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Do You Know Diabetes Diet On Festival

Festival come with fun and enjoyment and we all deserve to have certain foods. But a healthy diet is important for controlling diabetes. Therefore, if you have the condition related to diabetes then you can always consider having healthy versions of Christmas dishes and adapting recipes which are more balanced, lower in fat and include plenty of fruit and vegetables. Of course, you may have planned a party for that it’s also a good idea to keep healthy snacks such as dried fruit and vegetable crudites around so that you’ve got an alternative.

Festive glucose glitch

During the festive period at some point, you may find that you have higher blood glucose levels than normal due to being less active than usual, changing your routine or overindulging. Don’t panic about one or two high levels as this will not affect your long-term diabetes control, but aim to avoid constant high readings in order to avoid compromising your health.

Get Active

Making sensible diets and keeping yourself physically active could help you to control blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and blood fats to manage weight.
You will find lots of easy and fun ways for physical fitness. A quick normal walk is a great way to stay active – such as shopping, wandering to check sales, discounts. Spending time with your grandchildren may also make you active and help towards keeping healthy during a typically overindulgent period.

Make realistic choices (but still, enjoy yourself!)

Here are some easy ideas you can cut calories and fat from your main festival meal without compromising on taste.

1. Low Fat Butter Chicken

Recipe by Chef Divya Burman
Simple and speedy, this butter chicken recipe is brimming with flavors and shockingly sans the butter. Take a spoonful and you or your guests won’t even be able to tell the difference!

2. Sugar-Free Rice Pudding

Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Made with a small stalk of lemongrass, a stick of cinnamon and freshly ground nutmeg, this sugar-free rice pudding is our new favorite dessert. Serve with pineapple ginger compote flavored with lemon zest.

3. Low Fat Celery Soup

Recipe by Chef Divya Burman
When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. And did you know: 1 large stalk of celery only has 10 calories? It sure is a good addition to soup, pairs perfectly with other greens, and high on nutrients and low on calories.

4. Low Fat Pepper Chicken Dry

Recipe by Chef KJ
Marinated in pepper and turmeric, enjoy the best of this spicy Andhra-style chicken recipe created especially for the calorie conscious and diabetics.

5. Two-In-One-Phirni (Sugar-Free)

Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
A classic creamy sweet pudding made with rice, milk, almonds, cardamom and a layer of pistas. Flavored with rose essence and minus the sugar, this recipe is just the ticket when you’re craving something sweet.

6. Low Fat French Onion Soup

Recipe by Chef Divya Burman
Low on fat and oh so delectable, we promise you won’t be disappointed. Once you try this old world classic - French onion soup recipe, you’ll never try another.

7. Kanyakumari Fish Curry Without Oil

Recipe by Chef Kalpana
Coconut-y and yummy, this fish curry tastes surprisingly delicious minus the oil. Cook with tamarind, mild spices and a handful of curry leaves.

8. Low Fat Chicken Shawarma

Recipe by Chef Divya Burman
If you love wraps - and who doesn't - you will certainly enjoy this wholesome option. Stuffed with pan fried chicken, tomatoes, onions and chilies - you will love this low-fat chicken shawarma. Spruce it up with a yoghurt-based sauce, and voila! It’s a winner of a dish.

9. Sugar-Free Granola

Recipe by Seema Chandra
Healthy with a whole lot of flavor! Whip up this quick and easy sugar-free granola minus the honey and spruce it up with the goodness of almonds, fresh fruits, and yogurt.

10. Low-Fat Dahi Chicken

Recipe by Chef Divya Burman
Made with yogurt, garam masala, and slit green chilies, this Indian chicken curry is high in proteins, low in carbs and definitely diabetic-friendly.

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