Salads For Diabetics

Salads For Diabetics

Just like all other eatables, diabetics need to be extra careful while consuming salads too. They should pick and chose the ingredients of salad keeping in mind the glycemic index of the food item.

Two simple salads with easily available ingredients are:

Cucumber And Cabbage Slaw

Cucumber, cabbage and tomatoes are high in fiber content and therefore help in maintaining blood-glucose levels.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and cut lengthwise
  • One cup thinly shredded cabbage
  • Half a cup of deseeded and diced tomato
  • 1 cup low-fat hung curd
  • 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar (or lime juice)
  • Sprinkling of salt and pepper

Method:

  • In a large bowl, mix shredded cabbage, tomatoes, and cucumber
  • Add beaten hung curd and vinegar
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cover and chill prior to serving

Apple and Pear Fruity Delight

Apple and pear both are low on GI (glycemic index), hence a good choice of fruit for diabetics.

Ingredients:

  • One medium apple (with skin), diced
  • One medium pear (with skin), diced
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind (optional)
  • Dash of honey or half a teaspoon artificial sweetener
  • A little chat masala for taste

Method:

  • Mix diced apple, pears, and orange rind in a bowl
  • Add orange juice, honey/artificial sweetener and chat masala
  • Toss and chill in refrigerator

Diabetics, pay attention!!

  • Avoid adding fruits with high glucose content like, grapes, bananas, mangoes and dates
  • If using canned stuff, drain the syrup
  • For dressing, there are low-calorie options available commercially
  • While making a fruit salad, use artificial sweetener instead of granulated table sugar

 

 

 

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