This delicious diabetic-friendly snack can be made in 10 minutes
Diabetic symptoms affect your day-to-day activities and routine such that adoption of a healthy diabetic diet becomes a key factor in blood glucose management and overall health in diabetes and prediabetes patients.
The number of diabetes patients in India is rising at an alarming rate. Diabetes is a metabolic condition that causes your blood sugar levels to rise above normal. It could also be caused by the inability of your body to produce or use insulin.
The common forms of Diabetes include Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. But rare forms such as gestational diabetes exist as well. The rise in the count of diabetics across the globe is a wakeup call to lead a healthy lifestyle. This is where your diabetic diet plays a crucial part.
Diabetics snacks should ideally contain protein, fiber, whole grains or fresh fruits and vegetables. If a person is on a 1400-calorie diet, he/she must have snacks ranging within 100-150 calories to keep blood sugar levels optimal. Some examples of diabetic snacks are: Whole grains, green vegetables and fruits such as amla (gooseberry), kaitha (wood apple) and jamun, Salads and Sprouts, etc.
Following a diabetic diet doesn’t have to be meticulous if you educate yourself on topics such as portion control, nutritional values and cooking at home. Traditional Indian recipes are packed with nutrition and flavor, hence can be turned into diabetic friendly food with slight modifications.
Fruity Channa Salad
Channa/Chole, also known as Chickpeas are a very good source of protein.
- Recipe Servings: 1
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Cook Time: 10 mins
Ingredients for fruity channa salad
1 Cup White chickpeas (Soaked and Boiled)
½ Cup Cucumber diced
½ Cup Orange segments
½ Cup Onion diced
½ Cup Tomato diced
½ Cup Coriander chopped
1 Tbsp Lemon juice
Salt and pepper as per taste
How To Prepare Fruity Channa Salad
- Combine the channa, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, and orange in a bowl.
- Drizzle the lemon juice over the ingredients and mix well
- To this add salt and pepper as per your taste
- Add the freshly cut coriander leaves and serve chilled.
Calorie count: 50 calories per bowl
Diabetics are recommended to eat smaller meals every two hours. If you had your breakfast at 9 a.m. , you can snack at 11 or 11:30 a.m. Making healthier choices with your diabetic lifestyle, like a healthy diet plan, exercise, yoga, and meditation can help reduce diabetic health issues. Use a glucometer to monitor your blood glucose levels at different times of the day as per your convenience.