Diabetes management is not an easy feat. Sometimes even the healthiest of foods may up your blood glucose levels. Diabetes is a condition where your body is not able to create more insulin or is not responding well to the insulin produced. This leads to abnormal blood sugar fluctuations. Diabetics already have a narrow range of food options in front of them; it gets even more challenging for vegetarians. But that does not mean vegetarians need to have all things bland and boring. Here are some of the healthy and delicious dinner options that vegetarians can include in their dinner.
1. Palak Soup
Spinach is a low-carb, non-starchy veggie that you should be sneaking in every dish you are having, if possible. The glycemic index of spinach is also very low. If you are looking for a light supper, you can go for this soothing and filling palak soup. Light spinach soup with a dash of herbs and milk, this is one comfort treat you must try.
2. Oats Khichdi
Oats are a treasure trove of fibre and protein, both of which are key to prevent blood sugar spikes. Fibre enables slow release of sugar in the bloodstream. The recipe also makes use of lentils, which are also teeming with essential fibres and protein.
3. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Bowl
Unlike its starchy cousin potato, sweet potato is filled with complex carbs that diabetics should include in their diet. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing House, “Sweet potatoes are a traditional treatment for diabetes. They contain slow-release carbohydrate and the hormone adiponectin, a combination that helps keep blood sugar levels steady”. This wholesome bowl is a fibre and protein-rich treat you can enjoy for a healthy dinner.
4. Karele Aur Baingan Ki Sabzi
Bitter gourd is decently packed with anti-diabetic properties. Bitter gourd contains an insulin-like compound called Polypeptide-p or p-insulin, which may help prevent blood sugar spikes. This delicious sabzi also has the goodness of fibre-rich eggplant. If you are also monitoring your calories, then it is advisable to keep the oil content low.
5. Mixed Bean Salad
Salads make for a clean, healthy and filling dinner option. This delicious salad is an ultimate protein and fibre-rich booster. Packed with your favourite beans, this sumptuous treat is sure to fill you up without hampering your blood sugar balance.
Try these delicious recipes and let us know which ones you liked the most.