Being a diabetic means having restrictions on your lifestyle and especially your diet. You have to have meals which seem boring or even tasteless. But because diabetes affects about 10% of the population, delectable recipes are made not only for regular eaters, but also for diabetics who still wish to experience gastronomic eats and be completely satisfied after their meal.
It is important for a diabetic to be familiarized with the nutritional content of the food, in particular the amount of sugar, saturated fat and carbohydrates. Make sure these key nutrients represent about 20 percent of your daily food intake per serving. Take note of the ingredients in every diabetic meal such as canned fruits or preservatives. If you like eating shrimp but are suddenly restricted with regard to your food because of diabetes, there is nothing to worry about. Nowadays, there are literally hundreds of diabetic shrimp recipes you can enjoy and be guilt-free.
Shrimps are crustaceans which vary in size and are very abundant in saltwater and also fresh water around the globe. Some reasons why shrimp is a favorite is because they are very easy to prepare and easily absorb spices. Shrimp are also available all year round and their unique shape and rich color make them very easy to present in fine dining restaurants. Making diabetic shrimp recipes is not as difficult as you might assume. You just have to take note of the nutritional content in every ingredient, cook it the usual way and voila – a good, satisfying meal on the way. Here is a gratifying and easy diabetic shrimp recipe boasting garlic, vegetables, soy sauce, and more.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ lb peeled and deveined large shrimp
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 minced red onion
- 1 small julienned carrot
- 1 cup fresh peas
- 1 cup julienned bok choy
- ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (Kikkoman brand is the tastiest)
- 2½ cups cooked brown rice
- 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
- ¼ cup chopped green onions, for garnish
- In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat the olive oil for about 2 minutes.
- Add the garlic, making sure that it does not brown, and then add the minced onions.
- Sauté until fragrant.
- Add in the shrimps, peas and carrots and sauté for another 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
- Add in the brown rice, season with oyster sauce and soy sauce then mix the ingredients well for about 2 minutes.
- Last, mix in the bok choy, drizzle with sesame oil then top with green onions and serve immediately while it is hot.
This delicious shrimp stir fry is easy to make and suitable for everyone, even diabetics. The shrimp are fried with vegetables and then you can add some colorful salad ingredients like the tomatoes, avocado and cucumber we have added. Leave the tails on the shrimp for an enticing presentation or remove them if you prefer. This is a quick and easy dish to make for lunch or dinner, and you can make any changes you like such as swapping the shrimp for chicken, or adding spices for a more piquant flavor.
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