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How To Eat Rice Without Affecting Blood Sugar Levels

How To Eat Rice Without Affecting Blood Sugar Levels

Expert-reviewed by Ashwini S.Kanade, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator with 17 years of experience Fact-checked by Aditya Nar, B.Pharm, MSc. Public Health and Health Economics As a diabetic, one of the first foods you are asked to give up is rice (and sugar, of course!). Which, let’s face it, is not easy for most of us. But why do you have to give up something that’s been part of your staple diet all your life? Do you have to eliminate it altogether? Are any healthier substitutes just as satisfying to the taste buds? Are all types of rice bad for you? Let’s find out. What makes rice risky for diabetics? To understand how rice causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels, you first need to understand what glycemic index or GI score is. GI is a score given to different food items (between 0-100) and indicates how they affect your blood sugar levels. For eg., refined sugar with a high GI of 100, instantly increases your blood sugar levels but a natural form like those found in fruits with a medium GI range increases it slowly. [1] You must’ve figured out by now that you need to include food with a low or medium GI in your diet and try to avoid ones with a high GI. High GI foods fall in the range of 70 and above, medium GI foods in the range of 56 to 69, and low GI foods in the 55 or less range. The rice variety most of us eat unfortunately falls into the first category. However, you don’t have to give it up completely (but don’t start celebrating just yet). Is there a way to continue eating rice safely? Try other varieties of rice: Brown rice, wild rice or wholegrain basmati rice. Brown rice is white rice that has not been stripped of its nutrients. It is rich in fibre and magnesium, that help regulate blood sugar levels. Wholegrain basmati rice Continue reading >>

Best Breakfast Ideas For Diabetics

Best Breakfast Ideas For Diabetics

After being identified as a pre-diabetic, I have understood how important is breakfast for diabetics, because the breakfast a diabetic chooses to take has a major role in controlling diabetes. It is important to start your day with low sugar high fibre diet which can keep you full for longer time without consuming more carbohydrates. Being a South Indian I am a fan of Dosa and idli. But these foods consist of 60-70% carbohydrates which do not make them the best breakfast for diabetics. So after a brief research and after talking to my Friend Manipal (Doctor) I have narrowed my breakfast menu to effectively manage my blood sugar levels. One thing I understood was to avoid Sugar, Salt and Oily Breakfasts.Most important thing is don't start your day with a coffee or tea with sugar, that will start your day with high blood sugar levels, Infact leaving tea and coffee made of milk is recommended for diabetics. Come let us see best breakfast ideas for diabetics. Monday's Break Fast is Oats with Milk I prefer taking Oats every monday as it is generally a non vegetarian sunday almost all time which makes my stomach heavy , So i prefer eating Oats with Milk sweetened by honey and added with almonds. providing below a typical oats recipe i take. I enjoy Quaker Oats, They make me feel good. these are not available at my place , I purchase them from Amazon. 1 kg Quaker Oats costs around Rs 180 the cost is similar to saffola and kellogs but the taste and feel is amazing. Oats 60 gms Milk 150 ml honey 1/2 teaspoon almonds 4 You can see above is a best breakfast idea for Monday, Light and fiber rich breakfast with very less amount of honey just to make it bit sweet and Almonds are good for diabetics. Tuesday's Breakfast is Bread and Omlet I prefer Brown Bread and Omlet as my Tuesday br Continue reading >>

Diet Chart

Diet Chart

Hello All, I am publishing this Diet Chart for the benefit of all my readers. This Diet Chart will help you organize your daily meal and eat the right dish everyday. This Diet Chart is targeted at people with diet restrictions, Diabetics and people who want to fight Obesity. The aim of this diet plan is to help you keep control of your overall blood glucose level, if you are a diabetic and to help you maintain the right weight, if you are overweight or obese. The carbohydrate present in food is the cause for significant increase in blood glucose level after the meal . The increase is proportionate to the amount of carbohydrate present in the food , the size of the meal, and the quantum of insulin in the body. If the amount of carbohydrate is maintained at the same level in the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day, then it is easy to keep the blood glucose levels consistently within the limit. For this, you hav to be sure of the quantity of the food you take . Increased presence of carbohydrate can affect the blood sugar level . Research is still going on regarding the relationship between carbohydrates, blood glucose, insulin and obesity. David Jenkins and Thomas Wolever of the University of Toronto have developed a new system(Glycemic Index)for classifying foods (carbohydrate contents), based on how fast they raise blood sugar level inside the body. According to them, a food with a higher glycemic value raises blood glucose faster and is less beneficial to diabetics . The glycemic index method replaces the older method of classifying carbohydrates according to their chemical structure of either “simple” or “complex” carbohydrates. According to reported clinical trials, Glycemic Index method also provide an excellent dietary approach for people who want Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipes: Rava Idli

Diabetic Recipes: Rava Idli

Semolina Cakes, Sooji ka Idli, Instant Idlis Rava Idli is a very interesting variation to the traditional idlis. It is a traditional dish from the state of Karnataka. The best part about making these idli is that it needs no planning ahead, no grinding the batter, no fermentaion etc. It can be made instantly with […] Continue reading >>

Moong Dal Idli ~ Diabetic Friendly Idli

Moong Dal Idli ~ Diabetic Friendly Idli

Folks I am back with another healthy recipe for you. I am taking my resolution of posting recipes that are as healthy as possible, a bit too seriously This is not a New Year’s resolution. I decided to do this late last year and I hope to keep at it as much as possible. When I was going through my archives I realised that I posted 60 odd recipes which is pretty low as compared to the other years. A few months from now this blog will celebrate its 8th birthday! Time simply flies, doesn’t it. So this year’s actual resolution from a blogging point of view is to post a 100 recipes by the end of 2017. Will I be able to do this? I do not know but putting it down on paper makes it impossible to squirm out of the deal for me. I also follow the videos of a motivational speaker Jay Shetty on Facebook who also asked for an affirmation to be added along with every challenge taken. So I will now aim to post at least 25 health recipes (out of the total 100) that are aimed towards helping those with special dietary needs/restrictions. There! In the days to come I will also share my experiences with the monthly challenges I plan to start taking this year. So coming back to today’s recipe, idli is one of our favourite breakfast options. Most times I stick to making them the traditional way – I haven’t perfected the ratio for the rice and urad dal and sometimes I have trouble getting the dough to rise so I use store bought batter. Sometimes I make the rava idli and on days when we are in the mood to eat sanna (Mangalorean/Goan idlies made with batter fermented with yeast) I make those or on rare occasions its the ragi idli that makes its appearance. Now the moong dal idlies are added to my idli repertoire! I got this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor’s book on Healthy Tiffins. Thes Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipes

Diabetic Recipes

It is not easy being a diabetic. Oral drugs or insulin are of absolutely no use if the person concerned is not willing to change the life style and the eating habits. Diet then is an important part of the daily routine of a diabetic. All diabetic recipes must avoid Sugar as far as possible. Artificial sweeteners can be resorted to, but remember products high in fat and cholesterol, which have been artificially sweetened by aspartame, or saccharin should not be consumed in the name of a being a diabetic diet. Their high calorific content makes them unsuitable for diabetics. A vegetarian diet is an inherent part of any diabetic recipe. South Indian dishes like idlis and dosa, which have very little fat content, are good for them. Idlis contain a mixture of rice and Bengal gram dal, which is soaked, ground and then allowed to ferment. As idlis are steam cooked, the question of fats do not arise. Idlis or dosas can be taken for breakfast. A little known but very good for diabetics is porridge made from ragi (nachni). The ragi is ground into flour and this flour is mixed with water and cooked for a while. A semi solid paste when mixed with buttermilk or curd is not only filling but also good to control the blood sugar levels. In India, Khichidis, which are a mixture of rice and toor dal, are filling and acceptable for diabetics. Broken wheat cooked just like rice is another alternative. It can be eaten in the same way as rice is. However, there is nothing like the ubiquitous Indian roti, which is filling and can be prepared in many ways. Wheat flour made into a dough and rolled into rotis which can be prepared on a tava or tandoori rotis which can be made on a tandoor, bhakris and naan are nutritive and at the same time fat free. The good thing about them is that they raise Continue reading >>

20 Healthy Idli Recipes For The Whole Family

20 Healthy Idli Recipes For The Whole Family

For anyone who has eaten idlis before, the very mention of the name will bring back memories of spongy white circles, steaming hot sambar and thick coconut chutney. I for one, would happily eat idlis every day for breakfast! But of course, normal people would want some variety, and that’s another great thing about idlis – they’re super versatile! You can mix any kind of ingredient to get a brand new idli recipe, while keeping it yummy and nutritious. So here are 20 healthy idli recipes for you to try, so you’re set for all the weekdays of the month! Poha is used across India in various forms, but this poha idli recipe from Hebbar’s Kitchen is one that unites everyone! Requiring no fermentation, you get soft, spongy idlis with a limited set of ingredients. 2. Vermicelli Idli Vermicelli upma is pretty common, but I’m not that used to vermicelli idlis. However, this recipe from Aromatic Essence looks absolutely gorgeous and is packed with flavor. Give your kids a pleasant surprise in their lunch box with these stuffed idlis from Dishes from My Kitchen! One bite and it will reveal a lovely potato masala stuffed inside – be sure of empty tiffins coming home! 4. Oats Idli We all know about the various benefits of oats, but let’s face it – plain old porridge can be really boring! Yummy Tummy Aarthi has an easy oats idli recipe that makes for a welcome change! 5. Quinoa Idli Quinoa is something that is yet to become popular in India. Being one of the few plant sources of complete protein, this is actually something that can help a vegetarian Indian diet! Try out this quinoa idli recipe from Padhu’s Kitchen – it’s easier than you think! 6. Rava Idli Skip the fried snacks at your child’s next party, and try these instant rava idlis instead. With a fun sm Continue reading >>

Okra Idli Recipe, How To Make Bhindi Idli Recipe| Idli Recipes

Okra Idli Recipe, How To Make Bhindi Idli Recipe| Idli Recipes

okra idli or bhindi idli recipe with step by step photos – soft, fluffy, delicious idli recipe prepared using bhindi/okra. this might come as a surprise for some, using bhindi/okra/ladies finger in making idlis. it was for me too until i came across this dosa recipe inspired by sadashiva rao mailankodi’s recipe on facebook foodie group, which was highly inspiring to say the least. i had made up my mind to try it out some time. my kids love idli as i have mentioned before. hence i made idlis with the recipe. idlis bring the convenience of ‘many in one go’. so bhindi idli/ladies finger idli it had to be. i made it with just a few changes to the recipe. to my surprise they came out soft, fluffy and perfect in texture. thank you sadashiva rao sir for the thought and recipe. some food for thought – did you know, the soluble fiber in bhindi/okra helps slowing down digestion. it slows down the break down of carbohydrates in the food, there by slowing the rate of conversion to glucose. this results in low glycemic index and there by beneficial in diabetics, termed as diabetic superfood by some. now does that mean this is probably one of the best ways in which a diabetic can have idlis – some food for thought! it keeps one fuller for longer, hence helpful in weight loss. it reduces cholesterol too. not simply that, the insoluble fiber in bhindi/okra helps in maintaining the gut health, preventing colon cancer. helps avoid constipation. being also rich in vitamins and minerals, including bhindi/okra in the diet has many benefits in addition to the deliciousness it contributes to various dishes. now that’s a lot of reasons to eat bhindi/okra however, as always i must mention, if you are on an advised diet for any reason, do consult your doctor/dietitian before making Continue reading >>

Millet Idli Recipe | Siridhanya Recipes

Millet Idli Recipe | Siridhanya Recipes

Millet idli recipe using Foxtail millet /navane . Idlis are the most popular breakfast of Southern India. It is steamed, healthy, balanced breakfast to start the day. Best food for the growing kids too. Generally idli is made of rice and urad dal, in this particular recipe I am using millets to make the idli. You can use any millet available to prepare this healthy dish. Interested in side dishes for the Idli? check these: Darshini style sambar for idli Restaurant style chutney for Idli Tomato Onion Chutney for soft traditional rice idli click on this Millets/ Siridhanyas believed to be good for diabetic patients since it releases the glucose slowly. All millets are non glutinous grains. Different millets: Navane – Foxtail millet, Harka – Kodo Millet, saame – little millet, Oodalu – barnyard millet, sajje – pearl millet, Raagi – finger millet, jola – Sorghum, Metric Wash and soak urad dal in 1¼ water overnight or minimum 3 to 4 hours. Wash and soak millets along with methi seeds in 1 cup water overnight or minimum 3 to 4 hours. Grind the urad dal in a grinder or mixer(use water as needed) along with soaked water to fine paste(takes around 12 minutes in grinder). Add little more water if needed. Drain the water from the soaked millet, add only millet to the grinder, grind it for a minute. Transfer the batter to a big bowl. Add salt, mix it with hand or ladle, cover it and keep aside to ferment.(may take 8 hours to 18 hours) Grease the idli plates keep it ready. Mix the fermented batter thoroughly, pour it to the greased idli plates. Steam cook this idlis on medium high heat for 12 to 14 minutes and then turn off the heat. After a minute, remove the idli from the plates using the wet spoon. Eat these hot idlis with chutney, sambar, …… Continue reading >>

Brown Rice Idli For Diabetics: Breakfast Recipe

Brown Rice Idli For Diabetics: Breakfast Recipe

All of us are well aware of the numerous health benefits of brown rice but we do not really know how to include it in our daily cooking. Moreover, people generally hesitate to make brown rice a part of their diet when compared to white rice. But brown rice is healthy in many ways. It is high in fiber content which reduces the risk of cancer, promotes weight loss and helps in stabilizing sugar levels. So, here is a simple Brown Rice Idli breakfast recipe for diabetics that not only tastes delicious but also healthy at the same time. We all know idli is one of the favourite breakfast items in India. It is not just tasty but healthy. We generally prepare idlis with white rice and dal but here we will add a new twist to the regular idli recipes. Since we want to include brown rice in our diet, we can start by making idlis out of it. It will provide a change in your regular taste while being healthy. So try out this recipe of brown rice idli which is also very healthy for diabetics. Serves: 3-4 Preparation time: 12 hours Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients Procedure Clean and wash brown rice, poha and urad dal separately. Now soak them in 3 cups of water separately for 8 hours. After 8 hours, drain the water from rice, poha and dal. Grind the rice first by adding a cup of water. Make a very fine paste. Now similarly grind the dal and poha and make a fine paste. Once done, mix all the three ingredients together in a big container and again beat them together in a food processor for about 10 minutes. Now keep the prepared mixture in a warm place for another 4 hours and allow it to ferment. After that add salt to the fermented batter and place the prepared batter in the idli moulds. Cover and steam the idlis for 5-7 minutes. Once the idlis get cooked, take out the idli stand a Continue reading >>

Recipe Of The Week: Jowar Idli Rava

Recipe Of The Week: Jowar Idli Rava

Preparation Time: 12 hours (includes soaking & fermentation); Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serve: 1 (3-4 idlis) Ingredients: Diabetacare Jowar idli rava: 1 cup; Urad dal: 1/2 cup; Oil for greasing- 1/4 tsp; Methi seeds: 1/2 teaspoon; Method: 1. Soak Diabetacare Jowar idli rava in 2 cups of water for 4-5 hours 2. Soak the urad dal along with methi seeds in 1 cup of water 3. Drain the water from urad dal & methi seeds and grind into a smooth paste. The batter should be smooth & fluffy and not very thick or grainy 4. Drain the soaked Diabetacare Jowar idli rava and add it to the ground urad dal and methi seeds. Mix it well. Add salt as per requirement 5. Let it ferment for 8 hours 6. Grease the idli moulds with oil and pour the idli batter on the moulds and steam it for 8 minutes (or till the idlis get cooked) 7. Serve hot with sambar or chutney Nutritive Value per serving: Energy- 203kcal; Carbohydrates- 28g; Fat- 2.1g; Protein- 10g Continue reading >>

Ragi Rava Idli Recipe (savory Steamed Millet Cakes)

Ragi Rava Idli Recipe (savory Steamed Millet Cakes)

Directions for Ragi Rava Idli Recipe (Savory Steamed Millet Cakes) To begin making the Ragi Rava Idli Recipe, combine the ragi flour, rava, yogurt and a little salt in a large mixing bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a thick batter (approximately 1 cup). Allow the mixture to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan; add in the mustard seeds and curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Turn off heat and keep aside. After the batter has rested for 15 minutes; stir in any additional water if the batter is become too think, it should fall thick and not in blogs. Next add in the seasoning, green chillies, ginger, enos fruit salt and the tablespoon of oil. Stir well to combine. Preheat a steamer with water. Pour the Ragi Rava Idli batter into the idli mold cavities. Place into the preheated steamer and steam the rava idli's for 10 minutes until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Once steamed, remove the Ragi Rava Idli from the steamer and keep aside for 5 minutes. Sprinkle some water over the idli's so they come out clean when you take them out of the cavities. Use a spoon to run through the sides of the cavities to remove idli's. Serve the Ragi Rava Idli's with Tomato Chutney and also Idli Milagai Podi for breakfast or pack it for the school lunch box Continue reading >>

Green Moong Idlis ~diabetic Recipe

Green Moong Idlis ~diabetic Recipe

We are in the third week of BM#35 and I have chosen the theme healthy recipes for Diabetes . Diabetic diet refers to the diet recommended to the sufferer of Diabetes and consist of high in dietary fibers , low in fats and low in sugar. My Father in law is diabetic and we prepare food for him as suggested by doctors. Normally we tried to reduce the intake of carbohydrates and increase the intake of low carb in his diet . As for diabetic people healthy eating is depends not on what one is eating but also when one is eating . Timing is very important and there should be a balance between healthy eating and timing. To read more about diabetic diet click here. I found this recipe on Tarla Dalal’s site and made it , my father in law liked these steaming hot idlis very much . This is a wonderful recipe replacing rice with healthy moong beans and added with vegetables also. So let’s start the recipe . Yum Ingredients : 1 cup moong dal /whole green gram 3 to 4 tablespoon carrot , grated 3 to 4 tablespoon cabbage , grated 1 teaspoon ginger , grated 1 green chilli , chopped 2 teaspoon besan /gram flour 2 tablespoon coriander leaves , chopped 1 teaspoon Eno fruit salt salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon oil for greasing the mould Method: Wash and soak green gram in enough water for 1 day . Next day drain the excess water and grind the dal to a thick paste using little water if required. Add the grated carrot , cabbage, ginger , green chilli , besan, coriander leaves and salt and mix well. Add the fruit salt on it and mix gently. Pour the mixture into greased idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes till they are done. Enjoy healthy idlis!! Serve-4. Cooking time -15 minutes Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#35 Continue reading >>

Bombay Rava Idli | Upma Rava Idli | Simple And Quick Diabetes Diet

Bombay Rava Idli | Upma Rava Idli | Simple And Quick Diabetes Diet

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, one has to make sure they don’t skip it. Most Diettian advice against rice based dishes. When you are on a diabetic diet, the usual idli and Dosa doesn’t suit as it is again made with rice. So finding better options with wheat really helps. This Idli made with Bombay Rava is another diabetes dish that is very quick and Diet friendly recipe. As we think of different dishes for a morning variety, this serves as a quick option. We just soaked the batter for 10 minutes for it to get ready. Bombay Rava Idli Ingredients Needed: Bombay Rava – 1 cup Hot Milk – as required Soda a pinch Salt to taste Urad dal paste – 1 tbsp (opt) Method to prepare: In a bowl, take all the ingredients and slowly mix it with hot milk using a spoon. The consistency should be of pouring state as the regular Idli batter. Allow it to rest for 10 – 15 mins. Check the consistency to make sure the rava has not absorbed all the milk, if required add little more hot milk. Then pour the batter into greased idli moulds and steam as you would do with regular idlis Notes: Add Urad Dal paste is optional. First time when we made this, we had some Urad dal paste taken from the regular Idlis. But we have checked it again to see if that really made any difference. If you can make it without adding the Urad dal paste also. If you are grinding Urad dal at home, you can refrigerate it for couple of days. Continue reading >>

Barnyard Millet Idli & Dosa – Gluten Free Diabetic Friendly Recipe For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family

Barnyard Millet Idli & Dosa – Gluten Free Diabetic Friendly Recipe For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family

Health watchers, aren’t you aware of Barnyard Millet? Haven’t tried your hands on this nutritious Millet? Well better late than never, lets know more about Barnyard Millet and also a simple recipe tagged along with this. One step towards monitoring our own health. What Is Barnyard Millet Barnyard Millet is known as Kuthiravali in Tamil, Oodalu in Kannada, Odalu in Telugu, Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam. Barnyard Millet is gluten free and a vegan cereal, belongs to Millet family, which is a tiny white, round grain “The Siruthaniyam”. Nutritional Value of Barnyard Millet High in fiber hence curbs the hunger pangs Good source of minerals like Zinc and Manganese Maintains the fluctuations of body temperature Rich Antioxidant properties High in Carbohydrate profile Bran layer has good fat and minerals content Good source of B-complex Vitamins The other Indian names for Barnyard Millet are Vari, Varai, Sanwa, Samwa and Swang. The nutritional profile of Barnyard Millet is 6 times more fiber than wheat. Barnyard Millet is rich sources of bone-building minerals material that is the essential Calcium and Phosphorus on daily basis. How to make BARNYARD MILLET IDLI & DOSA – GLUTEN FREE DIABETIC FRIENDLY RECIPE for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family Highly beneficial in detoxifying ones body Lowers the blood cholesterol level Prevents the occurance of Breast Cancer Helps in preventing the Type 2 Diabetes Reducing Blood Pressure Protects and takes care against Heart Disease Constipation, bloating and cramping of the body could be prevented An ideal replacement of food grains like Rice in making of dosa and idli batter due to its good antioxidant profile nature. Continue reading >>

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