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A Diabetic-Friendly Salad to Brighten Your Day

Over the past 15 years, the number of diabetes diagnoses has doubled, and the UK now has nearly 4.1 million people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. 90% of people have type 2, which has obesity and high blood pressure as major risk factors.

When you have diabetes, a healthy lifestyle includes both nutrition and exercise. To control your blood glucose, you must balance what you eat and drink with exercise and diabetes medications if you use any. As a result, we have a fantastic recipe for you: quinoa salad with chickpeas, roasted aubergine, and feta.

Ingredients are so simple and easily available in your pantry. Let’s have a look at the ingredients:

  1. Vegetables (1 aubergine - cut into pieces, 2 red onions - cut into thin wedges, 1 large courgette - cut into pieces, 250g small cherry tomatoes and 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves - torn)

  2. 1 tsp olive oil

  3. 1 garlic clove, crushed

  4. 1 tsp ground cumin

  5. 200g (1 cup) Quinoa + 500ml (2 cups) water to boil

  6. 400g can of no-added-salt chickpeas, rinsed, drained

  7. 50g low-fat feta, crumbled

  8. 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

  9. Balsamic vinegar, to drizzle

  10. Fresh basil leaves, extra, to serve (optional)

There are only three easy steps to this recipe, which will brighten your day without raising your blood sugar levels.

Step 1

Set the oven to 200 °C. Use baking paper to line a sizable baking pan. Put the zucchini, onion, and eggplant on the tray. Spray with oil and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes. When the vegetables are golden and tender, add the tomatoes to the pan and roast for an additional 10 minutes.

Step 2

Olive oil should be heated in a medium saucepan over medium heat in the meantime. Stir for 30 seconds, or until the aroma fills your kitchen, after adding the cumin and garlic. Add water and quinoa. The water should come to a boil. Put the heat on low. Cook the quinoa for 12 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender. Place aside to slightly cool.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, roasted vegetables, chickpeas, basil, and feta. Gently combine by tossing. Add the extra virgin olive oil and vinegar after dividing among the bowls. Garnish with basil leaves.

This fancy salad brings joy to your tastebuds and colours in your bowl without bothering your sugar levels.

Don’t forget to exercise as well. Exercise and proper training will help you reduce the extra inches of fat around your belly, which will eventually lead to stable insulin levels.

So, if you are looking for a change, don't wait until next year. Make the change happen now! We are just an email away, or you can visit the Body Shaping Training website and fill out a contact form.

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