Slow Cooked Beef, Kohlrabi Cilantro Slaw, and a Roasted Onion Stuffed with Whole Wheat Chipotle Orzo
Adding chipotle, specifically the capsaicin in them, to your diet can help reduce many of the dangerous conditions associated with diabetes. The capsaicin in aides by managing insulin levels in the body, which reduces flares, spikes, and plunges of blood sugar. This quality makes chipotle invaluable to diabetic patients, particularly for those with type 2 diabetes.
Weight Loss: Recent studies have shown that adding capsaicin to your diet stimulates consistent fat oxidation, rather than storage, so fat is turned into useful, functional energy. In addition to long-term weight loss, capsaicin found in chipotle and jalapeno peppers also increases postprandial metabolism. Post-prandial just means "after eating", so directly after eating a capsaicin rich meal, the body increases its metabolism, burns more calories, and basically functions at a higher level across various organ systems, positively effecting the body. They are also positively delicious so try adding them to anything and everything.
Having fat first thing in the morning is what keeps me fullest for the longest. Most people start the day with a carbohydrate rich breakfast which leaves them feeling tired and wanting more food within an hour or two. Not all fats are created equally, and by adding the right ones to your first meal of the day, you will be feeling better than ever. Pistachios' fat is mostly healthy monosaturated types, such as oleic acid. They are high in fiber which is beneficial for regulating cholesterol levels (increasing "good" HDL cholesterol in the blood while reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol) Pistachios contain phytochemicals and other strong antioxidants like carotenes, vitamin E and selenium, which help to scavenge free radicals. In addition to thiamine and vitamin B6, pistachios contain other B vitamins that we need for strong metabolism and energy production. The protein in pistachios is considered complete, meaning that it contains all the essential amino acids that people cannot make. All in all, DON'T FEAR THE FAT. Adding pistachios to your breakfast is a great way to start your day with a burst of energy, and they are ridiculously delicious!
There is only 1.5 g of Carbohydrate, 20 grams of fat, and 34 grams of Protein in this recipe, making this an ideal snack for a person with diabetes. Most tuna sandwiches are served on bread, which would be adding an immense amount of carbs to this dish. I love deviled eggs, and I wanted to make a mash up dish of the tuna sandwich with a deviled egg, and who doesn't love a taco?! From those three dishes I constructed this version that allows you to have the best flavors from each, but accounts for the nutrition goals of someone on a low carb diet. Don't worry about the higher fat content, it is mainly coming from the eggs, so you are getting the healthy fats essential for healthy cells and brain maintenance.
Instead of adding celery to the tuna mixture, the crunch is provided by the kohlrabi which is my favorite unique vegetable to add to everything. Kohlrabi is wonderful at protecting our DNA from damage, and helping our DNA repair enzymes fix any problems that have already taken place.
The dried bone broth that is in the yolk mixture consists mainly of protein, fat, fiber, collagen, glycine, chondroitin, and curcuminoids. The curcuminoids are the active substance in turmeric, and are one of the most potent anti-inflammatories in the world. Turmeric is well known for helping to regulate blood sugar, so sneaking it into recipes can be helpful for maintaining good glucose levels in your blood. Glycine and chondroitin are wonderful at protecting your cartilage, and helping prevent premature connective tissue breakdown that will allow you to keep an active lifestyle. Just a reminder, exercise is the only thing that can get glucose into a cell INDEPENDENT of insulin, so keep your body moving and your stomach full of yummy snacks like this one!