Diabetes is a serious issue that is slowly engulfing people worldwide. It is a single lifestyle condition that can cause several health concerns, such as heart disease, nerve damage, kidney troubles, blindness, and more. According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), this chronic condition affects around 422 million people worldwide, and the number is rapidly rising. While there is no direct cure to deal with diabetes, one can always take medicines and try to control the extent of it. However, with medication, there are natural ways too in which a person can manage diabetes. For instance, having a healthy and balanced diet can play a significant role in helping diabetic patients. But if you are unsure of what can be cooked on a diabetic diet, here we have a list of desi lunch recipes to try. Check them out below:
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Here Are 7 Desi Lunch Recipes That Are Diabetic-Friendly:
1. Low Fat Andhra Chicken
Enjoy the best of this spicy Andhra-style chicken recipe that was prepared especially for those who are calorie careful and diabetics. Low-fat pepper chicken is a spicy meal that is enjoyed by all. It is garnished with whole red chillies and served with roti.
2. Stir-Fry Boiled Eggs
Try this quick stir-fry meal with boiled eggs if you don’t like plain boiled eggs. However, make sure to use no more than a tablespoon of oil when preparing this dish. To use less oil, you can also cook it on a nonstick pan.
3. Palak- Moong Dal Idli
Since dals contain a lot of protein, they keep us full for a long time, digest slowly, and lower blood sugar levels. Additionally, the glycemic index of spinach is incredibly low. It contains significant amounts of polyphenols and vitamin C, two substances that may aid with blood sugar regulation.
4. Ragi Wheat Dosa
The name of dosa is enough to make many people drool! As the traditional dosa batter uses rice flour, here we have substituted it with ragi and wheat. The coconut chutney complements this nutritious South Indian dish. Plus, it is easy to prepare and super tasty!
5. Kanyakumari Fish Curry
Without any oil, this fish curry is wonderful and has the perfect amount of coconut. This is an ideal dish for people who are watching their diet. It goes well with plain roti or rice.
6. Mixed Beans Salad
An excellent source of beans, spring onions, tomatoes, and other ingredients, this salad is a must-try! The salad is included in the list of low-glycemic index foods that lower blood sugar. This salad recipe is also a great snack or supper for diabetics since it is high in vitamin C.
7. Stuffed Lauki
We know that lauki is not the most interesting dish to have, but one can elevate its taste using spices and other vegetables. The bottle gourd only needs to be blanched, then stuffed with paneer, marinated in lime, and baked till tender! Sounds delicious, right?
So, the next time you are confused about what to cook on a diabetes diet, try these delicious recipes and let us know how you found their taste!
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