Safe Diabetic BBQ Sauce Ingredients and Ideas
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BBQ is a great idea to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions but it is also a great way to bring the family or/and friend together. It does, however, require lots of planning especially if you have diabetes or expecting a guest with diabetes. Barbecued foods are a safe choice for diabetics but there is one problem – they are quite dry and the usual BBQ sauces are not the best choices for diabetics. The thing is that diabetics must not avoid only sugary foods but fatty and caloric too which makes most BBQ sauces inappropriate to serve to your diabetic guests.
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If you or any of your guests has diabetes, you simply must offer a diabetic BBQ sauce. Fortunately, it is a lot easier to make than it may sound. One of the most popular BBQ sauces for diabetes is made with onion, garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, lemon juice/vinegar and various spices. There are a number of versions of this diabetic BBQ sauce recipe, so you can easily adjust it to your taste or the taste of your diabetic guests. But this is not the only BBQ sauce that is safe and healthy choice for diabetics. You can find many more in diabetic cookbooks as well as online but you can also make one by yourself. If you are a diabetic, then you know exactly which ingredients you are allowed to use and which should be avoided but if you have never made a BBQ sauce for diabetics before, you will probably need some help with the diabetic ingredient list.
As already mentioned earlier, diabetics must be careful with foods which are high in carbs, fats and calories. But other than avoiding sugar, there are not so many ingredients to avoid. Just about all spices are a safe choice although you should cut back on salt a little bit in case if any of your guests has problems with high blood pressure. You can also freely use vinegar, lemon juice, tomato sauce and other classic ingredients including olive oil as a quality olive oil is high in the so-called good fats which promote heart health. Be sure, however, to use it sparingly because it is high in calorie content. And a useful hint if you like sweet tasting BBQ sauces like those that are made with tomato sauce – add more sweet peppers which will give it a healthy sweetness. Also, if you use BBQ sauce recipes which involve the use of butter, sour cream and similar fatty ingredients, choose low-fat versions instead.
As you can see, diabetic BBQ sauce does not have to be complicated nor boring. On the contrary, you can make exclusively diabetic BBQ sauces because they are a healthy choice for non-diabetics too and taste just as good as the “real thing” as the right combination of spices and flavour-rich ingredients yields amazing results.