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10 Delicious and nutritious diabetes-friendly recipes

The secret ingredient for an added nutrition boost.
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Maintaining a healthy diet is key when it comes to managing diabetes¹, and that means following a low glycaemic diet. Low GI foods release glucose slowly and steadily into the bloodstream, which means fewer spikes in blood glucose levels.

But if you’re time-poor then incorporating a diabetes-specific health shake, such as Glucerna*, into your day can help you avoid unhealthy food choices. Specially formulated for people with diabetes, Glucerna is low GI, has a unique blend of slow-release carbohydrates to maintain steady blood glucose levels and, because it’s a powder, it can also be incorporated in various dishes for an added nutrition boost.

Here are 10 diabetes-friendly dishes to add to your repertoire.

**Food for special medical purposes. Use under medical supervision.*

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01

Berry smoothie bowl

Berry smoothie bowl

Is it a smoothie? Is it a cereal? It’s both; a smoothie served in a bowl that you eat with a spoon, and includes with fruit, grain and seed toppings. For a thicker texture, soak the chia in water for at least an hour, or overnight.

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02

Bircher muesli

Bircher muesli

Make this tasty and nutritious breakfast the night before for a super-easy start to the day. It’s full of fibre and long-lasting energy.

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03

Poached eggs florentine

Poached eggs florentine

Eggs are a good source of protein for people with diabetes. Adding a handful of spinach and a scoop of Glucerna will bump up the nutritional value of this breakfast dish.

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04

Raspberry chia pot

Raspberry chia pot

This quick and easy breakfast is perfect for busy mornings where you need something to grab-and-go, but still want to start your day off right.

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05

Salmon and Spanish onion quiche

Salmon and Spanish onion quiche

The perfect snack to show off at your next gathering, this simple quiche is packed full of wonderful flavours and is easy to make. Glucerna adds 28 essential vitamins and minerals, making it even more of a winner.

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Banana maple smoothie

Banana maple smoothie

A banana smoothie is a classic for good reason. It’s a quick and healthy breakfast or snack. The banana and yoghurt give it a lovely thick texture – add Glucerna to add even more of a nutritional boost.

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Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

This vegetable is all the rage at the moment, and with good reason; it has an impressive nutritional profile. Just a few ingredients and the added addition of Glucerna you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the essential 28 vitamins and minerals your body needs.

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Buckwheat pancakes

Buckwheat pancakes

The quintessential breakfast treat, and just because you’re living with diabetes doesn’t mean you have to miss out. By substituting gluten-free buckwheat for traditional flour, you’ll be starting your day with a belly full of healthy minerals and antioxidants.

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Savoury muffins

Savoury muffins

Incorporating wholemeal and lentil flour to lower GI levels, these versatile savoury muffins are perfect for breakfast, snacks or the lunchbox.

10

Classic hummus dip

Classic hummus dip

A new super-simple staple for your fridge, by adding Glucerna to this recipe you’ll be adding 28 essential vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron and zinc.

Brought to you by Glucerna.

**Food for special medical purposes. Use under medical supervision.*

Glucerna is formulated for people with diabetes and/or impaired glucose tolerance as part of a diabetes management plan, including diet and exercise.

References: 1. Diabetes Australia. Eating Well. Available at: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/eating-well.

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