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The Diabetes Chef Table

Is it possible that diabetes can actually help your family? Diabetes is certainly a lot to manage, but it also provides a unique opportunity for families to better understand their wellness and develop healthy habits together, including the choices they make when it comes to mealtime. Food plays such a huge role in the life of a family. The dinner table is where we sit down to catch up at the end of a long day and holidays would not be the same without the usual spread of delicious eats. Recipes for those dishes might be passed down from generation to generation. But when you come home with a diabetes...

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Building Your Diabetes Support Team

Diabetes can be overwhelming, but you do not have to go it alone. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2018 is “Family and Diabetes,” which has us thinking about the ways diabetes can actually help our families grow closer and healthier together. That may not have been what you thought of when you read the word diabetes, but it is true. Regular communication about our health and how we feel with those closest to us can have a positive impact for you and the ones you love. As you look at those around you to develop your team that can help you navigate your life with diabetes, the following is a list of the people...

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How Parents with Diabetes Can Make Their Wellness a Family Priority

For many of us, diabetes is a family affair. Especially when a parent has diabetes, managing the disease with physical activity and healthy food choices can impact every member of the family. This World Diabetes Day, we’re thinking about this as an opportunity to explore the ways diabetes can actually help the entire family get healthy. What do you do when your kids want pizza but you know your blood sugar has been high today? Or when you need to burn some energy but you can’t get your kids to get off the couch and go to the park with you? As a parent managing diabetes, you have an opportunity to model...

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Chef Khaled Al Saadi

Chicken Machbous Recipe Ingredients: 3 cup of whole flour 3 cup milk 5 whole egg 150 gm butter 1 tablespoon of sugar ½  a tablespoon of salt 1 tablespoon of cardamom 5 grams of saffron 50 grams of honey Black and white sesame seeds How to prepare: In a bowl add and mix together 5 whole eggs, 1 tablespoon spoon of sugar, ½ a...

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Chef Bilal Saleh

 Fattoush Cold Soup & Halloumi Ingredients:   1 fresh tomato 1 cucumber ½ a cup of mint leaves 1 glove of garlic ½ a cup of parsley leaves ½ green pepper 1 stem of spring onion 1 red radish 1 whole lemon 15 ml of olive oil Salt to taste 1 watercress A pinch of Sumac 3 small...

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Chef Bilal Saleh-Baked Chicken & Kale leaves

Ingredients: 1 Whole Baby Chicken (900-1000 grams) Fresh Kale leaves (300 grams) 1 tablespoon of  yoghurt ½ a tablespoon of Shawarma Spices 1 tablespoon of Chili paste ½ a Lemon 1 tablespoon of Garlic 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil 1 tablespoon of Labneh Salt to taste Black pepper Preparation Instructions:...

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Chef Bilal Saleh- Hindbeh Bil Zait (sautéed dandelion greens)

  Ingredients: Dandelion Leaves 1 Onion 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon of fried garlic 1 Teaspoon of fried onions Salt Pepper 1 Lemon How to prepare:  In a pan, wash and boil the dandelion leaves and then make sure you drain it very well so it’s not holding a lot of water....

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Chef Nora El Sadat

Ingredients: - 1 bag of okra - 6 pieces of meat cubes with no fat - 2-3 Tbs of  quinoa - 4 cups of fresh tomato juice - 2 minced onions - 1 tsp minced garlic - 1 tsp (teaspoon) tomato paste  - 1 chilli pepper - A Pinch of brown sugar - 2 Tbs (Tablespoon) canola oil or almond oil  - Fresh coriander - Salt, pepper, coriander  ...

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Diabetes Friendly Halloween is that Possible?

Living with diabetes can make Halloween a difficult time for people who love this particular holiday. What’s not to love, right? You get to dress up in costumes, decorate your home, and dish up delicious treats to hand out to friends, family, and trick or treaters. When you have diabetes, Halloween can be a mountain of temptation, making it easy to stray from the healthy plan you have worked so hard to create for yourself. It does not have to be. Especially if you consider healthy options that help you avoid blood sugar spikes. We will share with you some of the things we...

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