Do you have any good diabetic recipes?
February 1, 2007 10:20pm CST
A friend of ours was recently diagnosed with diabetes. He has a very sweet tooth (possibly part of the cause of the diabetes) and to help him from falling off the reduced-sugar wagon, I'm looking for some decent tasty diabetic recipes for cakes, muffins, cookies etc. Anyone who has some reliable recipes for diabetics, please PLEASE post them here. All proper responses will get a positive rating! Cheers.
• United States
8 Feb 07
Here's a diabetic soup that also reduces chloresterol. Beef and Barley Soup - Crockpot Style INGREDIENTS: 1 pound LEAN stew beef, cut in 1/2-inch cubes 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 ribs celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, diced 3/4 cup barley 1 bay leaf 6 cups low fat beef broth 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste pepper, to taste PREPARATION: In crockpot, combine stew beef with onion, celery, carrots, barley, bay leaf, and beef broth. Cook beef and barley soup on LOW in crockpot for 6 to 8 hours. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste.
26 Feb 07
I am about to prepare a diet chart for my sister (she is diabetic). You all might have gone through many sites or have some experiences about the diet plans. Please send me all your suggestions. If it is just one food item and its use also , I am very glad. Please help me making a diet plan.
28 Feb 07
I've actually found very little actual info on the milder form of diabetes (there are two types, and my friend has the milder borderline type which doesn't require him to take insulin). For him, it's a case of finding alternatives to sugar, and cutting down on fats. Carbohydrates are always a good idea, as they'll gradually break down into sugars during the day - things like pasta, rice, bread and potatoes. It's just also a case of cooking sauces and meals from scratch - pre-made foods (including ones labelled "diabetic" by the way!) always have heaps of sugar, as do many types of bread, so it's always a good idea to check the ingredients lists on any bread products/other products you buy. If you make food from scratch, you can control what goes into it and what doesn't. Using fruit/a tiny bit of honey is a good substitute for sugar (incidentally, I read up on "Splenda", and apparently tests have shown it can have bad side effects on people with diabetes, so I'd tell her it's probably best to avoid using that!) and sunflower/olive oil based spreads are a good way of cutting back on the saturated fats. Have you asked a nutritionist or a doctor about diet plans? I'm sure they'd be able to give you more definitive answers than I can, but I hope this has been of some use to you. Thanks for answering, and I all the best to you and your sister!
• United States
15 Feb 07
I think working out would be a good option, at least it would lower calories. I am an Indian, and I think they do have a lot of Ayurvedic (or natural) medicines out there which are really effective in India. I think consulting some Indian person who knows more about Ayurvedic medicines for Diabetes should be a good idea. Also your friend should start not to eat more sweet food and should control on his calories.
15 Feb 07
Thanks for the hints. My friend's diabetes is only borderline, so he is controlling his diet, avoiding fatty and sugary foods. As he has a sweet tooth, I was really looking for viable recipes for cookies, cakes, muffins etc. which would be a good alternative for him when he feels like eating sugary treats. Thanks again for your response though.