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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 >>

Diabetic Recipes

Diabetic Recipes

Take charge of the battle against diabetes with the help of the experts at Cooking Light magazine, including these recipes, study reports, videos and more. Continue reading >>

Beef And Veggie Chili Made Diabetes Friendly

Beef And Veggie Chili Made Diabetes Friendly

Chili is a food that can be laden with carbs and fat, so I wanted to tweak my recipe to make it more diabetes friendly. The main source of carbs in this recipe are beans- which are full of fiber. Fiber can help to normalize glucose levels. Also, I included cinnamon which has been shown to be beneficial in the diabetes diet. The cinnamon can be increased in the recipe based on your preferences or you could let each person add extra cinnamon to their serving if desired. I would consider this to be a mild chili and would be suitable for the whole family or those who prefer less spicy foods. You may adjust the seasonings up if you like a more spicy chili. In addition, feel free to alter the types of veggies in the ingredients to whatever lower starch veggies you may have on hand. Good additions could include zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, etc. Calorie and carb counts are listed on the recipe for your convenience. Continue reading >>

5 Best Smoothies For Diabetics

5 Best Smoothies For Diabetics

Author Notes: Daily smoothies are a sure way to clean-up the diet from processed foods and artificial junk. Instead of a drive-through breakfast when crunched for time, a h (…more) —Ammy Serves 2 This smoothie is a delicious balance of protein, carbs and fats. With essential omega-3 fatty acids that boost heart health and reduce inflammation, this Chocolate Spinach Smoothie is a chocolate treat that you can enjoy in the morning without any guilt! Notes – Be sure to check the sugar content of the protein powder before using it. For complete recipe please visit - . Continue reading >>

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

Chicken Veggie Stir Fry + The Pre-diabetes Diet Plan

Eating for overall good health and diabetes prevention just got a whole lot easier with this family-pleasing recipe for Chicken Veggie Stir Fry. Over 80 million Americans of all ages have pre-diabetes, which puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel damage. Obesity, inactivity, a low fiber diet, and a high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages are common risk factors for diabetes. To the rescue is registered dietitian, Hillary Wright, M.Ed, RD whose new book, The Pre-Diabetes Diet Plan outlines simple eating and exercise strategies aimed at reversing and preventing diabetes. As part of her pre-diabetes diet plan, Hillary recommends filling half your plate with non-starchy vegetables, 25% with a lean protein food, and the remaining 25% with a starchy veggie or whole grain. She’s not anti carb, but instead, she emphasizes the Two Qs: quality (whole grain) and quantity (not too much). I served our stir fry with whole grain brown rice and stuck to a 2/3 cup portion. Continue reading >>

Healthy One-pot Meals: 8 Easy Diabetic Dinner Recipes

Healthy One-pot Meals: 8 Easy Diabetic Dinner Recipes

If you're looking for the easiest dinners ever, then you've come to the right place! Our collection of Healthy One-Pot Meals: 8 Easy Diabetic Dinner Recipes makes cooking and clean-up a breeze. Just combine all your favorite ingredients, and that's it! You'll only dirty one pot, which leaves you more time to spend with your family and friends. Feel free to get a little creative and improvise with these recipes. After all, that's what cooking's all about! Why not add a little Mexican flair to your next pasta dish with some lean ground beef, corn and taco seasoning? One reader, JudyTrudy, even makes her own taco seasoning and salsa for the sauce to "zest it up" a bit. Healthy one-pot meals like this are great for the whole family! Everyone loves brisket because it's a magical way to transform an inexpensive cut of meat into something spectacular! We love it cause it's a one-pot wonder and can be prepared healthfully. Just be sure to start with plenty of time! It's one of those easy diabetic dinner recipes that'll earn rave reviews. Fast, flavorful, and filling, our Italian One Pot is a meal in itself! But if you'd like, serve it up with a garden salad or a steamed green veggie, and get ready for a truly homestyle easy one-pot meal. Mardi Gras Gumbo It doesn't get much healthier than chicken breast and brown rice. Black beans and stewed tomatoes pump up the flavor of our Tomato and Black Bean Chicken dish that's as easy as it is nutritious. Don't you love easy diabetic dinner recipes like that?! One-Pot Paella Our Beefy Cabbage Skillet is a hearty dish that comes together in just one skillet! One bite of this comforting and flavorful all-in-one meal will result in smiles all around. (Even non-cabbage lovers will love it!) When you're serving dinner to someone as important Continue reading >>

What Is A Balanced Diet For Diabetes?

What Is A Balanced Diet For Diabetes?

What is a healthy , balanced diet for Diabetes ? From Diabetes UK Whether you are living with diabetes or not, eating well is important. The foods you choose to eat in your daily diet make a difference not only to managing diabetes , but also to how well you feel and how much energy you have every day. How much you need to eat and drink is based on your age, gender, how active you are and the goals you are looking to achieve. Portion sizes have grown in recent years, as the plates and bowls we use have got bigger. Use smaller crockery to cut back on your portion sizes, while making the food on your plate look bigger. No single food contains all the essential nutrients you need in the right proportion. Thats why you need to consume foods from each of the main food groups to eat well. Naturally low in fat and calories and packed full of vitamins, minerals and fibre, fruit and vegetables add flavour and variety to every meal. They may also help protect against stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and some cancers. Try: adding an extra handful of vegetables to your dishes when cooking peas to rice, spinach to lamb or onions to chicken. Potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, chapattis, naan and plantain all contain carbohydrate, which is broken down into glucose and used by your cells as fuel. Better options of starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, wholewheat pasta and basmati, brown or wild rice contain more fibre, which helps to keep your digestive system working well. They are generally more slowly absorbed (that is, they have a lower glycaemic index, or GI), keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Try: potatoes any way you like but dont fry them with the skin left on for valuable fibre. Milk, cheese and yogurt contain calcium, which is vital for growing children as it kee Continue reading >>

Healthy Diabetic Recipes

Healthy Diabetic Recipes

Find healthy, delicious diabetic recipes including main dishes, drinks, snacks and desserts from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell. Of all the vegetables in the supermarket, cabbage gives you some of the best value for your dollar. It's inexpensive and low in calories, but packed with nutritional benefits (vitamin C, fiber, cancer-fighting phytochemicals). This easy vegetable side dish gets a boost of flavor from shallot, caraway seeds and a delicious finish of crisp bacon. This good-for-your-gut-health food gets super-silky when slowly cooked in the oven. Serve these flavorful braised leeks with roast chicken or fish. 1 1 This simple snack provides the energy you need when you start to drag. Protein-rich Greek yogurt and sweet strawberries make for a super-simple and satisfying snack. Roasting vegetables and salmon together on one sheet pan while the rice cooks makes an easy, satisfying meal packed with protein, whole grains and veggies. To ensure that you're getting 100 percent whole grains, look for a wild rice blend that consists of wild and brown rice. Blitzed cauliflower gives this very easy vegan soup recipe its creamy taste without adding any dairy. To get the silkiest texture, puree the soup in a blender rather than using an immersion blender. Make guacamole at home that tastes just like it came from Chipotle--but don't worry, our version won't be "extra"! This deliciously fresh guac is perfect for topping burrito bowls or tacos, or serve as an appetizer or healthy snack with tortilla chips and veggies. 1 ADVERTISEMENT Mashed avocado and white beans make for a fiber-rich and creamy topping, the perfect partner for a crispy slice of toast. Try it for a quick breakfast or snack. Potatoes were first to benefit from the Hasselback techinique--making thin Continue reading >>

Diabetic Entrées

Diabetic Entrées

Healthy Diabetic Meals Although the management approach and medications for diabetes vary depending on the type of diabetes, age, health status, and lifestyle factors–diet is always a key factor. The good news is that there are foods you can add to your diet that will help control diabetes. Our collection of healthy diabetic main dishes offer low-carb, low-fat, low-sugar, and low-sodium options that are flavorful and satisfying down to the last bite. First up is our Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Orange Salsa. View Recipe: Cedar Plank-Grilled Salmon with Avocado-Orange Salsa Grilled Chicken and Lemon Salad Depending on the season, you may want to consider substituting thin, blanched, fresh asparagus for the sugar snap peas. You can’t go wrong with either application. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is essential to the flavor of this salad. The bottled juice just doesn’t compare. Microwave lemons for about 30 seconds before squeezing them; they’ll yield more juice. View Recipe: Grilled Chicken and Lemon Salad Skillet Pork and Warm Pineapple Salsa Pineapple is a sweet foil for the fiery jalapeño. Either fresh or canned pineapple chunks work well in this recipe. If you like a spicier kick, remember that smaller jalapeño peppers are typically hotter than the larger ones. To complete the meal, serve with rice and steamed snow peas. View Recipe: Skillet Pork and Warm Pineapple Salsa Continue reading >>

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 >>

4 Easy & Delicious Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Meals

4 Easy & Delicious Diabetes-friendly Breakfast Meals

Over the years, I’ve heard LOTS of opinions on breakfast. Some people can’t function without eating it. Some people don’t have time for it. Some people just skip it because they aren’t even hungry. Some people are just out of ideas and bored with their current options. Regardless, breakfast is an important part of our day. If you have diabetes, it’s especially important to help regulate blood sugar and prevent highs (hyperglycemia) or lows (hypoglycemia). Additionally, there is research that indicates when we eat a high protein breakfast in the morning, it helps prevent cravings throughout the day while keeping us more satisfied. And since adding a protein source to every eating occasion will also help stabilize our blood sugar, a well-balanced breakfast is a great way to start our day. However, so often this is easier said than done. I’ve found it’s great to keep an arsenal of both quick and easy breakfast go-to’s that can be better for meal prepping on the weekends. So to help you cover all the bases, I enlisted the help of a few of my friends! All of these recipes are nutritionist-approved and diabetes-friendly. Enjoy! Egg Breakfast Pita with Feta and Spinach from Alissa Rumsey of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition & Wellness. This breakfast pita contains everything you need to create a filling meal that will literally keep you full for hours. It has the perfect combo of fiber, protein, and healthy fats to give you energy while preventing any spikes in your blood sugar. Simple Baked Eggs with Spinach and Salsa from Chef and Dietitian Sara Haas My friend Sara has a way of making everyday foods taste gourmet and this recipe is a great example of just that! With less than 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving, it is a high protein and low carb breakfast that is sure 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Diabetic Beef Stew

Diabetic Beef Stew

Peel and chop the onions coarsely. Chop the celery coarsely as well. Peel and mince the garlic. Saute the onions and celery until softened in the oil; remove them to a large stew pot. Add the beef or lamb to the frying pan and cook until browned, stir in the garlic; then add the meat to the onions and celery. Add the water or broth, the barley and the bay leaves to the stew pot. Peel and chop all the remaining vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Add them to the stew in the order given, then add the tomatoes and the spices. Simmer the stew until the meat is done and the vegetables and barley are tender. Add a little more water if needed. This can be made ahead; stew keeps and reheats well. Continue reading >>

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