Diabetes - Bar & Kitchen

Diabetes

Diabetics have high blood glucose levels and benefit from a diet that’s low in salt, saturated fat and sugar, and high in fibre and wholemeal carbs. From April 2022, outlets with more than 250 employees have to show calorie counts on their menus. Why don’t you follow suit?

Breakfast

Offer wholegrain or rye bread with poached eggs or avocado. Provide unsaturated spreads and serve wholegrain cereals such as porridge, bran or spelt flakes. Pancakes with fruit and unsweetened yogurt are a great option that can still be enjoyed by those managing diabetes.

“1 in 15 people in the UK have Diabetes. ”
- Diabetes UK, 2021

Lunch

Low-salt soups or baked potatoes stuffed with healthier fillings make a hearty lunch. Avoid fizzy drinks which spike blood sugar levels. Whole fruit is a good dessert (fresh, dried, frozen or tinned in natural juices) but avoid sugary snacks, sweets or desserts.

Dinner

Try a brown rice risotto, put wholemeal pasta in a tuna bake, or mix lentils and pulses into stews and curries. Steaming, oven roasting or boiling food is better than frying. Rely on healthier saturated fats such as olive, rapeseed or vegetable oil for cooking instead of butter; ghee or coconut oil. Reduce or remove salt from dishes, and offer herbs and spices instead of a salt shaker to help diabetic residents make the right choices.

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