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Budget-Friendly Diabetic-Friendly Party Foods – Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, and Holiday Food Ideas
14. Cheese based nibbles
Cheese is a wonderful food for diabetics to eat in moderation. And it pairs so well with other foods. Cheese is great for diabetics because it contains protein and healthy fats, but very little carbohydrate. It helps to balance blood sugar levels, and also keeps you feeling satiated for longer.
13. Deviled eggs
Deviled eggs are a classic appetizer that are perfect for this time of the year. They are made by stuffing boiled eggs with a mix of mayonnaise, mustard, and other seasonings a taste sensation.
Broccoli is more versatile that most people think, and is one of the true superfoods for diabetics. It is a cruciferous vegetable that contains very few carbs and calories, but is packed full of vitamins and minerals.
11. Kale Chips
Kale is another cruciferous vegetable that is full of nutrients and low in carbs. Kale chips are crunchy and flavorful but also healthy.
10. Roasted Chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are a nutrient dense, low carb snack that makes a great addition to any festive spread. These will be sure to wow your guests and keep your blood sugar happy.
9. Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms make a tasty treat for diabetics during the festive season. They are low in carbs but full of flavor.
8. Stuffed Bell Peppers
Stuffed bell peppers are an excellent diabetic friendly dish. Bell peppers are nutrient dense foods for people with diabetes. They are rich in vitamin K, A, and E, which are vital for regulating blood sugar.
7. Greek Salad
Healthy, light and full of flavour, this salad is perfect for those looking to keep their blood sugar levels in check during the holiday season. Greek Salads are packed with nutrient dense ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and olives – all of which contain essential vitamins and minerals needed for good health.
6. Lemon and Ginger Tea
This delicious beverage is low in calories but packed with antioxidants and anti-diabetic compounds. It’s THE perfect blood sugar-lowering drink, and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
5. Zucchini Carbonara
If you’re looking for a lighter and lower-carb alternative to classic Italian Carbonara, try Zucchini Carbonara. Rather than using regular spaghetti noodles, swap them out for spiralized zucchini – which is high in fiber and nutrients, but contains significantly fewer carbohydrates.
4. Salmon with Asparagus
Fish is a great source of healthy fats which help to reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity. Salmon, in particular, contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids which are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke associated with diabetes.
Made from Greek yogurt, whipped cream, and berries, this delicious dessert is loaded with healthy probiotics, vitamins and minerals. The combination of ingredients make it a perfect fluffy dessert for diabetics.
2. Avocado Chocolate Mousse
If you want something sweet, try a delicious and unbelievably healthy avocado chocolate mousse. It’s the perfect low-carb dessert for diabetics – full of antioxidants, healthy fats and even some protein!
1. Chia seed desserts
Chia seeds are a wonderful source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids – both of which help to reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, and keep your blood sugar levels in check.