These recipes are affordable, delicious, and diabetic-friendly. Low in fat, low in sodium, high in flavor and nutrition, these easy-to-prepare dishes are sure to become family favorites. Foods that are low on the index are the ones you want to reach for.
Ricotta and Fruit Parfait With Toasted Oats
1/2 cup old fashioned or steel cut oats
Dash cinnamon and nutmeg
1/2 cup low fat or skim milk ricotta
1/2 teaspoon favorite flavoring (e.g. vanilla, almond, lemon, etc.)
3/4 cup of low glycemic index fruit
Spread a single layer of old fashioned or steel cut oats on an ungreased baking sheet. Place in oven and bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg and toss to evenly disperse spices. When cool, place in a storage bag or container.
Mix ricotta with your favorite flavoring.
Choose low glycemic index fruits of your choice like blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches or nectarines.
Alternate layers and enjoy a tasty and healthy start to the morning.
Chef’s Notes: I like to toast up to 2 cups of oats and flavor 2 cups of ricotta at a time. Using an assortment of fruits, I can enjoy four nutritious and delicious meals to start my mornings right.
Source: Dr. Oz
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