Happy Monday to you all!. Hope you all had a fabulousssssss weekend Today I’ve got a delicious guest post recipe to share with all of you.
Live Healthy MD
Last week the lovely people over at livehealthy-md. contacted me about a guest post on the blog. In case you haven’t heard of livehealthy-md here’s what they are all about:
livehealthy-md.com is brought to you in association with The Center for Medical Weight Loss, and is dedicated to helping people find the most practical, real-life solutions for achieving and maintaining healthy weight. We understand there is often no straight path to success with long-term weight loss, and we strive to bring you the most current thinking, the best techniques, the most helpful tips and the latest research on what’s happening in the field of weight loss.
Not only is their site full of tons of “how to” articles and great health tips, it is also run entirely by physicians. Talk about a reliable source!
Today’s guest post features not one but two fabulous recipes that are delicious, healthy and diabetic friendly!
I hope you enjoy and share with all your diabetic and non-diabetic friends alike!
Diet for Diabetics
Doctors that specialize in treating diabetes understand the importance of a diabetic diet that is both appetizing and healthy. Following a physician-recommended diet will allow you to eat foods you enjoy while successfully controlling your blood sugar levels.
And by consuming nutritious foods and exercising regularly, you’ll boost your immune system while shedding unwanted pounds.
Diabetic Diet Guidelines
When you are creating a balanced diabetic diet, there are certain factors to take into consideration. Meals that are high in nutrients and low in fat are highly recommended by physicians. Fruits such as berries, apples, pears, and apricots are healthy carbohydrates with small amounts of sugar. Fiber-rich foods such as figs, nuts, and vegetables should also be included in the diet. Fish that contain omega-3 fatty acids reduce cholesterol levels and are low in fat; and lean meats such as turkey and chicken are good sources of protein.
Tasty Diabetes Diet Recipes
Simple to prepare and chock full of flavor, the following diabetes diet recipes will make it easier than ever to incorporate low glycemic foods into your daily menu. This and other diabetic diet recipes are provided courtesy of http://livehealthy-md.com
Chicken with Pears and Blue Cheese
- 1 ½ tbsp whole grain pastry flour
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6-8 oz each), cut in half
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 large onion, cut into wedges
- 2 medium pears, halved, cored, and sliced
- 1 bag (6 0z) baby spinach
- ½ cup apple cider or apple juice
- 1 ½ tsp fresh thyme leaves or ½ tsp dried
- ½ cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese
- Mix the pepper, flour, and salt in a shallow bowl. Put the mixture on the chicken and set aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Next, add pears and cook until for 2 minutes. Then add spinach and cook until wilted. Put the mixture in a serving plate.
- Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in the same skillet. Cook the chicken for 6 to 8 minutes and turn the chicken over once. Add cider and thyme and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by half.
- Place the chicken on the spinach mixture, drizzle with the cider mixture, and sprinkle with the blue cheese.
Apples with Dip
- 8 oz of fat-free cream cheese
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp chopped peanuts
- ½ cup orange juice
- 4 apples, cored and sliced
- Place the cream cheese on the counter for 5 minutes so that it can soften.
- Combine the brown sugar, vanilla and cream cheese in a small bowl; mix until smooth and stir in chopped peanuts.
- Place the apples in another bowl; drizzle orange juice over the apples to prevent them from turning brown and serve the sliced apples with the dip.
Physician-assisted diet plan for diabetics
Managing diabetes is possible by incorporating a well-balanced diet and workout plan into your daily routine. At the Center for Medical Weight Loss, physicians create an easy-to-follow diabetic diet program that is customized to fit the needs and lifestyle of each patient. An experienced physician will monitor your progress and adjust your medications, as needed.
According to Dr. Michael Kaplan, Chief Medical Officer and founder of the Center for Medical Weight Loss, a personalized diabetes diet for weight loss has helped patients control their condition and completely reverse diabetes in many cases. “When patients lose 5% to 10% of their body weight, it is a given that they will reduce their blood sugar significantly,” states Dr. Kaplan.
Boasting more than 450 locations throughout the country, the Center is the largest network of professional weight loss physicians in the US.
Do you make diabetic friendly recipes at home?