 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 fruit, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.