People often ask me how to cook for a diabetic, say, if they're bringing a meal to a family at church. You can't send the standard starchy casserole, but otherwise, it's simple:
- Choose green vegetables of any kind, vegetable trays with ranch-type dip, salads.
- Choose meats of any kind, avoiding breading or sweet glazes.
- Choose a fruit tray with melon, pear slices or berries. Any cheese is great, too.
- Choose a sugar-free jello or pudding-based sweet. Otherwise, bring your famous dessert--the rest of the family will love it and the diabetic can treat himself to a small slice.
- Avoid anything white: bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, flour, sugar.
- Avoid "natural" sweeteners such as fruit juice, molasses, and honey, in addition to sugar.