Eating well should not be a luxury but, unfortunately, more and more ingredients are contaminated with GMOs and chemicals, determining the price of organic products to be higher. So, eating healthy is already a difficult task even without having to watch your calorie intake or count every ounce of a particular ingredient.
And if you also happen to suffer from a health condition or disease, you aren’t left with too many choices when it comes to food.
Unfortunately, diabetes is one of these health conditions that impose strict conditions regarding diet and exercises. People who have diabetes need to constantly watch over their insulin level and act accordingly, whenever they deal with strong emotions, processed foods or sweets. However, by carefully planning your meals you can live a healthy life.
So why not grab that strong and handy fishing knife and opt for one of our delicious fish recipes for diabetics?
Risotto with halibut fish
This popular food dish is both healthy and delicious. It contains the right amount of carbs and proteins without being too greasy or hard to digest. The plate has its origins in the Asiatic cuisine but has also become extremely popular all around the Mediterranean area because it’s light and very easy to prepare.
You can use white fish meat like halibut or mahi-mahi, along with a handful of basmati rice, wild rice or any other type of organic rice you find in the stores. All you have to do is cook the rice like you usually do, adding salt and pepper according to your taste.
Separately, put the halibut fillets in a pan and cook them for a few minutes using melted butter and a touch of olive oil. You can add oregano, salt, and pepper, depending on your preferences. If you don’t need the extra calories from butter or olive oil, you can choose to grill the fish for just a few minutes instead of frying it.
After that, you can prepare a simple and natural sauce using freshly squeezed lemon juice, fresh mint, minced garlic, and olive oil. You can also add a tablespoon of honey or soy sauce if you want to improve the taste. Serve the dish warm with lettuce or arugula salad and cherry tomatoes.
Shark and asparagus kebabs
This dish is simple to prepare and will undoubtedly represent a fancy dinner or startup. Both of the ingredients, the shark meat and asparagus, cook quickly, making them the perfect pair to be put on a grill.
For this simple recipe, you’re going to need one large grated clove garlic, a tablespoon of red wine vinegar and one of extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt, half a teaspoon of dried dill, asparagus, and one shark medallion cut in thick chunks that won’t melt when put near the fire.
Whisk the vinegar, oil, lemon, salt, pepper, garlic, and the dill in a small bowl. Pour the mixture in two separate sealable bags and add the asparagus and the shark chunks separately. Let to marinate and agitate to mix for a few seconds, then allow them to sit in the fridge for half an hour.
Use skewers to create the perfect kebabs with the main ingredients in combination. Additionally, you can put slices of onions or bell peppers. Put the kebabs on the medium-heated grill and cook them for a few minutes, until the shark meat gets a white-brownish color and the asparagus is tender.
Smoked salmon salad
If you don’t want to use your brand new fly fishing rod and reel to catch dinner, you can head to your local store and stock on some smoked salmon. Our third recipe for diabetics is lightweight and easy to prepare.
It is both nutritious and delicious, and the best part is that you can customize the recipe according to your preferences. You are going to need about one ounce of high-quality smoked salmon, lettuce or arugula, onions or scallions, cherry tomatoes or radishes, avocado, and fresh mint or fennel.
All you have to do is put all the ingredients together in a bamboo or glass bowl and add a light dressing made of extra virgin olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Don’t be afraid to customize the recipe according to your preferences, so you can also add fresh spinach, quinoa seeds, bell peppers, corn or feta cheese.