Diabetes Recipes for Low-Fat, Plant-Based, Whole-Food Nutrition

Recipes to Reverse Insulin Resistance

Mindful Car-Bowl-HydrateBy Kylie Buckner, RN, MSNAhhh Simplicity- Keeping it simple and delicious is one of the keys to adopting a LFPBWF diet. So in honor of simplicity, we are sharing what Robby eats for breakfast! Here’s one of his favorites that you can enjoy at home! This energizing bowl could not be more simple and it’s a wonderful example of how to eat mindfully- every day. Maximize your insulin sensitivity with this beautiful bowl full of fiber and nutrients that will be sure to start your day off right. Feel free to modify your bowl to add more fruit if you like!! Excellent source of Vitamins A, C, E, K, Folate, Copper, Calcium,Magnesium, Potassium, Folate, B vitamins, Omega 3 Photo from Heather Brock from @awakeneddiabeticwarrior.
Raw Vegan Rainbow Salad DressingsBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMEat the rainbow by making these 3 oil-free salad dressings to drizzle over vegetable salads, fruit salads, steamed greens, or a cooked whole grain. The whole food ingredients in these dressings will boost the color and flavor of your food, as well as provide you with powerful phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. Recipe and photo by Erin Stanczyk, who you can find at @erinstanczyk and EatMoveRest.com.
All-Day Energy BowlBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMDid you know that your brain requires at least 130 grams of glucose per day just to carry out basic functions? Fruit is a rich source of intact glucose and other whole carbohydrates that provide a clean source of energy to your brain and every cell in your body. Eating a big bowl of fruit like this is one of the best ways to fuel your brain for all-day energy! Photo and recipe by Jose Tejero from @reversingt2d.
Tropical Paradise Breakfast BowlBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMThe fragrance of tropical fruit is known to have an instant mood-boosting effect. Combine this with a growing amount of research showing that the anthocyanins, polyphenols, and other plant compounds in fruit may help prevent mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, and seasonal affective disorder. That's even more reason to eat colorful fruits every day! Recipe and photo by Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM from DrJamieKoonce.com (@drjamiekoonce). If your local chain grocery or Asian food store does not stock red dragonfruit or ripe jackfruit, you can order your own online from Miami Fruit at MiamiFruit.org. Use coupon code MASTERINGDIABETES to receive a discount.
Fall Fruits and Arugula SaladBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMOne of the best parts about the Fall season is the fruit: crisp apples, juicy oranges, and pomegranates that are perfectly sweet and tart. This colorful fruit salad is easy to make, yet so beautiful and bursting with flavor. Recipe and photo by Robby Barbaro (@mindfuldiabeticrobby).
Sweet and Savory Southern Peach SaladBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMLate summer is the perfect time to enjoy tree-ripened peaches, juicy heirloom tomatoes, and fresh corn-on-the-cob. This salad brings it all together for a flavor combination that satisfies even the pickiest palate. Recipe by Jamie Koonce from drjamiekoonce.com. Photo by Jose Tejero from reversingT2D.com.
Hydrating Fruit PlateBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMThe wide array of polyphenols, anthocyanins, and vitamins found in berries and mangoes can help improve your insulin sensitivity, fight inflammation, and make your skin glow! Enjoy this hydrating, sweet, and tart fruit plate any time you need a boost. Recipe and photo by Jose Tejero from www.reversingT2D.com.
Mamey Smoothie BowlBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMMamey sapote is a fiber-rich tropical fruit that grows abundantly year-round and tastes like pumpkin pie. They have a short shelf-life, but keep well in the freezer. This recipe based on Planet Umoja's ebook "The Fast Fruit Life" combines frozen mamey and bananas to make a creamy smoothie that's equally satisfying and energizing. If you don't have mamey sapote in your local supermarket, you can ask your produce manager to order them through Melissa's Produce or Frieda's. Alternatively, you can purchase fresh mamey sapote online from RobertIsHere.com or MiamiFruit.org. You can get a 5% discount off your order from Miami Fruit with coupon code MASTERINGDIABETES. Watch the video below to learn how to tell when a mamey sapote is ripe enough to eat!
Antioxidant Acai BowlsBy Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OMOnce an energizing breakfast only eaten by surfers, acai bowls have become a mainstay at juice and smoothie bars. Now you can make your own acai bowls at home in your own kitchen! Created by our friend Eric Stancizk of "Eat Move Rest."
Savory Steel Cut OatmealBy Tara KempDid you know that oatmeal is just as delicious (if not even more) when eaten savory style?! Give this recipe a try for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. We think you'll be surprised to find just how much you like it. (Photo by Nina Gelbke of Naturally Nina)
Crunchy Cinnamon Buckwheat GranolaBy Tara KempOil-free and refined sugar-free but full of flavor! This recipe has the crunch and sweetness that you love from granola, made from only whole food ingredients.