The holidays can be a tough time for people suffering from diseases such as diabetes. Those delicious meals and decadent desserts can be an irresistible temptation for those on a restricted diet. Luckily, some easy family recipes out there make tasty treats without worrying about your diabetic diet. If you know anyone with diabetes who might be coming to your party, then have a few items just for them.
Butternut Squash Soup…with a little heat
Butternut squash soup is a tasty soup that’s also hearty. A bowl can help take the place of that carb heavy stuffing. Cut a squash in half and seed it. Place the two pieces cut side down on a microwave safe plate. Microwave for about 10 minutes until it’s nice and tender. Scoop out the pulp and put it into a bowl.
Create the Puree
Create a Dutch oven (no, not that one) and put it over medium heat. Put in 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, add one large chopped onion, two cloves of garlic and a single rib of celery. Cook until the veggies are soft. Then, add 2 teaspoons of curry (hence the heat) and 1 tablespoon of grated ginger. Cook for another few minutes, add 1/3 cup of white wine and bring to a boil. Place 2 cans of reduced-sodium chicken broth, the squash and ¼ teaspoon of salt into the Dutch oven. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 10 minutes.
Transfer the soup to a blender a little at a time and puree until smooth. Lastly, stir in ½ cup of low-fat yogurt.
Yes, Cooking Just for Diabetics Matters
Some people either don’t think about people with restrictive diets or feel there are enough different dishes that something has to be ok for them to eat. The reality is that’s not actually true. In fact, much of our holiday foods are filled to the brim with fats, carbohydrates and sugars. You might not even notice it, especially if it is store bought. Diabetic friendly food is important because it’s not just about something to eat, but their health. It’s not easy being on a restrictive diet and seeing everyone else eat what they want. Creating something tasty just for them makes you a great host.
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