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Diabetic Friendly Smoothies

Diabetic Friendly Smoothies

Living with diabetes is all about managing your blood sugar levels. This is a chronic illness, but you can live well with it if you manage it. A huge part of that management is diet. Several lifestyle factors can affect your well-being as a diabetic and your blood sugar levels, but what you eat on a daily basis is one of the most important. Eating healthful, balanced meals can help maintain a steady blood sugar level and smoothies can be a part of this balance. There are even some recommended superfoods that are particularly good for controlling blood sugar and they all work well in smoothies. Of course, it is important that you discuss any lifestyle changes, such as your diet, with your doctor. Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar, or glucose. Most common are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is sometimes called juvenile diabetes because it is usually first diagnosed during childhood. If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t make insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose. In a healthy person, the pancreas releases insulin when blood sugar levels get too high. The insulin goes to work lowering the amount of glucose in the blood. Type 1 diabetics need to inject insulin regularly to maintain a normal blood sugar level. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still makes insulin, but your body has developed a resistance to it and it no longer adequately lowers blood glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is sometimes called adult-onset, as it is rare to develop in children. In adults type 2 is the most common kind of diabetes, accounting for around 90 percent of all cases. It develops in stages and can be prevented or even reversed with proper lifestyle changes, including diet, weight loss, and exe Continue reading >>

Meal Planning Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Meal Planning Tips For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Putting It All Together If you have diabetes, SparkPeople highly recommends that you work directly with a Registered Dietitian or Certified Diabetes Educator to receive comprehensive training in diabetes self-management. Together you can develop a diabetes meal plan based on your health goals, tastes, and lifestyle—as well as the latest guidelines for healthy eating. Below are examples of two different meal planning systems; your registered dietitian can help you decide which is best for you. 1. Carbohydrate Counting is the most accurate meal planning system for controlling blood sugar levels. Essentially, carbohydrate counting is a way to “budget” the amount of carbohydrate eaten at any meal or snack. This method allows you to choose any type of carbohydrate foods, as long as the portion size you choose allows you stay within your goal “budget.” In general, about half of your daily calories should come from carbohydrate foods. However, if you have diabetes, it is important to eat roughly the same amount of carbohydrate at each meal. Commonly recommended “budgets” are 30 to 45 grams (2 to 3 servings) of carbohydrate per meal for women and 45 to 60 grams (3-4 servings) per meal for men. Both women and men should limit snacks to 15 to 30 grams (1 to 2 servings) of carbohydrates. (Click here for a printable reference chart of carbohydrate servings.) Your Registered Dietitian will determine the right amount of carbohydrates for you, along with guidelines for protein and fat intake. In addition to carbohydrate budgeting, it is important to space your meals and snacks evenly throughout the day to keep blood sugar levels stable. Experts recommend waiting at least two hours (but no more than five hours) between meals and snacks during the day. This will help preve Continue reading >>

Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner

Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet Dinner

One pan wonders! This easy keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a skillet meal the whole family will love. They won’t even notice it’s low carb and grain-free. Primal and THM-friendly. Mothers of children with Type 1 Diabetes are the hardest working women in show business. Seriously, I mean that. I do not have a child with Type 1 Diabetes but I am fortunate to be privy to an amazing group of women who do. And I am continually humbled by the work they have to put in just keeping their children healthy and on track. It’s a full time job unto itself and many of them also juggle full time jobs on top of it. Long after most kids are sleeping through the night, these mums have to drag themselves out of bed several times to check their child’s glucose levels and adjust as necessary. Despite major advances in technology, they constantly have to monitor and check, watch and listen. And make educated guesses as to what that kiddo’s system is going to do, whether they will go high or low based on food, exercise, excitement and illness. And sometimes, despite their best efforts, the scary high or the scary low happens and they have to scramble madly to help their little one recover. Blows. My. Mind. I am in awe of their dedication and the sheer force of will it takes to parent a child with diabetes. That’s not adding in the fact that teachers and friends and other people in the child’s life have to be educated on how to help too. Or the fact that kids are sometimes non-compliant, sneaking a sweet at school or at a friend’s house. So I am truly honoured and humbled that they have invited me into the fold, to share and observe. All because I happen to make some recipes that their kids love and that aren’t going to send those wacky blood glucose levels any wackier. Don Continue reading >>

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Skinny Beef Enchiladas

Okay, guys. Here is that delicious new recipe I promised you. SKINNY BEEF ENCHILADAS. Yes, Ma’am. Skinny Enchiladas that are so out-of-this-world good you will want to make them again and again! Those of you that have followed my blog for awhile know that I’m a die-hard Mexican food lover. It is my ultimate weakness. The flavors and textures in Mexican food drive me insane (in a very good way. haha!) Unfortunately though, most of it can be filled with tons of fat and grease. So times like now, when I’m trying to eat healthy-er and exercising, that kind of food just isn’t on my diet… until now. I cut down on a lot of fat and calories by using really lean ground beef. 96% lean to be exact. But you could always use lean ground turkey or even chicken. I also made them with low-fat cheese and loaded them up with onion and spices so they were extra flavorful. I think that’s the typical problem with ‘skinny’ or ‘light’ recipes- they lack in flavor so it makes you miss the real thing. Not with these though, my friends. They are so tasty and totally cured my Mexican food cravings. *High five* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown and crumble ground beef with the chopped onion. (There should not be any grease to drain if you used extra lean beef.) Add garlic, cumin and black pepper to beef. Cook and stir another 5 minutes or so until heated through. Remove from heat. Wrap tortillas in a damp paper towel then warm in microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. Pour enchilada sauce in a medium bowl. Dip each warm tortilla in enchilada sauce then place on a plate. Top tortilla with 3 Tablespoons of beef mixture and 1 Tablespoon of cheese. Roll up and place in prepared pan, seam-side Continue reading >>

What To Eat When You Have Both Ibs And Diabetes

What To Eat When You Have Both Ibs And Diabetes

Some people have the misfortune of having to deal with IBS and diabetes at the same time. Little information is available as to how many people struggle with the two health problems together. What seems to be the case, however, is that IBS and diabetes are two distinct disorders, with no physiological overlap. Therefore, it appears to be just plain bad luck to be stuck with the two. IBS and diabetes do share one thing in common—a complicated relationship with food. This can make the job of figuring out what to eat quite challenging. If you have both IBS and diabetes, it might be a good idea to work with a nutritionist who is knowledgeable about both disorders in order to come up with a balanced food plan that is optimal for stabilizing blood sugar, while avoiding foods that may trigger IBS symptoms. The following discussion covers some of the factors that you may want to consider as you seek a dietary plan that works for you. What to Eat for Diabetes If you have been diagnosed with either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, you have hopefully discussed diet with your doctor and perhaps have worked with a nutritionist. Type 1 diabetes requires that you take special care with meal planning, while type 2 diabetes requires more of a focus on weight loss and control. Information on optimal diets for type 1 and 2 diets can be found here: What to Eat for IBS Unlike diabetes, the relationship between food and IBS symptoms is a somewhat controversial subject. For years, the medical establishment downplayed the role of food as a trigger or explanation for IBS distress. This approach was in direct contrast to the perception of many people with IBS that food is the absolute culprit in causing acute IBS symptoms. This disparity in perceptions is mellowing somewhat as researchers a Continue reading >>

25 Easy Recipes For Senior Nutrition

25 Easy Recipes For Senior Nutrition

Manydifferent factors make it difficult for seniors to eat well from changing taste buds to a lack of interest in cooking, tomedication side effects. On top of that, older adults have different nutritional requirements . Though they need fewer calories, they need more B vitamins, calcium, protein, and other nutrients. Weve put together a list of healthy, nutrient-dense recipes for senior nutrition , including: breakfasts, main dishes, salads, soups, and vegetarian meals most with just a handful of ingredients. A Place for Mom is here to help seniors and their families meet the challenge of healthy and simple cooking. Weve consulted our nutritionists, scoured the web, and collected 25 recipes that are heart-healthy and nutrient dense, with plenty of fiber, protein and vitamins: In a microwave safe cereal bowl, mix together the oatmeal and salt. Stir in water. Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Stir. Microwave on high power for another minute. Stir again. Microwave an additional 30-60 seconds on high power until the cereal reaches the desired thickness. Stir again. Top with banana slices and frozen yogurt. 3 cups rinsed and finely chopped kale (stems removed) Mince onion and chop garlic; let them sit for 5 minutes to enhance their health-promoting benefits. Heat 1 TBS broth in a 9-10 inch stainless steel skillet. Saute onion over medium heat, for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Add garlic, ground lamb or turkey, and cook for another 3 minutes on medium heat, breaking up clumps. Add kale and 2 TBS broth. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook covered for about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and mix. Beat eggs, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and pour on top of mixture evenly. Cook on low for another 2 minutes without stirring. Place skillet unde Continue reading >>

15 Cooking And Eating Tips If You Have Diabetes

15 Cooking And Eating Tips If You Have Diabetes

For most of us, dialing back on sugar and simple carbs is an effective way to fast-track the weight loss process. However, for those living with diabetes, adhering to this diet strategy can be a matter of life and death. Diabetics are two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a life-threatening stroke, according to the American Heart Association. And for those who don’t properly control their condition, the odds of health issues—which range from cardiovascular trouble to nerve damage and kidney disease—increases exponentially. Though the consequences of veering off track from a diabetes-friendly diet can be downright terrifying, that doesn’t mean you have to adhere to a bland, boring diet. In fact, this common misconception is the reason Lori Zanini, RD, CDE, penned the forthcoming Eat What You Love Diabetes Cookbook, which devotes all of it’s 200+ pages to the art of eating your cake and having it, too. “After working with thousands of diabetic individuals over the years, I noticed that many asked me the same question at their first appointment. ‘Can I still eat my favorite foods?’ And the answer from me was always ‘Yes!’ It’s the portion sizes and frequency that makes the most difference, in addition to how the food is prepared,” Zanini tells us, adding, “After years of working one on one with newly diagnosed diabetics, I knew there was a need for this book. It makes controlling your blood sugar simple.” Zanini’s book will hit stands November 1st, but we couldn’t wait to share some of her amazing tips that will totally change living with diabetes as you know it! Read on to get in the know and while you’ve got your condition in the forefront of your mind, don’t miss these 30 Easy Continue reading >>

Best Diabetic Recipes: Dinner For Two

Best Diabetic Recipes: Dinner For Two

Diabetic Living / Diabetic Recipes / 30 Minute Tasty diabetic recipes when you're cooking for two people, or even for one, can be hard to find. We have healthy dinner ideas with main dish, side dish, and dessert recipes created specifically for a dinner for two. Fresh salsa paired with right-off-the-grill chicken skewers makes a perfect low-carb combo with only 1 gram of fat. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy Cilantro gives these garden-fresh beans a flavor boost without adding calories or carbs. Pair with beef, pork, poultry, or even tofu for a perfect dinner for two. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy For a light meal that's quick and easy, plus stuffed with taste, try this impressive dish with 23 grams of protein in each serving. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy Finish off any dinner for two with this effortless dessert. It has just four ingredients, so you can whip up this refreshing treat in minutes. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy A fresh cilantro-and-citrus marinade prepares this skirt steak for perfection. Serve with a side of grilled veggies to complete this easy meal. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy The nonstarchy veggies drizzled with light vinaigrette makes a refreshing salad that partners perfectly with grilled steak or chops. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Meals Made Easy This south-of-the-border spin on an American classic leaves taste buds craving more. Serving the patties on tostada shells instead of buns keeps this dish low in carbs. Diabetes Recipes , Diabetic Meals , Popular Diabetic Recipes , Continue reading >>

15 Breakfast Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

15 Breakfast Recipes For Type 2 Diabetes

Drop Scones Drop scones, also called Scotch pancakes, are easy to make and perfect for a healthy breakfast on the weekend, or even as a simple dessert. Served with creamy low-fat vanilla yogurt and sweet, succulent berries, they are quite irresistible. Blueberry Popovers Similar to Yorkshire puddings, popovers are a much-loved treat, and the sweet version here is perfect for breakfast or brunch. The batter is baked, and the blueberry popovers are served with sweet, fresh berries to add extra vitamin C. Apple and Hazelnut Drop Scones Drop scones are an almost instant snack or breakfast treat. The thick batter is made by simply stirring together a few basic pantry ingredients, and the scones cook in minutes. Here they are flavoured with diced apple and toasted hazelnuts. Top with a little light maple syrup and enjoy warm from the pan. Breakfast Muffins Muffins are perfect for breakfast, providing the energy boost the body needs to start the day. This particular breakfast muffin recipe is packed full of good ingredients that add fibre, vitamins and minerals, too. Summer Berry Muffins Fresh summer berries add delicious flavour, colour and nutrition to these tempting berry muffins. They are best fresh from the oven, but are also good once cooled-an ideal addition to a lunchbox, or for breakfast on the go. Apricot-Pecan Muffins Packed with fresh fruit and nuts, and delicately spiced with cinnamon, these homemade apricot and pecan muffins are lower in fat and sugar than store-bought muffins, and contain no trans fats or preservatives. Cinnamon-Raisin Bread This whole-wheat bread loaf studded with raisins tastes good plain or with a little light butter or margarine spread on it. It’s also wonderful toasted for breakfast, when the gentle aroma of warm cinnamon makes a soothing Continue reading >>

Vegan Gluten-free Diabetic Recipes

Vegan Gluten-free Diabetic Recipes

Source Diabetes and celiac disease often strike at the same time, because both are autoimmune conditions. Those that need to radically change their diets may also find they have diary, egg or meat sensitives that mean they need to go vegan as well. While cutting out meat, dairy, eggs and gluten and also keeping your blood sugar in check may sound challenging, there are still plenty of good foods and recipes to choose from. Try these three recipes as a jumping off point to make your own custom meals. Edamame Salad This salty, crunchy salad makes an excellent side dish or a light lunch. The protein in the edamame helps keep this dish on the low-glycemic index side. Servings per recipe: Eight Prep time: Five minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Nutritional Info Calories: 223 Total fat: 9.5 grams Total carbs: 24 grams Dietary fiber: 10 grams Protein: 11 grams Ingredients Two 12- or 16-ounce bags frozen shelled Edamame One cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup fresh basil, cut into very thin strips and then halved Four tablespoons of olive oil Fresh cracked pepper to taste Instructions Boil the edamame in salted water for five minutes. Drain and pat dry. Toss the edamame with the cranberries, basil and olive oil until coated. Top with cracked pepper. Optional: Crumble some vegan cream cheese into small pieces on top. Quinoa Pancakes These hearty, nutty pancakes taste great on their own or with some sugar-free syrup poured on top. Servings per recipe: Eight Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Nutritional Information Calories: 104.7 Total fat: 1.4 grams Total carbs: 18.0 grams Dietary fiber: 1.6 grams Protein: 5.4 grams Ingredients One serving cooked quinoa (1/4 cup dry) One scoop protein powder One cup gluten-free all-purpose flour mix Two scoops egg replacer One teaspoon canola oil Continue reading >>

Two-layer Milk Coffee Banana Smoothie (diabetic Recipe)

Two-layer Milk Coffee Banana Smoothie (diabetic Recipe)

Two-Layer Milk Coffee Banana Smoothie (Diabetic Recipe) This refreshing and nutritious smoothie is sugar-free, great to be served as breakfast on day 4 of cabbage soup diet. Two-Layer Milk Coffee Banana Smoothie (for Diabetics) | Dietplan-101 Yields: 2 servings (Each serving: 28 g Net Carbs) Combine half of the banana and milk in a blender. Process on high until smooth, then pour equally into 2 tall glasses. Combine the remaining banana, coffee, ice cubes and sweetener in the blender. Process on high until smooth, then pour slowly into the glasses with milk smoothie. Can be served on day 4 of cabbage soup diet as breakfast or snack. I may receive compensation from some companies whose products I review. If you buy from a link on this website I may get paid an affiliate commission. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this website. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. Continue reading >>

The Best 10 Delicious Diabetic Smoothie Recipes

The Best 10 Delicious Diabetic Smoothie Recipes

For a long time, people living with diabetes didn’t get to enjoy many delicious options due to diet restrictions. But not anymore. Today, I’m giving you my best 10 smoothie recipes especially crafted for diabetics. They are ideal for you, whether you are a type 1 or type 2 diabetic. My parents are diabetic and most of my extended family has diabetes too. We had to learn to live with it, and we've found smoothies to be a great solution - provided we chose the right ingredients, as I'll show you here. Fighting Diabetes Type 2 ? I've gotten several enthusiastic recommendations from followers who tried the "Reverse Diabetes Today" program. Note: it's now on a special 50% off promo, so grab it while the promo is still up. It’s important that through my experience, you’ll have a helpful new tool to live a wholesome life. You can now develop a meal plan with diabetic smoothies being a part of your everyday diet. ​My mother used to complain that her meals were boring. She would skip meals everyday, which caused her agony, as her blood sugar levels would decrease so rapidly. And now, with these smoothies, she’s always looking forward to her meal times. Her sugar levels are stable and she’s never been happier.​ Want to lose weight with smoothies? How smoothies can be good for Diabetes You may have thought that smoothies are laden with sugar. It’s true for many store-bought options, but at home you’re in perfect control. This is what prompted me to look up recipes to make low sugar, diabetic friendly smoothies. The best part?​ These are more than delicious treats. They are low calorie recipes for healthy smoothies to help you lose weight. You’ll appreciate how quick they are to make, especially on those days you’re too busy to cook or too lazy. Other days Continue reading >>

64 Easy Dinner Recipes For Two

64 Easy Dinner Recipes For Two

Home > Editor's Picks > 64 Easy Dinner Recipes for Two You must be logged in to add a private note. Login | Register We are adding the recipe to your Recipe Box. You must be logged in to add a recipe. Login | Register If you think cooking for two requires halving a larger recipe, then you're in for a treat with these great dinners for two! These easy recipes for two are all tailor-made for you and your companion, so whether you're looking for quick dinners for two, healthy dinners for two, or easy meals for two on a budget, you'll find the perfect recipes in this collection. Finding just the right dinner for two has never been so easy, because we have tons of options! We've got a delicious selection of recipes for you, including seafood and chicken dinners for two; beef, pork, and veal dishes; pasta for two; side dishes; and even desserts for two! Why go out for a fancy meal when you can make restaurant-quality recipes for two at home? You'll never be disappointed with these delicious dishes, and you'll never have to struggle with cutting down a larger recipe or storing too many leftovers again. Just pick out your favorite recipe for two from the list below and you'll have a perfectly-portioned meal on the dinner table in no time! Winner, winner! We've got some great chicken dinners for two! Below, you'll find some of our chicken recipes, including everything from simple chicken dinners for busy weeknights to fancier recipes for your weekend sit-down dinners. Both of you are going to love these easy recipes, and we're sure you'll come back to them again and again. (Our Chicken Marsala for Two is one of our most popular recipes, so you might want to try that one first!) Check out our blog post, " 3 Print-Outs You Need in Your Kitchen ," for a guide on how to cut a recip Continue reading >>

Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Bowl

Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Bowl

Low Carb Chicken Philly Cheesesteak is the perfect recipe for a delicious, health and quick-fix meal. In less than 30 minutes, you can enjoy a diabetes-friendly meal the whole family will love. CLICK BELOW FOR THE LOW CARB CHEESESTEAK VIDEO: I’m back with more philly cheesesteak!!! Now do you believe me when I say “I’ll never give up my quest for the ultimate low carb philly cheesesteak recipe”? First there was Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Cups, next there was Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Mushrooms and then Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Bowl! Now my fellow cheesesteak lovers, I give you my low carb chicken-based version. ♥ This recipe is perfect if you are cooking for either low carb eaters or people with diabetes and also for those who have no diet restrictions. Just add in a hoagie roll or hamburger bun and dinner is done. It all begins with thinly sliced chicken breasts. I sliced my chicken partially frozen which helps tremendously with getting the super thin slices I wanted. If your chicken is fresh or thawed, simply place it back in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to get it to a semi-frozen state. (You can slice the chicken breasts without freezing them, it just makes things a little easier) Next, I added my seasonings to the raw sliced chicken and made sure all pieces were coated. I let this sit a few minutes while I warmed up a little olive oil in my skillet. (You could complete this step up to a day ahead of time if you’d like. Just store the chicken in fridge until your ready.) When your olive oil is heated, add the chicken slices and spread them out. I used a large skillet here and it allowed enough room for 2 large chicken breasts. As the chicken browns, continue spreading the pieces out and turning them so each side is nicely browned. For this part, you Continue reading >>

Dinner Ideas For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Dinner Ideas For People With Type 2 Diabetes

Every 23 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. But although diabetes is widespread, public awareness and understanding of the disease can be limited. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 29 million Americans currently have diabetes, but a quarter of them do not know it. Another 86 million adults have prediabetes, with 90 percent of them being unaware. Diabetes is a serious disease that can, if uncontrolled, lead to loss of eyesight, cardiovascular problems, kidney damage, and even amputation of lower limbs. The good news is, it can be managed and these serious health problems can be avoided. Diet techniques for diabetes The even better news is that diabetes can be managed through a combination of exercise, health care, and diet. Despite popular belief, a diet can be varied, tasty, and fulfilling. The "diabetic plate" Maintaining a consistent, well-balanced diet can help people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels under control. Portion control is also important, which is where the "diabetic plate" comes in. Endorsed by several organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, the "diabetic plate" can be very helpful when planning dinners. Follow these simple steps: Draw an imaginary line down the center of your plate. Divide one half into two further sections, so that your plate is now divided into three. Fill the biggest section with non-starchy vegetables, such as spinach, green beans, salsa, mushrooms, broccoli, or others. Use proteins to fill one of the smaller sections. Good options are skinless chicken, salmon, shrimp, tempeh or tofu, eggs, and much more. Legumes can fit in either the protein or the starch section because they provide both protein and carbohydrate. Grains, legumes and starch Continue reading >>

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