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Homemade Pancakes for Diabetics

Homemade Pancakes for Diabetics

Tasty Homemade Pancakes Although these aren’t recommended for every day – they can be great to start the day on a special occasion. The addition of fresh fruit and berries turns this into a healthier meal. By changing from white to wholemeal or buckwheat flour, you can make this recipe fairly low GI. Here’s Alissa’s easy ...

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Low Carb Chocolate Cake Recipe

Low Carb Chocolate Cake Recipe

You don’t have to be a diabetic to love this easy cake recipe! Anyone who is calorie counting or just loves indulging in a soft, moist cake oozing with chocolatey goodness is likely to fall in love with this cake at first bite! This tasty chocolate cake is also suitable for diabetics, and you can ...

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Low Carb Orange Spice Cookies

Low Carb Orange Spice Cookies

These cookies are deliciously tasty and healthy too ! These drop cookies make a nice everyday or Christmas cookie, the orange and spice giving a great taste, perfect for the holiday season. Allow 10 minutes for preparation. Ingredients 1 cup gluten free flour ½ cup whole wheat (wholemeal) flour sugar, equivalent to ½ cup (e.g Splenda® or similar) 1 ...

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Low Carb Spiced Apple Cookies

If you’ve got plenty of fresh apples, this is a tasty cookie recipe to try. While most of us think of cookies as an indulgence, we’re often aware that they’re not too good for our health. However, these tasty cookies are almost guilt free, when enjoyed in moderation. The addition of spices and raisins adds ...

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Healthy Snack:Toasted Hemp Seeds with Berries and Cocoa Nibs

Healthy Snack:Toasted Hemp Seeds with Berries and Cocoa Nibs

In Sam Talbot’s The Sweet Life is a chapter on healthy snacks including a granola crumble, toasted nori and a frozen grape-aid. When my daughter returned from her vacation this summer, I wanted to start experimenting with her in the kitchen and snacks seemed to be the best place to start. I already felt pretty ...

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The Perfect Fish Tacos adapted from Sam Talbot

The Perfect Fish Tacos adapted from Sam Talbot

I recently bought and read The Sweet Life: Diabetes without Boundaries, by Sam Talbot and have to tell you, it’s one of the best cookbooks, (let alone one geared towards people with diabetes), that I’ve ever read. It was instructive, inspiring and it moved me to get into the kitchen to try some recipes.  The first ...

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Country Casserole Recipe

Country Casserole Recipe Print Recipe type: entree Author: Jen at diabetia.com Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins Total time: 1 hour 50 mins Serves: 4-6 A firm family favorite, this meal is enjoyed by adults and kids alike. Ingredients A firm family favorite, this meal is enjoyed by adults and kids ...

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Cheese & Vegetable Quiche Recipe

This is tasty served hot with new potatoes, but also great served cold with salad. Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time   40-45 minutes   Ingredients Shortcrust pastry (5oz plain flour, 4oz wholemeal flour, 4 ½ oz fat, pinch salt, 9tsp water) 1oz    butter 1 small onion 1 small red pepper 2 medium courgettes, thinly sliced ...

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Diabetic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything better than a warm chocolate chip cookie, fresh from the oven? It’s doubtful! Fresh cookies are the best!  Whether you like them crisp & tasting like shortbread or chewy & tasty with oatmeal, we all have our favorite cookie recipe. Moms and kids alike enjoy baking fresh cookies and eating them while they’re still ...

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Diabetic Breakfast Recipes

Starting the day with a healthy breakfast is important for everyone. In general, breakfast tends to be a high-carb meal as we want to fuel the body for the day’s work ahead. For our daughter, we try to match the breakfast to the kind of morning she will have. Since most days she is off ...

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Diabetes What Not To Eat and Why

A person with diabetes can eat anything, but keeping blood sugar stable is an important priority for health. There are some foods that will spike the blood glucose, so it is better to eat those foods in moderation or avoid them when possible. Here is a list of the four big food types which one of our diabetic friends tries ...

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Inviting a diabetic to breakfast?

If you’re not familiar with the fundamentals of diabetes management, you might feel a little nervous the first time a person with diabetes is coming to visit for breakfast as so many breakfast foods are high carb. Don’t worry! A PWD (person with diabetes) can eat just about anything as a person without diabetes. A ...

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Diabetic diet basics and the Glycemic Index

Our position is that a so-called diabetic diet is really just a healthy diet to which everyone should subscribe. That said, if you are new to diabetes you’re learning that different foods effect one’s blood sugar levels differently. Moreover, just because you can eat something doesn’t mean that all foods are OK for all times of ...

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Healthy Eating for a Person with Diabetes

Paying greater attention to what we eat is something everyone needs to think about whether we have diabetes or not. There is SO much information on eating healthy food that it can be a bit overwhelming to sift through it all to work out just what our diet should be. There seems to be some consensus that ...

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