recipes

"LIL" Dolly
By "LIL" Dolly Latest Reply 2010-08-11 13:13:22 -0500
Started 2010-08-09 21:11:19 -0500

what kind of good recipes are there for us diabetics to make


7 replies

JanetM
JanetM 2010-08-10 21:30:55 -0500 Report

I too collect diabetic recipes and am currently working on "diabetizing" some of my favorite "before diabetes" recipes. It doesn't work well for all of them but I've found something that can be made healthier in everyone I've looked at…substituting 2% milk for whole, egg substitute for real ones, turkey or chicken instead of beef, artificial sweeteners…meatless casseroles…the list goes on…I'll share a few once I get them just right… :)

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-08-10 07:58:03 -0500 Report

The first thing to consider is your tastes. If you don't like the ingredients from even the best recipe, you're not going to like it. When nutritional information is given in a recipe, it's important to read them just as it's important to read food labels. Your concerns should include the calories, fat, carbs, protein, sodium, cholesterol, etc. Be very cautious of foods containing natural sugar and high fructose corn syrup. Ingredients are listed in how much appears within the food product. Natural sugar is not necessarily bad in moderation and there's much debate on the sugar substitutes. The perfect recipes are not only what your taste buds say but what your test buds say. You will build a diabetic friendly menu plan and cookbook of your own in time. Might I suggest checking out http://www.livestrong.com and in the tools section, you'll see MY PLATE D. You can record your own meals along with the the nutritional information, caloric intake, calories burned from exercise, etc. Find out what calories you should stick to in order to gain, lose or remain stable in your weight. There are many recipes online and in cookbooks (the library has an awesome collection and can order from other branches). Swap recipes with friends. Take your old favorite recipes and tweak them with healthier ingredients (brown rice instead of white, low carb bread options instead of white, sugar substitutes instead of sugar,etc). Also pay attention to serving sizes. Many recipes are written for 4, 6 or 8 servings. Invest in a good food scale for long-term diabetic planning. Drink plenty of water. Visit with us for emotional support and encouragement and keep us posted. Today you're asking for our advice but it won't be long before we are coming to you. The key word: moderation!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-08-10 07:35:13 -0500 Report

We have an extensive recipe collection here as well that is made up from other members. I have used quite a few of them and there are more being added every day. You can also visit out Book Club section and find all kinds of cook books that many of us use as well. Most you can go directly to Amazon.com and buy the book new or used.

monkeymama
monkeymama 2010-08-09 23:12:31 -0500 Report

Hello there! I like the recipes on these cites: here, www.dlife.com, www.diabeticliving.com, www.cookinglight.com, www.fitnessmagazine.com, and if you google low carb recipes or diabetic cooking, it will also give you a list of other good placed for recipes. I just made a low carb whole wheat blueberry banana muffins from one of my new diabetic cookbooks and EVERYONE in my house loved them. You can also ,instead of buying diabetic cookbooks, create your own unique cookbooks with favorite recipes you like.

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