Burger that keeps your diabetes happy and smiling ๐Ÿ˜€

The latest dia-safe or pro-dia food that I discovered was quinoa. It is supposed to be even better than oats. It tastes yummy. It’s full of protein and fibre. And if you are a person like me who eats a lot of rice then you can psyche yourself to believe that this is rice because of the way it looks and you have eat with spoon unlike the way we eat rice or chapathi. So I’ve been obsessing with oats for sometime but seems like quinoa might be my new switch. I went to a new nutritionist yesterday and she seems thrilled that I like oats and quinoa. I shared the oats khichidi recipe in my last post. But before I could write about the oats biryani, I found the killer stuff on quinoa – Quinoa Burger. Beat that!!

Imagine having diabetes and being able to still eat stuff like burger. Seems like dream? No its not! I’m so glad and happy that this blog – Eating well living thin has come out with this great recipe that I want to share on my blog.Also if you are diabetic and also keeping tab of your fat, you can replace the cheese in the recipe with some tofu or just more interesting vegetables like mashed cauliflower/gobi so that the fat in the burger is less. And of course eat it with whole wheat bread so you get your fibre.

But yes I will keep with my promise of the oats biryani. Not just that. I’m also going to share all my experiments with quinoa, yes my experiments with truth too. ๐Ÿ˜›

P.S: So yes try the recipe and tell me what you think ๐Ÿ˜€

P.P.S: I will soon share the nutritional details of oats and quinoa after consulting my nutritionist ๐Ÿ™‚




1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Avinash
    Apr 06, 2012 @ 10:13:07

    Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable Salad

    1โ€‰1/2 cups (375 mL) quinoa, uncooked
    2โ€‰1/2 cups (625 mL) cold water
    1 pinch of salt
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
    2 Tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 large red pepper, sliced
    1 medium zucchini, sliced in rounds
    2 large tomatoes, chopped
    1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh basil or cilantro, chopped
    1/2 cup (125 mL) feta cheese, crumbled

    Rinse quinoa well to remove any residue from the husk.
    Pour into a medium pot with water and salt; cover and bring to a boil.
    Reduce heat and simmer, about 10 minutes.
    Remove from heat; leave covered for 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
    Stir in olive oil and lemon juice.
    While quinoa cooks, roast or grill onion, red pepper and zucchini until tender.
    Place quinoa in large bowl, and mix in vegeยญtables plus tomatoes, basil and feta cheese. Serve warm or cold.


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