Healthy meals don’t have to be boring and bland. At a Lunch and Learn Thursday, County employees found out how cooking for people with diabetes can be really delicious! Participants of a demonstration-based cooking class at the County Administration Center tried several new flavorful recipes.
The class, put on by Employee Wellness, focused on how to integrate lower glycemic foods into your diet. Each dish included high-fiber ingredients, to slow the sugar release into the bloodstream. And they included low-glycemic index fruits, vegetables and whole grains in a way that was tasty and satisfying.
Try two of the recipes yourself. Plus, to learn more on how to manage diabetes, visit Employee Wellness on InSite.
Kale Salad Wrap with Lemon Dressing
First make the dressing and set it aside.
1 lemon, juiced
¼ cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano, minced
½ teaspoon salt and pepper
Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk.
Now that the dressing is done, start on the salad.
1 cup kale, chopped
1 tomato, half-moon slices
¼ cucumber, half-moon slices
2 tablespoons mozzarella cheese, small cubes
6-8 black olives, sliced
1/8 red onion, chopped
Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss with dressing.
The final step is to add the salad with dressing to a wheat tortilla and roll it up.
Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Sauce
If you are looking for a sweet treat, try this fruit salad with honey yogurt sauce for dessert.
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
4 kiwis, diced
2 oranges, diced
2 apples, diced
2 cups strawberries, diced
2 oz. almonds, chopped
Combined yogurt, honey and vanilla extract in a bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine fruit and gently mix together.
Spoon the fruit into individual serving bowls and top with yogurt and sprinkle of almonds.