Healthy Diabetic Recipes
Healthy and tasty diabetic recipes should be a staple in the recipe books of everyone who has diabetes, to keep blood sugar levels in check.
With all of the information about diabetes nutrition available today, living with diabetes certainly doesn’t have to be a death sentence any more.
Look for more information on eating healthy with diabetes below the links.
Garlic Eggplant Dip
Hummus – Middle Eastern Chick Pea Dip
Homemade Tomato Salsa
Italian Antipasti Platter
Ginger Shrimp Pot Stickers with Hot Mustard Dipping Sauce
Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Puff Pastry Pockets
Black Bean Salsa
Diabetic Chicken Recipes (and Turkey)
Baked Garlic Chicken
Spatchcocked Roast Turkey with Lemon, Sage, and Garlic
Turkey Cutlets with Garlic Butter Sauce
Baked Chicken Breasts, Italian Style
Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Chicken Stir Fry
Chinese Chicken Salad
Beer Can Chicken
French Herbed Baked Chicken
Beef and Ground Beef
Pork and Ham
Fish and Seafood
Cedar Plank Salmon
Baked Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
Baked Salmon Fillets
Crispy Baked Halibut
You will find many more seafood, salmon and other fish recipes here.
Salad and Vegetable Recipes
Classic Caesar Salad
Lentil and Carrot Salad
Italian Caprese Salad
Green Bean Salad
Marinated Tomato Salad
Orange and Beet Salad
Stir Fried Asparagus with Ginger and Cashews
Wild Rice with Vegetables
Marinated Vegetables, Mediterranean Style
Roasted Thyme Scented Carrots
Low Carb Broccoli Soup
Turkey or Chicken Soup
Southwestern Black Bean Soup
Beef Barley Soup
Navy Bean Soup
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Cioppino (Italian Seafood Soup)
Indonesian Soto Ayam Soup
And for something a little different:
I haven’t included dessert recipes because each person can determine on his/her own what works in terms of sugar or fat consumption. Look here for our collection of tasty desserts.
Please Note: Before adjusting your diet in any way, please consult your own medical practitioner. The opinions expressed on this site are not meant to constitute medical advice or take the place of your medical practitioner.
More Information about Diabetes Can Be Found Here…
Did You Know?…
It isn’t all about sugar either.
Good diabetes management means making healthy eating choices and keeping a close eye on the number of carbohydrates you consume in total. (Look here for the basic principles of healthy diabetic cooking.)
That means that your consumption of pasta, breads and vegetables like potatoes, corn and sweet potatoes needs to be monitored too.
Todays diabetic diet can include anything in moderation, even a bit of sugar.
The most important thing is to check your blood sugar regularly, both before and after meals, especially until you know what foods work with your body and which cause your blood sugar to spike.
If a food does cause a sharp spike in blood sugar, that food should become something you avoid or eat only sparingly.
Each person who has diabetes should consult their own health care practitioner about diabetes nutrition and the best diabetes diet plan for you.
Most of the recipes on the site can be eaten by diabetics, at least in moderation, but there are many recipes within the site that fit particularly well into a healthy diabetic diet.
For the most part, I have omitted recipes that include wine or other alcohol from this list. That’s because some prescription medications that diabetics take don’t work well if you have alcohol in your system. As with the sugar and carbohydrates, check with your own health care practitioner before you adjust your diet.
I have also left out recipes that use a lot of fat or sugar. Although diabetics can consume pretty much anything in moderation, fats, sugars and other carbohydrates are the most important elements to monitor, so I thought we would concentrate on delicious recipes that are generally lower in those ingredients.
Just because you’re diabetic though, doesn’t mean you have to give up on sweetness. There are some healthy alternatives to sugar out there: for example, have you ever heard of stevia? It’s an all natural sugar substitute that can be up to 300 times sweeter than sucrose, and contains no carbs or calories.
I hope you enjoy the recipes. Use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your own diabetic recipes for others to enjoy.
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