I can't make my Mom eat the right foods if she does not want to. She must make the change not me. It's hard being a family member and watching someone deal with diabetes and the onset of diabetes when they are not willing to accept that they have or could have it. She did go home and had the test done. She was counseled that she was border line diabetic and that changes needed to be made. A few months later she started a treatment of medicines.
This is an easy recipe with healthy ingredients.
Recipe: Cannellini and Turkey Meatball Soup
Makes 32 small meatballs
1 pound ground turkey
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of salt
pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon of dried thyme
2 tablespoons finely diced onion
1/3 cup of almond meal (optional)
1 box of low sodium chicken broth (32 ounces)
1 can of canellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 of a red onion, sliced thinly
1 carrot, sliced into small thin rounds
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
meatballs (see recipe below)
2 cups of bok choy, spinach leaves or chard, rinsed and cut into 1 inch wide strips
shredded Romano Cheese for topping soup (optional)
To make meatballs: Preheat oven to 375. Combine all of the meatball ingredients. Using a cookie scoop, scoop meatballs onto cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes for small bite size meatballs. If you chose to make them larger you will need a longer bake time.
To make soup: In a large pot add chicken broth, beans, onion, carrots and oregano. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 6-8 minutes until carrots are soft. Add meatballs and your choice of greenery (bok choy, chard or spinach leaves). Cook for 5 minutes until greenery is wilted.
Serve soup garnished with Romano cheese.