(BlackDoctor.org) — We know. It’s not easy. It’s tough enough to plan and eat meals that are both healthy and tasty enough to make you forget you’re eating healthy. Now imagine that you’re either diabetic or prediabetic, in need of carefully selected complex carbs to keep your body strong and healthy.
Featured below are one whole day’s worth of great diabetes-friendly recipes that blend healthy with delectible! Just add some sensible snacks (and maybe even some fruit salad for dessert), and you’re set!
Use extra sharp cheddar cheese for a more intense cheese flavor. In general, this is a great way to stretch the cheese flavor in recipes without adding fat or calories.
Serving size: 1 burritos
1 1/2 cups egg substitute
4 6-in corn tortillas
1/4 cup picante sauce
4 turkey sausage links
1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat, sharp cheddar cheese
1. Place a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Coat the skillet with nonstick cooking spray; add egg substitute, and cook, without stirring, until egg mixture begins to set on bottom, about 1 minute.
2. Draw a spatula across bottom of pan to form large curds. Continue cooking until egg mixture is thick but still moist; do not stir constantly.
3. In separate nonstick skillet, cook turkey links until done. Dice links lengthwise.
4. Place the tortillas on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high 15 seconds or until heated. Top each with equal amounts of the egg mixture and diced turkey links.
5. Spoon 1 Tbsp salsa evenly over the egg and sausage on each tortilla, sprinkle with 2 Tbsp of cheese, and roll up.
Calories from Fat: 53
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 643 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 21 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sugars: 2 g
Protein: 16 g
Fish Tacos with Avocado Salsa
Since experts recommend eating seafood at least twice a week, take a break from the standby beef taco and go fish.
Serving size: 2 tacos