The holidays can be tough to navigate for any health-conscious Jane or Joe – but they’re especially tricky for diabetics. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the bevy of December holidays, there will be sweets around every corner. While it’s important to enjoy time spent with family and friends on these special occasions, it’s equally important to stick to your nutritional guns.
Paula Deen's Healthier Mac and Cheese: Dr. Oz challenged celebrity chef Paula Deen to transform her favorite dishes by cutting the calories and fat in half. By using low-fat cheese and milk, Paula Deen’s Healthier Mac and Cheese keeps all the cheesy flavor of the original recipe without destroying your diet.
Enjoying a Diabetic Thanksgiving Infographic and Recipe Collection: The holidays can be tough to navigate for any health-conscious Jane or Joe – but they’re especially tricky for diabetics. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the bevy of December holidays, there will be sweets around every corner. Diabetic-friendly Thanksgiving recipes can be found at: www.homelandstore...
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce: Start the holidays out right, with a gourmet and autumn inspired cheesecake! Enjoy!
Turkey Rice Krispie Treats: Need a cute Thanksgiving treat for your child’s classroom or homeschool group? My aunt has been toting these turkeys to our Thanksgiving meal for years. They are too cute as table toppers, and the kids love to gobble them up after dinner. Enjoy!
How to Make Turkey Rice Krispie Treats
Recipe: Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing -- Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing. Our delectable recipe uses Italian turkey sausage, rather than pork, and omits all the butter and cream to cut the fat by two-thirds. The stuffing is lower in sodium as well and so easy to make that it's sure to become a favorite side year-round. #thanksgiving
Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing: Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing. Our delectable recipe uses Italian turkey sausage, rather than pork, and omits all the butter and cream to cut the fat by two-thirds. The stuffing is lower in sodium as well and so easy to make that it's sure to become a favorite side year-round.
Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey & White-Wine Gravy: The zesty lemon-garlic rub for this turkey gives it amazing flavor. Instead of using a conventional supermarket turkey that's been “enhanced” with added sodium solution, here we brine a natural or organic turkey to keep the meat extra juicy without a lot of extra sodium.
Avocado and Grapefruit Salad: Crisp greens, creamy avocado, and zesty grapefruit are topped with raspberry vinaigrette in this beautiful side salad. Make the dressing a day ahead for easier entertaining.
Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes: This flavorful, low-calorie take on mashed potatoes is sure to impress your guests. Serve it in miniature pumpkin bowls to add a touch of whimsy to your holiday table.
Lightened Waldorf Salad: It seems nearly impossible to improve upon the beloved Waldorf, but we believe we have done just that. Using lemon yogurt and honey as sweeteners, we lightened this classic and made it diabetes-friendly. Enjoy!
Tangerine Cranberry Relish: Tangy cranberries are always a welcome counterpoint to the rich flavors of a Thanksgiving meal. This simple, three-ingredient recipe will ease your dinner preparations, and it can be made up to two days ahead.
Wild Rice Stuffing: A hearty partner for turkey, this low-carb side dish is easy to make ahead and heat up just before the feast -- keeping you free to enjoy your company. Best of all, it has just 66 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving!
Diabetic Thanksgiving Side-Dish Recipes
Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Pecans: Our sweet potato soup is packed with veggies and low in calories. In fact, this holiday-worthy dish is so delicious, you might decide to enjoy it on weeknights, too.
Spinach and Gruyere Quiche: Fat-free half-and-half and refrigerated egg product squeeze fat and calories out of this delicious dish.
Diabetic Snack Pudding Pops: It can be tough to find a low-calorie snack that will satisfy your sweet craving, but never fear: A frosty pudding pop made with fat-free milk and sugar-free instant pudding mix should do the trick. No pops molds? No problem. Use disposable plastic drink cups to form these diabetes-friendly treats.
Low-Calorie Snacks for Diabetes
Diabetic-friendly Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake.
Allow eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, lightly coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick spray for baking. Line the bottom of the pan with waxed paper or parchment paper; coat with nonstick spray for baking. Set pan aside. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt; set aside.
Gingerbread-Pumpkin Yule Log: Beautiful and tasty holiday baking treat.