The best way for a diabetic to empower himself or herself nutritionally is to seek out one diabetes recipe after another, and to try them out.  Taking responsibility for one’s own nutrition in this way can help to minimize the sense of powerlessness that often accompanies one’s diagnosis with a chronic and serious condition like diabetes.

The classic diabetes recipe book contains recipes, not just for primary meals, but also for desserts, drinks and snacks. It might seem counterintuitive to some that there are recipes for diabetic desserts. However, this is not unusual. They key to maintaining an ideal diet for diabetics is to keep the sugar and fat levels minimal. So any recipe for diabetes patients, even a cake recipe for diabetes patients, is perfectly reasonable. Furthermore, a diabetic can adapt a given diabetes recipe to ensure that it also includes healthy ingredients such as fruits, vegetables and nuts. One such diabetes recipe is the one for spicy carrot cake below.


Spicy Carrot Cake Recipe for Diabetes Patients


For this cake, you need four eggs, one and a half cups of vegetable cooking oil, two tablespoons of vanilla essence, three quarters of a cup of unsweetened apple juice, three teaspoons of cinnamon powder, two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda, three cups of grated carrots, one cup of raisins, one teaspoon of salt, one cup of walnuts, and two cups of all-purpose flour.

Preheat the oven to a temperature of 325°Fahrenheit. Then grease a baking pan and set it to the side. Beat the eggs together in a bowl and mix them with the vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, mix the cinnamon powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and all purpose flour. Add this mixture of dry ingredients to the oil and egg and mix it thoroughly. Pour the apple juice and the vanilla in, continuing to mix as you do so. Then fold in the raisins, half of the nuts, and the grated carrots. Continue to mix until the mixture is even then spread it in the baking pan. Subsequently, sprinkle the remaining nuts on top of the cake mixture. Bake it in the oven for forty five minutes. When it is done, a toothpick inserted into the cake emerges clean. At this point, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool on a rack.

This delicious cake makes a healthy dessert. Its fruit, vegetable and nut content are responsible for this and for its wholesome, delicious taste. The cooking oil is healthier than butter or margarine, which are not ideal for diabetic cooking.


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