Being diabetic is one critical condition. This health ailment occurs when there is an abnormal production of sugar in the human blood stream. People with such condition are mandated to get into a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a strict diet. To avoid getting diabetes, it is best that you acquaint yourself with healthy foods. Here are three recipes to start you in the right direction:
Arctic Char in Kale
Olive oil, 1 tbsp
Shallot, 1 large
Chicken broth, 1 cup
Water, ¼ cup
Arctic char, 1 pound
Ground pepper, ¼ tsp
Sour cream, ¼ cup
Horseradish, 2 tsp
Fresh dill, 1 tbsp
Lemon wedges, 4 pcs
- Heat oil on medium heat in a large skillet. Put in the shallots and stir until it softens. Then, add the water, broth and kale. Stir until the ingredients are wilted. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until it is tender.
- Add a pinch of pepper and salt on the fish and set it over the kale. Cover it first with foil and let it cook for a maximum of 7 minutes.
- For its sauce, mix the sour cream, dill and horseradish. Then, after the fish is cooked, serve it with the sauce with lemon wedges.
Whole-wheat spaghetti, 1 pound
Soy sauce, ½ cup,
Sesame oil, 2 tbsp
Canola oil, 2 tbsp
Lime juice, 2 tbsp
Red pepper, 1 ½ tsp
Scallions, 1 bunch
Cilantro, ¼ cup
Snow peas, 4 cups
Red bell pepper, 1 medium sized
Sesame seeds, ½ cup
- Put water in a large pot and bring it to a boil. Put in the spaghetti and cook until it is tender. Rinse and let it drain.
- Mix cilantro, scallions, red pepper, limejuice, canola oil, sesame oil and soy sauce.
- Then add the noodles, bell pepper and snow peas. Toss until it is fully mixed.
- Add in the sesame seeds and other garnish. Serve while hot.
Greek Orzo Stuffed Peppers
Red bell peppers, 4 pcs
Whole-wheat orzo, ½ cup
Chicken peas, 15 ounces
Olive oil, 1 tbsp
Baby spinach, 6 ounces
Oregano, 1 tbsp
Feta cheese, ¾ cups
Tomatoes, ¼ cups
Vinegar, 1 tbsp
Salt, ¼ tsp
- Slice the peppers lengthwise but do not cut off the stems. Remove the seeds.
- With the cut portion down arrange the peppers on a microwave dish and add a half inch of water. Microwave the peppers on high temperature. Cook it until it turns soft. Drain it and set it aside.
- Put water in a large saucepan and let it boil. Cook the orzo until it is tender. Rinse and drain.
- Pound the chicken peas until it turns into a paste like texture.
- Preheat oil in a large skillet in medium temperature. Put in the onions first and cook until it is soft. Put in the oregano and spinach; and wait until spinach is wilted. Mix salt and vinegar, feta, tomatoes, orzo and chicken peas until they are cooked.
- Put in the fillings in each halve pepper and serve.
The aforementioned recipes may seem like the dishes being served in restaurants. However, with the right ingredients and precise cooking, these delectable dishes could also be consumed by people without worrying that they might end up getting diabetes.
Linda Rosario is a food enthusiast from Chef Needs “The Kitchen that Every Restaurant Needs”. Linda loves cooking and works as a Nurse.