CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


REAL Diabetic Recipes

Where can I find a good resource for meals that are good for diabetics, but don't contain any sugar substitutes or other fake ingredients? I'm determined to eat REAL food while keeping within the number of carb grams my dr. said I should have per meal and per snack.

Is there a list somewhere that tells how many grams of carbs there are in each serving of different vegetables?

Is there any special book that would be the best for me to buy and use? Like with lists of carb grams, glycemic index, and weekly or monthly meal plans? I don't like any of the meal plans I got from the diabetes nutritionist. They are filled with food products made with sugar substitutes and other fake ingredients. Besides, I don't need recipes for diabetic cookies, cakes, etc. My favorite desserts are fruits anyway. And I already know what a portion size is for each fruit I like to eat.


Wed. Jun 30, 10:20pm

Add comment  
well what kind of recipes are you looking for? *some* low carb forums have good recipes, some are filled with the artificial garbage. I don't consider xylitol artificial, and use it as a sugar substitute. I'd be wary of agave nectar unless it really is raw.

I like for checking carb counts.

I mean, if you want to eat REAL food, then as a diabetic, the rules basically become avoid bakery items and pasta, have *SMALL* amounts of whole grains (quinoa is best bet) focus on non-starchy veggies, with only small servings of starchy veggies, and always have protein at the meal/snack. I don't know what you need a recipe for, albeit, I'm a foodie, so I might have a different starting point.

Thursday, July 01, 2010, 1:50 AM

Add comment
I forgot to add, and don't eat processed foods/sauces, but rather make everything yourself.

Thursday, July 01, 2010, 1:52 AM

Add comment
A relevant PT article:

I'm sure that there are a lot of blogs out there as well just up your alley - I haven't done this particular search, but have found many that talk recipes in my particular sub eating niche!

Thursday, July 01, 2010, 2:07 PM

Add comment
Nutri-system to weight watchers?? Low carb diets don't rule out veggies, they just rule out the starchy ones, which aren't needed. And they don't rule out fruit, they just limit it.

Sure, bad carbs are plentiful. But if you have diabetes, you've already eaten too much of them, so if you want to be healthy, you have to suck it up at re-balance your system. Which means cutting out the carbs that raise insulin levels, and the ones that cause insulin resistance.

Thursday, July 01, 2010, 10:37 PM

Add comment
Well I actually don't even like the taste of sweet foods, so the reason I don't need sugar substitutes is that I don't use sugar anyway. I like lots of veggies and fruits, and lots of whole grains. Supposedly healthy for you, but if you're diabetic (like me) everything has to be weighed and planned. Like not eating corn and brown rice at the same meal because that's double carb grams. That sort of thing.

I guess what I'm really looking for is something similar to what one of the women's magazines that my mother reads puts in each issue. A calendar with a list of foods to serve at each meal for the whole month. I don't necessarily need recipes, just ideas for interesting meals that provide the appropriate amounts of good fats, good proteins and good carbs. (and that mag's meals are not what I'm looking for, just the calendar idea of listing all the foods in each meal)

Is there anything like that out there?

Friday, July 02, 2010, 9:40 PM

Add comment
I know this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but the Nutrition Data website lists foods with all sorts of information about them, including the calories from Carbs, Fats and Protein. For instance, I linked to the listing for a carrot in the link below. A 128 gram carrot is 89% carbs (12 grams of carbs), 5% fats (0 grams of fats) and 6% protein (1 gram of protein). Yep, that fat statistic is not in error. The USDA allows less than a gram of fat to be listed as 0 grams on the label.

If you check the home page, there are lots of articles about diabetes, too.


Sunday, July 04, 2010, 3:28 PM

Add comment
3:28 poster again: there are glycemic index numbers listed, also.

Sunday, July 04, 2010, 3:29 PM

Add comment

Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge