If you are looking for a vegetable to add to your diet, broccoli may be your best bet. It is rich in Vitamin K and C and also has 2.5 grams of protein per cup. Also, its total carb count is low only 3.5 grams in a cup.
Here is a diabetes-friendly broccoli recipe – a wonderful way to get your vegetables!
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Tahini Sauce*
1 1/2 lbs broccoli florets (I’m changing these instructions a bit because I don’t like the stumps or stalks of broccoli. If you do, peel the stalks then slicked them thinly).
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground pepper
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- This is going to be in a hot oven 500 degrees so you need to put the rack on the bottom third of your oven.
- Toss broccoli and olive oil with pepper.
- Place the broccoli on a baking sheet with a rim. Roast them for 9 to 10 minutes
- Whisk together the tahini, lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, garlic and coriander. Add the broccoli, scallions and cilantro.
- Coat them thoroughly. Add sesame seeds.
Serves 4 people.
1 1/3 cups per Serving
20 grams of Carbs (5 g fiber, 8 g sugars)
9 g Fat
7 g Protein
205 mg Sodium
Hope you enjoy this unique way to eat broccoli.
*Recipe from Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018, pg. 97