The Power of Plating
By Elizabeth Keyser
That old saying, "we eat with our eyes" isn't completely true. Enjoying a meal uses all our senses – smell, taste, and touch as well as sight. But first appearances are important. And it's fun, and surprisingly easy, to add some "top chef" style to make you and your family smile at the dinner table. Diabetes super foods provide a big, colorful palette of vegetables, grains, nuts, and fruit to play with.
Plating techniques have a sneaky benefit: portion control. Beautiful plating is the opposite of heaping a lot of food on the plate. These are dishes that make you slow down and savor. Here's how to do it.
Speckled Spoon Bread Low Carb Low Fat Celery Soup Mexican Crab Cakes Southern Green Beans Grilled Marinated Chicken Steamed Swiss Chard With Tomatoes Elegant Beef Tenderloin Ginger-Orange Carrots and Grapes Cranberry Filled Wontons Roast Chicken Provencal with Whole Garlic
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...