For families dinner is one of the most important meals of the day. It’s the meal you are most likely to share. Sharing not only the meal, but also the events of the day. Sharing the things that went well, as well as those that didn’t go so well.
Making diabetic dinners that everyone in the family wants to eat does not need to be a challenge. If you follow some simple guidelines then you are most of the way there.
A diabetic dinner does not need to be made out of any special ingredients or have anything other than the ingredients that are readily available at your local store.
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There is no need to cook a special meal for the diabetic at the dinner table. In fact regardless of how many diabetics you may have in your family if everyone in the family eats using the guidelines for a healthy diabetic meal then everyone is moving towards greater health.
The basic guidelines for a diabetic dinner are also the guidelines for a healthy meal.
Simply put a diabetic dinner needs to be:
- high in fiber
- low in fat, sugar and salt
- half full of vegetables
There may be some specific requirements for the diabetics in your family, taking into account what is required to balance their blood sugars that day. But in following these easy guidelines you are most of the way there.
Here are two quick, tasty meal ideas that everyone in the whole family will love. They are both meals that are that easy nearly anyone in the family can prepare them. They are suitable for all ages and are high in fiber, low in fat, sugar and salt and are half full of vegetables.
Super Quick Tortillas
Take a tortilla (the better quality and more wholemeal the better) and line it with lettuce and sliced tomato, fill with a mix of heated canned beans and salsa, top with low-fat cheese and roll up. Serve with a salad (include as many different colored vegetables as you can) and brown rice.
Brown 400g lean ground mince and pour off any excess fat, add 1 cup each of chopped or grated onion, celery, carrot, capsicum, 1 1/2 cans of low salt canned tomatoes, 1 can kidney beans, 1 T Mexican chilli powder (or have fun experimenting with some different spices), 1 t of mixed herbs and cook until flavour has developed. Serve with some steamed broccoli and brown rice on the side.
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