This is the first post for a new category of posts that I want to write every week – Diabetic Friendly Recipes. Before going any further I just wanted to share one of the myth busters about diabetes.
“Myth: People with diabetes should eat special diabetic food.
Fact: A healthy meal plan for people with diabetes is generally the same as a healthy diet for anyone – low in saturated and trans fat, moderate in salt and sugar, with meals based on lean protein, non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fruit.” (Source: American Diabetes Association (ADA))
Upma is a really popular south Indian breakfast made from cream of wheat (rava). Not only is it easy to make, but it is also quite healthy actually. I know that this is a basic recipe that most people are already familiar with. However, what makes this post different is that I have used a different combination of veggies than what is used traditionally. Most often people put together a quick upma for breakfast with some onions and tomatoes. Another really popular version is one that uses peas, carrots and green beans. However, we don’t have to restrict ourselves to this, right? 🙂
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Inspite of this being the most common piece of health advice one would ever receive, a lot of people are are too busy to plan for a good breakfast. There is a lot of research that has even linked having a good breakfast to maintaining a healthy body weight – so there is even more incentive to give this topic some thought now!