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6 Easy Salad Recipes To Help Control Diabetes

6 Easy Salad Recipes To Help Control Diabetes

“I don’t want to eat like a rabbit!” This is what I hear when I encourage increased leafy greens and vegetables to people with diabetes. However, there is a proverbial goldmine of nutrients in salad that can help people with diabetes decrease blood sugar and get needed nutrients. Salad doesn’t have to be boring! We can help with 6 easy salad recipes to help control diabetes and make you love eating your greens. According to The American Diabetes Association, as of 2012 over 29.1 million people in the United States were diagnosed with diabetes. This is over 9.3% of the American population. These numbers are shockingly on the rise all because of the way we are choosing to eat. Our diets are too high in fat cholesterol, sodium, and processed foods. Go to your cupboard. Take out a box of packaged food. Turn it over and read the ingredients. Are there things on there you can’t read or understand? Should you really be eating it? Fresh Is Best Think about where you shop. If you go around the perimeter of your local grocery store, all of the fresh non-processed items are around the perimeter of the store. Here you will find all the best ingredients for wholesome and fresh foods. Bare salad would be best for people with diabetes, because it is actually the toppings and dressings that make it bad for you. Choosing the right ingredients can still keep things tasting good and good for you. Our expert taste team found six of the best tasting and easy to make salads that are diabetes friendly. Actually, they are good enough for the whole family to enjoy right along with you! We’ve even included recipes for people watching gluten intake and vegetarians too. Let’s take a look. For more diabetes related information read the following: 1. Salmon Topped Spinach Salad and Lem Continue reading >>

Diabetic Salads

Diabetic Salads

Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette You would think all salads are healthy, but some can be loaded with hidden fat and sugar. These salads are slimmed down and perfect for a diabetic diet. First is our Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette. Use this simple and fast recipe to pair with pasta dishes or a meaty main course. The light, crisp, and tasty blend will accentuate a heavier meal. View Recipe: Spinach with Garlic Vinaigrette Persimmon-Walnut Oil Salad This simple salad is made special with the use of high-quality ingredients. Choose crisp, globe-shaped Fuyu persimmons, which remain firm even when ripe. The heart-shaped Hachiya persimmon, which does not become sweet until its flesh is quite soft, is better suited for baking. View Recipe: Persimmon-Walnut Oil Salad You May Like Continue reading >>

Diabetic Friendly Waldorf Salad

Diabetic Friendly Waldorf Salad

Drizzle lemon juice over diced apples; toss well. Mix in celery and walnuts. Blend together sugar, salt, low-fat yogurt and mayonnaise. Fold into apple mixture; chill. Advertisement Continue reading >>

Diabetic Greek Salad Recipe

Diabetic Greek Salad Recipe

Preparation time: 20 minutes. Ingredients 2 large tomatoes, thickly sliced 1 medium cucumber (about 7 inches long), thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings 1/3 cup Kalamata olives 2 teaspoons capers 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat Feta cheese Dressing: 1 clove garlic, crushed (or 1 teaspoon bottled garlic) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Directions Combine tomato slices, cucumber slices, and onion rings on a large platter or in a large bowl. Top with olives, capers, parsley, and crumbled Feta. Place garlic, pepper, and lemon juice in a food processor or blender and pulse 4 times. With the food processor or blender running (hold lid partially over top of blender to keep ingredients from splashing out), carefully pour oil in a slow, steady stream, processing until smooth. Pour dressing over salad and serve (if salad is in a bowl, toss gently to coat). Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1/6 of salad. Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 130 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 220 mg, Fiber: 2 g Exchanges per serving: 2 nonstarchy vegetable, 2 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1/2. This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky. Disclaimer Statements: Statements and opinions expressed on this Web site are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the publishers or advertisers. The information provided on this Web site should not be construed as medical instruction. Consult appropriate health-care professionals before taking action based on this information. Continue reading >>

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