Type 2 Diabetes and Grilling with Splenda
Planning a barbecue?
If you want the menu to be healthier than the traditional picnic fare, there are plenty of tasty
options. In place of well-marbled steak or chock-full-of-fat hot dogs
and burgers, grill salmon, chicken, or shrimp. Replace
mayonnaise-drenched potato salad with whole grain rolls, brown rice, or
a salad made with whole-grain pasta. Then brush veggies, mushrooms,
cherry tomatoes, and peppers are good choices–with olive oil, toss
them on the grill, and you’ve got a barbecue that is delicious and
nutritious. For many more diabetes recipes, go to TypeFree’s Diabetes recipes.
To stay within diabetes care guidelines, keep in mind that each
dinner menu should provide about 500 calories and should be based on:
- 2 starch choices
- 2 fruit and vegetable choices
- 1 milk (1%)
- 3 protein choices
- 1 fat and oil choice
- 1 extra
The following barbecue recipe, from Splenda, is a great way to get your protein (and one fat serving). Bon appetit!
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 4 Hours 30 Minutes
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, quartered
3/4 cup sliced lemon grass (white part only)
12 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons red curry paste
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
5 tablespoons SplendaÃ‚Â® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 cup coconut milk
1 Place chicken quarters in a large zip-top freezer bag.
2 Process lemon grass, garlic, red curry paste, olive oil, lime
juice, SPLENDAÃ‚Â® Granulated and salt in a food processor or blender
until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides . Add coconut milk and
pulse until blended. Pour over chicken. Seal bag and chill 4 to 6
hours, turning occasionally.
3 Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
4 Grill over medium-high heat 10 minutes on each side or until done.
Submitted by: Makers of SplendaÃ‚Â® Sweetener Products
Nutrition Info (per serving)
Calories 1120 | Calories from Fat 810 | Protein 65g | Fat 90g (sat
29g) | Carbohydrate 12g | Fiber 1g | Cholesterol 255mg | Sodium 1880mg
| Sugar 3g