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.
Grilled Orange Roughy with Nectarine Salsa Mung Bean Sprout Salad Lemon & Ricotta Cheese Crepes Turtle Pie Ham Stuffed with Figs Mushroom Pizza Melts Broiled Fish Steaks with Tarragon Cheese Sauce Savory Broccoli Salad Almond Curry Spread Bite Sized Lemon-Rosemary Chicken
Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can...