For some people with diabetes, it’s extra work to prepare a blood-sugar-friendly meal for the entire family. You, your partner, and your kids may have different food preferences, so you have to serve food that everyone can appreciate. If you’re running out of options, here’s a variety of dinner ideas to try.
Spicy Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal
This recipe has two plus points: its healthy ingredients and its no-brainer cooking method. It uses shrimp and green beans, providing an excellent source of protein and packed with other nutrients as well. To cook, season both, toss them on the sheet pan, and place them in the oven as suggested. You only need about 20 minutes to prepare this seafood meal, and since it’s roasted, it also means less to clean up.
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Grain-Free Dinner Rolls
Not a fan of bread products that use a lot of mozzarella? Try out this grain-free dinner roll made from the right combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and some binding helpers. And if you run out of yeast in your kitchen, don’t worry. This recipe uses baking powder, vinegar, and surprisingly, whipped egg white, the secret ingredient to the perfect rise. Serve this with your favorite protein and some greens for a well-balanced meal.
Pork Chili Verde
Given that a bit of fruity coriander seed is the only spice used in this recipe, and all the rest of its flavor comes from the vegetables, you can say this mouth-watering dish is pretty straightforward. It takes 3 hours to prepare, but if you’re making it in bulk and freezing some for other days, then it’s worth it. Serve this on cauliflower rice to keep your meal low-carb.
Bacon Cheddar Keto Carbonara with Spaghetti Squash
This recipe uses creative alternatives to the traditional carbonara we know: spaghetti squash instead of pasta, eggs instead of cream for the sauce, and aged cheddar instead of Parmesan. Serve it with seasoned steak or chicken thighs, and you have a filling and delectable dinner with less than 10 g of carbs.
Low-Carb Beer Batter Fish
It’s understandable to crave crispy, deep-fried dishes once in a while. When you’re is in this mode, you can try this easy-to-prepare beer batter fish. If you’re serving this to minors, use sparkling water instead of beer. You can use the leftover batter for making fried zucchini (other vegetables work too) as a side dish. Do use virgin coconut oil for frying as it’s a healthier option.
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