Cuisine: Diabetes

Diabetes Menu

Balanced Cinnamon Coconut Ice Cream.

This delicious refreshing, healthy, balanced ice cream option has a light coconut flavour and a crisp bite. Cinnamon is also excellent for balancing blood sugar levels too. Enjoy!

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Green Temptress Sweet Potato Salad.

This is a delicious take on potato salad with sweet potatoes and the Green Temptress Dressing is absolutely delicious! Trust me! To keep your blood sugar levels in check, reach for sweet potatoes, which are high in fiber (eat the skin for even more fiber), as well lots of other vitamins. When boiled, they are a low glycemic index food, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar as much as regular potatoes. Enjoy your guilt-free delicious potato salad!

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salsa Boats.

This refreshing salsa with healthy ingredients will give you 'boat' loads of nutrition!

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Romaine, Black Bean, Sweet Potato Salad Medley with Chipotle Vinaigrette.

You’ll LOVE this smoky Chipotle Vinaigrette drizzled over your healthy salad. It’ll be your new favourite salad dressing! I'm using coconut palm sugar as a sweetener, it has a lower glycemic index (35) than white sugar (60 to 65), meaning it doesn't spike your blood glucose and insulin as table sugar does.

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Asparagus with Lemon Walnut Butter.

This unique asparagus dish is not only quick and delicious, it’s nutritious and good for your blood sugar levels! Research has shown that asparagus may keep diabetes at bay by helping blood sugar levels stay under control while boosting output of insulin. Cinnamon is also very helpful for balancing blood sugar levels.

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Fruity Green Energizer Smoothie.

Green smoothies are perfect for getting more greens and minerals into your diet in a delicious and highly digestible way and keeping blood sugar levels balanced. Plus, chia seeds are a good source of dietary fibre that helps to prevent blood sugar spike.

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Parsley Tea Tonic.

This parsley tea is simple to make, has a light ‘parsley’ flavour and is chock-full of health benefits. Not only is parsley said to aid with managing blood sugar levels, it is also used for the treatment of UTI’s, it’s considered a diuretic (increasing urine volume), a uterine stimulant and even can assist with the prevention of kidney stones. Parsley is also high in antioxidants, a good source of Vitamin C and may potentially provide cancer-fighting properties. Believe it or not, I even give my dog parsley tea (without the honey/lemon) for his doggy health!

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Herbal Nettle Tea Tonic.

This highly nutritional Nettle Tea is satisfyingly refreshing, with a mellow, rich, gentle ‘green’ flavour and a slightly bitter 'hay-like' taste (not that I make it a habit to eat hay)! Nettles are said to be deeply supportive and nurturing, both physically and emotionally, supporting our hair, nails, organs and other bodily systems. Dried Nettle leaves are full of essential minerals and vitamins, this is one of the most nourishing drinks you can drink! Nettle tea is even helpful when coping with allergies, believe it or not! Note: Nettles work well for balancing blood sugar levels for some people, however, use stinging nettles with caution if you have diabetes because of the potential that nettles may lower or may also raise blood sugar levels.

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Spiced Honey Apple Cider Vinegar Blood Sugar Tonic ‘Shot’.

You might be wondering, who on earth would want to drink apple cider vinegar (ACV)?? I know…BUT, this ‘shot’ is delicious and ACV has a ton of benefits! Just ensure that you select ACV that is raw, unfiltered, with the ‘mother’ (the ‘mother’ is the best part, containing dozens of strains of bacteria (probiotics), as well as digestive enzymes)! Drinking a ‘shot’ daily is said to: Help balance blood sugar by blocking the absorption of starch in the body, aid in digestion by boosting the acidity and production of stomach acid, contains pectin, which also aids in digestion and has been found in a number of studies to help with weight loss, balances PH to support detoxification (the acetic acid in ACV naturally helps balance your body’s pH, this stimulates your circulation, thereby aiding your body’s detox abilities), cleanses lymph nodes to support detoxification (ACV has unique acids that act as a chelator - binding with toxins to help safely remove them from the body), rich in enzymes and nutrients (ACV is actually a nutrient powerhouse, full of enzymes, probiotics, vitamins, and minerals). Basically, you can think of these shots as a multivitamin, a digestion booster, a probiotic, and a blood sugar balancer in liquid form. Last, but not least, if you’ve been overindulgent with eating sweets or carb-heavy foods, take a few shots and it’ll help you. Need anymore reasons to drink a shot a day?!?!?! it's worth it, trust me, I drink a shot daily!

By Jackie DeKnock

Balanced Aloe Vera Orange Shot Elixir.

Refreshing and full of great benefits, this simple, easy to make aloe vera, orange juice is a perfect morning drink every day of the week! Regularly drinking aloe vera stimulates the secretion of insulin, which is particularly useful for those with diabetes.

By Jackie DeKnock