Updated November 2, 2023
Cooking delicious meals while dealing with diabetes can be challenging. There are many considerations to balance, and sometimes tastiness can be left out.
To make diabetes-friendly meals easier, here’s how to cook potatoes for diabetics and other staple starch ingredients. Starches are essential to diabetes management because they take longer to break down, preventing blood sugar spikes. But this feature also helps with weight loss!
People with diabetes can cook various delicious foods in many ways that don’t require frying or a lot of butter:
You can cook potatoes and sweet potatoes in various ways:
Regular or sweet, there are many ways to learn how to cook potatoes for diabetics. The potato is a typical starch that takes longer to digest and doesn’t rapidly affect blood sugar levels.
Here are some potato recipes to get you started:
There are various ways to cook beans:
Learning how to cook beans for people with diabetes is easy because beans are versatile. Enjoy them alone or as part of a larger meal. Beans are also suitable for people with diabetes because they’re full of fiber and protein.
We have plenty of recipes that feature beans; here are just a handful:
You can cook cabbage by steaming, baking, or boiling. Learning how to cook cabbage for someone with diabetes will elevate multiple meals.
We have various cabbage recipes for cooked and raw cabbage. Here are two cooked cabbage recipes:
Learning to cook rice for someone with diabetes can add a variety of dishes to your meal planning. Properly cooking rice requires boiling the rice until the grains are soft. Alternatively, you can use a rice cooker.
We love adding rice to our meals! Here are some of our favorites:
Learning how to cook steel-cut oats is a straightforward process that only requires boiling. You can create overnight oats, a process that still requires boiling, but leave them overnight in the pot and warm them up in the morning—it’s a quick and easy breakfast!
Here are a few recipes that feature steel-cut oats:
Dr. McDougall has many delicious plant-based recipes to try. You may also be looking for more information about diabetes. If so, read our articles about what diabetes can or can’t cause, how to create a diabetes-friendly diet plan, and what foods diabetics can eat!