Back in the day, many housewives divided up their weekly meal planning into five main recipes. Monday might be meatloaf day, Tuesday night pork chop night; Wednesday was spaghetti night, and so on. Of course, this method is convenient, and even if you don’t want to stick to an exact routine – I mean, it can get pretty boring and predictable, right? – it is good to have a few recipes under your belt to make your meal planning easier. Nowadays, we don’t eat the way did a couple generations back, and diabetics need to adjust their eating even more, but there are lots of delicious recipes you can eat. Here are the top five food recipes for diabetics:
Chicken Vegetable Pasta
Cut up a store-bought, cooked chicken into bite size pieces or cook your own in the oven and then cut it up.
Put on a pot of water to boil and cook up some pasta.
Get a bag of mixed frozen vegetables, and about 3 or 4 minutes before the pasta is done, add the veggies to the water.
Drain, combine everything in a bowl, and add some salad dressing and some lettuce.
Spanish-Style Egg Roll-Ups
Dice some onions and peppers and a little cayenne if you like.
Add them to the pan as you scramble a couple of eggs.
Add a dash of shredded cheese to the top.
Spoon into a tortilla and roll up.
Go Green Pasta
Cook up your favorite pasta – I like small shells – and put aside.
Save a bit of the pasta water.
Heat some olive oil in a skillet and add in the green. Sliced zucchini, green beans, a bit of broccoli, and a green onion or two.
Add the reserved pasta water and let simmer on the stove until veggies are tender.
Mix the vegetables and pasta together. Add a bit of parmesan cheese if you like or just eat it like it is. Delicious!
Baked Chicken with a Zing
Take some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and marinade in Italian dressing in the fridge overnight or while you are at work all day.
Roll them in a mixture of parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and herbs.
Place in a shallow pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
Serve with a side of fresh veggies.
Cream Cheese and Jam Toast
Great breakfast! Mix low-fat cream cheese with a spoonful of strawberry jam.
Spread on toasted whole wheat bread.