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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.

Zucchini Pasta Bake

zucchini pasta

This recipe will help meet your 5-a-day target for vegetables and has the nutritional bonus of Glucerna, high fibre pasta and the protein power of eggs.

Prep time: 20 mins plus 20 mins baking time

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (150g) wholemeal or high fibre pasta (eg spirals, twists)
  • 8 scoops Glucerna
  • 200mL water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 rashers (100g) lean short cut bacon, chopped
  • ¼ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup light milk
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 4 eggs, beaten

Method:

  1. Cook pasta according to packet directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 2000C and grease a medium sized baking dish.
  3. Mix Glucerna with water and set aside.
  4. Cook peas in the microwave for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a saucepan and cook onion and bacon until soft.
  6. Add flour and cook while stirring for 2 minutes. Add milk and simmer gently while stirring until it thickens. Add paprika and cheese and stir until smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in Glucerna until smooth.
  7. Place zucchini, peas and pasta in a large bowl. Add sauce and eggs and mix well.
  8. Pour into baking dish and bake for 20 minutes until golden.
  9. Slice and serve with a green salad or steamed greens.

Tips:  

  • For larger appetites cut double sized slices for a main meal.
  • Slice leftovers into smaller pieces for the lunchbox or snacks.

Nutrition content per serve:

Energy: 1474kJ (352 cal)
Protein: 20g
Carbohydrate:33 g
Saturated fat: 4g
Fibre: 5g
Sodium: 397mg

ESTIMATED GI: LOW

 

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. Accessed 28 October 2018.
  2. Devitt A et al. J Diabetes Res Clin Metab 2012;1(20):2.
  3. Abbott Nutrition. Data on file.
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