Review of Two Diabetic-Friendly Recipes for the Salad Challenged

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People with diabetes can benefit from eating salad when all the ingredients are blood-sugar friendly. These two salads fit the bill.

What is your relationship with salad?

Salad and I do not have a love-love relationship. Go here, and you’ll read why I think Salad is a Bother. In fact I list five reasons why.

But I know that diabetic-friendly foods help keep my blood sugar within a normal range. When my diabetes is not controlled these are a few things that are negatively impacted: energy, eyesight, feet, bladder, and thinking. So I strive to munch on greens with healthy embellishments on a daily basis.

Healthy salads include no gooey toppings, grain additions, or sugar-laden dressings. Thankfully, there are lots of recipes that do fall into the diabetic-friendly category. My daughter and I have been on a taste-testing quest. Some recipes just don’t live up to their hype or picture. But we’ve discovered two that will be on our regular menu rotation. 

Citrus Crab Salad – This is a pretty salad with varied textures, colours, and tastes. It is also easy and quick to assemble.

  • Of course, you can use any meat you like.
  • Since we grow our own sprouts (which are super easy to cultivate), we can choose from a variety of seeds to grow.
  • Another change we make is to use balsamic vinegar instead of rice vinegar. My blood sugar does better with the balsamic vinegar.

Paleo Taco Salad – I LOVE Mexican food, but many of the dishes just aren’t diabetic friendly. This one is. This salad screams “Mexican taste,” so I don’t miss the beans, rice and the corn or flour tortillas.

  • The cilantro, avocado and Kalamata olives make my mouth happy.
  • I don’t add the honey and it isn’t missed in my opinion.
  • This is also an easy and quick, summer meal to prepare. Actually, I can eat this any time of the year.

Your Turn . . . Please share a diabetic-friendly salad that you love.

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