Recipes for Diabetes: Good for Type 2 Diabetes Menu


Recipes for diabetes? I'm glad you have the outdoor grill on your mind. Can you hear the hiss? Can you see the cloud of smoke? And the smell, doesn't that drive you crazy? I love barbecues. They just intensify the food flavor.

And it's so informal and so versatile you can grill almost anything. You can roast a turkey slowly, steam vegetables in a foil, sear fish, smoke pork chops. Quick, name me something and I guarantee you, I can barbecue it but you have to play fair. Come on now, don't let me barbecue ice cream. But the truth is, there are recipes for diabetes galore for barbecuing.


That said, here are delicious recipes for diabetes but we can start with a barbecue steak guaranteed to be love at first bite. And ladies no matter what they say that grilling is a guy thing, don't believe it for we can do it too. For haven't we spent days puttering in our kitchen?

Flavorful Steak

This is great for dinner and serves three.


  • 3 pieces of boneless rib-eye steaks, half an inch thick (1 cm) each
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2 ml)
  • 2 large peeled and thinly sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) caraway seeds
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) broth, beef-based
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt (5 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 package baby spinach
  • 1 package 125 g low-fat sliced blue cheese


  • 1. Using medium heat, heat olive oil.
  • 2. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt (2 ml), onions and caraway seeds and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 3. Add the mustard and caraway seeds and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • 4. Season with 1 teaspoon salt (5 ml) and pepper on both sides of the steaks. I include a little olive oil in the seasoning as it helps everything to adhere to the meat, giving it a better texture.
  • 5. Grill, turning it regularly, until done to one's specification.
  • 6. Serve with steamed spinach and blue cheese.

There you have one of the recipes for diabetes: the first one for the barbecue season. Don't ever think that type 2 diabetes menu can't have steaks in it. There is no need for a guilty pleasure on this one. Go ahead, tell them you don't mind them saying you are what you eat.

What? You are afraid to try the above? Let me tell you some rules for grilling. Perhaps then, you will try some of the recipes for diabetes. Then pretty soon you will be bragging about the grill of your dreams. And I will not blame you, no, not one bit. Here are the rules to make grilling easier to handle:

  • An hour before, take out from the refrigerator the food you are going to grill.
  • Set the table, finish the salads and other side dishes as grilling is fast.
  • Put the utensils, platters and seasonings you will need beside the grill.
  • Make sure what you grilled is thoroughly cooked before putting them on the table.
  • Remember not to use the same platter for the cooked food that was used for the uncooked food.
  • Give the cooked food a few minutes before devouring them.

Okay, I should not have used that word. You have to forgive me because I get excited when summer and smoke get together. The big smoky flavor just makes me go bananas. No wonder, for when they ask, what's for dinner, it's just right before their eyes.

Here's something else though. They say it may not be just your diet, but how you spice it that keeps diabetes under control. A natural yellow pigment in the curry spice turmeric, already known to have other health benefits, can also improve symptoms of diabetes in mice. Here's a short video that explains this:

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