For diabetic patients, Diwali always brings with it a pressure – to savor their favorite dishes while maintaining adequate sugar levels. This can be a tough job for those who exercise no control over their habits or lifestyle. But with a little bit of planning, you can easily dig into every platter without worrying about consequences. With a diabetic management app in your smartphone and a glucometer at home, you can learn how to control diabetes.
It is easy to control your blood sugar levels if you keep an eye out for the carb content in your diet. A proper diabetic diet will mostly contain lots of fruits, fibrous foods, leafy vegetables, white meat etc. But when it comes to Diwali, how can you stick to just these foods. Celebrations demand sweets hence the need to search for some diabetic diet recipes that can replace the deadly sweet dishes. Here are a few recipes that can be made part of a healthy diet for diabetic patients:
Khajoor and Nuts Barfi
- In a pan, heat well-ground khajoor, sliced and roasted almonds and cashew nuts and grated coconut for 3-4 minutes.
- Let the mix cool down for a few minutes.
- Roll them into desired shapes and wrap each individual barfi piece in aluminium foil.
- Refrigerate it for about two and a half hours and serve with a garnishing of khaskhas.
- Wash and grind about a quarter of a cup of rice into a smooth paste.
- To this add a little of the boiled milk and mix well.
- Now pour the entire rice paste into about 3 cups of boiled milk till it becomes thick. Mix it with some cardamom powder and rose water.
- Now take it off the flames.
- Stir well after adding silvered almonds and powdered jaggery.
- Serve it chilled.
Gajar ka Halwa
- Cook shredded carrots in a tablespoon of unsalted butter until they get half cooked.
- Add about a cup of milk and let it simmer till the carrots turn soft and milk is reduced to half.
- Add cardamom powder and sugar-free sweetener and mix it well in medium flame.
- Once they are well mixed, garnish with raisin and almonds and serve.
Along with a diet chart for diabetes, practicing some exercise regimes can be good to restrain any unexpected spike in sugar levels. A normal sugar level will ensure that you won’t suffer from diabetic weight loss too.