Balancing Your Meal Plan – Healthy Diabetic Vegetable Recipes!

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Complement your balanced healthy eating lifestyle!

  1. Do you believe diabetic recipes are only for diabetics? 2.Are you ready for some healthy diabetic vegetable recipes to accompany your balanced healthy lifestyle? 3. Do you know vegetables are packed with a bounty of nutrients necessary for a balanced diet? 4. Do you give vegetables a bad name’ or worse yet, leave them off the menu? If you answer yes to all 4 questions, I will reaffirm your answers to questions 2 and 3 while working hard to change your minds on #1 and #4. islandburt.com, the home of Diabetic Recipes Now, your paradise for healthy vegetable diabetic recipes and a collection of other healthy diabetic recipes. These recipes will be offered with the primary aim of contributing to a healthy balanced meal plan for the public at large!

Vegetables in a basketVegetables are filled with nutrients necessary for a balanced diet plan. They filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. The majority are low in calories and carbohydrates not to mention high fiber content. Fresh vegetables are the best options for everyone. Frozen and canned vegetables will pack more sodium, fat, and sugar due to the preserving and refining used to lock in nutrients. Thus, consumption of these types of vegetables requires careful reading of labels and alternatives to reduce the levels of sodium, fat, and sugar. Some options include washing or rinsing with cold water.  However, your best options are always fresh vegetables!

Diabetic recipes will help you to create tasty and simply amazing dishes!

Diabetic vegetable recipes on offer here at islandburt.com will help you create your own wonderland of delicious foods to complement everyone balanced healthy eating lifestyle. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Why? These recipes will be packed with all the goodies vegetables carry with them. You can have the freedom to mix and match to suit your individual or family needs. An added bonus is most of these recipes are easy to make and are not time-consuming. Go ahead, satisfy your taste buds while maintaining your balanced healthy eating plan. After all, your health is a priority and diabetic vegetable recipes on offer aim to satisfy you with mouth-watering dishes you love!

Eating Healthy with Diabetic Recipes

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Eating Healthy Benefits Everyone!

 

Eating healthy should be a goal for everyone. However, it is more than likely the majority of the general population do not follow healthy eating patterns. Let’s use the United States as an example. healthcare.gov in a web article, Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 *stated:

  • ♦ “About three-fourths of the population has an eating pattern that is low in vegetables, fruits, dairy, and oils”. 1
  • ♦ “More than half of the population is meeting or exceeding total grain and total protein foods recommendations, but, as discussed later in the chapter, are not meeting the recommendations for the subgroups within each of these food groups”. 2
  • ♦ “Most Americans exceed the recommendations for added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium”. 3

healthcare.gov  also added: “In addition, the eating patterns of many are too high in calories. Calorie intake over time, in comparison to calorie needs, is best evaluated by measuring body weight status. The high percentage of the population that is overweight or obese suggests that many in the United States over consume calories. As documented in the Introduction, Table I-1, more than two-thirds of all adults and nearly one-third of all children and youth in the United States are either overweight or obese”. 4

Some of these points from healthcare.gov are worth repeating. Around 75 % The United States eating habits include low vegetable, fruits, dairy, and oils consumption. On the flip side, there is high sodium, sugar and saturated fats consumption by ‘most’. High-calorie intake compound these problems with over 66%  with obesity and overweight as the by-product. What does all this mean? The underlying need is for improvement in healthy diet considerations!

A Diabetic Diet is Recommended as “The Best Eating Plan for Most Everyone”, by the Mayo Clinic!

Let’s take a look at an array of goodies on a diabetic diet such as Fish, poultry and lean meats, fruits, vegetable, whole grains, low-fat dairy, nuts, legumes, oils (example: Olive, canola) and seasoning to name most of the heavy hitters! That’s a list with a solid foundation for any healthy, balanced, enjoyable meal for anyone including a diabetic diet. In fact, the prestigious and #1 ranked hospital in the United States, Mayo Clinic in a web-based article on September 9, 2016, emphasized in a definition of a diabetic diet stating:

“A diabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.

A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone”.5 Let’s reinforce the last line of the quote again. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, it does not get any better in terms of affirming a diabetic diet is the best eating plan for most of us!

islandburt.com Aims to Cover All Bases in Providing Diabetic Recipes to Supplement Your “Best Eating Plan”!

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Looking at the list recommended foods listed, there should be a familiar theme to everyone. These are everyday items on most of us shopping list. Therefore there is no additional cost beyond increased prices or lower prices in specific regions of the country over others. Keeping this in mind, islandburt.com will be offering an extensive array of diabetic recipes to satisfy and enrich your healthy lifestyle of eating for diabetics following a specific guideline and everyone else. Eating healthy should become a priority for all of us. It is my aim to supply all the diabetic recipes which satisfy and fulfills the healthy, nourished, tasty and mouth-watering eating delight for everyone! Are you ready to start eating healthy, while having the best meal plan? Keep coming back to islandburt.com and be satisfied with all the mouth-watering diabetic recipes on offer for all your meals, snacks and even munchies. All bases will be covered for your complete healthy satisfaction while following the advice of the #1 Hospital in the United States. It’s a win-win proposition! As always, it is very important to consult with your doctor, nutritionist or dietitian before proceeding with specific recipes available. Each individual is unique and many different factors could come into play towards a healthy eating lifestyle change!

 

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Updated February 7, 2017.

Last update 3/22/17

Citations:

1-4. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion “Current Eating Patterns in the United States”. (Chapter 2) accessed December 18, 2016, https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/chapter-2/current-eating-patterns-in-the-united-states/

5. Mayo Clinic “Diabetes diet: Create your healthy eating plan.” Mayo Clinic Staff  accessed December 18, 2016, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295