Along with pastel-colored eggs and baskets of goodies, Easter in America has always meant ham. But aside from upholding tradition, there are many reasons for making ham the centerpiece of your holiday table this year. Ham is a food-lover's favorite. Its mildly sweet, smoky taste complements many other flavors. Perhaps because it is so tasty and versatile, many cooks lose sight of ham's biggest asset: it's easy to prepare. And, as if taste and ease of preparation aren't enough, cooks and "eaters" alike may be surprised to find that ham is low in fat and calories. In fact, a 3-ounce serving of extra lean ham has only 116 calories and 4.1 grams of fat!
Below you'll find a variety of Easter dinner worthy, diabetic friendly recipes. Mix and match to make your perfect Easter dinner.
IMPORTANT RECIPE NOTE: We DO use small amounts of refined sugar per
serving in our recipes, which is in keeping with the revised guidelines for
people with diabetes, issued by the American Diabetes Association Committee On
Nutrition in 1994. We strongly urge that you check with your physician, health
care team, primary diabetes health care provider, or registered dietitian or
nutritionist on how to incorporate our recipes, or any recipes from our
cookbook reviews, into your daily meal plan.
Recipes with refined sugar may not be suitable for ALL diabetics. Your blood sugars should be under control and your daily meal plan MUST include the carbohydrate allowances per serving for each recipe containing refined sugar.
Marilyn Helton is a regular contributor to Fabulous Foods as well as the Diabetic Gourmet. She firmly believe that a diabetes diagnosis does not have to mean a culinary death sentence. Click here to visit Marilyn's website Cinnamon Hearts for more diabetic recipes and information.