6 Dinner Entrees For Diabetics

The essential 6 dinner entrees for diabetics that you must try:

# 1. Chickpea & Rice Salad

1 cup of cooked boiled rice

1 3/4 cups of water

300g chickpeas rinsed and drained

1/4 cup of dried apricots

2 shallots thinly sliced

2 tbsp of chopped parsley

2 tbsp of roasted walnuts

Dressing – 1 tsp of orange rind

1/3 cup of orange juice

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 clove of garlic chopped

1cm freshly grated ginger

Combine all ingredients and add dressing before serving

# 2. Chicken Curry Wrap

2 chicken breasts cooked and sliced

1 tbsp of curry paste

2 1/2 cups of low fat yoghurt

2 Lebanese cucumbers chopped finely

1/3 cup of finely chopped parsley

1 small red onion finely chopped

4 Pitta bread or wrap bread

100g of lettuce leaves

Combine all ingredients together and place onto bread and wrap up

# 3. Salmon Fettuccine Salad

250g Fettuccine pasta cooked al dente

4 cups of water

6 spring onions chopped

1 stick of celery chopped

1 tomato finely chopped

1 cup carrot grated

1 zucchini cut into strips

1 avocado chopped

200g of red salmon drained with skin removed

Dressing: 2 tbsp parsley finely chopped

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tsp olive oil

2 tsp soy sauce

Combine all ingredients to the fettuccine as well as dressing and serve immediately

# 4. White Bean & Mushroom Bruschetta

4 thick slices of wholegrain bread

2 tbsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves finely sliced

425g cannelloni beans rinsed and drained

1 tbsp dried oregano leaves

1 tbsp parsley finely chopped

Juice of 1/2 lemon

150ml of vegetable stock

60g button mushrooms finely sliced

Cook ingredients and place on wholegrain bread and serve

# 5. Pasta with Purple Sprouting Broccoli

450g fresh fettuccine cooked

1 onion finely sliced

2 garlic cloves chopped

2 tsp capers rinsed and drained

1 tbsp parsley chopped

1 tsp rosemary leaves

1 tbsp olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lemon

400g purple sprouting broccoli chopped and cooked

Freshly ground black pepper

Shavings of Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients together with the fettuccine and place shavings of Parmesan cheese on top prior to serving

# 6. Hearty Garlic Soup

600ml chicken stock

1 tbsp olive oil

25g bacon finely diced

6 to 10 garlic cloves crushed

1 red chili finely chopped

1 onion finely diced

1 tsp thyme leaves

2 tbsp parsley

1/2 tsp paprika

Freshly ground black pepper

6 thick slices of wholegrain bread with crusts removed

Cook all ingredients together in a saucepan and serve with bread

These recipes are all low in GI, which are ideal for you as a diabetic. To achieve optimum health, following a nutritious healthy diet is essential; these 6 dinner entrees for diabetics are just the beginning.