1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu
Reduce Your Blood Sugar Naturally
1200 calorie diabetic menu is a sample diabetic 1200 calorie diet meal plan. It used low glycemic index or GI foods as well as foods which nourish Yin. All these foods help to prevent blood glucose from rising.
Who should go for 1200 calorie diabetic menu?
Don't get yourself on a rush to try 1200 calorie diet if you are over 200 pound. Go for 1800 calorie, or 1500 calorie. When you reduces to around 160 pound try again.
What food should I eat
Besides healthy foods such as whole grains, lean meat, fresh vegetables and fruits, you should eat more foods that help to reduce blood glucose level.
Low Gi or glycemic index foods will release glucose slow which are good for diabetic. These foods are Hummus, Peanuts,Walnuts, Eggplant, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, etc.
According to Yin-Yang theory, people with diabetes should eat more foods that nourish Yin such as beef tendon, white fungus (tremella), abalone, pear, etc. Luo Han Guo is a perfect drink for diabetes.
In this diet menu, we used wheat tortilla. Its GI is only 30 for 50g. Hummus GI is 6 for 30g.
Job's Tear's is Chinese Pearled Barley. Its GI is only 35 for 150g. Meanwhile Job's Tear's clear away heat in your lung and stomach.
Where to eat
Cooking at home will guarantee the calorie intake and healthy food choice.
When to start
After get the permission of your doctor, and when you are in a good mood.
Here is a sample of 1200 calorie diabetic menu.
Diet recipes for 1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu
Breakfast recipes for 1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu
a. Oat Bran with Milk Porridge
Add one cup of water in a saucepan. Add in oat bran.
Bring to a boil. Continue to cook 2mins.
Stir well, pour in milk, stir well.
b. Hard-Boiled Egg Recipe
Place an egg in cold water, bring to a boil.
Continue to cook 7-8mins. Turn off the heat.
Put the egg in cold water (this can be easy to remove the eggshell).
Click here for how to cook hard-boiled egg.
Mid-morning snack: Steamed Sweet Potato with Hummus and Tomato Sauce
Clean sweet potato, cut into 3 blocks. Steam for 10-15mins.
Serve with hummus and tomato sauce.
Drinks: Luo Han Guo Soup
Crack a Luo han guo. Put in cold water(10 cups).
Bring to a boil. Continue to boil 10mins.
Lunch recipes for 1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu
a. Job's Tears Recipe
Replace white rice with Job's Tears Porridge
1/4 cup raw Job's Tears, 5 cups water.
Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 60mins with low heat.
Eat grains as main food. Leave the soup as drinks.
c. Stir Fried with Broccoli Recipe
Clean broccoli, cut into bite size.
Clean beef, cut into thin strips. Marinate in soy sauce, rice wine for 15mins.
Heat oil in a wok, add onions and garlic, stir. Add beef strips, stir fry.
Add broccoli, stir fry. Add two tablespoon hot water, stir fry for 3mins.
Add salt and other seasoning to taste.
Mid-afternoon snack: Steamed Eggplant with Tomato Sauce Recipe
Clean eggplant, cut into 4 to 5 blocks, steam for 10mins.
Serve with tomato sauce or other seasonings.
Dinner recipes for 1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu
a. Stewed Tofu and Seafood with Cabbage
Clean scallop and abalone. Cut into small pieces.
Cut tofu into very small cubes, the same size of grains.
Clean cabbage, poach in boiling water.
Take out,cut into small pieces.
Heat oil in a wok. Add ginger, garlic and onions, stir.
Add scallop, abalone and tofu. Stir fry 2mins.
Add cabbage, stir fry. Add salt and other seasoning to taste.
Serve with tortilla.
This 1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu is not only for diabetics, it is suitable for those who want to lose weight in healthy way as well.from 1200 Calorie Diabetic Menu back to Ibestdiet homepage
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