Being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean that your life is over. Many people think that now that they cannot eat as carelessly as they could before, they will never be able to eat delicious food again. Well, think again. Sure, diabetes is a wake up call for people who have led an unhealthy lifestyle to make some alterations, but that does not mean that they cannot enjoy good food. People with diabetes have to eat with care and in moderation, but even in that restricted territory, they are allowed to enjoy a whole variety of diabetic recipes which are both tasty and good for health, and below are some very good examples of that.
Avocado Tuna Salad
Who said that salad was boring and nothing but leaves? That statement in itself is an insult to this delicious salad, which can be prepared within just 5 minutes. You will need:
- 1 medium avocado (7 oz), cut in half
- ½ cup of pico de gallo
- 4 oz. (2) tuna flavorseal pouches. It should be packed in water.
You first need to remove the avocado pit. Using a spoon, scoop out its insides and place them in a medium sized bowl. Mash it up with a potato masher or a fork. Then, add in the ½ cup of pico de gallo and continue mixing until it’s properly mixed. Now, add the tuna and continue mixing. You can serve it with lettuce wraps, whole-wheat pitas, or whole-wheat crackers. It’s that simple! This recipe will serve 5 people and contains 130 calories, 4 g carbohydrates, 18 g protein, 5 g fat, 3 g dietary fiber, and 1 g sugar.
Kale Pesto Salmon
Another great recipe which is an example of the variety of diabetic recipes, this one takes 20 minutes to prepare. You will need:
- 2 cups of chopped kale leaves
- ¼ cup of roasted walnuts
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp of water
- 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese (grated)
- Cooking spray
- (Optional) ½ tbsp of salt
- ¼ tbsp of ground black pepper
- 4 salmon fillets (4 oz.)
Once you have all your ingredients ready to go, start by preheating the oven to 375° F. Ensure that your salmon is thawed out before you begin. While the oven preheats, take a baking sheet, coat it with cooking spray, and leave it aside. Now, take a food processor or a blender and put the walnuts, kale, olive oil, garlic, water, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, black pepper and the salt, if needed, and blend until the entire mixture is smooth. Now that your pesto is prepared, take your salmon fillets and lay them on the baking sheet, skin side down, and spread a ¼ of the pesto on top of each of the salmon fillets. Bake it for 20 minutes. This recipe has 300 calories, 5 g carbohydrate, 28 g protein, 19 g fat, 1 g dietary fiber, and 3 g sugar.
The recipes above are enough to prove to you that even diabetics can enjoy healthy and tasty food, and that being diabetic is not the end of the world.