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8 Low Carb Diet Recipes All Diabetics Should Try

Being diabetic is hard. Injections daily, or constantly connected to a pump, having to count carbs during every meal, having to test sugars 4 or 5 times a day and on top of all that having to worry about the weight you’re putting on because you’re insulin levels aren’t controlled internally anymore. It’s very, very hard. So here’s a helping hand for all of you type 1s out there – 8 Low Carb Diet Recipes Any Diabetic Should Try.

1. Cauliflower Poached Eggs Benedict

With no bread, this low carb diet recipe for breakfast has already knocked off the vast majority of all carbohydrates in the meal and to make things even better, the recipe is gluten free! The cauliflower hash browns are really easy to make and not nearly as rubbish as they sound – actually they’re flipping yummy. Add some scrumptious bacon and two poached eggs and you have a delicious and easy breakfast that is one super low carb recipe.

2. Coconut Chicken Curry

This is a great recipe for lunch or dinner. Curry is one of the best meals in the world because of the intense flavours from the sauce, and this recipe gives you the chance to avoid store bought sauces and create an gorgeous, creamy sauce all of your own. Add some brown rice or even quinoa and you’ve got yourself a lovely low carb recipe for lunch (or dinner) that requires little insulin but still fills you up and leaves you satisfied.

3. Paprika Cream Chicken

Recipes with a lot of flavour are always a must, especially if you’re trying to avoid carbs – you always need something to take your mind of the fact that it’s missing. So the paprika cream chicken is the perfect recipe that’s going to keep your taste buds happy and your stomach. The great thing is you can have as much chicken as you want because it’s full of protein – meaning very little insulin – and add some of your favourite veggies on as a side dish to give the meal some extra colour and goodness. If you can’t decide what to do for dinner, this low carb dinner recipe is perfect for diabetics.


4. Boiled Egg And Crispy Courgette Soldiers

A soft boiled egg with a runny yolk is a major comfort food any time of day. The unfortunate thing is you can’t have it without soldiers. This recipe offers a great low carb alternative to your usual bready soldiers. They’re crispy, tasty and go great with the yellow yolk. The great thing about it once again that this needs practically no insulin at all, maybe not even any. So it is absolutely the best low carb recipe for diabetics…ever.

5. Jalapeno Tuna Bakes

No I understand that jalapenos aren’t everyones cup of tea. But gives this recipe a chance and you won’t be disappointed. Tuna is a great source of protein which is already a good start to the lunch day, but the jalapenos give a nice spice of flavour that really suits the tuna. And it all comes in a handy little parcel of no carbs, which you can choose to do what you want with. Add some quinoa, or some tenderstem broccoli and you’ve got yourself the perfect low carb diet recipes for a diabetic.

6. Carne Asada Burrito

Who doesn’t love a burrito for diet recipes? But wouldn’t it be so much better if you didn’t have to plug yourself with 8+ units of insulin after having two? Well with this yummy burrito recipe, you don’t. The wraps are created using coconut and almond flour so there’s only 13g of carbohydrate per burrito, so say hello to the yummiest burrito with less then 6 units of insulin. Stuff it full of some of the best chilli con carne you can make and you’ve got yourself a diabetic friendly, low carb dinner.

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7. Double Chocolate Mousse

The list of low carb diet recipes wouldn’t be complete without a couple of dessert recipes, because where do you even buy low carb dessert? And anything chocolate is a plus, so this recipe is the perfect low carb dessert for any diabetic. It’s diary free, egg free and only needs 3 ingredients to be made, so it doesn’t really get easier than that. Stick it all in a bowl, whip it up and there you have it, a lovely, chocolately dessert with no carb and no injection needed.

8. Peanut Butter Swirl Ice Cream

One for all the peanut butter loving diabetics out there. Or just anyone who wants some low carb peanut butter ice cream. So, unfortunately you do need a ice cream maker for this one, but if you have one then it’s easy peasy to make. With coconut milk and the peanut butter, you get a lovely sweetness without all of the sugar and – obviously – with very little carb. It’s means a very small injection for a best loved dessert and if you’re diabetic that’s the best thing you’ve heard all week. Follow this recipe for the best low carb ice cream.

Got some low carb diet recipes of your own? Let us know in the comments.

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