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Are you looking for diabetic recipes for yourself or someone you love?

It can be overwhelming to deal with diabetes, as deciding what to eat daily can be one of the biggest concerns.

What you eat impacts your weight, blood glucose level, cholesterol, and blood pressure. And if you’re a working professional, managing work and cooking healthy meals is another challenge.

When you’re struggling with time, simple diabetic recipes help you get your health on track.

In fact, with the right planning, you can cook delicious and healthy meals in less than 30 minutes!

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Why You Need Specific Diabetic Recipes

By consuming high calories and fat, our body makes a lot more blood glucose. When left untreated, it causes long-term complications like kidney, heart, or nerve damage.

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Once diagnosed with diabetes, doctors at your wellness center are likely to recommend a healthy-eating plan.

The aim of this plan is to control blood sugar levels, maintain weight, and cut risk factors for heart diseases.

By making healthy food choices and tracking your eating habits, you gain optimum results.

People who have type 2 diabetes will enjoy weight loss, too. These diabetic recipes offer a well-organized and nutritious way to reach your health goals.

1. Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Ingredients:

Chocolate covered cherry smoothie on a wooden board
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of frozen cherries
  • 2 tbsp. of cacao
  • 1 cup of water

Process:

  1. Add all the ingredients in your blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Relish the delicious smoothie – guilt-free!

“Finding the cure to diabetes starts with awareness.”

2. Veggie Rainbow Wrap

Ingredients:

  • ½ Radish, 1 Beetroot, 1-2 Red Peppers – Red
  • 1 Orange Pepper, ½Carrot – Orange
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, ½ Mango – Yellow
  • 1 Avocado, ½ cup sprouts, ½ cucumber, mint leaves, cilantro 1-2 green onions, few Basil leaves, ½ cup Spinach – Green
  • Few Herbs to taste
  • Around 6 Chard Leaves

Process:

  • Start with slicing all the veggies.
  • You can slide the radish, peppers, carrot, mango, cucumber, and green onions into matchsticks.
  • You can grate the beetroot and slice the avocado.
  • Leave the sprouts, herbs, and spinach whole.
  • Place all the veggies on the side of the chard leaf. Roll up gently, and your wrap is ready!
  • This simple recipe is full of nutrients and is excellent for diabetics.
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3. Cauliflower ‘Fried’ Rice

Ingredients:

A bowl with rice and toppings

For the Fried Rice:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 3 green onion tops
  • ¾ cup chopped bell pepper
  • ¼ cup edamame

For the Sauce:

  • 3 Green onion bulbs (use the tops for the rice)
  • 2 tablespoons raw coconut amino
  • 1 lime
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1-2 minced garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger

For the Garnish:

Sesame seeds

Process:

  1. Break the cauliflower into florets and rinse thoroughly.
  2. Chop them into smaller pieces and place a few in your Vitamix or food processor at a time
  3. Pulse for 5-10 seconds or push down the cauliflower when using a blender
  4. Place the blended cauliflower (rice) in a bowl and mix the remaining rice ingredients
  5. Blend the sauce ingredients, pour over the rice and mix well
  6. Let it sit for 30 minutes and stir occasionally
  7. Add sesame seeds for garnish

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4. Kale Crunch Shredded Salad

Ingredients:

For the Salad and Dressing:

  • 2 medium bunches (8-9 cups) de-stemmed kale, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Garnish

  • ¼to ½ cup raisins
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Few dried cranberries

Process:

  1. Wash the kale and spin dry. Next, place it into a large bowl.
  2. To get started on the dressing, process the garlic in a mini food processor and add lemon, salt, and pepper as per taste.
  3. Pour the dressing on the kale and mix it for a minute to coat everything.
  4. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over the salad and toss on a handful or two of dried cranberries and raisins.
  5. Wrap and place in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes to soften, or you can simply enjoy it right away.

5. Cucumber “Sushi” Rolls

Ingredients:

Vegetable sushi rolls on a platter
  • 1-2 large organic English cucumbers
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of finely chopped fresh parsley, and some more for plating
  • 1/8cup of finely chopped fresh dill

Process:

  1. Wash and dry the cucumbers.
  2. Use a mandolin to cut thin slices. Keep slicing the sides until you reach the full center but be careful that they don’t break.
  3. In a bowl, mush all the avocado and add in all the other ingredients. Mix well.
  4. Lay out each cucumber slice and layer a coat of the avocado spread
  5. Start rolling till you reach the end.
  6. Ensure to leave some avocado spread at the end to seal up the roll
  7. Dress up with fresh parsley and capers and serve!

Pro-Tip:

Keep a few extra cucumbers handy for this recipe as some pieces can break. Since we only use the middle part and not the thin sides, you can run out. However, you can use the thin sides in a salad later!

6. Strawberry-Blueberry Coconut Water Popsicles

It’s natural to crave sugary foods, especially when your wellness center tells you to avoid them! That’s why many diabetic recipes allow you to indulge indesserts, without the risk of sugar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 & ½ cups raw coconut water
  • 1 large lime juice & zest
  • 6 strawberries, sliced into ¼ inch
  • 2 handful blueberries

Process:

  1. Whisk the coconut water, lime juice, and zest together.
  2. Arrange the strawberries and blueberries in your Popsicle molds.
  3. Pour the lime-flavored coconut water in the mold and cover the fruit.
  4. Cover using a foil or lid and place the wooden sticks.
  5. Freeze until it’s set.
  6. Run the mold under warm water for a short while to unmold and serve!

“Diabetic meals are low in fat and calories and naturally rich in nutrients. The key elements include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.”

Follow an effective diabetic diet with these simple diabetic recipes. In addition, ensure regular mealtimes for a healthier future.

Montgomery Heart & Wellness is Here for All Your Diabetic Needs with the Best Diabetes Recipes

Montgomery Heart & Wellness helps prevent and manage chronic diseases like diabetes. We offer nutritional boot camps, food support programs, and superior nutrition to help you cope with diabetes.

Call us at 713-599-1144 to schedule an appointment at our wellness center. Our doctors and nutritionists will be happy to help you in the right direction.

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