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1666434 tn?1325265950

What is your favorite Diabetic Safe Recipe?

There are so many recipes out there and resources that it can get a little confusing when you are trying out new ones.  I thought it might be helpful if we made a thread that shared some of your favorite diabetic safe recipes.  This can just be something you make yourself all the time or a recipe you converted to be safe.  I need some good ideas and I think this might be some fun :)
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559053 tn?1274916974
That's a very good idea. Here's my thoughts; I'm afraid if no new recipes are posted the thread will be buried. Why not send MedHelp a PM via Contact Us to see if they would add under Health Information, Healthy Living a Type 2 Diabetes Recipe blog, or perhaps create a new Diabetes - Adult Type 2 Diet Forum, or a new Diabetes - Adult Type 2 Nutrition forum? JMT
1666434 tn?1325265950
Hi Rachel,

This is a great idea, I will contact them and get their input on this.  I think this would be very helpful for new time diabetics and just family members that want to cook something safe for their loved ones.  It really is an adjustment for the whole family.
1666434 tn?1325265950
The support team at MedHelp really liked the idea so they made this post a sticky so it stays on top :D  So we can start posting our recipes.  I'll start us off.  My husband's grandmother used to love the Carrot Souffle that we would make for the holidays, but now I want to create a diabetic safe version so she doesn't feel like she has to miss out.

Carrot Souffle

1 pound baby carrots
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine carrots, water and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil; reduce heat and cook, covered for 12 to 15 minutes or until carrots are tender. Drain.
Process carrots and butter until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.
Combine flour, baking powder, and SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener; add to carrot mixture and process until blended.
Add eggs, one at a time and process until blended.
Add vanilla and pulse 2 or 3 times.
Spoon mixture into a buttered 1 quart baking dish.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Serve immediately.
Makes 5 servings.

Some people like to use Stevia or Sun Crystals, feel free to experiment with your alternate sweetener of choice.
141598 tn?1355675363
Nice recipe but for a t2 diabetic there a several ingredients that are a no-no.

1. White flour is a simple carb. Simple carbs are quickly digested and absorbed into the bloodstream as sugar. Whole wheat flour is a complex carb. It is a better choice. Use fine grind.

2. Read the vanilla extract ingredient label carefully. During process sometimes mfgs add sugar.

3. Also, careful with the Splenda. Do not use the "baking" Splenda as it contains sugar. Same applies to Sun Crystals as it contains Stevia AND cane sugar.

I'll put together a list of food alternatives - use this instead of that - and post later.
1666434 tn?1325265950
That would be perfect WaveRider I look forward to the list :D
141598 tn?1355675363
Here is a basic meal plan that anyone can expand upon. You can’t go wrong if you stick with whole grains, fresh vegetables and fruits, and other sugar free low carbohydrate products. Hemp milk doesn’t get you high. Instead, it is loaded with Omega 3 and 6’s, and high in antioxidants, and best of all, it has no sugar, cholesterol and carbohydrates and has zero calories.

Breakfast
• 1 slice toasted whole wheat bread with olive oil or dab of butter
• Or, take that wheat toast & spread low/no sugar low fat cream cheese, some capers and wild smoked salmon
• 1 egg or sugar free cottage cheese
• 1/2 cup plain oatmeal w/cinnamon powder
• Homemade granola using artificial syrup and Splenda
• Hemp milk
• 1/2 small banana or fruit of choice
• Coffee, tea or water

Lunch
• 1 cup vegetable soup with 4-6 whole wheat crackers
• 1 turkey or chicken sandwich [2 slices whole wheat bread] low-fat cheese, mayo & mustard, fresh lettuce
• Or, turkey pastrami sandwich, or make a chicken/turkey salad sandwich
• Or, fresh garden lettuce topped with chicken/turkey salad mix
• 1 small fruit of choice
• Sugar free peanut butter sandwich with sugar free jelly/jam/preserve
• Tea or water or Hemp milk

Dinner
• Broiled/baked chicken with lemon juice, basil and oregano sprinkled on top
• Or, 8oz lean meat, or turkey, or pork
• Cooked brown rice [not the sweet type]
• 1/2 cup steamed vegetables, or stir fried
• 1 small whole grain dinner roll with olive oil or dab of butter
• Tossed salad with 2 tablespoons low-fat sugar free salad dressing
• Tea or water or Hemp milk

Snacks [pick only two snacks per day]
• Fat-free tortilla chips with sugar free salsa
• Homemade granola using artificial syrup. Add peanut butter to mix to make bars
• 1 ounce string cheese plus one small piece of fruit
• 3 cups popped "lite" popcorn
• Roasted or baked nuts
• 1 slice toasted wheat bread; sugar free peanut butter, sugar free jam/jelly/preserve

Almost forgot, p-butter on a celery stalk makes for a good munchy
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