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Trying to find frozen diabetic meals that are nutritionally acceptable in the frozen food aisle of the supermarket can be difficult at best. Unfortunately, some manufacturers think it is enough to just reduce the sugar and call it “diabetic friendly.” But diabetics selecting these frozen meals are making a big mistake when it comes to their health. Often these meals include a high amount of saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium above the limits recommended by the American Diabetes Association. (MK Meals and MagicKitchen.com's frozen diabetic meals are real diabetic friendly meals)
Some people with diabetes have gotten so used to reading the nutrition label and just looking for “sugar” that they are missing the big picture. With diabetes, ALL of the ingredients in each meal are important. Each meal should have the right balance of fat, protein, and carbohydrates along with vitamins and minerals to make the day’s intake complete.
People definitely want convenience, without a doubt. They also don’t want to have to overthink their nutritional needs too much. Ideally, a company would provide complete meals that are perfect for someone with diabetes. Unfortunately, these are very hard to find in the supermarket. The other option is to create the meals on your own. With limited time and knowledge about nutrition, this is challenging for most.
Fortunately, there are services that offer frozen diabetic meals that are far superior to what can be found in the frozen food cases of the grocery stores. Created by dietitians and top trained chefs, these meals offer a greater deal for your dollar because people save time and energy not having to plan their meals.
With delivery right to the door, there is no shopping other than going online or chatting on the phone with a meal advisor. Simplicity is what makes the process work. Here are a few other ways to keep your life simple when you have diabetes.
Buy a few bags of prepared lettuce to have as a side dish with your frozen diabetic meals. They tend to come pre-washed but you should always wash your greens again anyway. Pour into a colander and rinse several times to make sure you have them very clean. Add a few fresh veggies from the farmer’s market and a no-sugar salad dressing. You can also use flavored vinegars as dressings.
Another way to make life simple is to prepare a meal over the weekend that you can eat throughout the week. If your budget only allows you to order two meals per day to have delivered, make a batch of breakfast on Sunday that you can keep in the refrigerator to reheat each day. Here is a great recipe that will sustain you all week.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Wraps – Cook a chopped small onion, green pepper, and red pepper in a medium pan. Do not add oil, just add a few teaspoons of water when the pan dries out. After onions are translucent and the peppers are soft, put 3 small sweet potatoes in the microwave and cook on high power for 5 minutes. When you take them out, they should be soft and a cutting knife should slide through them easily. Chop the potatoes into pieces and add to peppers and onions. Season with Mrs. Dash and garlic. Wrap in a whole wheat tortilla with a bit of low fat cheese. Keep the remainder of the mixture in the refrigerator covered. Take what you need out each day and heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. So easy and will go great with your diabetic frozen meals the rest of the day.