By Anonymous Latest Reply 2008-10-28 12:15:42 -0500
Started 2008-10-26 08:12:43 -0500

What is something special you are going to make that is diabetes friendly this year. Mine is roasted potatoes, green beans and cherry tomatoes. Roasted all together with garlic and lemon pepper with olive oil.

14 replies

BethP 2008-10-28 12:15:42 -0500 Report

Another substitute for butter that I use is reduced fat or fat free chicken broth. My nephew is allergic to dairy, so I use broth when making mashed potatoes or stuffing. Also good for cooking vegetables. For vegans, vegetable broth works well.

teddybearcub1960 2008-10-28 11:22:58 -0500 Report

We'll make sure that we have some diabetic deserts and that our jello is made with sugar free. When we go to the big family one we will make sure that the others know what is sugar free, there is always little ones there. Other wise thanksgiving food will be as normal.

Avera 2008-10-27 15:49:41 -0500 Report

One thing that I am sure of is that if I do need some recipes to use, I will find them on here. Lately, many of those newly posted are related to the holidays.

Anonymous 2008-10-28 03:24:26 -0500 Report

Yes that is right. some from yesterday I saw I am going to use this Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Bluebutterfly 2008-10-28 04:16:11 -0500 Report

I will bake the turkey as usual without real butter I will use crockpot butter with omega-3.I am planning basically the same things except I will substitute low fat,sugar free and etc.We will see how that comes out.

sisson 2008-10-27 13:46:41 -0500 Report

I have never thought about it because I am the only one that is diabetic in my family as far as my children and my sisters and neice and nephews. But I guesse that is something to think about! So I guesse I will get some ideals from you guy's what ever you put into the discussion so please give me some tip's.

2008-10-27 04:54:18 -0500 Report

My daughter graduates from culinary arts college on the 12th, and she has promised to make a goodtasting and diabetic friendly meal. The first time she cooked for me on Thanksgiving; I mean from the entre to the desert was last year, and it was delicious, I am definitely looking forward to it. But I am cooking Lasagne, Italian macoroni and beans, antipaste, and she is making chicken marsalle, with a special meal for her dad; It is for her graduation and 25th birthday.

GabbyPA 2008-10-26 09:55:24 -0500 Report

This will be my first on as a diabetic myself, but I have always had someone at the table with it for years, so it won't change a whole lot.

Thanksgiving can be a very friendly meal if we just stick to the basics. Roast a turkey, cooked veggies and a great salad. I too have some stuffing hogs, so we have to do that, but we ball it up into reasonalble servings and that kind of measures it for you.

Then the cranberry sauce, I make my own and use fresh cranberries, cinnamon, a granny smith and an orange. I will be using stevia this year for the frist time, so I will see how that goes.

We don't do all the extra bread and potatoes. Even before being diagnosed with diabetes, I never got the all carb and meat thanksgiving...last year I made carrot soup. That was yummy.

2008-10-26 08:37:00 -0500 Report

I'm making a brined turkey breast with roasted root vegetables. I will make stuffing/dressing as I'm the only one in the group that has to limit quantities of that. My son would leave if there were none.. LOL I do make my own bread with seasonings in it so I know it's not loaded with chemicals anyway. Instead of pumpkin pie, I am baking the pumpkin custard in ramekins with my own whipped cream (no sugar added to the cream before whipping).

I try to make things as diabetic friendly as possible. :)

2008-10-27 04:41:42 -0500 Report

Judy JP,
How to you make your Pumpkin Custard ?
Sounds Good.

2008-10-27 13:06:20 -0500 Report

Hi, I just make the same pumpkin filling that you'd put in a pie with splenda or stevia not sugar or 1/2 and 1/2 but instead spray a ramekin with cooking spray and pour it in there and bake. The recipes are usually on the back of a can of pumpkin. Make sure it's pure pumpkin though and use your own spices. You can make it in a pretty shallower dish too instead of the ramekins and serve from there. Baking times will vary depending on the depth of the pan or dish you use.

GabbyPA 2008-10-27 13:14:35 -0500 Report

My mom does this in pyrex glass tart dishes for individual servings. She never liked the crust much, so we have always done this, too.

2008-10-28 03:46:47 -0500 Report

Judy JP,
It sounds good to me , I crave pumpkin
once in a while but I can not eat pumpkin pie. Sounds Great for the Holidays for me. Thanks again,

GabbyPA 2008-10-28 11:10:22 -0500 Report

Pumpkin can be so many things. It can be a great soup, bread, and roasted like a regular squash. It is really good for us without all the sugar, so go ahead, eat it anytime of year.

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