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I noticed a lot of your recipes are high in carbs, what are frugal meals for diabetics?

By Sandra M. from Bettendorf, IA

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June 17, 20110 found this helpful

You don't need actual recipes, you can control the number of carbs, by the amount of the serving. Find a book that tells the amount of carbs different foods have in them. The only way to cut carbs is to lower the size of the serving. All casseroles have potatos, pasta, or rice in them and they all have carbs. An example from a chart that I have had for about 20 years. 1/2 small bagel/english muffin is one carb choice. Dried beans/green peas, 1/2 cup is 1 carb choice. One small whole potato(3 oz.) is one carb. French fries-16 to 25(3 oz.) is one carb., 1/2 hamburger bun is one carb., three cups popped popcorn is one carb., pasta, 1/2 cup is one carb. 1/2 cup corn, fresh berries, melon, 1 cup. These are just examples, and a diabetic should eat no more than 2-3 carbs per meal. This goes by carb. choice(1 serving).

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful

Try this recipe. Its high in fiber and protein and only contains good carbs, and low in fat if you skip the cheese (which I usually do). You can also add shredded carrots, mushrooms, or whichever veggies you like to this.

http://www.food  -casserole-74629

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June 20, 20110 found this helpful

I accidentally posted this reply in an archived section, so I am re-posting it here - sorry about the confusion.

Any recipe can be modified to be diabetic friendly by substituting Low GI (Glycemic Index), low-fat and whole-grain ingredients instead. This website will tell you about low GI foods:


or Google "Low GI foods" for many other websites. Generally, you should limit highly processed foods, high fat foods, and foods with a high sugar content. Concentrate on healthy high-fibre vegetables and fruits, pasta and wholegrain breads. Use lean cuts of meat and fish and low-fat dairy foods. The above websites will tell you which foods to limit or avoid.

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