With the summer camping season staring us all in the face, there’s a good chance that diabetics everywhere will be gathering around campfires with their families. So in recognition of that, we wanted to highlight 5 diabetic foods to consider enjoying next to the fire:
1.) Diabetic S’mores
Why not treat yourself and other diabetic campers with some s’mores? Surprisingly, there are many companies that manufacture sugar-free marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate that would be appropriate for such occasions. Among them are LaNouba, Hershey’s, Amber Lyn Chocolates and Fifty50. Simply make them just like you would regular s’mores and enjoy.
2.) Sun Butter & Jam Mountain Pies
Sun butter mountain pies are another campfire treat to consider. They are made with pie irons, sugar-free jam, whole wheat bread, cooking spray and natural, no sugar added sunflower butter. Just spray the inside of the iron with the cooking spray. Then make sunflower butter and jam sandwiches with the whole wheat bread. Afterward, press the sandwiches into the pie iron and place it over top of the campfire’s flames until the sandwiches are toasted to perfection.
3.) Black Bean Salad and Tuna Packets
If you want something more substantial than a sugar-free treat or mountain pie, make black bean salad and tuna packets instead. To make the dish, create a foil packet out of tin foil. Next, fill it with single-serve pouch tuna and black bean salad. Then place the filled packets onto the campfire and let them stay there until they are warm. Once they are heated all the way through, remove the packets from the fire and eat up!
4.) Dutch Oven Turkey Chili
Dutch oven turkey chili would also make a great campfire meal for diabetics. It’s typically made with ground turkey breast, fresh vegetables, beans, diced tomatoes (no salt added) and seasonings. Be sure to brown the ground turkey and onions first. When you’re done, add the rest of the ingredients to the Dutch oven and let it simmer over the campfire until you are happy with its flavor.
5.) Turkey Sausage, Onions and Peppers
Lastly, you might want to cook turkey sausages over your campfire too. They’d taste fabulous on whole wheat rolls, topped with campfire roasted onions and peppers. You could even add a bit of no-salt tomato sauce to the sandwiches as well.
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