With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the holiday menu can be a potential minefield for those that have diabetes. For kids with the disease, it's pretty unfair to be surrounded by food that you can't eat. With careful planning, this doesn't have to be the case. Fortunately, good online resources exist to help Chef Mom (or Dad) make a healthy and enjoyable meal for everyone.
First, let's bust some myths. When you hear that something is healthy and good for you, it's easy to assume that it's going to taste like sawdust. The converse also seems to be true- if it's yummy and indulgent, it must be bad for you. Lastly, in order to make something yummy, you'll need to slave for hours in the kitchen.
These are all myths. In fact...
1.) Fresh, healthy ingredients actually provide the MOST flavor.
2.) Simple (read FAST and EASY) recipes can yield amazing banquet dishes.
Case in point --> I spoke with Chef Franklin Becker and Dr. Yehuda Handelsman yesterday about a helpful new website that they've launched to help patients with diabetes and high cholesterol navigate through healthy food choices. They teamed up to give us a culinary AND medically sound resource on their tworeasonsonerecipe website. They taught me that you don't have to sacrifice healthy for taste. At all.
Check out my video interview below: