Tips to Create Tasty, Healthy Diabetic Recipes

Posted by javanuddin on Monday, February 27, 2012

Are you diabetic and wondering just when and how you are going to be having tasty food, if at all? A lot of people assume that they should not be having anything the least tasty or fattening with diabetes. While it is true that fatty foods prove to be a bane for your already troublesome disorder, there are ways and means by which you can enjoy a great meal by substituting the fat content for something healthier. Here are some diabetic recipes that you can use to preserve your own health and that of your family as well! If Thanksgiving is just round the corner and you simply do not know what side dishes you can serve that also will not show on your waistline, read on......

Merely changing a few ingredients and using healthier alternatives for your side dishes makes your dish nutritious while not robbing it of its taste either. In this article, we show you how to fulfill everyone's palate while also keeping that nasty blood sugar count down!

Salad dressings can include non-fat sour cream instead of the regular, extremely rich mayonnaise.
Waldorf Salad
4 apples, unpeeled and diced
1 cup celery, sliced
¼ cup each of raisins and walnuts
½ cup low-fat sour cream
2 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of cinnamon
Lettuce leaves

Mix all the fruits and nuts. Add the sour cream, lemon juice and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly and serve on a platter lined with lettuce leaves.

Using greasy canned veggies actually ruins the entire nutritive quality of the dish. If, for instance, you are making a green bean casserole, opt for fresh onion rings instead. This way, you avoid the grease. You could also use some cool healthy toppings such as Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and crunchy low-cal nuts! That means great flavor with very little calories!

Green Bean Casserole

20Oz  green beans, washed and drained
10Oz can of low-fat, low-sodium cream of mushroom soup
¼ tsp black pepper, ground
1 onion, sliced into thin rings
¼ cup walnuts, chopped
2tbsp Parmesan cheese
1½ tbsp breadcrumbs

Toss the green beans and soup sprinkled with pepper in a large bowl. Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray, arrange this mixture in it and place it in a pre-heated oven. Place the onion rings on top, garnish with walnuts, cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake till golden brown. 

Go sugar-free

Add sugar-free sweeteners to your sauces. Add a dash of spice to them, such as cinnamon, cloves and ginger and you can relish the fantastic taste without being upset about adding to your body's sugar content!

Cranberry Sauce
2 cups cranberries
2 cups water
2/3 cup sugar-free sweetener
3" cinnamon stick
¼ tsp cloves, ground
¼ tsp ginger, ground

Boil all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook for about 45 minutes on low heat till thick. Mash the cranberries and refrigerate.

As you can see from the recipes above, healthy meals do not at all have to be boring meals. Merely reinvent your style of cooking, switch to healthier ingredients and enjoy yourself with your newfound diabetic recipes.

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