Newly Diagnosed - Meal Ideas?

Saddie Lynn
By Saddie Lynn Latest Reply 2018-05-09 13:01:53 -0500
Started 2018-05-06 22:34:10 -0500

Hi, I was diagnosed two weeks ago with diabetes. I have been researching recipes and most of them I have found are ones of items I have never even heard of. I am trying to find some solutions that take normal ingredients. Anyone have any suggestions?


5 replies

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2018-05-09 13:01:53 -0500 Report

If you concentrate on controlling the carbohydrate grams in your diet, you can do that, ofttimes without exotic ingredients. I've cut my daily carbohydrate intake to no more than 110 total carb grams per day. I did discover and use almond flour as a substitute for wheat flour or breadcrumbs, which reduces the carbs. Our local grocery and Walmart has almond flour. I've found substitutes for pasta (spaghetti squash, french style green beans, zucchini noodles) and the sauce takes just as good over them rather than over pasta, drastically reducing the carbs on the plate.. Read the labels of all of the foods you buy for carb content and serving size. Don't be fooled by "NO-Sugar" or low-fat products which often have as many or more carbs than the "normal" versions of the same foods. Becoming CARB-AWARE and limiting my carbs has made all the difference in my diabetes control.

Corrie Jo
Corrie Jo 2018-05-09 02:17:52 -0500 Report

Grill lots of meats and veggies. Use for several days. Salads~~read restaurant menus, make your own version. Stir fries. Meat/veg soups. Microwave frozen spinach covered in parmesan. Put sunny side egg on top. Omelettes. Roasts. Chicken salads. Throw colorful veg (red/orange peppers, brocolli, eggplant, asparagus, cauliflower, cabbage) on cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil. Grind a little salt. Bake.

suecsdy
suecsdy 2018-05-08 08:34:36 -0500 Report

I like stuffed mushrooms. That's one of my favorite diabetic meals. Cottage cheese salad (cottage cheese, sugar free jello, fruit of your choice and cool whip.). Frozen fruits work well for this; I put them in my Ninja and chop them small. Frozen orange sections are yummy. Look up impossible pie recipes. Yes, they are made with a little Bisquick, but when you figure in the small amount and divide by servings, the carb count is actually quite low.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2018-05-07 12:27:14 -0500 Report

meat, eggs, avocados, most vegetables, most cheeses, and berries in limited amounts.
butter, coconut/olive/avocado oil for cooking
keep it simple, keep it delicious.
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❤ eat as if your life depends on it
Steve

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