Recipes Suitable for Diabetics, Celiacs, Arthritis & Weightloss

Since I have an educational background in health sciences, specifically holistic nutrition and need a gluten free, low carbohydrate diet due to Celiac Disease and possibly Diabetes, I’m taking my diet very seriously lately.

I enjoy cooking for myself, my family and my friends so decided I’d share some of my favourite recipes that have been tried and thoroughly enjoyed.

These recipes are suitable for type 2 diabetes, celiacs, those suffering from joint pain or lack of energy as well as those wishing to lose weight for better health.

I will add as much information as I possibly can including substitutions . I’ll also add pictures of the finished product. Hoping these recipes will help some others here.


I will look forward to seeing your recipes… and photos Bratti! :003:

Click for off-topic comment about diets in general...

It may seem a bit extreme, but have you thought about trying the carnivore diet? Might be worth a shot even if just for a few weeks or months?

I have experimented with it and I enjoyed it! But it can become very boring and you can end up losing quite a bit of weight because animal foods are so filling (and I personally didn’t need to lose any weight :lol:) as far as I know, it has been used by celiacs and diabetics quite successfully.

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Stuffed Peppers 🫑
• 5 medium green, red or yellow peppers
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1-1/4 pounds extra-lean ground turkey (99% lean)
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 garlic clove, minced
• 2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
• 1-3/4 cups shredded cheddar-flavored lactose-free or other cheese
• 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
• 1/4 tbs. paprika

Note: gluten free bread needed if Celiac however it can be completely eliminated. I used small zucchini cubes. The bread crumbs help stick it together which the zucchini won’t. What you’ll end up with is a taco tasting concoction held in a bell pepper as a bowl. The peppers are half cooked so they keep their shape and don’t add excess water.

• Preheat oven to 325°. Cut peppers lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place in a 15x10x1-in. pan coated with cooking spray.
• In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook and crumble turkey with onion, garlic and seasonings over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Cool slightly. Stir in tomatoes, cheese and bread crumbs.
• Fill with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, until filling is heated through and peppers are tender, 20-25 minutes.

Note: I used freshly grated Parmesan in place of cheddar cheese for a tangier flavour and added a lime/ cilantro dressing.
I also used fresh herbs in this as well.
Oregano, tarragon, cilantro, basil, and thyme.

You don’t need to cook the peppers first but DO need to cook the meat first before placing in the oven.
Use freshly prepared peppers and stuff with filling once cooked. Optional: Top with a hint of cheese.

This goes really nicely with a fresh salad.
Since my garden is full of fresh herbs I made a fresh cilantro / lime dressing which was delicious. Of course I modified the recipe by adding lime infused vinegar, full fat Greek yogurt and 1/2 an avocado for a creamy version.

Here is the basic recipe I used but modified.

Bon Appetite

My husband who is a ‘die hard’ meat & potatoes man, just loved this. He even went back for seconds of both the peppers and salad.

Non baked

2nd pic - cilantro lime dressing - very versatile
3rd pic - baked


Sounds and looks wonderful - definitely on my ‘to try’ list!


Oh. Sorry, I missed all that Azz.
My husband would LOVE that diet so I’ll pass this info on to him . He lives off meat whereas if I could become vegetarian I probably would.

Many people are doing the Keto diet to lose weight and keep off the carbs for low blood sugar but it’s really hard on the kidneys and liver.

One type of diet that has worked exceptionally well is the Paleo Diet which eliminates grains and dairy but includes plenty of different meats, loads of vegetables. People with type 0 blood, usually do well with this type of diet as well as diabetics since it eliminates sugars, simple and complex carbs but including fruits, nuts, seeds, meat, fish ( link below summarized it well )

I’ll pass that info along to my husband. He might be very interested. :+1: It definitely would work for both celiacs and diabetics. Absolutely.
Good point. True.

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Awesome - glad to hear he might find it useful :023:

I have been the paleo diet for years and currently somewhere in between that and carnivore - carnivore is good, but just so boring! :lol:

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You sound very familiar with the basics on different types of diets. Cool.
I enjoy vegetables, fresh fruit & herbs far too much to do that type of diet so I would find it excessively boring to be honest.

I’m always very impressed in how quickly cravings go and weight immediately starts dropping off when eating this way. Not only that but there’s even better mental clarity. What always trips me up is that I’m a baker who loves baking for others and one bite of delicious cookie and my diets out the window. See how I get to blame others . :lol:


Bratti, your thread is just in time for the warmer weather on the way and the 2kgs of ‘padding’ I gained eating stodgy foods.

Please keep the recipes coming!


One pan Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

⁃	2 pounds red potatoes 
⁃	I large onion 
⁃	3 tbsp olive oil 
⁃	3 garlic cloves ( crushed )
⁃	1/2 tsp. salt optional 
⁃	1 tsp. dried rosemary 
⁃	3/4 crushed peppercorns or 1/2 tsp. pepper
⁃	1/2 tsp. paprika 
⁃	8 chicken thighs ( bone in , skin on )
⁃	2 cups baby spinach ( optional ) 
⁃	1 cup cut vegetables ( peppers, green beans,  broccoli, carrots or a mixture )

Preheat oven to 425 - 400 if conventional

In large bowl combine potatoes, onion, vegetables ( spinach optional ), salt, rosemary, pepper and paprika. Add oil and crushed garlic and paprika. Coat evenly.

Place chicken on a pre sprayed baking pan. Arrange potatoes and onions between the chicken thighs. With the remaining oil, use a bbq brush to coat the skin of the chicken and cook for 35 to 40 minutes.

In the last 10 minutes add the spinach on top.

This is an easy meal to make that is very tasty. Extra herbs and spices can be used if preferred. Basil / oregano etc )


I like the look of that One Tray Chicken Thighs Bratti, looks very tasty.

It was very tasty and easy to make.

I think I’ll try this for Sunday lunch instead of my usual roast when I have guests. (Pic attached - yours looks so much better) yum!

It’s going to last forever though so I’ll have to cut the portion in half for your recipe!

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That looks awesome Minx. Oh yummm.
What shall I bring and at what time

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I’d much rather be a guest at your table :hugs:

Cooking for one isn’t the best so I enjoy guests but it’s been a while since I’ve been able to entertain! Stupid pandemic!

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Ok. I’m cooking pork chop, stir fry veggies and mashed potatoes. Normally it would go with rice but I liked smashed potatoes with a bit of gravy.
I’m just ready to make it. Just got back from a boat ride. We stopped at a couple of islands to explore.

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Oh Bratti! You live the perfect life! Far away from the rat race. It’s so idyllic!

Enjoy your tasty lunch!

Thank you @Minx and your dinner is ready.
I hope you like it. Would you like red or white wine? There’s my icon with the Do Not Disturb symbol again. :roll_eyes:

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That looks awesome Bratti!

Enjoy MY dinner for me


A glass of wine :wine_glass:

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I have requested Az to have a look- I’m sure he’ll figure it out! Tech wizz!

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Thank you Minx.
Much appreciated. :pray:

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