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Diabetic International Recipes recipes


Last Updated : Dec 11,2020



डायबिटिक अंतर्राष्ट्रीय व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Diabetic International Recipes recipes in Hindi)
આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Diabetic International Recipes recipes in Gujarati)

Diabetic International Recipes

Diabetes is a condition which stays lifelong. True, there isn’t a real cure to this disease but one can definitely make lifestyle and diet changes to avoid any further damage to the body.

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Lifestyle changes would include encompassing a regular exercise regime and taking medications / insulin on time.

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The dietary changes involves a multitude of points. They are : 

1.   Prefer whole grains versus refined flours like maida

2.   Do not skip protein

3.   Consume plenty of fiber rich foods

4.   A bowl of sprouts daily is a must

5.   Do not go overboard on fat usage

6.   Restrict honey, sugar and jaggery and their products completely

7.   No carbonated beverages

8.   Avoid fruit juices

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Healthy Diabetic Recipes and Diet for Diabetes will give a detailed insight about the daily fare for a diabetic person. When you feel like boarding a flight to take a culinary tour of the world, just open this section and achieve the same effect in your kitchen itself! These healthy and exotic international delicacies are so delicious that even non-diabetic members of your family will want a share! 

Cous Cous Salad, Healthy Cous Cous SaladCous Cous Salad, Healthy Cous Cous Salad

Some of the recipes have a few healthier ingredients substituted, while some have a different cooking method used. But remember, while all the recipes have been modified to make them diabetic-friendly, make sure you heed that suggestion to have it in limited quantities as an occasional treat only. 

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 Healthy Diabetic International Starter Recipes

 Starters are delicacies that everyone wants to feast on. Yes they are a flavourful start to your meal, but one needs to be cautious of the ingredients used to make these starters and keep a check at their portion size. Pizza, open toasts and other deep fried starters are some international dishes found on most restaurant as well as party menus. 

Vegetable Dimsum ( Diabetic Recipe )Vegetable Dimsum ( Diabetic Recipe )

 What’s unhealthy about these recipes? Excessive use of variety of breads and fats. Here we have shared ways to find healthier substitutes to these ingredients. You can try your hand at these options for you to please your palate for International starters in your own kitchen.

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Mini pizza, the most served starter, can easily modified by avoiding the use of bread and substituting it with a oats bhakri base as we have done in the recipe of Oats Bhakri Pizza. This pizza doesn’t even make use of fat-laden cheese. Providing 16 g of carbs per mini pizza, it is best to restrict to one pizza.

Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza

Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza

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Dips with chips is yet another common starter. Dips are usually loaded with mayonnaise, cheese and other fatty ingredients. Moreover the chips are also fried. And these foods if consumed over a long period of time might lead to fluctuations in blood sugar levels which can worsen diabetes and lead to other complications of diabetes. Garlicky Hummus is one dip you can truly rely on… it has no use of fat brimming ingredients. Further serve it with cucumber sticks instead of fried chips and you are all set to have a healthy starter. 

Garlicky HummusGarlicky Hummus

Mexican Skewers is also a starter which is diabetic-friendly. This makes use of fiber laden veggies which will avoid that quick rise in blood sugar levels. 

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Healthy Diabetic International Main Course Recipes

Main course are supposed to be more filling and usually devoured in a big portion size too. But for diabetics it is advisable to not have a large meal, but instead have small meals to regular intervals. As a more nourishing option you can opt for Healthy Burritos. This makes use of whole wheat flour based nutri tortillas and is loaded with a variety of vegetables. The salsa and the stuffing have been made so tasty that it is difficult to resist. 

Burritos, Veg Whole Wheat Burritos, Diabetic FriendlyBurritos, Veg Whole Wheat Burritos, Diabetic Friendly

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Paneer Veggie Wrap is yet another wholesome option for diabetics. The high glycemic index potatoes have been replaced with high protein paneer. Again the chapatis are made with wheat flour and not carb-filled maida or cornflour. 

Paneer Veggie WrapPaneer Veggie Wrap

Yet another way to go healthy is to add a larger chunk of veggies and reduce the use of carb bound ingredient. For example say rice. That’s high in glycemic index and everyone is aware that it’s a No-No for diabetics.

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Here we have a recipe of Mexican Rice. White rice has been replaced with brown rice and veggies like tomatoes, capsicum, carrot and French beans which are fiber-filled have been added in more quantity comparatively. Make such a delicacy without oil as we have done and enjoy this international fare in a very small quantity. Also try with diabetic friendly Chinese fried rice accompaining with Hot and Sour vegetables.

Chinese Fried Rice, Diabetic Friendly RecipeChinese Fried Rice, Diabetic Friendly Recipe

Healthy Diabetic International Stir-fry Recipes

Stir-fries in most forms are a healthier option than cheese laden foods. Yes, the use of vegetables is definitely to be credited for this. All you need to remember is to avoid the use of corn flour or restrict its use to 1 teaspoon or so.

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Also avoid use of excess oil. Use more of fresh and dried herbs instead. Broccoli, Mushrooms and Bean Sprouts Stir-fry and Raw Papaya and Cabbage Stir-fry are some flavourful ideas you can try. 

Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn SaladStir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad

Healthy Diabetic International Recipes using Sprouts

Healthy Momos (made with whole wheat flour, bean sprouts and broccoli) and Roasted Capsicum and Alfalafa Sprouts Salad with Peanut Dressing are a couple of options in this category. Sprouts are said to be a friend of diabetics. They do not cause fluctuations in blood sugar levels due to their high fiber content. Read More Benefits of Sprouts.

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Other Sections in Diabetes which you will love:

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Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Recipes, Diet
Diabetes and Kidney friendly
Diabetic Accompaniments
Diabetic Soups
Diabetic Starters & Snacks
Diabetic Breakfast
Diabetic Dals & Khadis
Diabetic Desserts
Diabetic Drinks / Beverages
Diabetic Rice, Khichdi and Biryani
Diabetic Rotis and Parathas
Diabetic Salads & Raitas
Diabetic Subzis


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Vegetable Penne ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33753
20 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An Italian meal is incomplete without pasta – and here is a luscious pasta recipe with loads of vegetables, whipped up especially for diabetics. Usually, pasta is high in calories as it is made using a generous quantity of cheese, but the health-conscious need not worry any more, as pasta can be mad ....
Cannelloni From East and West ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33754
20 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Stuffed pasta-cannelloni topped with yummy tomato sauce and low calorie white sauce! Cannelloni is made from plain flour, which when consumed in excess or regularly can be bad for health – this is because the flour is refined and gets converted to sugar quickly, thereby fluctuating blood sugar level ....
Thai Pineapple Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33765
20 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
An authentic Thai yellow curry paste made with lemon grass lends its magic to this pineapple kodri. An exotic and interesting recipe that is quite a favourite with me – but not too ‘lean’, if you know what I mean! So, whip this up as a treat only when your blood sugar levels are within control. ....
Phadthai Noodles ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33766
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Made in a jiffy, this recipe is a good bet for any party. Tofu and bean sprouts generously boost the good-health quotient of this dish. Not to forget that I've used sugar substitutes instead of sugar. All of which makes this a safe venture for diabetics too! Preferably, use whole wheat noodles in th ....
Mexican Kodri ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33745
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Very similar in taste to rice but healthier, kodri can be used for an unlimited variety of recipes Mexican, Indian and others. The uniqueness of this dish is all thanks to the grinding of garlic and red chilli flakes in a mortar-pestle. Not to forget the splash of colours the coloured capsicums brin ....
Chinese Vegetables in Hot Garlic Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33786
20 Aug 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Hot garlic sauce is, undeniably, an important part of Chinese cuisine. It is indeed quite versatile and lends itself to a wide variety of dishes. Here is one such recipe comprising sautéed vegetables, in a base of tomato puree thickened with c ....
Pizza Sauce ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 35332
26 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A classic italian recipe. This is a blend of harmonious flavors of ripe tomatoes with onion, peppercorns and oregano. I often make large quantities of this sauce when tomatoes are in season and freeze it in an air-tight container. That way i am always ready to serve pizza in a hurry. You can use thi ....
Soya Chocolate Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Recipe# 36899
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
As a fitting end to a feisty dinner, try these soya-charged pancakes, which are made with whole wheat flour and served with strawberry sauce. An ideal combination of all your favorite foods to be enjoyed whole-heartedly by all including diabetics! Freshly made sauce enhances the classical effe ....
Virgin Mary ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33659
20 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Strange as it may sound, the most important aspect of this drink is that the glasses’ rim must be coated with salt! The salted rim gives an amazing feeling while sipping this drink. Do not forget to garnish it with lemon slices. Tomatoes, of course, are rich in folic acid and vitamins A and C, ....
Thai Stir- Fried Noodles with Tofu, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33672
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Who can say no to Thai -style noodles, stir-fried with tofu and bean sprouts, laced with a tinge of ginger and garlic? Peanuts and bean sprouts impart an exciting crunchy texture to this tangy, easy noodle preparation. Tofu, for its p ....
Paneer and Baby Corn Stir Fry, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33687
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
I have modified this traditional Chinese delight a wee bit to suit the diabetic constitution! You can further vary the spices according to your taste, or even use schezuan sauce instead of soya sauce for a variation. Low fat paneer can be ....
Almond Vegetable Stir- Fry, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33689
01 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Hmm, almonds? Am i kidding? no, despite belonging to the nut family and having its share of quirks, almonds have their share of health benefits – they lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Note that I've used toasted almonds and not fried them, so as to keep a chec ....
Dieter's White Sauce
Recipe# 22533
14 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A basic white sauce recipe made with plain flour, milk and butter. Here it is made healthy by the use of cauliflower/ bottle gourd, low fat milk and using whole wheat flour instead of the plain flour without compromising with the taste. Enjoy making different dishes using this white sauce without th ....
Ginger Fried Kodri ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes )
Recipe# 33484
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ginger fried kodri, you need to avoid cereals and pulses to relax your digestive system. This dish is a combination of healthy ingredients like bean sprouts and kodri cooked in less oil and natural flavouring like ginger, salt and sugar.
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