Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipes | Louisville – Norton Healthcare

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Story by: Linda Ritter on November 16, 2023
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and with over 133 million Americans living with either diabetes or prediabetes it is a good time to reflect on the Thanksgiving meal. This meal is traditionally filled with high-carbohydrate foods that raise blood sugar (glucose) levels and may not be the healthiest choices.
Terri Simonton, registered dietitian at Norton Clark Hospital, has been working with patients for over 23 years and offers suggestions to make Thanksgiving a healthier eating experience for those living with diabetes or prediabetes.
“Moderation is the key to eating. It is best to have just one plate of food and not go back for seconds,” Terri said. “Keep portion sizes very low for carbohydrate-rich food items, such as mashed potatoes, dressing or stuffing, candied yams, sweet potatoes, fruit salads, casserole-type dishes and desserts.”
Additional tips:
Norton Clark Hospital offers diabetes and weight loss classes via Zoom, and one-on-one classes are available by appointment. For more information, call (812) 218-7966.
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4 cups water
1 6-ounce bag fresh spinach
¼ cup fresh basil
1 15-ounce can unsalted cannellini beans, drained
1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts, unsalted (or frozen) 1 clove garlic, chopped
3 ounces low-fat cream cheese
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup plus 4 tablespoons low-fat, low-sodium mozzarella cheese, shredded Raw vegetables for dipping
Before you begin, wash your hands.
For a cold dip, simply combine the beans, artichoke hearts, garlic, sea salt, pepper, spinach and basil.
Nutrition information Serving size: 4 ounces Serves: 10
Calories per serving: 100; total fat: 3 g; total saturated fat: 2 g; cholesterol: 0 mg; carbohydrates: 10 g; protein: 6 g; sodium: 180 mg; vitamin A: 15%; vitamin C: 8%; calcium: 10%: iron: 10%.
*Recipe © Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; EatRight.org
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