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Need diabetic side dishes

by Bob Sisak » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:29 pm

I've been charged with creating some meals for my SIL who just had knee replacement surgery and who's also diabetic. So, she's not terribly ambulatory yet. I have a decent handle on entrees, but I need some help with side dishes. Any suggestions???
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Re: Need diabetic side dishes

by Mark Lipton » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Bob Sisak wrote:I've been charged with creating some meals for my SIL who just had knee replacement surgery and who's also diabetic. So, she's not terribly ambulatory yet. I have a decent handle on entrees, but I need some help with side dishes. Any suggestions???


You'll need to keep the glycemic index of your dish low. This can be done using whole grains and vegetables and keeping the fat content fairly low. You can increase flavor using spices. Salads are good, as are soups that don't have cream in them. Here's a handy chart in case you haven't already got one: http://www.southbeach-diet-plan.com/glycemicfoodchart.htm.

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