Instant Quick Tutti Fruiti: No Artificial Colors, No Sugar


All that glitters is not gold. But these crimson sparkles are a gold equivalent, for these use no artificial color to wear this colorful spectacle. Yes, I am talking about these colorful tutty fruity bits - from candied papaya, beet, and carrot. This kid-friendly recipe deserves attention, for it uses no artificial colors or white sugar. My one-and-a-half-year-old niece (Paro) loves these candied papaya bits like anything. To Paro, this is cherry. She will often come to me and ask for "cherry." The beautiful sparkling tutti fruity works best for desserts, but when you want to choose healthy ingredients for baking cookies or cakes, these should be your first choice. I have not yet used these for any bakes thus far, but shall try out tutti fruity cookies soon.

I have followed one pot one shot technique to create this tutti fruity magic. So I call it OPOS tutti fruiti.
instant tutti fruiti sugarfree
tutty fruity in jaggery syrup

instant recipe for beginners tutti fruiti no color

Ingredients for No Color Quick Tutty Fruity

1 cup- rinsed, chopped raw/unripe papaya into tiny bits
3/4 cup- jaggery powder/raw cane sugar
1/2 cup- a mix of chopped beetroot and carrot
4 tbsp- water

*just to give you an idea about the ingredients in grams
 300 gm - a mix of fruits -papaya, carrot, beet
200 gm jaggery powder
200 ml water
If you go with these measures, make sure you allow the tutty fruity to sit in the sweetened water for 6-7 hours and then dry them in the sun or use your dehydrater/airfryer/microwave.

How to make tutty fruity at home: An Instant Recipe for Beginners

Put the chopped fruits in a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker.
Add jaggery powder or raw cane sugar on top, ensuring it doesn't touch the bottom.
Add  water along the sides.
Close the cooker lid and heat on high for 15 whistles.
Let the candied fruit sit in the cooker for 2 hours.
Strain them and put them on a kitchen towel or tissue paper.
Let them sun dry for a day or two. Your instant tutty fruity is done. It's shining beautifully here in Delhi, so my tutty fruity got dried in 2 days.
No color, no added sugar - Use these sparkling beauties in cookies to make tutty fruity cookies or fruit cakes.
Try out this kid-friendly recipe and pour your love onto your little ones.
I have used these in my tutti fruity cookie recipe - baking barley digestives with these tiny bits. I loved these, though these lose slight color upon baking. But I feel these tutti fruity bits still make a healthier, better option to the market junk, which are loaded with sugar and use artificial color. Trust you me, artificial colors are touted to cause cancer.

*OPOS is the registered trademark of chef Rama Krishnan, who runs OPOS Support School on Facebook. OPOS recipes are the simplified version of typical age-old recipes, wherein you use minimum utensils to create culinary magic in your kitchen lab.

The Best Digestives Cookie Recipe With Oatmeal, Bran


Here comes the best digestives cookie recipe that reflects your love for cookies. If you love cookies, that too homemade, this is the best recipe to try out. Digestives and a cup of tea! Wow! Your tea time cannot get yummier and healthier than this - at least for me, it is the best match. When I feel bored of cookies, I experiment with digestives. This time the digestive cookies I have come up with are the yummiest of my attempts - it's the best attempt ever.  A cup of instant dum tea is all you need to enjoy this baked beauty.
oatmeal digestives

Happiness is baking healthful goodness for your loved ones. The feeling you get when you receive the best compliments from your family. Happiness surely is your bhabhi and brother saying these cookies do not have a match, adding they do not feel like having the market junk now.

oats digestives

I have tried digestives an umpteen number of times, experimenting here and there and making modifications every time. What makes these digestives special is the low amount of fat, subtle sweetness, and high fiber from oats and whole wheat bran. Absolutely crunchy and yummy. Digestives can't get yummier and healthier than this!




Earlier, I have tried Nutrichoice digestives and Mcvities digestives. This time I wanted to include a good amount of bran since I love these fibrous, tiny bits to recreate my digestive cookie recipe Patanjali like. Do check out my weight loss digestives recipe for the health freak in you.

best digestive cookie recipe
oats benefits


PS: This digestives cookie recipe is not for diabetic patients, as it uses little amount of raw cane sugar and honey that have a high GI and can instantly cause blood sugar spike. I will come up with a diabetes-friendly digestives recipe soon.

Homemade whole wheat cookies Ingredients

1 cup measures 240 ml
No. of cookies: 30

1 cup- powdered oats
2 tbsp- whole wheat bran
3/4 cup- whole wheat flour
2 tbsp- raw cane sugar
2 tbsp- honey or maple syrup (people have reservations about using honey for baked goodies. My research shows no honey toxicity connection thus far, so I go ahead with using honey in my bakes)
2 tbsp- cold butter or ghee (refrigerate ghee for an hour before using it in the digestives recipe)
3 tbsp- olive oil
2 tbsp- milk
1/2 tsp- baking soda
pinch of mineral salt


How to make the best Oatmeal digestives: Patanjali/Mcvities Like



  • Take oats, whole wheat flour, bran, salt, and baking soda in a bowl. Sift well so that baking soda is evenly distributed. Here, I would like to inform that I am trying to bake digestives without any raising agents. Let me see if I get best results.
  • Take a separate small bowl (katori) and add milk and honey to it. Mix very well until honey is well mixed. 
  • Throw in raw cane sugar, ghee, and olive oil. Rub with hands. Make sure you rub the flour really well. This will help add that extra crunch to the digestives. The flour should look like bread crumb mixture.
  • Add the honey-milk mix to the flour. The flour mix may look a little sticky. But that's okay. Just gather the mixture and refrigerate for 20-30 mts.
  • Preheat oven/mw convection to 170 degrees for 10mts. I have airfried the digestives. Preheat airfryer for 4 mts.
  • Take out the cookie dough from the fridge and roll it out like a thick roti.
  • Use a bangle or cookie cutter to cut shapes.
  • Use a fork to make insertions in the cookies.
  • Place the cookies on a baking tray at a distance from each other.
  • Bake/airfry for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to brown slightly.
  • Remove the digestives from the oven when done and place on a cooling rack.

The best digestive cookies are ready- start munching these baked beauties with a cup of milk or tea. Have you tried out my instant OPOS tea or dum tea or masala chai - the 5-minute tea recipe?

What makes these digestives different and special is the inclusion of bran and the honey-milk concoction. I feel this mix does the magic here. I am in love with these digestives and would love to grab one right away. What I love about these digestives is the subtle sweetness and crunch. The tiny grainy bran is what makes munching on these oatmeal digestives a beautiful experience. Are you ready to experiment with the best digestive cookies? Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Easy Tomato Carrot Cake With Oats Recipe


You have got to be a health freak to think differently. Perhaps you have got to have the willingness to go to any extent to include different healthy ingredients in your diet. As far as I am concerned, I experiment with a number of ingredients so that I can come up with a healthy recipe that clicks with one and all. This eggless tomato carrot cake recipe with oats is one such example. You might wonder how a tomato cake would taste. Well, if you trust my recipes and believe my words, then this eggless cake recipe is a must try - for its sheer taste, health quotient, and eye-popping color. All plus points and no negatives of course. When I came across this idea of tomato cake, I started looking for similar recipes. Glad that I found lovefoodeat blog that had experimented with a tomato cake. Then it was no stopping me and I entered the experimental kitchen lab again with my tomato carrot cake idea.
tomato cake


This airfryer recipe was a hit at my home. My brother and bhabhi were here and they loved the healthy cake, bursting with cinnamon flavor, with tomatoes adding a beautiful crimson pop of color and oats boosting the fiber content.

Butterless Cake Ingredients

1 cup- 175 ml
1/2 cup- oats powder
1/2 cup- barley flour/whole wheat flour
1/4 cup-oil (I have added olive oil)
1 tsp- cinnamon powder
1/4 cup-chopped tomato (I included one big tomato)
1 carrot shredded
1 tbsp- honey
2 tbsp- jaggery powder/raw cane sugar (you may skip honey for a vegan cake and increase the amount of cane sugar or jaggery)
1 pinch- rock salt/mineral salt
1 tsp- apple cider vinegar
3/4 tsp- baking powder
1/4 tsp- baking soda
Nuts/sesame seeds for garnishing
2 tbsp- water

How to make tomato cake with oats


  • Whisk together oil with raw cane sugar. Add honey and whisk again until the mix looks light and a little fluffy. If you want a rich cake, add 1 tbsp of clarified butter and reduce the amount of olive oil.
  • Add chopped and de-seeded tomatoes. Next is the turn to add shredded/grated carrot and apple cider vinegar. 
  • In a separate bowl, mix powdered oats, barley flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Use a sifter to sift the flours well.
  • Slowly fold wet ingredients with the flour mix.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees for 10 mts. I have airfried the tomato cake.
  • Pour the thick batter into a greased baking pan, adding water to make sure it is not too thick.
  • Sprinkle nuts/sesame seeds on top.
  • Bake/airfry for 30-35 mts.
  • Check with a skewer or toothpick if the cake is done. If not, bake for a little longer.
  • My tomato cake was a little crumbly but nobody could tell it had tomato. I have still not revealed the secret. 

Crunchy Eggless Quinoa Cookies: Simple Nankhatai Recipe With Oatmeal


Quinoa is a superfood, belonging to the amaranth family. The Incas called quinoa "the mother of all grains," which is a healthy gluten-free alternative to wheat. A rich source of protein, minerals, and dietary fiber, quinoa supplies your body with adequate nutrient content. If you have never tried quinoa recipes or are looking for one, this super easy crunchy eggless quinoa cookie recipe is for you.
quinoa nankhatai cookie recipe


For those who have been relishing this whole grain, it's a good idea to try out the quinoa cookies, which are:

  • crunchy
  • nutty
  • yummy
  • and make a complete meal combined with a cup of milk


Hubby dear was busy over the phone when I offered quinoa cookie to him for sampling, the cookies were so good that he applauded my efforts in an instant (he usually focuses on what he is doing). He was unaware as to what has gone into the making of those crunchy baked goodies.

The news was broken and he was amazed at the results of baking quinoa in cookie form.
Dad, too, loved these crunchy bites without baking powder.

We will get back to these no baking powder cookies in a while.

With the successful experiment, I can proudly claim, "Give me any grain, millet, lentil, or cereal and I will turn it into delectable cookies without bp! Do not believe my words? Well, here's presenting quinoa nankhatais :) An experiment that has given me outstanding results so wanted to share my happiness with you all."

A Little About Quinoa


Quinoa is fast growing in popularity so much so that 2013 was celebrated as the ‘International Quinoa Year’ by the UN to raise awareness about the grain's high nutrient content.
quinoa cookies nankhatai

Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa has twice the protein content of barley or rice or barley.
It is rich in magnesium, calcium, and manganese.
Quinoa is loaded with vitamin E, B vitamins, and dietary fiber.
Quinoa is a good source of amino acids.

Since quinoa has a high protein content, it is a good idea to combine it with other fibrous foods to derive its maximum benefits.

Quinoa makes a healthy breakfast. Try quinoa upma or quinoa pulao.
You may even try out different snacks with quinoa.

It has a slightly nutty flavor, like amaranth.

The cereal is a good source of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients and has small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which are healthy for your heart. Additionally, it has a high monounsaturated fat content.
quinoa benefits

easy quinoa recipes benefits
Do read the labels on your quinoa box to check manufacturer's instructions on the use of the cereal.
Okay so let's go to quinoa cookie recipe.
sugarless cookies

raw cane sugar


Ingredients

3/4 cup- quinoa (roasted and powdered) - do a taste test - some quinoa brands are slightly bitter (I have organic quinoa)
1 cup- oats powder (minus 2 tbsp- add if needed)
4 tsp- raw cane sugar (more or less depending on your taste) - it's a healthier, mineral-rich alternative to white sugar
1 1/2 tbsp- ghee/clarified butter
3 tbsp- olive oil (olive/seed oil/vegetable oil)
1 tbsp- honey
1 tbsp- milk
pinch of salt
cardamom powder for flavor
Nuts of your choice (I have added pistachio and sunflower seeds)


How to make eggless quinoa cookies:

Dry roast quinoa and grind it to powder. Keep aside.
Powder oats to make oatmeal.
Take a mixing bowl.
Add ghee and olive oil.
Add a pinch of salt and cane sugar.
Whisk until fluffy.
Add honey and milk. Whisk until your arms start to pain. LOL
The trick is to whisk everything well until the mix looks light and fluffy.
Add cardamom powder or any essence. I do not use any artificial essence;  instead, prefer natural spices for flavor.
Take a sifter and sift through quinoa over the wet ingredient bowl.
Same way, sift through oatmeal and mix everything with hands.
If the dough looks very light and sticky, add little extra oatmeal.
Drop in chopped nuts and mix. DO NOT KNEAD to prevent gluten formation. Gluten is required for making chewy chapatis, not cookies. I do not like chewy cookies. My goal is to make crunchy crispy biscuits.
Ideally, the dough will be very soft.
The key to making no baking powder cookies is to autolyze the cookie dough.
Keep it covered for half an hour.
Preheat oven (mw convection) to 170 degrees for 10 mts. I have airfried the quinoa cookies.
Preheat the airfryer for 4-5 mts.
Make lime-sized balls and press lightly.
Place the balls on a baking tray and bake or airfry for 15 mts. The quinoa cookies will get slightly browned and it is at this time that you should turn off the airfryer/oven.
Remove the oats cookies from the oven when these are done.
Allow them to cool before munching on crunchy eggless quinoa cookies.
Do write to me about this easy quinoa recipe.
If this super grain interests you, do check our extensive collection of quinoa recipes from my group - Healthy Recipes by Homemakers. The benefits of quinoa are immense and you should go for this superfood. The recipe credits go to Uma Srinivasan, Bhavna Parekh, Sangeeta Chandra, Sandhya Nege Nadkarni.

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Sugarless Nutty Ladoo: A Gluten-Free Recipe

What brings you here is the need for a gluten-free ladoo recipe. But more than a gluten free recipe, you are exploring sugarfree recipes, right? Well, do sugarless recipes need to be bland? Na, if you try this sugarless nutty ladoo recipe, this will change your opinion about unsweetened recipes once and for all. But one point that I would like to make clear here is that sugarless does not make it a diabetes-friendly recipe. Although the recipe uses dates and raisins as a sweetener, it is not the best snack for diabetics. Though dates and raisins have a low glycemic index, they are highly sweet and have a high glycemic load.

sugarless ladoo:gluten free



When you are looking for diabetes recipes, you need to get your hands on foods that are low in glycemic index and glycemic load. Low glycemic index categorizes foods not quickly absorbed in your body, causing a blood glucose spike. A sudden rise in blood sugar can cause serious health issues, from toxicity to blindness, renal failure, and cardiovascular problems.

Glycemic load is a term used to describe the speed with which glucose processed from a food item enters the bloodstream. Dates have a low GI (42) but high glycemic load (18).

source: Health Harvard


People with type 1 diabetes can't produce adequate insulin, which is responsible for processing glucose. As a result, they have an excess of blood sugar. The slow and steady release of glucose in low-glycemic foods is helpful in keeping blood glucose under control. 

Ingredients

1 cup- roasted almonds
1/4 cup-sunflower seeds (roasted)
6-10- dates (khajur)
1/4 cup- sesame seeds (toasted)- black or white
1/4 tsp- black pepper powder
1/2 cup- roasted flax powder
5-10- raisins


How to make sugarless ladoo with nuts

Put all seeds along with black pepper in a food processor or grinder.
When this turns into powder.
Throw in dates and raisins.
Pulse again.
Remove the mixture in a bowl.
Make ladoos and enjoy this gluten-free sugarless recipe.
Tip: You may want to add 1 cup oatmeal or roasted chickpea flour to add more nutritive value to these nutty ladoos and make these diabetes friendly.

Diabetic-Friendly Cake: Sugarless, Butterless With Bulgar Wheat


Diabetes is a dreaded word these days. The metabolic disorder does not spare anyone who lives a sedentary lifestyle. Some say it is hereditary, but if it runs in your family, you still can avoid becoming a diabetic by practicing a healthy lifestyle - healthy means eat good food and move as much as you can. So a healthy lifestyle can help you ward off diabetes as long as you stay active and eat healthy.After my diabetes friendly cracker recipe, I have come up with this sugarless diabetic cake.
diabetes friendly cake recipe
Before moving on to the diabetes cake recipe, I would like to point a few things.
Do you know a majority of the diabetes-friendly recipes online are loaded with fat, calorie-dense white flour and artificial sweeteners? Some so-called diabetic recipes use brown sugar, jaggery, confectioner's sugar, diabetes sugar, and you name it. I mean it surprises me more as to how can you misguide your readers who are trusting your word and recipes?

By claiming all such recipes as diabetes friendly, you are doing injustice to your readers.
Please make sure that diabetes friendly is one that


  • is not calorie dense
  • does not contain sugar in any form - white/refined/unrefined
  • does not have fat overload (saturated & trans fat)



If you are a diabetic, you ought to follow a healthy lifestyle -

  • take less calories
  • watch your calorie intake
  • say no to sugar
  • take complex carbs, and avoid simple carbohydrates
  • increase the consumption of dietary fiber
  • drink loads of water
  • keep a tab on your blood glucose count
  • Go for a walk daily
  • Try to walk miles every day - stay active, stay healthy

If you think avoiding sugar is the only way to manage diabetes, you are seriously wrong. Diabetes management is a huge subject that requires a multipronged approach.


  • Eat more dietary fiber---say oats. 
  • Try to go for healthy snacking options after every 2 hours...
  • Do not stay empty stomach for long periods, else your blood glucose could spike after every heavy meal...
  • Make sure you stay active...this is the best way to manage diabetes.



diabetes diet


I got this recipe inspiration from spices and flavors. So I modified the semolina cake recipe to try out a diabetic-friendly cake. It turned out good for diabetics and non-diabetics with its subtle sweetness from stevia drops.
Stevia has zero calories, which makes it a healthier alternative to white/refined sugar.
The best thing about stevia is it is sourced from plants. However, it does leave an aftertaste or cool or minty sensation, but that's okay as long as you are able to enjoy a baked beauty sans sugar, right?

Let's get started with making this sugar free cake for diabetes.

Ingredients
1 cup- suji/ whole wheat semolina (100 gm of semolina has 300 calories approx)
1/2 cup- dalia/cracked wheat/bulgar wheat
2 tbsp- coconut oil/ghee
1 cup- milk
1 cup- hung curd
1 cup- coconut (desiccated/dry)
2 tbsp- carrot puree (optional)
2 tbsp- spinach puree (optional)
20 drops- stevia (sweetness may vary from one brand to another) -I use organic stevia from Natural Sunrise - always do a taste test after 5-8 drops and increase the amount to suit your taste buds
Cinnamon powder
1 tsp- baking soda
1/2 tsp- baking powder (I didn't add, but you can go ahead with it to make the cake light)
stevia


How to make diabetes-friendly cake recipe: No Sugar Diabetes Food



  • Mix milk, curd, and coconut oil. Better still to run the mixture in your food processor.
  • Add cinnamon powder and stevia to it and whisk again.
  • Add baking soda and powder to semolina and bulgar wheat or dalia.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mix.
  • Now divide the batter into three parts - and then mix one with spinach puree, the other one with carrot puree.
  • Preheat oven/mw convection to 180 degrees for 10 mts.
  • Keep a greased baking pan ready.
  • Pour the batter into the cake tin - one by one. I wanted to give it a tricolor shade but it all messed up in the pan. Nevertheless, it was a good first try at making a diabetic cake.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  • I have airfried the cake so it is an airfryer recipe.
  • Preheat airfryer for 4 mins to 180degrees and airfry the cake for 30 minutes.
  • Check after 30 mt if a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool down before slicing it up. Since it uses coarse ingredients, such as semolina and cracked wheat, it is prone to breaking or crumbling if the diabetes friendly cake is not allowed to cool down completely.
  • Enjoy with your favorite beverage or just like that.
  • This diabetic cake joins the list of my diabetes food recipes.
This is my first attempt at a diabetes-friendly cake. I will experiment further and try to ensure that I come up with more diabetes friendly recipes that are useful for diabetics and non-diabetics both in the true sense.


Eggless Barley Cookies With Pistachio: How To Make Oatmeal Delicious Without Baking Powder


Can you imagine a cookie to be a healthy snacking option? Of course, these eggless pista cookies without baking powder or soda are a perfect treat for your loved ones. If you love cookies or not, you will surely enjoy munching on these beauties. Dad says these eggless pistachio cookies are the best he has ever had. Sans refined sugar, no white flour or maida, these pistachio golden beauties are crunchy, yummy, and of course healthy :) With a healthy blend of oats and barley flour, you can immediately bake a healthy beauty that appeals to kids and elders alike.

These eggless barley cookies take me down the memory lane, when I used to relish bakery biscuits. They tasted divine during those days, but hardly did I know how detrimental outside junk is for health. The cookie lover in me craved for Kwality Bakers biscuits (Patiala) in Delhi. I would bring packets with me whenever I would travel to Patiala. Finally, the fitness freak in me realized the poor track record of bakery stuff - maida, dalda, saturated & trans fats, and an overload of sugar - all of which tend to make you overweight, adding only empty calories, without having any nutritive value fo your body. Then was the time I started experimenting - my cookie experiments led me to making healthy cookies at home.
barley cookies eggless without baking powder:airfryer recipe

Today, with God's grace, I have unlocked the secret to making simple cookie recipes without baking powder or soda. I am experimenting with each flour/millet that comes my way to make sure the secret works.


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barley benefits:cookies



1 cup measures 175ml

Ingredients
1 cup- oats powder (powder rolled oats)
1 cup- barley flour (jau) - did you know the combo of barley and rice flour makes a great maida alternative?
4 tbsp- olive oil
1 tbsp- ghee/butter
1 tbsp- milk
Slivered pistachio
1/4 cup- raw cane sugar
pinch of salt

Procedure: How to Make Pista Cookies Without Baking Powder

Take ghee, oil in a bowl.
Add raw cane sugar or dry jaggery powder, salt and whisk well.
Add milk and whisk again until light and fluffy.
Take a sifter and sift both flours and gradually add to the wet ingredients.
Mix with hands until incorporated. PLEASE DO NOT KNEAD. JUST GATHER THE INGREDIENTS.
Add slivered nuts and keep aside for half an hour.
The flour should have absorbed moisture by then. It will be a loose dough. Do not worry. These will bake beautifully. If you wish, you can refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 170 degrees for 10 mts. I have airfried these cookies and preheated my airfyer for 4 mins.
Roll out into a thick chapati and cut shapes using a cookie cutter or pizza cutter.
Bake or airfry for 10-12 mts or little longer until the edges start to turn golden.
Allow the eggless cookies to cool down properly before enjoying these guilt-free beauties.
These are sure to appeal to your kids, elders, and the kid in you.



Easy Diabetes-Friendly Crackers Recipe


My hands have been itching to try out diabetes-friendly recipes, for I have got several such requests. On top of it, my parents-in law are diabetics and I want to present some healthylicious baked beauties that they can savor at different times of the day. They only eat crackers and this should be the best present for them.
diabetes friendly cracker recipe
Diabetics should avoid simple carbs in their diet. Including complex carbs can surely help, since hese are a good source of fiber. Oats are a form of complex carbohydrates that are rich in dietary fiber.


I am on a mission - mission to spread the word about healthy eating. This is one reason I have started Healthy Recipes by Homemakers - a Facebook group to share, learn it all about healthy living ideas.

Diabetics need to savor foods with a low glycemic index - as these are slowly absorbed in the body. Slow absorption means a gradual release of glucose- which further means there is no risk of blood sugar spike.


Diabetes friendly food means:


  • No Sugar
  • No refined flour
  • No fat
  • No high cholesterol foods
  • No processed food
  • More fiber
  • More grains
  • Avoid more carbs/calories
  • Not too much sodium
  • Choose low calorie beverages
  • Avoid sugary drinks
  • Get more non-starchy veggies
  • Choose fresh fruit juice - still better to eat fruits than savor juice
  • Say no to packed fruit drinks
  • No diet sodas/no cold drinks
  • Eating at regular intervals
  • Not indulging in overeating to prevent blood sugar spikes
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Regular blood sugar tests
  • Monitoring blood glucose levels
  • Managing hunger pangs without munching on snacks
  • More water intake (keeping your renal function in mind)
  • Go nuts
  • Go for fish than meat
  • More omega-3 intake to avoid diabetic neuropathy
  • Bye-bye to deep fried stuff
  • Select cookies carefully without trans fat
  • Leave aside fried chicken, which is rich in carb & calories
  • Avoid hidden sugar (check labels for content information)
  • Avoid frozen meals
  • No flavored water
  • Take fruit than juice - to derive fiber
  • Eat meals regularly & timely
  • Go for smaller plates
  • No overloaded potion sizes
  • Eat more beans
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1 cup measures 175 ml
Ingredients
3 tbsp- olive oil/seed-based oil/vegetable oil (MUFA-rich seed-based oil that helps reduce cholesterol levels)
2 tbsp- thick curd/Greek yogurt
Mineral salt/black salt (try to avoid normal iodized salt for a diabetes-friendly recipe, which could raise the risk of blood pressure )*
3-4 drops of stevia (if you want these salty-sweet - you may skip it altogether - stevia is extracted from the leaves of plant stevia has zero calories, though it is 150 times sweeter than sugar, so a drop goes a long way in sweetening your recipes - I will create a detailed post on stevia benefits)
1/4 cup- almond powder or flax meal
1/2 tsp-Black Pepper, ajwain (carom seeds)
1/4 cup- whole wheat/multigrain flour
1/2 cup-oatmeal/powdered oats
fresh coriander leaves/dill leaves

 *when one is a diabetic, he/she is more likely to have cholesterol or higher blood density - due to high blood density, he is naturally prone to blood pressure and irritation - salt, rich in sodium increases the water retention ability and maximizes the existing pressure on veins caused by high-density blood. I have used low sodium salt, which is high in minerals
* I use Organic Naturals Sunrise Stevioside. 
stevia recipe

How to make diabetes-friendly crackers without baking powder

diabetes friendly crackers

  1. Take a bowl.
  2. Add oil and curd to it.
  3. Whisk well until the mixture looks light and well mixed.
  4. Throw in black salt, black pepper powder and whisk well.
  5. Add chopped coriander leaves, ajwain, and stevia drops and mix again. Adding stevia makes these salty sweet.
  6. Take a sifter and sift both flours.
  7. Add almond powder or flax meal.
  8. Start mixing everything with hands or spatula. I prefer to use hands to rub the ingredients together.
  9. Leave aside for 30 minutes or more.
  10. Preheat the oven/microwave convection to 170 degrees for 10mts. Or preheat the airfryer to 170 degrees for 3mts.
  11. Flatten or roll out the dough using a rolling pin.
  12. Cut into different shapes and bake for 10-12 mts at 170 degrees.
  13. Allow the diabetes-friendly crackers to cool down before munching on these golden beauties.
  14. I must say these are an absolute must-try for diabetics or not.
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