If this year Christmas will be celebrated in your home and you don’t know what to prepare, you can’t miss this Christmas menu for diabetes.
December is a month full of celebrations and food. And Christmas is getting closer and closer. Although it may not seem like it, if it’s your turn to cook, it can be quite a challenge. Thinking of a Christmas menu for diabetes is more complicated than it seems. It may even seem like mission impossible. But it doesn’t have to be.
Do you want to try this example of a diabetes Christmas menu? You can add or subtract things if you want. That’s up to you! But remember, the most important thing at this time of year will always be to enjoy your family and loved ones. Food is just another side dish!
With that said, let’s get to it!
Some healthy starters to get you going
Starters are an essential part of this Christmas menu for diabetes. You can choose the ones you like best, but remember that it’s important that you try to avoid puff pastry and battered starters. Don’t gorge yourself either. Otherwise, you won’t make it to the main dish.
The three options we offer you in this article are healthy and will keep your blood sugar from skyrocketing.
Ham and cheese
This starter is a very basic dish, but it’s always a hit.
Cut a few slices of ham and cheese into small cubes and place them on several plates around the table.
If you want, you can also offer small pieces of bread to go with it. But if you have diabetes, it is better to eat only the ham and cheese.
After the first ham and cheese starter of this Christmas menu for diabetes, it’s time to start with the hot meal. Garlic shrimp never disappoints.
Plus, you can buy them already peeled and they take no time at all to make. They’re a super simple and quick recipe.
To finish with the starters, the jewel of the crown: stuffed eggplant.
This dish will take a little longer, but I promise it’s not hard either. Buy a few eggplants. The number will depend on how many people are at the table. Depending on whether you are going to put more starters or not, you can play with putting an eggplant or half an eggplant per person. It’s up to your taste.
Cut them in half lengthwise and put them in the oven. When the “meat” of the eggplant is ready, take them out and let them cool. Remove the “meat” with a spoon and mix it with the filling of your choice. You can try with minced meat, for example. Cook it well until it is ready.
Now just fill the eggplant shells with what you have just cooked and pour béchamel sauce over it. You can make it or buy it, whatever you prefer. Sprinkle a little cheese on top and bake in the oven to grill. And that’s it!
Baked chicken with vegetables as the main dish of this Christmas menu for diabetes
We know that normally at Christmas meals there are usually thousands of main dishes A first one, a second one… Plus then all the side dishes! But we go for just one. Especially if you have diabetes.
The chicken can be prepared as you want it. And the vegetables can also be whatever you want. You have total freedom.
This main dish, although very simple and straightforward, is the perfect recipe to keep your blood glucose in range. Plus, all you have to do is pop it in the oven and forget about it. No worries!
You can add other side dishes if you want besides vegetables, but if you have diabetes, we don’t recommend potatoes because they’ll be a lot of work. Remember that, because of the starch, you have to let them cool and then reheat them at serving time so that their glycemic index doesn’t go up.
Another very important part of keeping your glucose under control, in addition to meals, is to keep an eye on it.
At Christmas you have to be more careful and be more aware, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them and have a great time with your family. Cori can help you with this task.
Download it to your mobile and do not waste time interpreting the results of your measurements. Just look at the color and its face will be enough to know if you are within the range.
For dessert fruit salad
Perhaps this last item on the menu was not what you were expecting. But, it is a healthy and tasty option that won’t disappoint you at all.
The fruit salad can be made to your liking. You can even make several that combine different fruits.
Although, you can also eat a little nougat, it doesn’t hurt once a year, just remember not to overeat.
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