Healthy Eating Plan
Being diagnosed with diabetes does not mean that you have to throw away your favourite cookbooks. Following a Healthy Eating Plan does not mean that you need a whole new set of recipes.
Instead you need to modify your existing recipes by reducing the amount of sugar, salt and fat and increasing the amount of fibre in them. Learning about food is one of the best ways to control type 2 diabetes and how different food affects your body.
Charity Diabetes UK highlights the importance of blood sugar levels being as close to normal as possible - the food we eat can make a significant difference to blood sugar levels.
Adapting recipes to be higher in fibre and lower in fat, sugar and salt does involve time and effort however why not give our tried and tested recipe for Diabettic Hazelnut Biscotti a go!
2 x cups of all purpose flour
1/2 x cup of sugar substitute
1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/3 of a cup of soft marg
1/4 cup of sugar
2 x eggs
1 x teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
1/4 x cup of finely chopped hazelnut
Preheat the oven to 300F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
In a large bowl combine the eggs, vanilla and almond extract and beat with an electric mixer. Add the flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon and the remaining ingredients into the mixture adding the hazelnuts when the dough is about half mixed.
On a floured surface divide the dough into half and form them in log shapes. Transfer these onto the baking sheets and cook for about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then cut the logs into thick slices. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet and return to the oven to cook for 20 minutes longer turning once halfway through.