We understand that your major goal with type 2 diabetes is lowering/ regulating blood sugar levels. That's why we encourage you to eat a lower carb diet filled with fresh, natural whole foods and a variety of vegetables.
A great vegetable that adds a bit of sweetness and fantastic color to your diet is beets (beetroot).
While beets are a root vegetable that some low carb proponents recommend you avoid, in moderation beets make a great addition to a low carb diet – they are super healthy.
- high in fiber
- contain unique phytonutrients called “betalains” as well as lutein and zeaxanthin
- high in potassium and inorganic nitrates (great for heart health and blood pressure)
Ground turkey is a favorite meat of choice. It's lean and lower in calories compared to some other meats. And it doesn't have an overbearing flavor, which makes it perfect for ‘adding' your flavors of choice.
Of course, if you love your beef or you don't like turkey, this recipe will work equally well using ground beef or chicken.
Overall, this is a very easy meal to make. But the relish does take some time to simmer and soften.
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- A large mixing bowl (to combine patty ingredients)
- Grater (to grate the beets) – it can be a messy job so you may want to wear disposable gloves so as not to color your hands
- Skillet or non stick pan (to cook the patties)
- Small saucepan or non stick pan (to cook the beet relish)
- Sharp knives (to do your prep)
- Digital scales (always recommended for accurate recipe measuring)
- Measuring cups and spoons (to measure ingredients accurately)
- Plates or boards for serving (choose a nice serving platter to increase your appetite and pleasure)
We use liquid stevia extract for most of our recipes, but you can also use another type of sugar substitute if you prefer.
For instance, erythritol, xylitol, tagatose or monk fruit may also work well.
Sugar substitute conversions: Most stevia products and sugar substitutes have an “equivalent teaspoon” amount on the label. The stevia we use for recipes is 2-3 drops = approximately 1 teaspoon sugar. Check the label of your substitute and do the conversions.
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Get down to the supermarket and grab the ingredients – you'll be loving this for dinner tonight!