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Easy Recipes: One-dish Dinners

Easy Recipes: One-dish Dinners

Diabetic Living / Diabetic Recipes / 30 Minute These yummy one-dish recipes are super easy to prepare and even easier to clean up. Made with a diabetic menu in mind, our meal-in-a-bowl recipes are nutritious and tasty, perfect for dinner tonight. This easy slow cooker meal is packed with protein -- and flavor. Chicken, corn, and carrots simmer with yummy spices, while homemade cornmeal dumplings make this one-pot meal extra tasty. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy This yummy meal-in-a-bowl recipe is great for using leftover beef steak or pot roast. Bonus: The lean beef brings 26 grams of protein per serving to the dinner. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy Orzo Chicken Salad with Avocado-Lime Dressing This healthy chicken recipe uses just six ingredients, and the DIY dressing is made with just four. Serve with red sweet pepper strips and no-sugar-added canned mandarin oranges. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy Learn the secrets to smart grocery shopping and food prep with our handy guide for cooking right. Find tasty ways to cut carbs (cauliflower crust!) and our favorite tricks for adding flavor with less salt and fat. Buy this special edition from Diabetic Living. Get your copy today! Continue reading >>

Baking & Cooking As A Woman With Type 1 Diabetes

Baking & Cooking As A Woman With Type 1 Diabetes

Baking & Cooking as a Woman with Type 1 Diabetes Anne Seubert was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 5 years old Today, she also describes herself as asecret agent,community builderand a cookie monster! (Shes also an incredible photographer if you havent noticed in the pictures on the right!) Anne blogs about cookies and her adoration for cookies here . She also gathers diabetes blog from all over the world here , and will be speaking at the upcoming Doctors 2.0 Conference this spring in Europe. In 2009 Ifounded my cookie websitededicated to cookies, explains Anne, because at that time, I loved cookies! I love them being small and sweet. Easy to bake and easy to share. And the best way to make people smile! I only discovered from the feedback pf other people with diabetesthat it must have been a touching way to demonstrate that we persons with diabetes can, in fact, be whatever we choose to be. Not only a sports star, a marathon runner but also a cookie monster! Just as dedicated to her diabetes management as she is to her love of baking cookies (and taking amazing photos of them), Anne talks about cooking and baking as a woman with type 1 diabetes in this interview: Have you always been a passionate cook or was there a moment when you were suddenly interested in learning to cook? Anne:Cooking was something very natural in my family. My mother and my father both liked it and I remember when starting to cook as a teenager it was kind of hart to find a slot because midweeks I was in school and weekends my father loved to do his treats like lasagne or beef rolls. And then there was my bavarian grandmother who celebrated cooking as a fulltime passion. For example 20 varieties of christmas cookies plus christmas bread for all relatives and friends in an outside Germany was a Continue reading >>

Cooking For The Type 1 Diabetic

Cooking For The Type 1 Diabetic

If you are a caregiver for someone with type 1 diabetes, you know that a healthy diet and proper food preparation are an important part of controlling diabetes. "You don't need to buy special foods,” advises Sue Tocher, MS, RD, dietitian and diabetes clinical program coordinator at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. “You should prepare the same healthy foods that would be recommended for someone without diabetes. That means plenty of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and a low concentration of fats and sweets." Diabetes: Food and Blood Glucose Levels It's important for diabetics to keep their glucose from getting too low or too high. This is achieved by regularly checking blood glucose levels and regulating insulin dosage and carbohydrate intake. It's best to eat about the same amount of carbohydrates each day, eat and snack at regular hours, and avoid skipping meals. "Carbohydrates are the most important food group for diabetics,” says Tocher. “These are the foods that impact glucose levels. Fats and proteins supply calories but have little effect on blood glucose." Foods that contain lots of carbs include bagels, crackers, dried beans and peas, fruit, pasta and rice, and of course, sweets. Diabetes: The Food Pyramid The diabetes food pyramid illustrates how to make the best food choices. The pyramid has six color-coded categories, each representing a different food group. "The idea of the food pyramid is to get you to eat from a variety of food groups,” says Tocher. “The foods closest to the bottom are the foods that are closest to their natural state, such as whole grains, fresh vegetables, beans, and fresh fruit. You want to get your calories from the bottom up." Foods from the bottom also provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Moving up the pyramid, as t Continue reading >>

Low Carb Guide To Healthy Eating With Diabetes

Low Carb Guide To Healthy Eating With Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease that has reached epidemic proportions. It currently affects over 400 million people worldwide (1). Although diabetes is a complicated disease, maintaining good blood sugar control can greatly reduce the risk of complications (2, 3). One of the ways to achieve better blood sugar levels is to follow a low-carb diet. This article provides a detailed overview of low-carb diets for managing diabetes. What is Diabetes, and What Role Does Food Play? If you have diabetes, your body cannot process carbohydrates effectively. Normally, when you eat carbs, they are broken down into small units of glucose, which end up as blood sugar. When blood sugar levels go up, the pancreas responds by producing the hormone insulin. This hormone allows the blood sugar to enter cells. In healthy people, blood sugar levels remain within a narrow range throughout the day. In diabetes, however, this system doesn’t work the way it is supposed to. This is a big problem, because having both too high and too low blood sugar levels can cause severe harm. There are several types of diabetes, but the two most common ones are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Both of these conditions can be diagnosed at any age. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune process destroys the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. Diabetics must inject insulin several times a day to ensure that glucose gets into the cells and stays at a healthy level in the bloodstream (4). In type 2 diabetes, the beta cells at first produce enough insulin, but the body’s cells are resistant to its action, so blood sugar remains high. To compensate, the pancreas produces more insulin, attempting to bring blood sugar down. Over time, the beta cells lose their ability to produce enough insulin (5). Of the three nutrie Continue reading >>

Recipes - T1d Living - A Type 1 Diabetes Blog

Recipes - T1d Living - A Type 1 Diabetes Blog

Since beingdiagnosed withCeliac's disease I've had to find gluten free alternatives to some of my favorite foods,like banana bread. And as most of you with Celiac's disease or agluten intoleranceknow, Breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day! And although I rarely depart from my beloved egg and sausage breakfast, I do love to sprinkle in variety. What I Medical Alert ID and Oatless Low Carb Oatmeal Hello my dear friends! Hows it going over there? Its always this time of year that I feel super ambitious to start tackling my goals. Maybe thats because the cold Man does it feel good to be back in my normal routine! As much as taking a break and slowing things down felt good (and was much needed) there is Mmmm Gravy. Gravy is one of my favorite parts about Thanksgiving. It goes great over everything turkey, carrots, stuffing, meat pie, mashed potatoes the list goes on. But the problem Hi! How is your Tuesday going so far and how was your weekend? We had a very active Saturday because we were still picking up the yard from the Fall Stuck in a low-carb paleo breakfast rut? Dont worry, youre not alone. I'm always on the search for low-carb paleo breakfast ideas. Not only do they need to be low-carb Helloooooo How are you?Last Sunday was the second Patriots game of the season and I made THE BEST chicken nuggets that I have to share with you guys. And it Even before diabetes, I was never one to drink soda or sugary drinks. I thought I was being healthy by drinking sugar-free drinks like Crystal Light and sugar-free iced tea. Continue reading >>

The Best Recipes And Cookbooks For Managing Diabetes

The Best Recipes And Cookbooks For Managing Diabetes

My godmother has had Type 1 diabetes all her life. I was always fascinated by her insulin pumps, regular skin pricks to check her blood sugar levels, and all of the effort that went into managing her disease. As an adult, I admire how she has accepted her condition and worked all her life to stay healthy. Diabetes is a challenging disease that is affecting a growing number of people around the world. Although some people are born with diabetes (Type 1), you can also develop it later in life (Type 2) or during pregnancy (gestational diabetes). In all cases, diet plays a very important role in managing the condition so that it doesn’t escalate or cause further complications. In this article, I’ll share a number of recipes that are optimal for those managing diabetes, and take a look at some of the most helpful cookbooks out there to help maintain a healthy lifestyle through your home cooking. Feel free to skip right ahead to see current prices and reviews on Amazon of the cookbooks, listed below. Diabetes Overview and Recipes The simple version of diabetes is that the body struggles to maintain normal blood glucose levels (which a healthy body does insulin production), putting sufferers at risk for a number of complications. Although managing diabetes requires a variety of interventions, a healthy diet plays a very important role. Here’s a quick overview of what happens to the diabetic body: Eating for diabetes means avoiding simple and starchy carbohydrates, especially sugar. The good news is that the basic principles of a healthy diet for diabetes are the same as what nutritionists and doctors recommend for everyone: a diet rich in vegetables and fruits, fiber, whole grains, healthy animal proteins; and low in saturated fat, empty calories, added sugar, and proces Continue reading >>

Healthy Orange Chicken.

Healthy Orange Chicken.

Today is World Diabetes Day . You might be thinking, so- big deal, yesterday was national chicken soup day and tomorrow is jelly donut day (totally made those up) but there does seem to be a day for everything now. World Diabetes Day is a big deal for me as it affects me personally. My daughterMiranda, age seven has had type 1 diabetes since she was three years old so my family and I live in the diabetes bubble every hour of every day. This post is not meant to be sad or negative in any way in fact if you met Miranda, you would never know she had diabetes unless she tested her blood sugar in front of you. Shes a smart, beautiful, caring and sometimes sassy-way too sassy- young kid who has a passion for music and dance. I was asked if I wanted to take part in this diabetes awareness project by Carolyn from, All Day I DreamAbout Food and immediately I said yes! Ive known Carolyn from when I first started blogging and she has always been gracious and open with hercommentingand interaction throughsocialmedia. Shes a genius with low carb recipes and sugar substitutes too so visit her site for some awesome recipe ideas. I met her at Camp Blogaway last year and shes a crazy, funny and genuine person.Its just a matter of time before she has her own book on the shelves and deservedly so! Another reason to visit her site is to enter to win a blue KitchenAid mixer!! World diabetes Day is indeed celebrated globally to spread awarenessand education to people who have had little to no exposure with the condition. Before Miranda was diagnosed I knew nothing about diabetes. I knew there was a connection to sugar and thought having diabetes just meant not being able to have sugar. Its not that simple. In a person with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not work. Its busted kaput and is 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 >>

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 >>

Diet And Diabetes: Recipes For Success

Diet And Diabetes: Recipes For Success

Diabetes Basics In the past few years, much of what we thought we knew about diabetes has been turned on its head. New understanding of the nutritional causes of diabetes gives us the power to keep it from occurring or to turn it around. Here is what is supposed to happen: Our bodies turn starchy and sweet foods into glucose for our muscle cells to use for fuel. Insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, ushers glucose into the cells. People with type 2 diabetes, the most common type, generally have enough insulin. However, their cells become resistant to it, leaving too much glucose in the bloodstream, where it can cause problems. Over the short run, people with uncontrolled diabetes may feel tired, thirsty, urinate frequently, and notice blurred vision. In the long run, they are at risk for heart disease, kidney problems, vision loss, nerve damage, and other difficulties. Dietary Approaches to Diabetes Diabetes diets typically call for portion control, carbohydrate limits, and, for those who are overweight, calorie restrictions. Fortunately, there is another way. Low-fat, plant-based diets are ideal for diabetes and the conditions associated with it, such as heart disease, weight gain, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. And they offer the advantage of not requiring any weighing or measuring of portions. Going hungry is not necessary! The old approach recommended cutting down on carbohydrates. It’s true that overly processed carbohydrates—those made with sugar or white flour, for example—are poor choices. However, delicious unprocessed or minimally processed foods, such as potatoes, rice, oats, beans, pasta, fruit, and vegetables, were the main part of the diet in countries where people were traditionally fit and trim and where diabetes was rare. Unfortunat Continue reading >>

Best Diabetic Diet Tips For Type 2 Diabetes - What You Need To Know For Diabetes Management

Best Diabetic Diet Tips For Type 2 Diabetes - What You Need To Know For Diabetes Management

Not only are 86 million Americans prediabetic, but 90% of them don't even know they have it, the Centers for Disease Control reports. What's more, doctors diagnose as many as 1.5 million new cases of diabetes each year, according to the American Diabetes Association . Whether you're at risk, prediabetic or following a diabetic diet as suggested by your doctor, a few simple strategies can help control blood sugar and potentially reverse the disease entirely. Plus, implementing just a few of these dietary changes can have other beneficial effects like weight loss, all without sacrificing flavor or feeling deprived. There are two main forms of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease that's usually diagnosed during childhood . Environmental and genetic factors can lead to the destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. That's the hormone responsible for delivering glucose (sugar) to your cells for metabolism and storage. In contrast, type 2 diabetes is often diagnosed in adulthood and caused by a variety of lifestyle factors like obesity, physical inactivity and high cholesterol. Typically, type 2 diabetics still have functioning beta cells, meaning that they're still producing insulin. However, the peripheral tissues become less sensitive to the hormone, and the liver produces more glucose, causing high blood sugar. When left unmanaged, type 2 diabetics may stop producing insulin altogether. While you may have some symptoms of high blood sugar (nausea, lethargy, frequent thirst and/or urination), a clinical diagnosis of diabetes or prediabetes requires a repeat test of your blood sugar levels. Unlike many other health conditions, the incredible thing about type 2 diabetes is that it can be controlled and reversed with lifestyle Continue reading >>

Diabetes Recipes: The Best Places To Find Them Online

Diabetes Recipes: The Best Places To Find Them Online

Medically reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, MS, RD, LD, CDE on March 16, 2016 Written by Anna Schaefer When someone in your household is diagnosed with diabetes, life changes for everyone. One of the more difficult adjustments occurs in the kitchen, where meals must now be prepared with their potential blood sugar effects always at the top of your mind. Whether youre the cook or the one with diabetes or both finding recipes that accommodate your dietary needs can cut meal prep frustration and boost mealtime enjoyment in a big way. Weve selected the top nine websites and tools that are making it easier to cook for diabetes. Check them out to find your next diabetes-friendly meal. Carolyn Ketchum was diagnosed with gestational diabetes while pregnant with her third child. Thats where her affinity for low-carb eating began, and it continues on All Day I Dream About Food today. She specializes in turning high-carb delights into low-carb recipes, proving you dont have to go without your favorites just because you have diabetes. Theres a lot of deliciousness to choose from, but were particularly enticed by Carolyns desserts, like her peanut butter Texas sheet cake . This one promises perfect proportions of cake and frosting with every bite! Caroline Potter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 20, but that didnt put a dent in her joy of cooking. Colorful Eats is a literal feast for your eyes, filled with enticing photography of some truly fantastic diabetes-friendly recipes. We are having serious cravings for her chipotle roasted acorn squash with prosciutto and pomegranates . The name of the recipe might seem daunting, but its actually pretty easy to put together, not to mention gorgeous to look at. If youre a big fan of cooking from scratch, Diabetic Foodie is the place to g Continue reading >>

My Child’s Low-carb Diet For Type 1 Diabetes

My Child’s Low-carb Diet For Type 1 Diabetes

“We avoid grains, gluten, starches, sugar and fruit,” explains Mia Nickels, mom to 7 year-old Holden who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes almost a year ago. “I sweeten with Stevia or Swerve. He is non-celiac gluten intolerant. We can always tell when he has gotten into some hidden gluten, because he will have a huge unexplained spike, his stomach will hurt, and within 24 hours he will develop a rash around his mouth and on his cheeks.” For beverages, she says, “He usually drinks water with all meals — sometimes with Stur added (a zero-calorie flavor product). Occasionally he’ll have Zevia soda. I sneak protein powder into a lot of things, too. Shhh…don’t tell!” One major aspect of Holden’s success in his low-carb diet is his mom’s passionate effort in baking him gluten-free (GF) and low-carb (LC) treats based on various recipes, many of which she posts to her Facebook page (and his favorite donut recipe included below). You can find many of Mia’s recipes with each photo on her Facebook page. Holden’s Low-Carb Diet: Breakfast: 2 eggs fried in coconut oil, bacon with melted cheese, and half a LC bagel with Kerrygold butter or almond flour waffle sticks with butter and Waldon Farms syrup, and bacon with melted cheese. Snack: Cheese, LC/GF brownie, or LC chocolate meringues Lunch: Lunchmeat rolls (ham, turkey and chive cream cheese) or GF meatballs in LC tomato sauce, LC/GF bagel sandwich (piled up with lunchmeat, cheese and mustard), LC chicken wings, Mexican chicken soup accompanied with a celery, raw broccoli, and nuts. I usually send a LC baked treat or two pieces of Chocorite, too. Snack: A few of his daily snack options include nuts, cheese, HWC hot chocolate, TrueLemon Jello, Nori/Ham wraps, raw veggies with guacamole dip, or a baked tre Continue reading >>

A Guide To Cooking For One

A Guide To Cooking For One

How to treat yourself right when dining on your own Everyone eats alone sometimes. Whether your usual companion is out of town for a few days or you live by yourself and often dine on your own, there's no need to resort to wolfing down a bowl of cereal over the kitchen sink when you could be eating in style. This month we offer tips and techniques for making single servings work, from planning to shopping to the final product. While it may seem at first like a lot of trouble to prepare a complete meal for one, the results are well worth it. Homemade dishes are usually more nutritious and economical than restaurant meals. Cooking well for yourself can also be an important way to make your own health and happiness a priority. In other words: You're worth it. It may also be helpful to think of preparing dinner less as a chore than as a way to relax and de-stress. You can try out different recipes at your leisure without the pressure of others' approval. And you get to choose your favorite foods, since you are the only one you have to please. Begin the process by setting the mood. Make an effort to establish a dividing line between the day's activities and dinnertime. Set a place at the table with your favorite linen. Turn off the television, turn on the music, light a candle or two, maybe have a glass of wineand enjoy taking care of yourself. Planning makes a huge difference when it comes to healthy eating. That's certainly true for big families, but it may be even more so for individuals and couples. Set a goal to plan menus for a week at a time. Don't like the idea of leftovers? Think of them as "planned overs" instead: A small roast prepared on a Sunday, for example, could serve as an open-face sandwich on Monday and a vegetable stir-fry with small amounts of beef on T Continue reading >>

Popular Recipes

Popular Recipes

Award-winning cookbook authors Frances Towner Giedt and Bonnie Sanders Polin, PhD, created hundreds of diabetes-friendly recipes featured in our recipe center. The duo also authored The Joslin Diabetes Gourmet Cookbook—the only diabetes cookbook to have ever won the prestigious James Beard Award. Welcome to the Type 2 Diabetes Center! This is your launching pad for living better with type 2 diabetes. We’ve gathered all the latest type 2 diabetes information, research updates, and advances in devices and medications. And because diabetes impacts every facet of your life, you’ll also find practical advice from leading experts and other people living with type 2 diabetes featured here. That includes mouth-watering, healthy recipes; money-saving tips; advice to help navigate social, professional, and relationship issues; and inspiring personal stories from people just like you. Explore the resources here and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be alerted to new additions. Continue reading >>

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