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Beans are nutritious and digested slowly so it will cause only a gentle rise in blood sugar. Diabetics who eat lots of beans require less insulin to control blood sugar. Lots of beans...Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Cannellini, Garbanzo, Fava, Great Northers, Kidney, Lentils, Navy, Pinto, Red beans, split peas, and mung beans. Mash some for a sandwich spead or as a stand in for cream cheese or sour cream in dips. Try garbanzo's and tuna or pea soup with turkey instead of bacon or ham.
Use ground turkey instead of ground beef. Mash potatoes, use fat-free milk instead of whole milk & trans-fat-free margarine instead of butter. Mash steamed cauliflower into your potatoes. Steam green beans & season with a little curry & pepper, then top with a few slivered almonds instead of butter, or do a stir fry with any combination of green beans, broccoli, carrots, zucchini, onion, snow peas, red, yellow, green peppers, baby corn and then sauté in low-sodium soy sauce with garlic. Enjoy
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