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Recipes

Delicious, nutritious recipes with the benefits of Glucerna

We all know that a healthy, balanced diet is vital in helping manage diabetes and living well.1 Managing our blood glucose levels while still meeting our daily nutritional requirements can be tricky, especially when we are juggling busy lifestyles. This is when adding Glucerna into your diabetes meal plans can be of great value.

Homemade Classic Spaghetti and Meat Balls

Surely up there as a firm favourite across households the world over.
Surely up there as a firm favourite across households the world over.
Follow along as Simone talks you through the steps for a classic Spaghetti and Meat Balls with Glucerna. Through the addition of Glucerna powder, you’ll be adding protein and 28 essential vitamins and minerals to help increase everyone’s nutritional intake.

And a little insider tip – it’s a breeze to whip together.

As featured on My Market Kitchen

Cooking Instructions:
Meatballs:
• Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
• Combine the mince, onion, breadcrumbs, Glucerna powder, garlic and egg in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until combined.
• Roll 1 heaped tablespoonful of mince mixture into a ball and place on prepared tray. Repeat with the remaining mince mixture.
• Heat ½ tablespoon of oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add one-third of the meatballs and cook, turning, for 8 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Repeat, in batches, adding oil as needed between batches.

Sauce:
• Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
• Add the onion and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until soft.
• Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
• Add in the tomato, tomato paste and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
• Add the meat balls and cook gently for 10 minutes or until meat balls are heated through and sauce thickens.
Cook the pasta and drain.
• Add the basil, parsley, salt and pepper to taste to the sauce. Serve the pasta in bowl and top with the meat ball and sauce.

Ingredients
Meatballs:
• 1kg beef mince
• 1 medium brown onion, grated
• 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
• 4 scoops Glucerna powder
• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
• 1 egg, lightly whisked
• Salt & freshly ground black pepper
• 2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Sauce:
• 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
• 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped
• 1 garlic clove, crushed
• 1 x 410g can crushed tomatoes
• 1 cup beef or vegetable liquid stock
• 3 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1 x 500g packet dried spaghetti
• 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh continental parsley
• 2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh basil
• Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Glucerna Powder and Convenient Ready to Drinks can be purchased in all quality pharmacies across Australia and New Zealand. Please note that when cooking or freezing Glucerna or Ensure, there may be minor loss of some nutrients. Glucerna and Ensure are Foods for Special Medical Purposes. Use under Medical supervision.

Glucerna is formulated especially for the nutritional needs of people with diabetes or with impaired glucose tolerance.2,3 When used as part of a diabetes management plan, nutritious and delicious Glucerna can help you better manage your blood glucose.2,3

We’ve put together a range of great tasting recipes above which will assist you in preparing nourishing breakfasts, main meals, snacks and desserts, with the added benefits of Glucerna. You can indulge in some of the foods you love, knowing you are getting the vitamins and minerals you need every day while managing your blood glucose levels.

References:

  1. Diabetes Australia. Eating Well. Available at: https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/eating-well
  2. Devitt A et al. J Diabetes Res Clin Metab 2012;1(20):2.
  3. Abbott Nutrition. Data on file.

 

*Please note that cooking with or freezing with Glucerna powder, there may be minor loss of some nutrients

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