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The Diabetes Chef Table

Is it possible that diabetes can actually help your family? Diabetes is certainly a lot to manage, but it also provides a unique opportunity for families to better understand their wellness and develop healthy habits together, including the choices they make when it comes to mealtime. Food plays such a huge role in the life of a family. The dinner table is where we sit down to catch up at the end of a long day and holidays would not be the same without the usual spread of delicious eats. Recipes for those dishes might be passed down from generation to generation. But when you come home with a diabetes...

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Chef Khaled Al Saadi

Chicken Machbous Recipe Ingredients: 3 cup of whole flour 3 cup milk 5 whole egg 150 gm butter 1 tablespoon of sugar ½  a tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon of cardamom 5 grams of saffron 50 grams of honey Black and white sesame seeds How to prepare: In a bowl add and mix...

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Low Carb Lasagna

Just like the classic but only a third of the carbs—what’s not to love!   Ingredients Zucchini: 2 Medium-Large Kale: 1 bunch kale (I like to use Russian Hunger kale because it is a flat leaf) Marinara sauce: 1 Cup (250 ml) Mozzarella Cheese: 1 Cup (100 g), shredded, low moisture, part skim Ricotta...

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4 Ingredient Cookies 

Ever get a craving for fresh baked cookies? This quick and healthy recipe only uses four ingredients – which I bet you have on hand right now! Not a fan of chocolate? Simply substitute raisins, cherries, coconut or whatever mix-ins you like best. Ingredients 1 large, ripe banana 1/3 cup (85...

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Honey Mustard Baked Salmon with Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients (4 servings): - 2-3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced, about 400 g (2 cups) - 2 small onions, peeled and diced, about 200 g (1 cup) - 1-2 garlic cloves, minced - 10 ml olive or canola oil (2 tsp) - 20 ml honey (4 tsp) - 7.5 ml mustard powder (1 1/2 tsp) - 1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves chopped...

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World Diabetes Day: The way people with diabetes eat can improve their health

The boom of cooking programs on television has awakened the inner master chef of many people in the world. With our pre-COVID busy lives, we often turned to convenient and easy meals and did not have the energy nor time to get too creative in the kitchen. Nowadays, many people are working remotely or more flexible hours and now, more than ever, we may find ourselves with a little bit of extra time at home to try prepare new foods as well as to ensure we make them as healthy as possible. This has especially benefited people with diabetes who often have mostly unhealthy food options to choose from when out at the office or on the...

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The Story Behind World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. WDD is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign reaching a global audience of over 1 billion people in more than 160 countries. The campaign draws attention to issues of paramount importance to...

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Diabetes Type 2 May Start More than 20 Years Before Diagnosis

The first signs of type 2 diabetes mellitus can be identified more than 20 years before diagnosis, according to a research study presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Berlin, Germany, published in 2018 by Japanese researcher Hiroyuki Sagesaka. The study tracked more than 27,000 adults, who did not have diabetes, with an average age of 49 years, from 2005 to 2016, where body mass, blood glucose, and insulin sensitivity indexes were analyzed. They found that increased fasting glucose, higher body mass index (BMI), and insulin sensitivity were detected up...

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Smoked Salmon Salad

Ingredients (2 servings): 2 cups (500 mL) spring mix greens 2 Roma Tomatoes 1 English Cucumber 1 Avocado 4 oz. (112 g) Smoked Salmon ¼ cup (59 mL) Feta Cheese to taste...

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