Eating healthy food is essential for everybody but people with diabetes should take extra care of their diet. They cannot let their blood glucose level out of control. For this reason, people with diabetes are asked to keep a strict eye on their body weight. Sometimes, it becomes frustrating for the person with diabetes not to eat what he wants to eat. The same boring meals make him feel sick.
It is seen that people with diabetes are not allowed to enjoy snacks. It is a misconception that eating snacks is adding up of unnecessary calories. Some of the snacks are very nutritious and less than 100 calories. Such type of appetizers is the best for diabetic people. Few of the diabetes recipes are:
1- HOT SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
(95 calories per serving)
Makes 24 servings
You will need 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 cup low fat mayonnaise, 1 can artichoke hearts (drained and chopped), 1 package chopped spinach, thawed and drained, 2 tablespoons tomato puree, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except tomato. Spoon into 9-inch plate or quiche dish. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve topped with tomato puree.
2- STUFFED MUSHROOMS
(41 calories per servings)
Makes 4 servings
You will need 12 large mushrooms, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 small red onion chopped, 1 teaspoon dill, 2 tablespoons nonfat plain yoghurt, 1 teaspoon mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Finely chop mushroom stem, leaving caps whole. Over high heat combine 1 tablespoon lemon juice with 1 quart water. Bring to a boil. Add mushroom caps and cook until tender. Transfer to a bowl filled with ice water. Drain and pat dry. Combine red onion, dill, yogurt and mustard. Evenly divide filling among mushroom caps.
3- CRAB MEAT SPREAD
(28 calories per serving)
Makes 12 servings
You will need 1 cup crab meat, half cup celery (diced), 1 small onion (diced), half green pepper (diced), cup sprouts, 1 cup low fat cottage cheese and vinegar. Blend all ingredients using enough vinegar to moisten. Season according to taste.
4- BAKED ONION RINGS
(51 calories per serving)
Makes 4 servings
You will need tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs, half large sweet yellow onion, 1 egg white. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Slice onion as thinly as possible. Separate into rings. Dip onion first in egg white, and then bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
5- CREAMY LEEK DIP
(65 calories per serving)
Makes 10 servings
You will need 2 cups low-fat small curd cottage cheese, one-fourth cup skim milk, 1 packet leek soup mix and 1 cup fresh parsley sprigs. In a food processor, fitted with its metal blade, combine all ingredients except parsley sprigs until smooth. Add parsley and process until it is finely chopped. Place in a medium bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
So, now you don’t have to compromise with your taste buds because of diabetes. Eat and enjoy!
So, now you don’t have to compromise with your taste buds because of diabetes. And read other diabetic recipes