For the 3rd day of the blogging marathon, here is a quick, simple salad to put together!
Good examples of foods rich in fiber are fruits and vegetables, which are actually freebies for diabetics. You can eat how all fruits and veggies.
Salads are the best. Fruit for a snack should be medium sized and can be considered as 15g of carbs. There are few fruits which have a low glycemix index and those can be consumed in a larger quantities than some others like a banana. A banana is rich in potassium and other good minerals, so don't exclude it but eat a medium sized one.
Fruits which are low in glycemix index value are cherries, apples, plums etc.,.
So what is Glycemic Index? Its a value given to a edible item to show whats its value in raising your blood sugar. That is how I see it!!!
The lower the GI, the better it is to eat that particular item. Which means that when you eat that fruit or veggie or for that matter, grains or lentil, they don't immediately shoot up your blood sugars unlike if you eat rice which will raise your blood sugars immediately and also it will remain in your blood for a longer time, which is not a good thing!
So here is a salad which I personally like, tho I like all salads, especially fruit salads, I like Greek salad the best, because of the feta cheese, and peppers. Its a very simple salad and easy to put together.
Low GI and lots of fiber, whats not good about a salad!!!
Bunch of roughly chopped lettuce
few cherry or grape tomatoes
few kalamata olives
couple pickled peppers (optional)
few chopped red onion and green bell pepper
crumbled feta cheese
sprinkle of dried oregano
Greek salad dressing - 1-2 tbsp
Chop lettuce and mix together with tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, chopped onion and green bell pepper. Lightly toss with Greek salad dressing. sprinkle crumbled feta cheese and dried oregano. Add Pickled peppers if needed.
Serve chilled. Enjoy!!!
Check out my Blogging Marathoners doing Group 3 BM#4 along with me
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