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Diabetic Meal Recipes

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Everyday Diabetic Recipes

Everyday Diabetic Recipes

This is your one-stop shop for diabetic recipes from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen including, recipes that are healthy, free recipes, tasty healthy meals, simple recipes, eating with diabetes, diabetes friendly recipes, diabetic cakes, the best diabetic recipes, diabetic baking, diabetic recipes for chicken, diabetes recipe, free diabetic recipes, diabetic eating, and more! 496 Pins24.21k Followers 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 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 >>

7 Tips For Diabetes-friendly Cooking

7 Tips For Diabetes-friendly Cooking

Who says that having diabetes means you can’t still whip up delicious, homemade food? When you know the basics of meal planning, you can make almost any recipe work. So don’t throw out your cookbooks or toss your favorite recipes. Instead, take some tips about how to cook wisely. 1. Cook with liquid fats in place of solid fats. Solid fats often include saturated fats, which you should limit, or trans fats, which you should avoid totally. If a recipe calls for solid fat like butter, lard, or hydrogenated shortening, try trans-fat free margarine, spreads, or shortening instead. Check the label to see whether the product will work for cooking or baking. Many liquid fats -- oils such as canola, corn, olive, and grape seed -- can be healthy when used in moderate amounts. Some oils have stronger flavors that may affect the taste. So experiment to find which oils work best with which recipes. 2. Switch to low-fat dairy. Many dairy products used in cooking and baking are high in fat. You can lower the fat content without compromising taste. Instead of whole milk or half-and-half, pour 1% or skim milk, condensed skim milk, or nonfat half-and-half. Instead of sour cream, try low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt, buttermilk, or even low-fat cottage cheese (you may need to blend it first to make it smooth.) To make a sauce that calls for cream or whole milk, use cornstarch and skim milk. 3. Use less fat altogether. For many dishes, you can use 25% to 33% less fat than what the recipe says. Another tip: Substitute applesauce or mashed bananas for some or all of the fat in baked goods. *CGM-based treatment requires fingersticks for calibration, if patient is taking acetaminophen, or if symptoms/expectations do not match CGM readings, and if not performed, may result in hypoglycemia. Pl 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 >>

Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Diabetic Lemon Chicken Recipe

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (4 pieces) Preheat oven to 375F. Tear off a piece of aluminum foil thats large enough wrap up all four pieces of chicken. Spray the aluminum foil with nonstick cooking spray (on one side only), and lay the chicken breasts on the sprayed foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Grate 1 tablespoon of lemon zest and set aside. Juice the lemon, removing the seeds. Pour lemon juice over chicken, then sprinkle chicken with lemon zest, onion powder, white pepper, and oregano. Fold the aluminum foil over the chicken and roll the edges of the foil together to make a sealed packet. Place packet on a jelly roll pan or in a large, shallow casserole dish. Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully open foil, using tongs to remove chicken to serving plate. Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: One 4-ounce breast. Calories: 195 calories, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 96 mg, Sodium: 347 mg, Fiber: 0 g This recipe was created by Kathleen Stanley, a diabetes educator at Central Baptist Hospital 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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