Healthy Recipes for Diabetics-5 Awesome & Delicious Recipes!

Healthy Recipes for Diabetics-5 Awesome & Delicious Recipes!

Healthy Recipes for Diabetes

Managing diabetes is not all about eating boring food. Rather, it entails the intake of a balanced diet. Your food should be tasty and delicious. You only need to be conscious of the number of carbs, protein, and kinds of fats to be included in the food.

Healthy Recipes
Healthy Recipes

By doing so, you won’t just ensure your diet is balanced, you will also be able to avoid food that can spike your sugar level intake. Perhaps you don’t want to miss out in tasting amazing and healthy recipes while regulating body sugar level, then this article is made for you.

It can be difficult sometimes when you have diabetes to find the right foods to eat and sometimes a few good recipes of different foods will help make your life a bit easier. It takes some creativeness in planning and coming up with recipes that are good for you even though you have diabetes.

You obviously want them to taste good, but at the same time you don’t want sugars and carbs that are going to spike your blood sugars. I wanted to try and give you a variety of recipes to try and that are healthy as well as tasting good of course. It’s a fact that you may be eating the right foods as a diabetic, but let’s face it, anything repetitive can get boring.

Here you will learn how to prepare great meals to take care of your diabetic condition. This will ultimately ensure that you’re not feeding on junk food. Instead, it helps you feel good and sound. Once you discover that you like the recipes you can save them and make them at your leisure knowing that your special meal is at your fingertips!

So, let’s dive in and start to explore these healthy recipes:

Chicken butter bean and leek pie

Chicken and Leek Pie
Chicken and Leek Pie

Enjoy your evening with a combination of chicken and tarragon in a cheese Sauce. Chicken butter bean and leek pie is a wonderful mixed flavor for a lovely evening meal.

Ingredients needed include:

·       1 tbsp. oil

·       2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

·       2 leeks, sliced

·       2 tbsp. flour

·       600ml semi-skimmed milk

·       2 tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped

·       50g mature Cheddar, grated

·       420g tin butter beans drained and rinsed

·       750g floury potatoes, cooked and mashed

·       knob butter

STEPS:

1.       First, warm the oven at temperate of 200 ° C.Place your saucepan inside the over and then pour oil in the pan. Allow the oil to be heated and after that, add the chicken and leaks to the heated oil.

2.       Fry, the chicken for up to 5 minutes for it to turns brown.

3.       Now it’s time to mix the flour with the milk. Pour the 2 tablespoons of flour inside the pan and stir it with 450ml of semi-skinned milk. Continue stirring them until they get thickened.

4.       Stir the cheese and butter beans inside the tarragon and season them well.

5.       Then, mix the remaining milk, butter , cheese, mashed potato over the chicken mixture

6.       Finally, place your pie inside the oven and let it cook for up to 25 minutes for bubbling.


Chilled pizza

Chilled Pizza
Chilled Pizza

This is one of the alternative options any diabetic patient can have in replacement of doughier pizza bases

Ingredients

·       1 tsp rapeseed oil

·       1 red onion

·       1 red pepper, sliced

·       1 yellow pepper, sliced

·       1 tsp oregano

·       2 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped

·       4 small (individual) plain naan breads

·       30g light cream cheese with garlic and herbs

·       30g 0% cottage cheese

·       10 fresh basil leaves, torn

·       8 cherry tomatoes, quartered

·       black pepper

STEPS OF PREPARATION

1.       Warm the oven up to 190 °C

2.       Take out your baking tray and spread oil on it. Then, add both peppers and onions to the oil and allow them to bake for up to 20 minutes. Once the onion and peppers are baked , take them out of the oven.

3.       After that, Mix the oregano and sun-dried tomatoes with the baked onions and peppers and allow it to cool

4.       Follow the instruction on the naan bread pack to bake it for approximately 4 minutes and set it aside after the baking

5.       After the vegetables and naan bread becomes cool, spread each naan with the cream cheese and dot it with the cottage cheese.

6.       After that, scatter the results of (5) with half of the basil leaves. Additionally, add the roasted onions and peppers to it.

7.       Top the baked items with tomatoes and the remaining basil leaves as well. Serve the meal with a good grind of black pepper.


Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Brownies

The Chocolate brownies are great for your afternoon tea. It can be prepared and served less than 15 minutes.

Ingredients

1.       100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces

2.       25g low-fat margarine spread

3.       250g cooked beetroot (in water)

4.       1 tsp instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tsp water

5.       2 eggs beaten

6.       half tsp vanilla extract

7.       2 tbsp. maple syrup

8.       100g ground almonds

9.       50g plain flour

10.   50g cocoa powder

11.   10 tbsp. granulated artificial sweetener

12.   half tsp baking powder

PREPARATION STEPS

1.       You should let the oven get heated up to a temperature of 180°C. Then, take a 20 by 20cm baking tin and grease it and like the tine with a grease proof paper.

2.       While the oven is heating, kindly melt the chocolate and the low-fat margarine spread inside a bowl. Stir it over simmering water and let it cool for a while.

3.        Use the kitchen paper to eliminate any additional fluid coming out of the beetroot. Then, the eggs, vanilla extract, maple syrup and dissolved coffee in a liquidizer. Blend them until they are pureed.

4.       You can then add cocoa powder, sweetener, baking powder, and ground almonds and blend until they are well mixed.

5.       Use a spoon to add the mixture into the baking tin and smooth the top. Then, bake the mixture with oven for a range of 15-20 minutes. By that time the brownie should be coming out with sticky crumbs.

6.       Finally, leave the baked chocolate brownies for 15 minutes and cut it into your desired shape for serving.


Caesar Salad With Char-Grilled Chicken

Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients

For the dressing:

·       30g Parmesan cheese, finely grated

·       2 tbsp. low-fat yogurt

·       1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

·       1 tsp Dijon mustard

·       juice quarter lemon

·       1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

·       pinch white pepper

·       For the salad:

·       80g little gem lettuce

·       2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

·       1 tsp olive oil

·       For the croutons:

·       1 clove garlic, crushed

·       half tbsp. olive oil

·       pinch black pepper

·       10cm length baguette/ciabatta, cubed

·       10g Parmesan cheese shavings, to top

STEPS

1.       Allow the oven to mix up to 180 °C.

2.       After that, you will mix the dressing ingredient properly and leave the mixture for a while to infuse.

3.       To prepare the salad, break the lettuce into single leaves, then wash them and drain the pieces correctly.

4.       Use your knife to cut the chicken breast into two different parts so they can be thinner. After that, rub them with a little amount of oil. Then, cool them for up to 2-3 minutes on each side of the sliced chicken breast. Allow to cool for a while and slice them into strips

5.       To prepare the croutons, mix the olive oil and garlic in a bowl. Further, crush the garlic with the back of a spoon and then ensure you add black pepper to it. Stir them together and use the mixture to coat the bowl interior.

6.       Then,, it’s time for you to add the bread cubes to the bowl and mix together with other content. Take a baking sheet out and spread the cubes on it. Then bake spread inside the oven for approximately 10 minutes. Use the spatula to turn the baked item carefully to avoid burning.

7.       For assembling, kindly layer the lettuce inside a shallow bowl and then reserve the smaller leaves so you can produce concentric circles.

8.       Sprinkle with the dressing, croutons, and chicken, and top with the Parmesan shavings.


Cowboy-Style Pork and Beans

Pork and Beans
Pork and Beans

The America –style beans is a lower fat meal of the Wild West. It’s capable of making a great filling and energetic tea.

Ingredients

1.       2 tsp rapeseed oil

2.       2 medium onions, finely chopped

3.       1 red pepper, finely chopped

4.       2 cloves garlic, chopped

5.       400g pork fillet, visible fat removed and cut into small chunks

6.       2 x 400g tin diced tomatoes

7.       1 tbsp. tomato puree

8.       1 tsp blackstrap molasses

9.       1 heaped tsp smoked paprika

10.   1 tsp chili powder

11.   2 x 400g tin cannellini beans, drained weight approx. 470g

STEPS

1.       Clean and rinse your saucepan, heat the oil inside it. Then add onion to it and let it cool for 3-4 minutes.

2.       After that, add some garlic and red pepper to the mixture and let it cook for another 2 minutes

3.       Add the pork and then cook for approximately 5 minutes till it browned

4.       After the pork is cooked, add molasses, paprika , chili, puree, and chopped tomatoes and simmer for 15 minutes

5.       Finally, stir the beans and simmer for another 5 minutes and serve.


Conclusion

So there you go! You now have 5  healthy recipes for diabetics are healthy for you and will not affect your blood sugars. I hope you like each and every one because I love them and so have others who have tasted them. Hopefully you will find these recipes enjoyable and you can have them whenever you so desire.

I always like to experiment and I sure have done so. I have to admit that only once in a while do I taste something new and don’t like it. These are awesome, so look for some more in the near future!

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14 thoughts on “Healthy Recipes for Diabetics-5 Awesome & Delicious Recipes!

  1. Hi Rob,

    Thanks for sharing these 5 healthy recipes for diabetes.  I just recently reached pre-diabetes and am now looking for ways to reverse that and return to healthy.  I would prefer to do that through diet and exercise as opposed to drugs.  I’ll give these recipes and try and let you know how I like them!  I noticed these recipes use things I haven’t heard of before such as rapeseed oil…is this ingredient specifically used to combat diabetes symptoms or is there a suitable replacement that may be easier to find in stores?

    1. Hi Kris 🙂

      It’s best to reverse diabetes early on and I agree that diet and exercise is a much better option than taking medications.

      I know how eating as a diabetic can be challenging sometimes. It’s always good to have other options to turn to.

      As far as rapeseed oil goes? 

      Rapeseed, also known as rape, oilseed rape, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae, cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed. It is the third-largest source of vegetable oil in the world, according to Wikipedia.com

      Because it’s a vegetable oil, it’s a better choice for cooking and not necessarily a product that combats diabetes symptoms.

      Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  2. The blog was really helpful.  My best friend is a diabetic and she always complains about the foods she should eat.  I intend to share these recipes with her and direct her here for more tips.  She could really need the help.  I will also try out the recipes especially the brownies and the salad.

    1. Hi Euphrasia,

      Thank you! I know as a diabetic that foods and meals can get rather boring at some point.

      It’s very helpful to have some recipes that are good and healthy for diabetics.

      I love these recipes and they sure not only break up the monotony, but they provide a delicious alternative once on a while.

      I’m sure your friend will thank you for sharing. Let me know which ones she tries and how she likes them!

      Thank you for your feedback! 🙂

  3. I’m not a diabetic, but I definitely pass this on to those who need it. But I can’t help noticing the chocolate brownies on how maple syrup is a better alternative to sugar. I can learn a lot from this site on sugar replacements and still have tastier nutritious foods, the recipes are amazing and I will definitely pass this on.Thanks for sharing

    1. Hey Michael,

      It’s good to know that you aren’t a diabetic. Stay that way! But sharing this with others is a good way to help them with a different dish every now and then.

      Sugar is the enemy and should be all but removed from our diets. It’s toxic to the body.

      We can substitute sugar with other choices that are healthier especially for diabetics.

      And the chocolate brownies are my favorite!

      Thanks for posting! 🙂

  4. Hi, Rob. Although I am not a diabetic, but many people think that people with diabetes need a special diet. In fact, a diabetic diet is a healthy, enjoyable diet that is suitable for the entire family. I am very glad that you can share recipes for them and let them have more choices in diet.

    Yu-Hsien

    1. Hi Yu-Hsien 🙂

      Yes diabetics need to rely on foods that don’t raise blood sugars.

      While fruits and vegetables are the main source of healthy foods, it can become somewhat boring.

      That’s why it’s good to have alternate meals and these recipes are awesome!

      I’m always looking for other ways to eat as a diabetic.

      By the way, the chocolate brownies are my favorite!

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  5. I am very grateful for these recipes since my husband is a diabetic and also very difficult to please in what he eats.

    I am looking for quite some time to find some inspiration on what can I use and cook with to accommodate this disease.

    I actually thought there would be more sites out there handling the practical things of diabetes instead I find lots and lots of what not to do etc. Perhaps I didn’t look at the right places but I am happy that I can actually do something good and right at the same time with what you are offering. 

    Thank you for that and I also have saved your site for later reference.

    1. Hi Sylvia! 🙂

      Sorry to hear that your husband is a diabetic. We all are trying to deal with diabetes in many different ways.

      I dedicate my website to helping others with diabetes. It’s not easy eating the same foods all the time but it sure is healthy and good for us.

      It is nice to have a “treat” that doesn’t raise your blood sugar or affect diabetes in a negative way.

      So I came up with 5 recipes that I hope folks try and like. The chocolate brownies are my favorite!

      I hope you try them and that your husband likes them too!

      Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  6. Yummy! I love them all.

    Sometimes it is really difficult to prepare meals for diabetes. You’re right, we need some creativity and planning. I hope you will share more recipe in the future 🙂

    The Chicken butter bean & leek pie looks so delicious. We love chicken, so this will be one of our favorite.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Christine 🙂

      I’m always looking for different foods to eat as a diabetic.

      I wanted to come up with some recipes that were not only delicious but also healthy for people with diabetes.

      It is just nice to change up once in a while and I know you would love these!

      My favorite is the chocolate brownies!

      Bon appetit!

      Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  7. I really love all of these recipes. I think I will have to try the pork and beans first. That could make a nice meal all by itself. We try to watch our sugar intake because my son is prone to get diabetes. So these are all great recipes, thank you!

    1. Hey Matts Mom 🙂
      Eating as a diabetic can get a little repetitive sometimes but we still have to eat healthy.
      But sometimes we would like to have a different meal plan and these recipes can provide just that.
      These recipes are designed specifically to not raise your blood glucose levels.
      It’s awesome to have a great tasting meal that even folks with diabetes can have.
      Thank you for your thoughts! I appreciate it! 🙂

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