It all started when a family member was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I thought it would be very easy to find recipes for this specific diet on the Internet. But I was wrong.
There are so many confusing and contradictory information out there. Some recipes tagged “diabetic” are even using ingredients like white flour and white sugar.
So I decided to create my own recipes as well as adjust some family favorites to make them diabetic friendly. I followed guidelines such as “Low Glycemic Index“, “Low Glycemic Load” and “Low-Carb Content“. I was also inspired by the ideas of seamlessly incorporating healthy food in your diet like “The Volumetrics Eating Plan“, “The Sneaky Chef“ and “Deceptively Delicious“.
One interesting thing that I found out was that diabetic diet is, actually, the healthiest diet there is – so the whole family would benefit from eating diabetic food. That includes whole grains, proteins, good fats, lots of vegetables and some fruit. It can also be used very successfully for losing weight.
Of course, I am not a medical professional, dietician or an expert on diabetes, as I have stated in my disclaimer, so please consult your health care provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation.
People often think that they have to choose between eating healthy and eating delicious food. I wanted to show that diet recipes can be both healthy AND tasty.
I hope you will find the recipes that I share helpful.
UPDATE! (October 2013)
Since the situation with Type 2 diabetes is resolved (diabetes is gone), partly to a weight loss and partly to a healthy diet, I don’t cook strictly diabetic food any more. That is why this blog, from now on, is going to be about generally healthy food and not only diabetic friendly recipes.