American Diabetes Association's 'Healthy Holiday Meal' Plan

December is a time when menu planning for diabetes can be tricky - many holiday recipes are simply too sugar- or carbohydrate-rich to be healthy for individuals with blood sugar concerns.

To combat this problem, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) elicited a national poll, asking the country to vote online each week for their favorite holiday-inspired flavors and foods.

From this poll, the ADA teamed up with Robyn Webb, an award-winning cookbook author and Food Editor of Diabetes Forecast, to create a collection of recipes they're calling America's Healthy Holiday Meal.

“During the holiday season, keeping on track with eating healthy is very important, yet many people are afraid of losing the taste when they make a recipe healthier,” Webb said.

The recipes

The winning recipes were unveiled in a special cooking video, where Webb demonstrates how to make:

1. An herb-roasted turkey
2. Mini cheese quiches
3. Broccoli with hazelnuts
4. Spiced sweet potato casserole
5. Orange and walnut salad
6. Holiday pumpkin pie with maple-ginger crust

"The American Diabetes Association is excited to show people how they can cook a traditional holiday meal that is delicious and also healthy, and we hope these recipes will inspire holiday celebrations for families across the country," Webb said. "Nutritious, delicious food is an important part of our fight to Stop Diabetes®.”

Source: American Diabetes Association

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