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15 Easy Diabetic Recipes You’ll Want To Make Over And Over

15 Easy Diabetic Recipes You’ll Want To Make Over And Over

Pineapple Pudding Cake Taste of Home My mother used to love making this easy dessert in the summertime. It's so cool and refreshing that it never lasts very long! Recipe shared by Kathleen Worden, North Andover, Massachusetts. Mini Ham 'n' Cheese Frittatas Taste of Home I found this recipe a few years ago and tried to make it with it with a few changes. I'm diabetic, and this fits into my low-carb and low-fat diet. Every time I serve a brunch, the frittatas are the first thing to disappear, and nobody knows they are low fat! Recipe shared by Susan Watt, Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Simple Lemon Pie Taste of Home Lemon meringue pie is one of my favorite desserts, and this yummy, sweet-tart version is so good that no one will suspect that it's light. Recipe shared by Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan. Pork Chops with Honey-Garlic Sauce Taste of Home The honey and garlic sauce is so good, I sometimes double it so there's extra for dipping. Recipe shared by Michelle Smith, Eldersburg, Maryland. Walnut-Crusted Salmon Taste of Home Whenever I can get salmon for a good price, I always turn to this simple and delicious recipe. Recipe shared by Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah. Carrot Broccoli Soup Taste of Home This soup is a staple at our house. It's fast, easy, yummy and so nutritious filled to the brim with carrots and broccoli! Recipe shared by Sandy Smith, London, Ontario. No-Fuss Avocado Onion Salad Taste of Home My mother could take a simple salad and turn it into something incredibly delicious. This one is a favorite of mine, and it is so easy to make. Recipe shared by Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California. Spinach-Mushroom Scrambled Eggs Taste of Home My husband and I enjoyed a mushroom egg dish at a hotel restaurant. I've created a healthy rendition with loads of hearty Continue reading >>

Seven-day Type 2 Diabetes Meal Plan

Seven-day Type 2 Diabetes Meal Plan

Eating a diabetes-friendly diet can help keep your blood sugar levels under control. But it can be difficult to stick to a regular meal plan — unless you have a plan in place. Check out these 21 delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes to use for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Remember to stay within your carbohydrate allowance by noting the carb content and serving size of the recipes. Also, be sure to balance your meals with lean protein and healthy plant fats. Breakfast: Cream Cheese-Stuffed French Toast This may sound too decadent for breakfast, but paired with scrambled egg whites, it can fit into a diabetes-friendly meal plan. Whole grain toast will help ensure you get your daily fiber too. Lunch: Salmon Salad with White Beans Salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and is also a delicious topper to workday salad. Dinner: Cuban-Marinated Sirloin Kabobs with Grilled Asparagus Spice things up with this flavorful skewer. Dried herbs and spices are a great way to pack a punch of flavor without adding unnecessary calories and fat. Breakfast: Apple Pie Oatmeal with Greek Yogurt Who wouldn’t like a slice of pie for breakfast? This oatmeal will leave your kitchen smelling like the flavors of fall, and your stomach happy and satisfied. Add some extra plain Greek yogurt on top for more protein. Lunch: Turkey-Cranberry Wraps Turkey and cranberry sauce isn’t just for Thanksgiving! This is an easy grab-and-go lunch that even your kids will enjoy. Note: This recipe may not be appropriate for all people with type 2 diabetes, because it contains 60 grams of carbs per serving. You can adjust the amount of cranberry sauce to lower the carb count. Dinner: Cilantro-Lime Tilapia with Spinach and Tomatoes Take a trip to the tropics with this fast fish dish. Breakfast Continue reading >>

3 Diabetes-friendly Breakfasts Anyone Can Enjoy

3 Diabetes-friendly Breakfasts Anyone Can Enjoy

Contrary to popular belief, people with diabetes aren’t restricted to special diabetic foods, and they don’t have to follow any specific meal plan. Just like anyone else, those living with diabetes should consume meals that include lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fruit, and should maintain diets low in saturated and trans fat, and moderate in salt and sugar. But there are some additional things to consider at meal-time. For instance, according to a study published in 2015 in The Journal of Nutrition, for people with diabetes, eating more protein at breakfast can help stabilize blood glucose levels after both breakfast and lunch. Check out these three protein-powered breakfasts that are a tasty and nutritious way to pump up your morning protein intake. Healthy hint: If you’re on Nutrisystem, count these morning must-haves as one breakfast or, if you’d rather enjoy them as snacks, one PowerFuel and one SmartCarb each ( as pretty much the perfect flex meals). Vegged-Out Omelet Prepare a small omelet using a half cup of egg whites and any of your favorite non-starchy veggies (think peppers, onions, tomatoes or spinach), then pair it with a slice of whole wheat toast. Breakfast bonus: Make sure your raw veggie add-ins amount to one cup, and you can cross off one of your veggie servings for the day! Berry Good Breakfast Mix one half cup of low-fat, reduced sodium cottage cheese with one cup of fresh berries (like raspberries, blueberries and strawberries), then top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and fresh mint. PB&C Breakfast Sandwich Toast one, 100% whole wheat English muffin, then spread one tablespoon of peanut butter across both halves. Then sprinkle with desired amount of cinnamon. Continue reading >>

Low Carb Gourmet Diabetic Pizza

Low Carb Gourmet Diabetic Pizza

You can ditch the regular pizza crust that is super high in carbs – around 36 g total carbs and 33.5 g net carbs per slice for a 14″ pizza crust – and swap it for our awesome low carb diabetic pizza crust that has just 6 g net carbs for 1/2 large pizza! Sound good? It is. Yes, there are super tasty ‘junk foods' that you can still have when you're diabetic. Sure, they don't come in a pack, but taking the time to make food that is friendly to your blood sugar (and health) is well worth the effort. In fact, right now we're sharing a few pizza options. Our gourmet pizza recipe (today's recipe – YUM!) Big breakfast pizza – coming soon Baked zucchini pizza boats – coming soon Seriously, you are going to LOVE all these recipes because they are so tasty and yummy. Want to receive all these delicious recipes in your inbox? CLICK HERE to subscribe to our weekly newsletter and we'll send them to you. Gourmet Pizza Toppings This recipe includes cauliflower, sundried tomato, ham, olives, bell pepper and mushrooms (and cheese of course). But you can use all sorts of things – chicken strips, ground beef, spinach, avocado, broccoli, onion, feta – yes, you name it, pizza is a versatile meal. The thing that's great about pizza is you can top it with whatever you like – just get creative. Low carb pizza is still a high calorie food compared to simple vegetable dishes, so it's still not something you want to eat everyday. In regards to the low carb pizza, this is mostly due to the pizza crust being made with almond flour – nuts being high in fat. But these are healthy types of fat, so no need to worry there. You can feel confident eating this knowing it is a healthier, safer diabetic option that is equally as satisfying for your pizza cravings. Happy Eating! Essential Continue reading >>

Easy Greek Chicken

Easy Greek Chicken

Quick and easy meals are great any time of the year! Here’s a tasty chicken breast recipe you can make on the weekend, then use all week long in wraps, salads, sandwiches and other easy meals. Spend more time at the pool or the ball game and less time cooking! Be sure to check your herbs to make sure they are fresh and still in date. This will ensure you receive maximum flavor and health benefits! Updated 3/27/15- This recipe is featured in my new ebook! The 28 Day Diabetes Diet Meal Planner: Lower Carb Menus & Easy Recipes is the perfect way to stay on track with your diet- whether you have Type 2 diabetes or just want to watch your carb intake. In this newest ebook, I wanted to make meal planning and cooking super easy so that even people who have no previous cooking experience could make healthy and delicious recipes. This particular recipe is really a “base” recipe that you can build lots of meal on. For example, in the photo above, I am using the Greek chicken in a salad. I’ve also included other ways you can use this recipe such as pita wraps, chicken salad, etc. You can cook up a batch of this chicken and have a good variety of meals to enjoy for several days. If your life is busy and hectic at mealtime, this will make meal prep and cooking a breeze! P.S. Check out my Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Dip recipe! Continue reading >>

Easy Homemade Diabetic Pizza Recipe

Easy Homemade Diabetic Pizza Recipe

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1/4 cup onion, diced 1/4 cup green pepper, diced 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1 teaspoon olive oil 8-ounce thin and crispy pizza crust 1/2 cup prepared pizza sauce 2 ounces sliced Canadian bacon or lean ham, cut into half-inch pieces 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion, green pepper, and mushrooms and sauté over medium heat until soft, about two to three minutes. Remove from heat. Brush the olive oil over the top of the pizza crust. Spread the pizza sauce over the crust up to half an inch from the edge. Evenly sprinkle the sautéed vegetables, Canadian bacon, and mozzarella over the crust. Place pizza crust on oven rack or cookie sheet in the middle position of the oven. Bake for 7–10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 3–5 minutes at room temperature, then cut into eight slices. Note: Nutrient analysis for the pizza is an approximation and will vary with the brand of pizza crust and types of ingredients used. Yield: 8 slices. Serving size: 2 slices. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 330 calories, Carbohydrates: 34 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 14 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 650 mg, Fiber: 2 g Exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2. This recipe was developed by Sandy Bjerkness, a registered dietitian working in research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Continue reading >>

Chicken And Broccoli

Chicken And Broccoli

In my third pregnancy I developed gestational diabetes. My diagnosis came just prior to Easter, and I was crest-fallen that I would need to avoid Easter chocolates and the accompanying feasting. This, as well as having to learn all about the dos and don’ts of diabetes and overhauling my entire diet left me feeling depressed for a number of weeks. We were in the throws of renovating our house, and with 3 other children in my care I didn’t have time for this! I learnt that the biggest perpetrators of blood sugar spikes weren’t actually ‘sugary’ foods like lollies and chocolates, but carbohydrate-rich foods like hot chips, pizza or burgers. While this meant I could indulge in some Easter chocolates, it also meant that take-away dinners or convenience meals would have to go. This was another frustrating point for me because I was already time-poor and now I needed to spend extra time preparing food, and could never have the night off and serve fish and chips for dinner instead. However, after a couple of weeks of ‘torture’ I started feeling better than I had ever felt in my whole life. Despite the fact I was heavily pregnant, I felt energetic and had actually lost 11 pounds (5kgs). After losing this initial weight I didn’t gain any further weight for the remainder of my pregnancy. This left me feeling comparatively light and and grateful for my diet overhaul. Thankfully, I was declared free from diabetes after baby was born, but I have transferred many of the diabetes-diet practices to my regular eating habits. This Chicken Divan recipe is perfect for my post-pregnancy eating plan. With equal portions of protein and vegetables, it is low in carbs and won’t leave you feeling heavy after eating. It’s not exactly low-fat, but if you are diabetic or want to Continue reading >>

Everyday Diabetic Recipes

Everyday Diabetic Recipes

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Top 8 Easiest & Best Snacks For A Diabetic

Top 8 Easiest & Best Snacks For A Diabetic

We all get hungry in between meals. So instead of reaching for those chips and nasty saltine crackers, opt for one of these easy tasty snacks instead. They are all low in carbs and perfectly diabetic friendly – of course! 1. Olives Olives make the perfect snack. They are full of healthy monounsaturated fats and contain all the same benefits extra virgin olive oil offers – the ability to lower blood glucose, increase insulin sensitivity, lower cholesterol, reduced risk of heart disease and just improve overall health. When it comes to diabetes, monounsaturated fats are the best types of fats to eat – you'll also find this type of fat in avocados and nuts. Olives are a great source of antioxidants – vitamin E, flavonoids, and polyphenolic compounds that all reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Just grab a handful, chew them slowly and thoroughly, and your hunger pangs will soon be entirely satisfied. Nutrition Facts: 10 olives: Calories (Energy): 50g Fat: 4.70g Carbohydrate: 2.80g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0.40g. 2. Cucumber Cucumbers are low in calories – being mostly made up of water, which makes them perfect for quenching thirst and hunger. According to Organic Facts: “The flesh of cucumbers is rich in vitamins A, C, and folic acid while the hard skin of cucumbers is rich in fiber and a range of minerals include magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium.” Tip: Cucumber rounds make the perfect cracker replacement. They are crisp, provide a firm base, and aren't overly powerful on taste. So you can top them with whatever you like for a super healthy diabetic snack. Or, even use them as crackers for dips. The idea is to replace your processed crackers with cucumber crackers instead (see recipe below). Nutrition Facts: Half cup slices: Calories (Energy): 8 Continue reading >>

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

20 Tasty Diabetic-friendly Recipes

Indulge in these diabetic-friendly dishes Not all low-carb, low-sugar meals have to be tasteless. Check out this collection of recipes to find a dish perfect for every course. Applesauce Pancakes Trading butter for applesauce is a healthy way to cut out excess fat and still enjoy the sweetness of pancakes. Try this recipe: Applesauce Pancakes Continue reading >>

30-minute Meals—all Diabetes-friendly!

30-minute Meals—all Diabetes-friendly!

Cooking a diabetes-friendly meal doesn't have to be a time-consuming endeavor that traps you in the kitchen! Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, are prediabetic, or cook for someone who has diabetes, you know the importance of a healthy—and delicious—dish. We make it easy: These dinner recipes can be prepared, cooked, and served in 30 minutes or less. See 10 of our favorites now! Tandoori is an Indian term used to describe a method of cooking meats quickly over relatively high heat. The sweet mango-pear-cherry chutney not only perfectly compliments these spiced turkey cutlets, but it's also a great low-fat option that will help keep you slim. Antioxidant-packed tart cherries give the dish an extra healthful boost, too. See the full recipe! These simple grilled halibut fillets are chock-full of omega-3s, which reduce inflammation, a major risk factor for diabetes, and appear to improve insulin resistance. Let the flavor soar from average to extraordinary by topping each filet with a spoonful of roasted tomato and olive tapenade. See the full recipe! This small, corkscrew-shaped pasta gathers the rich taste of sauteed mushrooms, shallots, freshly grated Parmesan, and fiber-rich Swiss chard into its crevasses for a simple, healthy meal that tastes gourmet. See the full recipe! For a unique and flavorful twist on your standard stir-fried vegetables, toss them with fresh ginger, garlic, and sesame oil before throwing them into the wok or skillet. Top with seared shrimp for a satisfying dinner that boosts heart health: shrimp is high in vitamin B12, which may lower levels of homocysteine, a marker of heart disease risk. See the full recipe! If you're tired of your standby chili recipe, try swapping ground beef with chicken and adding veggies—chicken has half the Continue reading >>

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes

Diabetes Meal Plan Recipes

It's not always easy to follow your diabetes meal plan day after day, but these delicious recipes may help. Appetizer recipes Beverage recipes Bread recipes Breakfast recipes Dessert recipes Main dish recipes Salad recipes Sandwich recipes Sauce and dressing recipes Side dish recipes Soup recipes Vegetable recipes Continue reading >>

70+ Healthy Easy Chicken Recipes

70+ Healthy Easy Chicken Recipes

We have a super exciting post to share with you today on Bam's Kitchen. We have teamed up with several awesome Food Bloggers from around the world to bring to you some of the very best 70+ healthy and easy CHICKEN DISH RECIPES you have ever tasted. We have something for everyone! Whether you like your chicken grilled to perfection, baked in the oven, less than 30 minutes on the stove top, stir fried in a wok, in a spicy curry, comforting stew or soup, in a quick and easy casserole dish or in the slow cooker, we have you covered. These recipes are healthy and most of them can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. You have got to love that! These 70 + healthy easy chicken recipes are your one stop shopping for that age-old question. "What's For Dinner?" Have you ever been in chicken rut? You know what I mean...you just stare at the chicken in the refrigerator and then stare blankly into space hoping for some inspiration but still end up making the same old boring chicken recipes. Well, not any more! You need some spice in your life! You need to mix it up! You need to go on a holiday to a far away place! Well the last one I can't help you with but you can enjoy a delicious chicken dish that will make you feel like you are there. Even if you have a chicken thawing right now and have no idea what you will be making with it, just consult this 70 plus healthy and easy chicken recipes master list. I am almost certain you can make something really delicious and these awesome bloggers will help you along. We try to eat healthy at most meals so you will also be happy to know that many of these delightful chicken recipes are gluten-free, dairy free, diabetic friendly, paleo friendly, cardiac friendly, low fat, egg free and purely delicious. There is a little something for every Continue reading >>

Diabetic Shrimp Scampi

Diabetic Shrimp Scampi

Directions. Heat butter and oil in large non-stick skillet over high heat. When butter starts to brown, add garlic. Lower heat; cook 1 minute, stirring to prevent garlic from overbrowning. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Stir in bread crumbs and parsley. Serve immediately. Download and Print Get 1000's of easy recipes with Recipe-Star.com Recipe-Star.com Advertisement Continue reading >>

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