Diabetic-friendly recipes to make every family member happy during the holidays

Registered Dietician

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During this time of year, it seems like every food you eat is filled with sugar. While the holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, the meals you eat can be one of the unhealthiest meals all year – especially if you are a diabetic. But you shouldn’t let your diabetes get in the way of enjoying some of the best holiday dishes. As a result of the increase in both prevalence and awareness of diabetes, many restaurants and cooks are now creating a range of diabetic-friendly meals the whole family will love. That’s right, this holiday season you don’t have to give up your favorite flavors to remain healthy and on top of your dietary goals!
One of the classic holiday dishes, even after Thanksgiving, is the turkey. Try out this great recipe for a simple way to create a diabetic-friendly turkey every in-law and family member will love! For a simple way to cut back on fat and cholesterol, make sure to remove the skin during preparation.
For more diabetic-friendly recipes that will have your family asking for seconds, check out our eCookbook. We’ve included an assortment of appetizers, salads, side dishes to desserts for your dinner table. There are thousands of recipes at your fingertips that allow you to eat healthy without sacrificing the taste!
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