Having diabetes means you need to watch what you eat. Specifically you’ll start to look at the sugar content of food and decide whether it is safe for you to consume.
This can be an arduous task and make it very difficult to enjoy a varied diet. Of course this is made more complicated when you are looking to enjoy your food and perhaps even lose a little weight.
While ordering medical supplies is easy and essential for you to monitor your sugar levels; enjoying your meals is also important for your quality of life.
Fortunately there are several excellent low-carb options which will restore your joy of eating; in moderation:
1. Avocado Dip
You’ll need to mash 1 avocado with a fork and then add a tablespoon of lime juice, 2 tablespoons of non fat Greek yogurt, a teaspoon of mustard and a sprinkling of freshly chopped chives.
Mix it all together and enjoy dipping raw vegetables.
2. Bread Pudding
You might be surprised that you can enjoy this!
Simply mix all the following ingredients together and then place a scoop in each of your baking cups. You should get approximately 12 from this mix.
You’ll need to cook them for 30 minutes at 350°F and let stand for ten minutes afterwards.
- 4 Cups Cinnamon bread cubes
- 1 Tbsp Low Fat Spread
- 1 ½ Cups Milk – Your choice of type
- ½ cup egg substitute – this should be cholesterol free
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
You’ll need the following:
- ¾ cup tomato sauce,
- 2 egg whites
- 4 tbsp reduced-sodium chunky salsa,
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ½ cup oatmeal
- ½ cup minced onion
- ½ cup mushroom stems and pieces
- ½ clove garlic, minced
- 8 oz lean ground turkey
- 8 oz lean ground beef
Mix half of the tomato sauce with the egg whites, half the salsa and the pepper. Then add the oatmeal, garlic and onions.
Then add the turkey and beef and thoroughly combine it all before putting it in your cooking pan.
Now mix the rest of the salsa and tomato sauce and spread across the top.
You then simply need to cook for 1 hour at 350°F.
4. Apricot Soufflé
Finish off any meal with this delicious and easy to make apricot delight:
- 3 egg
- ½ cup chopped apricots
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp low fat spread
- ½ tsp cream of tartar
Melt your spread in a pan and then add the flour; stirring constantly. Then add the apricots and simmer for approximately 3 minutes before removing from the heat.
You should separate your egg whites from the yolks. Add the yolks to the pan and stir thoroughly. Then whisk the whites with the cream of tartar and fold it into your apricot mixture.
Cook for 30 minutes on 325°F
5. The quick breakfast
If you’re struggling with what to eat first thing in the morning with limited time then try scrambled eggs on whole meal toast. It will give you a boost without blowing your carbs out of the water.
6. Easy pudding
Equally when you want that dessert or are looking for a quick snack then try a pot of Greek yoghurt and some fresh raspberries.
Delicious and good for you!
7. Chickpea salad with Tuna
This has a distinctly Mediterranean feel. You’ll need:
- 1 tin Tuna in water
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 cup lettuce; chopped
- Several pieces of chopped cucumber
- 4 cherry tomatoes; cut
- Red onion; chopped
- 20ml olive oil
- 1 lemon
Gently mix all the ingredients together and serve! It’s that simple.