Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Turkey

Preparing for your Thanksgiving meals in a healthier manner and controlling your portions will help prevent weight gain during the holiday. Here are a few of our favorite Medi-Weightloss® Thanksgiving recipes that are diabetic-friendly:
 

  • Easy Roasted Turkey

    Preparation
    Prep Time: - 10 Minutes
    Cook Time: - 3 Hours
    Serves: - 12
    Serving Size: - 4 oz

    Ingredients
    3 lb-turkey roast, boneless
    ¼ cup-unsalted butter
    1 Tbsp-rosemary, chopped
    2 Tbsp-chopped basil
    2 Tbsp-garlic powder
    1 tsp-ground sage
    1 tsp-coarse kosher salt
    ½ tsp-ground black pepper
    2 cups-water

    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. Place thawed turkey in a roasting pan.
    3. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, rosemary, basil, garlic powder, sage, salt, and black pepper.
    4. Rub the herb mixture over the roast. (If turkey has skin, rub some of the herb mixture beneath it, taking care not to puncture.)
    5. Pour water into roasting pan and cover.
    6. Bake for 3 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F. Let turkey rest for 30 minutes before carving.
     
  • Sesame Ginger Green Beans

    Preparation
    Prep Time: - 0 Minutes
    Cook Time: - 10 Minutes
    Serves: - 8
    Serving Size: -1/2 Cup

    Ingredients
    32 oz French cut green beans
    2 Tbsp light yellow miso paste
    3 tsp curshed red chili pepper flakes
    4 garlic cloves, minced
    4 Tbsp sesame seeds
    8 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

    Directions
    1. Prepare green beans as desired and set aside.
    2. Mix soy sauce, miso paste, red pepper, garlic, and ginger and pour over green beans, tossing to coat.
    3. Srinkle sesame seeds on top.

    Prepare yourself for Thanksgiving this year! Eating more slowly provides the stomach enough time to send signals of fullness to the brain before you overeat. Sit, talk, and take the time to enjoy the food and people around you. We also suggest downsizing your plate. Use a dessert plate instead of a dinner plate to help prevent overeating. If you're still hungry, you can always go back for more. A smaller plate can make a big difference- you could consume up to 50% fewer calories while enjoying the same hunger satisfaction.

    Look for more of these diabetic-friendly recipes to use during your Thanksgiving meal this year. Enjoy all of our Medi-Weightloss® recipes online on the Signature Patient Website.
    Medi-Weightloss® can provide you with nutrition and exercise education to help you lose weight and improve your overall health. Ask your Medi-Weightloss® clinician how you too can lower your risk with the Medi-Weightloss® DM program. For information on Medi-Weightloss, visit www.mediweightloss.com or call 1.877.MED.LOSS.

    This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.

 

 

 

 

 

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