Over 250 Diabetes Friendly Recipes to help you beat the disease and live a long & healthy life!
Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist. Everything I know about diabetes is from various internet sources. Kindly consult your doctor before following any diet.
Recipes mentioned in this list are ideal for not just people suffering from diabetes, but for anyone wanting to enjoy food and lead a healthy life. Moderation and planning a wholesome diet is the key.
The fight between choosing what to eat and what not to eat is never ending. But the decision largely impacts on your health and quality of life. If you’re suffering from Diabetes, it becomes that much more important to be careful in choosing the right kind of food. To make it easy for you to make the right choice, I’ve compiled a list of healthy, wholesome recipes that you can enjoy – guilt free! Whether you have diabetes or not, the recipes in this list can be used to lead a healthy life!
In fact, if you’re into healthy food then it’s natural to worry about the junk food served up at parties. But don’t despair. Healthy diets are no longer unheard of. One way to get around any awkwardness is to bring guacamole, a tasty, popular, and vegan side dish.
Vegan enthusiasm is starting to extend beyond people with allergies, like me, and certain pro athletes. In America, athletes like David Carter or Daniel Negreanu, listed as the highest-grossing poker player of all time, is busy promoting his vegan lifestyle as the main reason for his long winning streak.
You would of course have to design a diet & exercise plan to suit your fitness levels, lifestyle, taste, availability and freshness of ingredients etc. But with regular fitness training and wholesome diet plan, you can live a healthy life & maybe even kick the disease forever!). Here is a quick Guacamole recipe –
Note – Guacamole is one of those dishes that will take on a life of its own. Try the recipe once, and begin experimenting. Exchanging fresh ingredients for dried, or for prepared salsa, is a popular option.
You will need:
- 3 ripe medium avocados
- 1 ripe medium tomato – seeded and diced
- ¼ cup diced fresh jalapeño
- ¼ cup fresh finely chopped onion
- ¼ garlic clove, minced
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
- ¼ – ½ tsp. salt (to taste)
- Dash cayenne or chili powder (to taste)
- How to select avocados – you want ripe avocados. A ripe avocado will be dark hunter green and firm, but not hard, when you gently squeeze it. You can use pre-ripe and overripe avocados as well, but it will change the texture of your guacamole.
- If your guacamole seems dry your avocados might have been a little pre-ripe. Try adding a little bit of olive or coconut oil to add moisture.
- Mash avocados.
- Juice lemon and lime.
- Mix remaining vegetables and spices together.
- Cover vegetables with lemon and lime juice, mix well.
- Add mashed avocados and mix thoroughly.
If you’re not opposed to eggs, you might try adding a little mayonnaise to your guacamole. This will produce a mellower guacamole that resembles most restaurant choices.
Prepared guacamole tends to brown very quickly. To prevent this save back the pits of the avocados. Place the guacamole in an (ideally) airtight container, and spread pits over the top. This will keep the guacamole fresh and green for days when kept refrigerated. This is especially vital if you started with overripe avocados
Now, let’s look at the roundup now –
Note: I have sorted these diabetes friendly recipes into following categories –
- Lunch / Dinner
- Snack / Mid-Meals
- Must have dips & other condiments
- Desserts for the diabetics
Try to get lots of proteins and reduce your intake of high GI carbohydrates. Kick the sodas, chips, chocolates and make hot & fresh homemade foods to give your body adequate nutrition.