Many people that live with diabetes often tend to stick to the same low-carb diet they love and know for sure it’s safe.
Not only they are safe, but they are also easy to maintain and have lower impacts on the sugar levels in the blood.
Controlling the A1C levels is important because it gives you a clear picture of how stable the sugar levels really are. (1)
If you are looking to decrease your blood sugar levels through your daily diet, it’s time to implement some new recipes into your weekly menu plans.
The following methods provide a delightful array of foods for every meal of the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
And on top of that, they will help you decrease your A1C levels and satisfy your needs throughout the whole day. Check them out!
10 Delicious Ways to Lower Your A1C Levels
1. Homemade Yogurt
Market-hold yogurts can be a real sugar bomb. Instead, whip up a cool and creamy homemade yogurt that won’t skyrocket your blood sugar levels. (2)
Although it takes some extra time to prepare, making one gives you the freedom to alter the flavor and consistency.
You can make it yourself in no time, either by heating the milk yogurt on the stovetop or using a pressure cooker.
Customize the flavor to your preference by adding a shredded coconut or some fruits for a delicious adhesive to your morning meal.
Note: If you can’t see yourself making the yogurt, you can buy a plain sugar-free yogurt from the market and mix your favorite fruits in it.
2. Fruity Quinoa Porridge
Quinoa is a satisfying and substantial way to subdue your cravings in the morning, with its lower GI number (glycemic index) than a regular bowl of oatmeal. (3)
The chewy, nutty texture will imitate steel-cut oatmeal while playing a part in decreasing the A1C levels. In addition, quinoa provides extra protein which benefits the regulation of blood sugar levels.
3. Frittata & Sweet Onions
The enjoyable frittata with melted, gooey cheese on top is a no-brainer. You can substitute the cheese with 1 or 6 whole eggs. This recipe contains only 6 carbohydrates and is an excellent way to kick-start your day. (4)
4. Open-face Avocado Sandwich
This sandwich is low in carbs but still provides an array of healthy proteins and fats to meet your body’s requirements for a day.
A little bit of watercress or fresh lemon juice makes this recipe a really tasty and refreshing option for your main meal. Healthline
5. Cinnamon Chili
Cinnamon proved its efficacy to decrease A1C levels in the past. Thereby, implementing this delicious spice into your cuisine might turn out to be a very good idea. (6)
Feel free to experiment with this surprisingly tasty chili twist in your kitchen, if you are a fan of sweet & spicy cuisine, as too many are the perfect combination. Healthline
The heavy loads of vitamins, minerals, and fiber are a huge bonus of this dish.
6. Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp
A real game-changer! Once you try it, this fried ‘rice’ will be your next favorite thing you won’t be able to get rid of. It’s not only astonishingly delicious, but it’s almost too easy to prepare too. (8)
And on top of that, it soaks up all the flavors of lime, sesame, and soy in an excellent way.
7. Thai Chicken Grilled Drumsticks with Cilantro and Lime
Lean protein is a brilliant way of regulating and stabilizing your blood sugar levels. Don’t expect a dull chicken flavor though. The flavors of cilantro and lime in this dish are really strong. Healthline
In addition, using fresh spices every time you can, will optimize the benefits of your dinner.
8. Skillet Tortilla Pizza
There is no need whatsoever to sacrifice your dearest food in order to decrease the A1C levels. This healthy version of pizza involves lots of fresh veggies and a spinach tortilla. (10)
9. Eggplant Parmesan
This one-pot, cheesy recipe is a dish your entire family will fall in love with. Noodles will be the last thing on your mind once you try them. (11)
10. Keto Coconut Macaroons
You didn’t think that we would let the list go by without a single dessert recipe, did you? This macaroon’s dessert includes a mesmerizing touch of sweetness from the all-natural honey, coconut, and cocoa. (12)
For proper diabetes management, it is imperative that you keep the A1C levels down. And, is there a more delicious way to do so than the recipes from above?
Feel free to try one (or all!) and let us know what you make of them in the comment section.
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