Food Friday is for you to see what a family with diabetes eats. The most often asked question I get from parents of children with diabetes is “What do you feed your kids.”
Food seems to be the biggest struggle for parents! I always tell them to continue cooking what they are already eating! For children with diabetes, a diet overhaul usually isn’t what’s needed. Insulin is! The goal is feed them like normal but count the carbs and match the insulin dose to the amount of carbs. Now if are you always eating junk, I’d encourage anyone to eat healthier, not just people with diabetes!
But on Friday’s I’ll show you some of what I tend to cook. My kids are older now (and two are off in college) so what we eat has changed over the years. My kids wouldn’t have eaten salmon when they were younger, so I would substitute chicken.
So tonight I didn’t have a meal planned as usual and went to my favorite place for a recipe, Pinterest! Follow me on Pinterest to see what foods I pin. Keep in mind I waste a lot of time on there so I have lots of pins but don’t always go back and try things out!
So tonight I chose this Honey Garlic Cilantro Salmon. Mainly because I already had the ingredients plus I made a similar recipe for chicken last week that was a big hit! Tonight I sort of cheated and blended the sauce in my mini blender.
I always tend to do an easy veggie so I dumped a bag of frozen cauliflower, broccoli and carrots mix into a pan and added some olive oil and herb seasoning and put that in the oven with the salmon. If you haven’t tried roasted veggies they taste so great!
For a starch I cooked rice. Once done, I squeezed in some lime juice and added chopped cilantro and a little olive oil.
Here’s some pics of the easy meal that took less than 15 minutes prep and 20 minutes cooking time! If you look at the actual link above with recipe, her pic looks way tastier!
So here’s the finished product and it got a thumbs up! As for counting the carbs, the salmon is zero, the veggies are low so we don’t tend to count them but they would be 5 grams for 1/2 cup, and the rice is 15 grams for each 1/3 cup cooked.