Nutritious low carb recipes for blood sugar and diabetes

While a low carb or keto diet will help to stabilise your blood sugars, there is a trade-off between foods with a lower insulin loadsatiety and nutrient density

These recipes prioritise a lower insulin load to stabilise blood glucose and insulin levels while still keeping an eye on nutrient density.   

They are ideal for someone managing diabetes or anyone wanting to maintain their weight with a nutritious low carbohydrate diet.    

Zucchini, beetroot, mushroom and egg

This delightfully colourful meal is also bursting with micronutrients and will ensure you achieve your optimal intake of choline, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, copper, iron, phosphorus and potassium!

Baked avocado with ricotta

This is a simple tasty snack from type 1 diabetic and orthopedic surgeon Dr Carrie Diulus will help keep your blood sugars stable. The avocado gives a solid dose of fat for energy along with copper and fibre while the nutritional yeast gives a boost of B vitamins which are critical to using carbohydrates and stabilising blood sugars.

Salmon, mushrooms, spinach and bell peppers

This simple dinner combines a number of nutrient-dense foods.  The salmon provides plenty of omega 3 fatty acids, protein, a range of B vitamins as well as copper and selenium.  The bell peppers provide a great boost of vitamin C.  It’s also super tasty!  

Halibut with mixed salad and seeds

This colourful meal is bursting with nutrients and flavour from the beetroot, tomato, seeds and leaves. The fish will ensure you get enough protein and healthy fats.

Green breakfast salad with salmon

This super green salad will max out your omega 3, choline, vitamins B12, A, C and K as well as folate, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus potassium and selenium. While there is plenty of greens, the salmon, brazil nuts and avocado will help you to get enough energy for your activity and recovery.

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