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farro vegetable salad

Farro vegetable salad

Categories: Diabetes  /  Healthy recipes

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Number of Servings: 8 Serving size: 1 1/2 cups Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package Farro (find in the rice aisle) 2 asparagus bundles (2 cups, chopped ) 1 (10.5 oz.) container of cherry tomatoes 1/2 small red onion 2 yellow bell peppers 1 bundle of parsley leaves Vinaigrette Dressing ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup fresh lemon juice 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp dried oregano leaves Directions 1.  Follow package directions to cook the farro, drain and cool. 2.  Dice …Read More >

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Gluten free chocolate almond butter truffles

Our endocrinologist Vidhya Illuri said she started Dr. Illuri’s Pantry, “to share healthy recipes with my patients.” “FOOD is medicine!” she added. “When we choose to use healthy food to fuel our bodies it often reduces the need for medications. I love to cook and I want to show my patients that eating healthy doesn’t have to be tasteless or boring, it can be delicious!” Indulge in these delicious chocolate truffles with a bit less guilt. Ingredients 4 tablespoons almond butter(unsweetened) 2 tablespoons coconut flour 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut ¼ cup dark chocolate melted (70% cacao) Sprinkle of Pink Himalayan …Read More >

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All in the Family: Is Diabetes Genetic?

Categories: Diabetes

For better or for worse, there are many qualities you’ll continue to receive from your parents throughout your lifetime. Studies have found that your driving abilities, your pain tolerance and even your love of coffee can all be based on your genetics. Genetics can even play a role in determining the likelihood that you’ll develop certain diseases, including diabetes. Is diabetes genetic? “There’s a very strong family component to type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Alberto O. Chavez, an endocrinologist at the University Health System Texas Diabetes Institute in San Antonio. “If you have one parent who has type 2 diabetes, …Read More >

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