Recipe Tag: Blood Sugar Balancing

Healthy Caramel Apples

Apples can help balance blood sugar with their rich content of nutrients, including soluble fibre like pectin.

"These apples are perfect treat for children, but adults also allowed in this snack club!" - Dreena

Dreena BurtonBy Dreena Burton

Apple and Kale Stuffed Turkey Breast

Looking for an alternative to cooking a whole turkey, try stuffing a turkey breast roast with local seasonal apples and nutrition rich kale.

Turkey is an excellent source of protein, which will help to prevent dessert induced blood-sugar crashes. Kale promotes regular digestion, lowers blood sugar and curbs overeating, and the pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. So enjoy this healthy alternative with your family and friends this Thanksgiving weekend.

Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic NutritionistBy Ryan Angel, Red Seal Chef & Holistic Nutritionist

Sweet Potato Curry Hummus

Creamy, smooth and slightly sweet, this sweet potato hummus is perfect for dips, sandwiches or eaten straight on a spoon! The sweet potato adds vitamin C and A, is anti-inflammatory, regulates blood sugar and has antioxidants. The curry boasts another long list of benefits and is a nice compliment to the sweetness in the sweet potato.

By myWholeLife Collaborators

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This pudding is a perfect 'treat' to alleviate a chocolate craving. Dairy free, refined sugar free, full of plant based protein, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber this pudding can be eaten for dessert, breakfast or a snack. Cinnamon is helpful in controlling blood sugar and a pinch of cayenne pepper will give your metabolism a boost. Lucuma powder is a low glycemic sweetener that will not increase blood sugar levels.

Stacey DeeringBy Stacey Deering, RHN

Happy Hanukkah Wheat-Free Rosemary Latkes

For those of you who have been following our blog regularly, you know by now that we don’t stop at healthy food. At myWholeLife we only settle for delicious food that just happens to be amazingly healthy for us as well. This latke recipe is a great example — with a few simple substitutions, we have turned this classic into a meal you can feel good about eating during Hanukah, or anytime of the year. It's so good you may just forget about the classic version altogether.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with important vitamins like A, D, and C, all of which help support the immune system. As well, they contain important minerals like iron and magnesium. Since sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, their sugars release slowly into our blood stream, helping manage our blood sugar. What's more, these complex carbs curb cravings and prevent overeating — things many of us struggle with during the holidays. The eggs, a terrific source or protein, also help to control our blood sugar. And finally, topping off all that goodness with a dollop of yogurt, rich in probiotics, you have a meal to boost your immunity and give you steady energy to keep you going this holiday season!

Justine StengerBy Justine Stenger, B.Ed, CHC