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Crockpot Steak and Potato Soup Made Just For Diabetics
Recipes For Diabetics
Since I found out that have Type 2 Diabetes I have been on the lookout for good recipes to make for myself and my family. I want dishes that we can all enjoy together.
It really isn't that hard once you understand the basics of what you can and can't have. I have now moved on to adjusting other recipes to suit my diet and making up my own.
This recipe that I am sharing with you today is one that I adjusted to meet my needs. I used to make the original recipe for my family and they loved it. With a little tweak here and a little tweak there I have managed to make it healthier than it used to be.
It's still delicious but now it is oh so much healthier. Hope you like it.
- 2 lb. chuck steak, cut in 1" pieces
- 2 medium red skin potatoes, chopped with peel on
- 1 medium sweet potato, chopped
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 stalks celery, sliced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can (14.5 oz.) petite diced tomatoes, no salt added
- 1 medium squash, sliced
- 1 medium zucchini, sliced
- 1 can (14 oz.) beef broth, low sodium
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Make sure you trim all of the fat from the chuck steak. Cut into 1" squares.
- Place all of the chopped and sliced vegetables into your crockpot along with the pieces of meat.
- Add the diced tomatoes and broth and set on low to cook for 8 hours or so. If you need this dish earlier you can set to high. It will be ready in about 4 hours.
|Calories from Fat||45|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 5 g||8%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 4 g|
|Carbohydrates 17 g||6%|
|Sugar 4 g|
|Fiber 3 g||12%|
|Protein 28 g||56%|
|Cholesterol 68 mg||23%|
|Sodium 576 mg||24%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Why Eat Soup?
This raises the question: Why eat soup? Actually there are many reasons to eat soup. I will be naming a few reasons for you.
- Soup is filling. It helps to keep you feeling fuller longer because of the amount of water contained within it. The water helps to fill you up without adding calories.
- Which brings me to the next reason to eat soup. It is lower and calories and filling which makes it the perfect diet food for those trying to lose weight.
- Soup is low in fat content. Using lean meats and fat free broth helps us control the amount of fat we have in our soup. It also helps us take in the good fat that helps us lower bad cholesterol and build up the good cholesterol.
- Soup is affordable. You can make soup out of whatever you have in the house. It is one of those dishes that takes well to blending many different flavors. You can also use leftovers in your soup.
- It increases the amount of vegetables that you eat. How many soups do you know of that do not include vegetables? I can't think of any off hand.
- Soups have the wonderful ability because of the vegetables to not only fill you up but release excess water from your body.
- Soups, especially chicken soup, have been used for many years to help you feel better. Remember grandma making you chicken soup when you were ill years ago? According to old time remedies chicken soup is very effective in treating colds, fevers, and flu.
- Did you know that some of the ingredients in soup are so nutritious that they can prevent acne or even wrinkles? How wonderful it would be to have help in those areas.
- Soups are typically filled with the balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fats that help keep our bodies energized and moving.
- Soups are widely known as a comfort food. They are one of those foods that make you feel better emotionally as well as bodily.
- Last but not least, soups warm your whole body inside and out. They are especially good during those cold winter nights.