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Gathering Diabetic Recipes

Updated on November 21, 2012

After the diabetes diagnoses a big thought that was with me a lot-- what to eat? I need to eat low carb. I have to watch what I eat to maintain the ideal blood sugar level throughout the day. I have to watch my intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. There are many different things to consider when adding a new recipe to your meal plans: carbohydrates, fat, proteins, fiber, and much more.

If you met with a dietitian and received an overload of information to digest and an outline with amounts to include in a diet plan and help developing a diet plan. Realizing that with foods there needs to be adjustments with how they were prepared and finding new foods as some foods are now off limits.

Although this is a good age for a diabetic to live in as there are so many low carb recipes and products today.

My top favorite website for recipes is dlife.com with cooking videos, a large section of recipes that is searchable by ingredient, carbs, fat, cholesterol, calorie, and time to make the dish. It helps planning a weekly menu to be able to look up a carb count or protein food to add to a weekly menu. Doing a search for the name of an old favorite recipe and finding how to make it more friendly so you can still enjoy that recipe (with some tweaks).

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My favorite food is pizza. Which can be problematic as pizza has a high carb count and also a high fat count which can affect blood glucose for hours. It is trial and error to find a pizza that will work for you. Look for super thin crust wheat pizzas Make your own pizza, begin with the crust to lower the carbs: use a rice crust, make a personal size pizza using low-carb/high fiber tortillas or Oat Bran & Stone Ground Wheat Pita Bread. Then add a low-carb sauce: pizza, salsa, spaghetti or tomato sauce. Top with your favorite vegetables and protein, also use low-fat cheese.

Minimalist toppings might be a formula that would work: light amount of tomato sauce,
small amount of pepperoni, and light on the cheese.

Recipes that I have tried that worked for me are ones by Chef Michel Nischan:

Healthy Recipes for Kids - Pizza!

Low Carb Pizza Crust made with soy and wheat flour.

Experiment with alternatives to high carb white flour pizza, test your blood glucose before and after and hours after eating to watch the effect on your blood glucose and patterns to see the effect pizza has on your blood glucose. Some people it may have little or no effect other people it may effect them for hours. Naturally the amount of pizza you eat will make a difference. Pairing the pizza with a salad could be a good choice. The activity level days before and after eating pizza will also make a difference with your blood glucose levels.
It will be try, try, and try, to see what will work for you.

The low-carb websites are great for finding wonderful recipes to try.

At low-carb friends are tons and tons of recipes to try.

Single serving Pancakes
Warm pancake syrup is great; sugar-free syrup with a few blueberries and a few slices of banana warm it in a pan on the stove or in a cup in the microwave and pour over the low-carb pancakes.

Banana Split Cake
This is amazing and only 4.9 carbs per slice. Great for a special occasion.


The American Heart Association has a section on their website for diabetics. The number one killer of type 2 diabetics is heart disease and stroke. There is much needed information for diabetics on their website plus tasty diabetes-friendly recipes.

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At Linda’s Low Carb Menus and Recipes are good recipes from soups, main courses, snacks, to desserts. Linda has menu suggestions for each day to help you plan your menus. All the recipes have been tested by Linda and her family. If the family enjoyed the recipe she will post that and if the recipe was a dud she posts that too. Some recipes include how they could be improved.

Adapting recipes to your new diet sometimes can be easy and at times difficult. Salmon patties are easy to adapt by using less crackers and more eggs.

1 can (15 oz.) salmon, drained
1 cup crackers (or wheat flakes)
2 eggs
butter (or margarine)

Flake salmon in a bowl. Add eggs and crackers, mix thoroughly.
Shape into patties. Melt margarine or butter in a skillet.
Place patties in skillet over medium heat and brown both sides until
the patties are thoroughly cooked.

The Diabetic Pastry Chef is a pastry chef who was diagnosed diabetic and has redone many of her recipes. She posts tips on how to convert recipes to a version you are able to eat.

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Last but not least is what to eat on my birthday.

For my birthday dinner its green beans, barbecue chicken wings, and flourless birthday cake.

Indispensable Almost No Carb Barbecue Sauce
The best barbecue sauce I have tasted and easy to make.

Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe
Flourless Chocolate Cake Video

This cake is not only low-carb but it could be nutritious with the baking chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, and walnuts.

Take a container of heavy whipping cream, add a tablespoon of sugar-free vanilla pudding powder (it makes the whip cream taste french vanilla) and whip in a blender to make whip cream. Take a slice of flourless cake, a glob of whip cream and a cherry on top for a special treat on a special day.

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