We don’t often hear ‘eat more’ if we have diabetes, right? But, certain types of food will satisfy our appetite and not cause blood sugar spikes. An example of such food is non-starchy vegetables.
However, vegetables can be starchy and non-starchy. Starchy vegetables contain more carbs and calories than their non-starchy counterparts.
That’s why those with diabetes as well as anyone who likes to maintain a healthy weight is recommended to add plenty of non-starchy vegetables to their diet.
Some examples of non-starchy veggies are artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, beets, mushrooms, lettuce, garlic, alfalfa sprouts, celery, peppers, leeks, okra, bok choy, arugula, eggplant, spinach, cauliflower, carrots, radishes, cabbage, bean sprouts, Swiss chard, amaranth, turnips, cucumber, and more.
So, today we are going to tell how to use peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus to fill half our non-starchy, diabetes-friendly plate.
Serves – 7 people
Here’s what we need for this recipe:
Add the onion, asparagus, red pepper, and mushrooms to a heated olive oil in a large sauté pan. Cook for around 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Then, add the minced garlic and cook for a minute. Finally, make sure to mix well everything.
Dietitian Tip – Choose other non-starchy vegetables for this simple recipe, or look for pre-cut vegetables. Make own variety of healthy veggies, and the meals will never be boring again.
Gluten-Free – Make this recipe gluten-free by choosing only gluten-free ingredients.
Of course, these non-starchy vegetables shouldn’t be the only food WE eat, but including more of them to our diet will help improve our management of the condition and overall health.