After a brief hiatus, we are back into the festive season again. Months after the high-octane Diwali festival, we are all set for Christmas celebrations now. Come any festival, our taste buds start hankering for delicious foods, and Christmas is no different. But, do you really want to mess with your diet yet again? Those who are dealing with health issues like obesity or diabetes should take it off their minds that only high-calorie, junk foods are appetising. There are many healthy options for you out there that you can fashion into tasteful yet healthy dishes. We can help you chart out your Christmas diet by including a food that can whet your cravings without harming your health. Brussel sprout is an excellent option to consider making your Christmas dishes with; it is healthy, nutritious and great for people dealing with type 2 diabetes.
Brussel sprout is a cruciferous vegetable that belongs to the same family as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Needless to say, this vegetable is packed with nutrients, especially proteins, fibre, vitamin C and K. It is low in carbohydrates, making it perfect for your diabetes diet.
So, how exactly can you use Brussel sprouts in your diabetes diet this Christmas?
We have handpicked and rounded up some great ideas for you:
This one is a no-brainer. Salad is the best thing you can have in your diet and you won't mind it as long as it tastes fine. Adding Brussel sprouts to your assortment of veggies can make a world of difference. Its slightly nutty taste with a tinge of sweetness will make you like your salad bowl over all those junk foods displayed on the table.
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If you thought Brussel sprout is just another puny, bitter food, wait till you roast it. Throw in these sprouts with your favourite spices on a pan and roast them to make a delicious snack that you can munch on while your friends are heedlessly filling up their plate with fries.
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3. Side Dish
We all love a variety of sauteed vegetables on the side with our chicken breast or pork chops. Let Brussel sprouts be a part of the veggie mix and you can enjoy your hearty meal with no guilt. You can also roast the sprouts first and then mix with other veggies.
Who says diabetics are forced to have boring foods? Take cues from the above ideas and make Brussel sprouts your ally this Christmas and merry away the festival, just like others.