• Diabetics at Your Thanksgiving Table? Eat Healthy and Enjoy the Best Fresh Choices of the Season!

    Posted on November 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    It’s National Diabetes Month and it won’t be long until Thanksgiving…a time for people to gather around that all important part of our lives…food. For people with diabetes, we can help make their holiday as enjoyable as everyone else’s and keep the rest of us from feeling overstuffed! Holidays like Thanksgiving that are centered around sharing good food with family and friends aren’t always easy for someone who has diabetes.

    Much of the traditional food on the table is rich and laden with calories and carbohydrates, but a lot of seasonal delights and fixings can be enjoyed for all with a little extra thought and planning.

    Help Yourself to Some Turkey

    Turkey is a good source of protein, high in niacin, phosphorous, selenium, vitamin B6 and zinc. It is also all protein, no carbs. A 3-ounce serving of turkey breast meat is just 87 calories, 15 grams of protein and 3 grams of carbs. Feeling better? We hope so. Of course, you don’t want to blow it all on stuffing. If you have control over how you make it, did you know you can substitute fat-free chicken broth for the butter which will help you cut the fat grams? Adding a lot of chopped vegetables to the recipe can also help. Then think of all the vegetables you could include in your stuffing.

    Seasonal vegetables are perfect with turkey or chicken or fish. Here are a few tips to keep in mind. Choose…

    • Fresh veggies, eaten raw or lightly steamed, roasted, or grilled
    • Plain frozen vegetables, lightly steamed
    • Greens such as kale, spinach, and arugula. Iceberg lettuce is not as great, because it’s low in nutrients.

    And those yummy baked sweet potatoes are a great alternative to candied yams, yet we are sure there is a recipe which works for diabetics too.

    For those yummy appetizers on the table, think fresh fruit, and that works great for dessert too.

    At Robin’s Nest, we always plan menu items around fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and seafood so give us a call for Chef Donna to prepare for catering during the holidays. Click on Menus and scroll down to take a look at our Catering Menu or just ask what great creations she can do for you!

    If you or someone you love who is diabetic will be sharing a meal this Thanksgiving, here is a link to some good recipes we found!

    We hope you will join in on our Facebook Diabetes Facts the week of November 26-30th.  We will offer Buy 1 Get 1 50% off during that week for those of you, who like or comment on one of our posts on diabetes education you will find on our Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/RobinsNestCafeVaBeach/

     

    Healthy Diabetic Thanksgiving Recipes

    http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19907/holidays-occasions/thanksgiving/diabetic/

    We hope you will visit us soon!