Living with diabetes doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite holiday foods. There are plenty of diabetes friendly recipes if you want to enjoy a LATE or a VERY EARLY St. Patrick’s Day this year!
Better late than never………Holiday’s celebrated with friends, family and special foods don’t have to be a problem if you suffer from diabetes. St. Patrick’s Day is a perfect example of when eating some holiday-inspired dishes can make for a special occasion. Here are some diabetes friendly recipes for celebrating “the wearing of the green!”
- Corned Beef Brisket with Roasted Vegetables and Lemon-Mustard Sauce. This hearty and easy to make recipe will have all your St. Patrick’s Day party guests begging for more. Many of the ingredients are items you probably already have in your cupboard including garlic, olive oil, mustard, and salt and pepper. Plus, with less than 400 calories per serving and tons of protein, it’s sure to hit the spot without throwing your dietary needs to the curb.
- Emerald Salad. If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, this delicious and unique recipe is definitely a crowd favorite. Key ingredients include oatmeal bread, grapefruit, avocado, kiwi and green peppers. The oatmeal bread is for making your own croutons that you can enjoy guilt free. The recipe only has 159 calories and less than a gram of fat per serving.
- Hearty Reuben Soup. This soup was inspired by the famous Reuben sandwich. The recipe calls for some hearty Irish favorite foods including sauerkraut, corned beef, onion, bell pepper, celery and Swiss cheese. Low in calories, but a little higher in sodium than you might expect, so definitely be careful with any additional salt you add to flavor the soup.
- Almost Shortbread Cookies. This recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients including flour, baking powder, canola oil, one egg, sugar and vanilla extract. It’s super simple too. Just mix up your ingredients, chill your dough for an hour, cut into squares and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Enjoying a special St. Patrick’s day is definitely doable, even if you’re living with diabetes. If you didn’t see anything you liked on this list, click here for more recipe ideas.
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