It is hard when you have to watch what you eat, but as you live with diabetes, you really need to look after yourself if you want to life longer.
In today’s world there are many recipes for you to choose from, but always remember to seek professional advice before you you change your diet.
Soup is a great way to have a filling meal and today we share a easy to make recipe for you to make.
You will need 1 tsp light olive oil, 1 large brown onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp red curry paste, 700g of orange-fleshed sweet potato, 500ml vegetable stock, 250ml coconut flavored evaporated skim milk (made by adding 1 tsp. of coconut essence to 1 cup of evaporated skim milk), 1/2 cup coriander leaves and 1/2 cup Thai basil leaves and lastly 1/4 lime.
Hope you enjoy your meal
Heat olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan over a low-medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Then add curry paste, stir and cook gently until fragrant.
Add sweet potato and stock (add a little water if needed to completely cover potato). Cover with lid and bring to boil.
Lower heat and simmer for around 20 minutes until sweet potato is soft.
Allow the potato soup to cool slightly, before blending. Blend with a hand blender, then slowly stir in evaporated skim milk bit by bit so you can control the consistency. (Note, you don’t wait to boil the evaporated milk or it will separate.)
Serve diabetic potato soup topped with herbs and accompanied by a wedge of lime for squeezing.
Personally I prefer eating this potato soup hot, however in summer it makes a refreshing start eaten cold with a cold main course.