Diabetic Recipes Makeover

Group active since Sat, Jul 23, 2011

This group is for those that are diabetic or knows someone that is a Diabetic. Which is having problems keeping their sugar under control. Plus much more....

I love all the great recipes handed down, ones that I had collected over the years from family friends and of course the JAP Family. But sometime they are all to much in fat, salt, sugar carbs and calories. Those are all good things too, but in moderation's.

I like to slash all those elements from recipes without losing the taste and flavor.

Let make our own low-sodium, substituting nonfat ingredients and using extra lean meat in our recipes..
And let not forget the desserts, but they are usually first out the door when we rework a diet. But with smart choices, we can have our cake and eat it too..

Julia Ferguson
Feb 6, 2014

Recipe For Love contest

Hey Everyone,
I just entered my Eggnog French Toast recipe in the Recipe For Love contest, here on JAP. I would appreciate any and all votes. Thanks so much, for your support.

Brandie Feliciano
Feb 2, 2014

Type 1 insulin Dependant Diabetic 35yrs

I have been a Type one Diabetic from the young age of 15. I have never been more than 130pds. I am now 50yrs old and a weight of 120lbs. I want to go back to 130lbs and cannot gain it. I am wondering if when I am not testing my sugars are high and this is why I cannot gain any weight.

Kelly Kennedy
Jan 4, 2014

Diabetics and Weight Loss

I have been diagnosed with diabetes for approximately 5 years. I want some healthy recipes, as I need to lose weight -- between 40 and 50 pounds. I want to do it the right way without my blood sugar dropping or going too high. I like to keep mine in the 110 to 125 range. I know what foods to eat and what not to eat, I just want some really good healthy recipes for dinners that are simple to make. I want a variety. I'm tired of the same old same old foods.

Straws Kitchen
Jun 12, 2013

Have any of you tried "Carbquick" ???

I am a diabetic and have been looking for low carb way to fix foods...was wanting to know if any of you have tried this and what was your opinion.

Carbquik (Low-Carb, All-Purpose Baking Mix)

Carbquik is an excellent tasting, low-carb baking mix.
With only 2 net carbs per serving and no sugar, sugar-alcohols, or trans-fats, it meets the guidelines for all popular low-carb diets, and is also lower in sodium and calories.
At the same time, it is high in "good" nutrients such as fiber and protein. And since it's made from wheat instead of soy, Carbquik makes great tasting, low-carb meals that everyone will love.
Carbquick can be used in many recipes, such as biscuits, muffins, pancakes, waffles, pizza crust, and dumplings, as well as many cake and sweet dough recipes.

Carbquik is made with Carbalose, which behaves like wheat flour, because unlike similar products, it is made mostly from wheat, yet it lacks most non-fiber carbohydrates.
Carbalose is made through a unique process and contains enzyme-modified wheat, as well as plant fiber, wheat protein and some unique conditioners, enzymes and emulsifiers.
Carbalose does not contain any soy protein, sugar-alcohols, dairy, animal-originated, trans-fatty, or saturated fat products.

Unlike many "low-carb" products, Carbquik was submitted in both dry and baked form, to two independent food labs:
Microbac Laboratories and Silliker Laboratories.
The results are reflected on the nutrition label.
• 3 lb box makes 90 biscuits, just add water!
• 90% less carbs than Bisquick
• 2g net carbs per biscuit
• Sugar-Free
• 8g Fiber
• 4g Protein
• 9 Recipes on the Box

Serving Size 1 biscuit (1 oz dry mix)
• Servings Per Container 30
• Calories 60
• Calories from Fat 30
• Total Fat 3.5g
• Saturated Fat 1g
• Cholesterol 0mg
• Sodium 130mg
• Total Carbohydrate 10g*
• Dietary Fiber 8g*
• Sugars 0g
• Sugar Alcohols 0g*
• Protein 4g
*Net carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the package = 2g per serving.

Carbalose flour (enzyme enriched wheat, vital wheat gluten, wheat fiber, high-protein patent wheat flour, vegetable fiber, canola oil, salt, dextrose, emulsifiers, enzymes, ascorbic acid, sucralose, calcium propionate), palm and palm-kernal oil, buttermilk powder, baking powder, egg white powder, lecithin, salt, natural flavors.

Apr 1, 2013


For the crust:

For the pizza:

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup pizza sauce (may need more to cover crust)
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

•Preheat oven to 350.
•Butter a 9×13 baking dish
•Blend cream cheese and eggs and season with pepper & garlic powder
•Add parmesan cheese and stir until combined
•Pour into buttered baking dish
•Bake for 17 minutes or until golden brown
•Let crust cool for 10 minutes before adding toppings

Deb Dougan
May 11, 2012

Diabetic Dishes

I am 58 years old and was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes about 2 months ago. Scared me so badly. I have been reading and reading and trying to find good recipes. So far, I have lost 12 lbs., but I need to lose about 100 more. Am just looking around for good ideas. Saw Chef Paul's (Bunyan's) recipes; they look great. Am interested in simple recipes for my husband and me.

Donna Cagle
Apr 16, 2012

main dishes

just signed on here and am looking for main dishes that have normal ingredinets in them but can be eaten by diabetics, every place I look they want to add in goat cheese and stuff I have never heard of I am losing weight with what I am eating now but getting bored. I like beef and chicken a lot I will add some of my recipes soon but hope to see more main meals here also the desserts are great but I am still eating off the ones I made at Christmas with my granddaughter cause you make everything so small it goes a long way. Hope to hear from all of the group,everyone have a good day.

Apr 2, 2012


Its been a long time since I been on, Going crazy with my new job..But loving every minute of it.....Hello members!!! Cant wait till the summer and all your summer delights...Thanks and talk to you soon..:)