Can I eat this? Like, pancreatically?
November 14, 2011 5:24 PM Subscribe
What should I make for diabetic Thanksgiving? Expanded waistline ahead.
posted by therewolf to food & drink (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
A dear friend was recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. He's also the person who's designated Thanksgiving Chef every year, and since this upcoming season is bound to be hard on him, I want to make a dish or two that might ease the dietary transition for him. He will most certainly cook dinner as planned and probably limit his own portion severely.
Instead of worrying about him torturing himself during the meal, I'd love for him to have one or two good sides that he doesn't need to worry about, as well as a dessert. Can you suggest tweaks to traditional Thanksgiving/wintertime fare to make it diabetic-friendly, or do you have any good ideas for unboring substitutes? I'm not used to cooking with these restrictions and don't really know how best to proceed. Please advise with recipes or ideas, along with any tips you've picked up about cooking this way. Example: I just read about making a pie crust with coconut oil instead of butter. Have you tried this? Assume I have access to all equipment and ingredients and am a relatively good cook/baker. Thank you!