Diabetes-Friendly Dinner the Whole Family Will Love!

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Tilapia with Broccoli
01 Sep 2015
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My friend, an art teacher, called me in tears. Her husband had just been diagnosed with type II diabetes. She spent an hour with a dietitian at the hospital, but still didn’t know what to make for dinner. Actually, what to make that was quick and easy and that her husband would eat.

She’s not alone. How many of you know someone, a friend, a family member or perhaps yourself, who are dealing with this disease? It seems to touch everyone. While promoting my latest book, Mix ‘n’ Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes, I was surprised at every interview people came up to me for more information for someone they knew.

Here’s an astounding fact:
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), there are about 20.8 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes and 54 million people who are pre-diabetic.

And another point for all of us:
The ADA says people with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. We all need a healthful way to eat.

Here’s a quick, tasty recipe that will please the whole family.

Cheers and bon appetite!

SAUTEED TILAPIA WITH SAFFRON BROCCOLI AND POTATOES AND KIWIS WITH RASPBERRY SAUCE

Steamed broccoli and potatoes take on new flavors with the addition of saffron. This side dish is the perfect accompaniment to a sauteed fish fillet with scallion topping.

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Linda Gassenheimer is the author of fourteen cookbooks including her newest, Prevention’s Fit and Fast Meals in Minutes and Mix ‘n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes. Email Linda at dinnerinminutes@ou.org. You can visit Linda on her web page at www.DinnerInMinutes.com.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.