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Saturday, June 18, 2016

TIPS ON COOKING WITH DIABETES

Who says that having diabetes means you can’t still whip up delicious, food? My husband is a diabetic. I have to be really careful. I dont make desserts as often as I used to. I have even made sugar free desserts. His numbers are fine!!!! we switched to low- fat mile and veg- oil

1. Cook with liquid fat  and dont use lard or crisco (if the recipe allows).

Many liquid fats -- oils such as canola, corn, olive, and grape seed -- can be healthy when used in moderate amounts. Some oils have stronger flavors that may affect the taste. So experiment to find which oils work best with which recipes.

2. Switch to low-fat dairy.

Many dairy products used in cooking and baking are high in fat. You can lower the fat content without compromising taste.
Instead of whole milk or half-and-half, pour 1% or skim milk, condensed skim milk, or nonfat half-and-half. Instead of sour cream, try low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt, buttermilk, or even low-fat cottage cheese (you may need to blend it first to make it smooth.)
To make a sauce that calls for cream or whole milk, use cornstarch and skim milk.

3. Use less fat altogether.

For many dishes, you can use 25% to 33% less fat than what the recipe says. Another tip: Substitute applesauce or mashed bananas for some or all of the fat in baked goods.
Or, if you’re whipping up a treat that calls for chocolate or chocolate chips, try cocoa powder, or use mini-chocolate chips and use fewer of them.

When cooking up a soup or stew, skim off the fat that floats to the surface while it’s on the stove. Or, place the pot in the refrigerator. When the fat has hardened at the top, it's easy to skim off.ts in place of solid fats.

Solid fats often include saturated fats, which you should limit, or trans fats, which you should avoid totally.

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