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Savouring Simplicity: A Casserole Creation for People with Type 2 Diabetes


A casserole dish for people with type 2 diabetes
Casserole for People with Type 2 diabetes

Introduction to Lowering Your Blood Sugar

Welcome to the heartwarming world of casseroles, where simplicity, taste, and creation combine to provide an excellent dish for those with type 2 diabetes. 

 

This casserole dish is a comforting embrace for great taste while not sending your blood sugar to the stratosphere.  Using the recipes on our website, I have successfully reduced my A1C from 7.6 to now 6.1 and do not have to use any medications.  You can have these results, too, and do not have to forgo taste or variety with what you eat.

 

This blog invites you on a casserole journey that celebrates the magic of combining wholesome ingredients, creating a symphony of tastes and textures that dance harmoniously on your palate.  We take you from idea to eat.  But remember, before making any dietary changes, please discuss your new journey with your healthcare provider.  And, as always, feel free to contact us at Damndiabetes for some help along the way.  We are always available to answer your questions.

 

The Casserole

A casserole, in its essence, is more than just a dish – it's a culinary canvas awaiting your personal touch. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a kitchen novice, the beauty of casseroles lies in their approachability and adaptability. From the bubbling depths of lasagnas to the layered elegance of breakfast casseroles, each creation tells a unique story of tradition, innovation, and the joy of sharing a delicious meal with loved ones.

 

Try this wonderful casserole to help lower your blood sugar and expose the taste possibilities within a single baking dish.  

 

This is where simplicity meets sophistication, and each bite promises a symphony of flavours that will leave you yearning for more while lowering your blood sugar.  Get ready to uncover the charm of this beautiful casserole, one delicious layer at a time!

 

Please note.  This recipe is best if refrigerated overnight, but if you are in a “hurry,” just put it together and put it in the oven.

 

Ingredients

·        1 Kg. of sage sausage or swap for another sausage or good quality hamburger

·        2 Granny Smith apples, diced into small cubes

·        1 large onion, diced into small cubes

·        1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage – or swap for ½ tsp of dry sage.

·        12 large eggs

·        2 cups whole milk

·        1/2 cup half-and-half

·        6 slices of sunflower seed bread chopped into bite-sized pieces (see my recipe here),

and add two teaspoons of cinnamon and a handful of raisins. 

·        2 1/2 cups grated white Cheddar

·        Salt and black pepper

·        Salted butter for greasing the lasagna pan

 

Please remember that it is not the end of the world if you do not have all these ingredients.  When making this or any dish, it always comes down to putting in substitutes I have in the kitchen.  That is part of the fun of cooking

 

Make the Parts

·        Heat a large frying pan to medium heat and begin by browning the meat, cooking it

through

·        Remove the meat from the frying pan with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-

lined plate to suck up the grease

·        Do not clean the frying pan but add the onions to soften until they become transparent

·        Add the apples and sage and cook until the apples are soft.  Remove the mix from the

pan and set aside

·        In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk and half-in-half. Add salt and pepper to taste

 

Put it All Together

·        Grease a large casserole dish with the butter

·        Layer in half the sunflower seed bread mixture, half the meat, one-half of the

apple/onion mixture and one-half of the cheese

·        Repeat with the other half of the same ingredients, ending with the cheese

·        Slowly pour the egg mixture over the top

·        Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight, or if in a “pinch,” it can go directly

into a heated oven

 

Cook to Lower Your Blood Sugar

·        Remove the pan from the fridge 20 to 30 minutes before baking, and preheat the oven

to 350 degrees F

·        Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F)

·        Before placing it in the oven, remove the plastic wrap and cover with foil

·        Bake covered for 35 to 40 minutes, then remove the foil and continue to bake for a

further 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown

 

Ready to Eat

If you wish to decorate your dish, sprinkle the top with parsley.  If not, to the table, it goes to be dished out.

 

The End

At Damndiabetes, we work to help you have a better quality of life living with type 2 diabetes.  The journey by yourself is challenging, and we are here to help.  We want to help you have a "Sweet life with a side of control: Managing diabetes, one blood sugar drop at a time."

 

Feel free to contact us anytime at Damndiabetes.  We are here to help.

Best wishes and a happy life living with diabetes.


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Note:  This blog or any of our information at Damndiabetes.ca is not intended as medical advice.  Before changing your diet or anything to your diabetes treatment plan, please discuss with your doctor or healthcare provider.

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