Affordable Recipes for Diabetics

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Posted on 10/07/2011

Nearly 26 million children and adults are living with diabetes in the US, and another 79 million are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetics must control their blood sugar by eating a healthy diet and these affordable recipes designed especially for diabetics could help.


Mayo Clinic Medical Nutrition Therapy - According to the Mayo Clinic, the diabetes diet isn’t restrictive. It’s simply a nutrient-rich eating plan that’s low in fat in calories with an emphasis on fruits, veggies and whole grains. Check out MayoClinic.com for easy meal ideas like whole wheat pancakes and pasta primavera.


Diabetic-Friendly Desserts - Sweets don’t have to be eliminated, according to AAPSCOT.org. The site is committed to culinary research for diabetes and a great frugal fall recipe they’re featuring is Baked Apples with Raisins. There are only four ingredients in this tasty treat.


DLife.com Low Carb Chili - Fall is a great time for chili and this version from DLife.com is low carb and diabetic-friendly. It’s just one of thousands of recipes the website offers. Easily search by diet, ingredients or keyword. This chili has quite a few ingredients, but most are items you probably already have stocked in your pantry (chili powder, black pepper, tomato paste etc.) Ground beef, mushrooms and bell peppers make this a hearty favorite.


Eggplant Pomodoro from EatingWell.com - According to EatingWell.com this recipe is diabetic appropriate. It features some low cost ingredients like whole wheat pasta, eggplant and garlic. In addition to being affordable, it’s also fairly simple and should only take about 30 minutes to prepare.


Banana Bread from Easy-Diabetic-Recipes.com - This is one of the most popular recipes available at Easy-Diabetic-Recipes.com. And it also happens to be incredibly affordable since bananas are one of the most economical fruits in the produce section. Combine those with some additional ingredients you probably have on hand like eggs, milk and margarine to create this tasty treat.


Free Cookbook from Diabetes Daily - Download a free 7-day meal plan cookbook from DiabetesDaily.com. The freebie includes 31 simple, easy-to-make recipes that are designed for diabetics.


By Alison Storm


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