My post before this one was a call for us to prepare more meals at home in an effort to reduce the number of persons suffering from diabetes. The focus was on our children, because if we can train them to see foods in a different light and make better choices, then we can prevent diabetes in the future. I know the frustration for many when the suggestion is made for them to prepare meals at home, and for this reason, I created this post of healthy recipes for diabetics (breakfast).
You may be tempted to stop reading because of the word “diabetics.” I assure you that even if you are the only person at home with diabetes, these recipes are good for the entire family. Remember, the main focus here is prevention. How do you control your diabetes and ensure that the rest of your family remain diabetic free? Please continue to read for some low carb recipes for diabetics and the rest of your family.
These recipes are both healthy and easy to prepare. You are now wondering if they are delicious. That tops the list. I merely left the best for last.
Toast with Cheese and Salmon-Vegetable Medley
I get in the habit of planning my meals. This way they are healthier and less stressful for me to do when the time arises. Notice this breakfast has salmon. This is salmon from the night before, which was a part of the previously prepared dinner. However, here is a basic guide to prepare the salmon.
To Prepare Salmon
You will need:
- Salmon to feed your entire family (should fit in the palm of your hand, about 3 oz. per person)
- Black pepper
- Apple cider vinegar
- Lime or Lemon (1)
- Olive or coconut oil for baking
Please click this link to purchase the salmon and other ingredients listed above and below – Amazon.
- Place salmon in a bowl
- Squeeze the juice of a lime or lemon on the salmon
- Let the salmon rest for 2 minutes, then rinse in plain tap water
- Drain and pat dry with a piece of paper towel
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste (remember to go easy on the salt)
- Use a little olive or coconut oil to lightly grease a baking tray
- Place the seasoned salmon on the tray
- Add a teaspoon or a little more of some apple cider vinegar, dependent on the amount of salmon. Just spread the vinegar on the salmon
- Bake at 350 degrees until cooked
- Turn off oven and leave salmon to stay warm
Other things you will need:
- Whole wheat bread to serve 1 slice per person (check for bread with less carbohydrate and sugar)
- Cream Cheese to serve 1 teaspoon per person
- Tomato for slicing (large), to serve 1 slice per person
- Cucumber to serve 3 slices per person
- Red Onion to serve 1 ring per person
- A fruit of choice for each person
- A cup hot beverage of choice for each person (try to leave out the sugar and the milk or at least have less than a teaspoon)
- Toast the bread
- Spread the cream cheese on each slice of bread and place on a plate with a piece of pink salmon, previously prepared
- Cut tomatoes into thin slices and add 1 slice to the plate (#2)
- Cut cucumber into thin slices and add 3 slices to the plate (#2)
- Cut the red onion into thin slices and add 1 ring to the plate (#2)
- Wash fruits and place in a smaller plate to the side of the plate mentioned above at #2
- Boil the water for the hot beverage and mix and serve accordingly, going easy with sugar and milk
The above is a lovely, low carb, high protein breakfast, which will keep your family feeling full and will minimize the spike of their blood glucose. It is a good way to start your day with the fibers, vitamins, and minerals from the fruit and the vegetables, so nicely served with home baked salmon and the healthiest available and affordable whole wheat toast and cream cheese. The slice of red onion will add a little jazz to the meal as it satisfies the sweet tooth with a gift from Mother Nature. Did I mention that this breakfast is DELICIOUS?
Reminder: Physical Activity and Diabetes
Make physical activity a family affair. Play football, jump rope or throw some hoops. Here is a link to the NBA for some supplies, NBA Shoes and Socks. Get yourself moving so that you can set a practical example for your children and other family members. Playing outdoors with your family is good and will be seen as quality time together as well as beneficial for health reasons. Check this previous post, where I gave some practical tips for exercising.
If you are diabetic, you may want to go easy at first and always watch the amount of physical activity you do, and the intensity as well. Please see this review for a more controlled, low-intensity way to becoming active as a diabetic – Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home 1 Mile Workouts.
As you gain strength, you may want to consider investing in a treadmill, especially for the days when going outside will not be possible due to Mother Nature. Check out this review I did in an earlier post.
Be reminded that the aim is for us to prepare more meals at home in an effort to prevent diabetes, or at least to control this lifestyle illness. Make it a family affair. The breakfast recipe I shared with you can be prepared as a family effort, dependent on the age groups. Try this delicious low carb, high protein, salmon/vegetable medley to kick-start a beautiful day.
Stay tuned for more breakfast suggestions.
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