With Easter fast-approaching, planning your meals around a diabetic diet might seem difficult to achieve, but with these healthy recipes, you’ll be able to please all.
Starting with brunch, a few light dishes we recommend to start with is Asparagus With Tangy-Smoky Dressing. This asparagus dish has only 2 grams of sugar per serving and is a great source of fresh veggies. Another light, fresh, and healthy brunch dish is the Green Tea Poached Salmon With Ginger Lime Sauce. With 35 grams of protein per serving and 94 milligrams of cholesterol, this dish is also high in good Omega-3 Fatty acids.
Moving on to Easter dinner, a delicious source of protein with a very low caloric count is the Sarsaparilla Basted Ham, which will please diabetic and non-diabetic alike. If pork is not you crave on Easter, another fantastic, diabetes-friendly meal is the Adobo-Crusted Lamb Loin Chops. With only 307 milligrams of sodium, and 80 milligrams of cholesterol, this is an easy pick that will please all of your guests. No Easter dinner is complete without fresh salad. Our pick is the Snap Pea Salad with Tarragon and Fennel. Easy to make and low in sodium, this tasty dish will surprise you, packing so much flavor into such a simple recipe.
For most diabetics, the difficult part of any holiday is coping with dessert time. We have found a few after-dinner sweets that are safe for diabetics. One good pick if you enjoy fruity desserts are the Lemon Thyme Bars. With an unbelievable 7 grams of sugar, these sweet and tangy bars are low in sodium but high in satisfaction. If chocolate is your go-to dessert, then the Chocolate-Hazelnut Drop Cookies will be popular in your household. This recipe contains only 6 grams of sugar per serving and only 2 grams of sodium.
With so many delicious holiday recipes to choose from, being diabetic no longer means that you have to miss out on the festivities or compromise your celebrations. Stay tuned for more holiday recipes to come!