We all know Diabetes cannot be permanently cured, it can only be taken care of. Researchers and healthcare providers have come up with various exercise programs and diet plans to help you fight the complications diabetes puts you under. There’s no miraculous food yet to keep your blood sugar healthy but ingredients enriched with fibers and healthy fats can come into handy. Let’s further discuss some meal plans that work like magic for type-2 diabetic individuals.
- Veggies Chicken Pan Fried:
This recipe is not only easy to cook but also carries various health benefits. All you have to do is toss some diabetes-friendly vegetables like carrots, zucchini, green onions broccoli, and chicken as a lean protein selection. Chicken without skin contains less amount of saturated fats and cholesterol.
Then, rather than seasoning it with salt, you can season it with ginger, garlic, lime juice, Jalapeno, and low-sodium soy sauce to enhance the taste. As a diabetic patient, you need to avoid salt too as it contains high levels of sodium which tends to increase your blood pressure levels.
- Lemon Garlic Salmon:
We don’t think anyone out there dislikes the taste of garlic and the tinge of sourness lemon gives to our palate. A baked piece of salmon is treasured with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is powerful enough to keep diabetes-related issues at bay such as stroke and heart problems.
In this recipe, you can bake your salmon and top it off with garlic cloves, lemon zest, olive oil, and parsley. You can also use a separate salad as a side dish made of roasted veggies like asparagus to excite your taste buds.
- Tomato and Zucchini Quinoa Pizza:
Just because you are diabetic, we won’t let you miss out on your favorite fast food like pizza. This is the main goal behind coming up with this recipe. The dough of this pizza is made of quinoa and hummus, making it high in protein and fiber.
You can then use some more hummus to create the sauce and put toppings like tomatoes and zucchini to bring flavor, fiber, minerals, and vitamins and a pizza feels incomplete without a vegetable anyway. You can use chopped red chilies, basil, and vegan cheese to season it.
- Zucchini Lasagna
You can replace this recipe with regular lasagna which is full of carbs, calories, and saturated fats making it toxic for diabetic patients. Zucchini is a powerful ingredient to add a splash of nutrients to this pasta dish as it contains vitamin C, an antioxidant diabetic people need in their diet. Furthermore, you can add a half cup of cheese and lean ground beef to cut back on saturated fats along with enjoying the traditional texture and taste of a lasagna.
- Chicken Noodle Soup
This chicken noodle soup is cooked on slow heat with skinless chicken, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, and various other herbs tossed in low-sodium chicken broth. If you are looking to decrease your carbohydrate consumption instead of traditional noodles, you can use handmade ones, made of zucchini. This not only looks colorful in presentation but also works as a wholesome meal for diabetic individuals.
To eat a balanced diabetes-friendly diet you can rely on some organic ingredients, thanks to Mother Nature. You can always combine them and experiment with new recipes that suit your taste buds to keep your blood sugar in check.
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