What Are Some Diabetic Meal Plans and Recipes?


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A diabetes meal plan incorporates nutritious foods containing healthy carbohydrates, fiber, fish and good fats, and some recipes include fresh fruit kebabs and Asian pork tenderloin, states Mayo Clinic. Registered dietitians personalize diabetic meal plans and generally avoid carbohydrates that break down into sugar, trans fats, sodium and saturated fat.

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To make fresh fruit kebabs, cut 12 pieces of ripe fruit such as plums, peaches and nectarines into thirds, according to Type Free Diabetes. Mix the chopped fruit in a bowl with the juice of 2 lemons and 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper and marinate for one hour. Alternate pieces of fruit on a skewer and garnish with sprigs of mint if desired.

A diabetic recipe for Asian pork tenderloin starts by combining 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce, 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon canola oil, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper and 1 clove minced garlic into a marinade, says Diabetes.org. Add 4 pork loin boneless chops into the bowl of marinade, and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Each piece of pork should be about 1/4 inch thick, totalling around 1 pound for the entire dish. Add 2 teaspoons of canola oil to a large pan over medium-high heat, and saute the pork chops for about 5 minutes per side or until done. Reserve the marinade left in the bowl, and place it in a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil; then reduce the heat, and simmer for about two minutes. Place the pork chops on serving platter, and pour the cooked marinade over them. Top the pork chops with 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro, and serve with 2 cups of steamed broccoli.

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